Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School teacher Lauren Borer received the Secondary Teacher of the Year at the 40th Annual Archbishop’s Dinner held at the Embassy Suites in La Vista.
This award honors individuals who have given exemplary service in Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Omaha. She was recognized for her dedication to the catholic church through the ministry of catholic education. Lauren is a 2001 graduate of Pope John XXIII and began her teaching career at the school in 2009.
The Pope John Jr. Right-to-Life is hosting a Life Chain Sunday, October 1.
The event will be at 11:00 a.m. following Mass at St. Boniface in Elgin. Participants will stand on the sidewalk along Highway 14 in front of the church.
Posters with prayers on the back will be provided. The Life Chain will last an hour. We invite all to come and stand up for life.
A second year of Irrigation Field Day was hosted by Mid Plains Ag in efforts to provide free education to local farmers.
In 2016, Mid Plains began this event as a way to showcase the many tools available to irrigators in the area, and provide free education to the farmers about current trends and tools that are happening in the industry. To help provide the attendees with the best and up to date information, Mid Plains collaborated with the University of Nebraska Lincoln - Extension to provide educational speakers from UNL and others in the industry.
At Mid Plains Ag, their passion is in the agriculture and environment. By hosting this educational event, they were able to provide local farmers an opportunity to learn more about the tools to help minimize their effect on the environment and optimize their bottom line.
To help with this cause, they brought in five different speakers to present on various topics relevant to agriculture. The speakers covered subjects on pesticide and herbicide resistance, different types of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, agriculture markets, and how using weather forecasts to manage farm fields. These presentations were to help farmers better understand the purpose of their local NRD’s and help them navigate the various rules and regulations that exist or may exist in the future to help maintain water quality and quantity.
Each of these presentations were helpful to the irrigators, but the biggest draw of the day was Stevan Knezevic, Professor of Agronomy Department at UNL. His presentation of Pesticide and Herbicide Resistance was received very well because this topic is very popular within farmers right now. Along with the presentations, Badang catering, provided by Troy Watson of Orchard, provided a brisket dinner for everyone who attended. As well as various ag vendors who presented their products to the farmers and each of the tools they have to offer.
Tiffany Hemenway of Mid Plains explained, “I really enjoyed the lunch provided and our speaker about climate and weather. Dr. Olivia Kellner did a great job of explaining how weather and climate forecasts are developed and how we can use them to better manage our irrigation.”
There is no doubt that each farmer who attended left with more information on how to better their irrigation and farms. As of now, Mid Plains is evaluating their success of the last two years. They hope to continue to be able to provide the free educational event in the future but they would like some more attendee feedback to see what they can better for the future.
Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School will celebrate Homecoming Week beginning on September 10.
The 2017 Royalty will be crowned in ceremonies beginning at 7 pm in the St. Boniface Gym on Sunday, September 10.
Dress up days will follow starting on Monday -Decades Day, Tuesday - Occupation Day, Wednesday - Fake an Injury Day, Thursday - Pajama Day, and Friday - Spirit Day
The sixteen members of the senior class are king and queen candidates.
Queen candidates include the following:
Heather Bauer (Daughter of Terry and Mary) Involved in Volleyball, Basketball, Track, FFA, Jr. Right-to- Life, One Act, Musical, Student Council
Taralyn Baum (Daughter of Chris and Jeanine), Involved in the musical, One Act, speech, FFA
Madison Dilly (Daughter of Doug and Shawn) Involved in One Act, Musical, Speech, National Honor Society, Jr. Right-to-Life
Grace Henn (Daughter of Tom and Sandi) Involved in volleyball, track, FFA, One Act, musical, Jr. Right-to-Life, Student Council
Brianna Hupp (Daughter of Benjamin and Jamie) Involved in Cheerleading, One Act, Speech, Quiz Bowl
Sydney Kerkman (Daughter of Steve and Becky) Involved in One Act, speech, Musical, Track, National Honor Society, Student Council
Calli Krebs (Daughter of Jeff and Lynette) Involved in Volleyball, Basketball, Track, One Act, Musical, Dance Team, Jr. Right-to-Life, National Honor Society, FFA, Student Council
Marie Meis (Daughter of Jim and Anne) Involved in FFA, Speech, One Act, Musical, National Honor Society, Student Counci
Paige Meis (Daughter of Ben and Anna) Involved in Volleyball, Basketball, Track, One Act, Musical, Jr. Right-to-Life, National Honor Society, Student Council
Elizabeth Mlnarik (Daughter of Tom and Sue) Involved in FFA, One Act, Musical, Liturgy Group, Student Council, Jr. Right-to-Life
Nickol Payne (Daughter of Ray and Peggy) Involved in Volleyball, One Act, Speech, Dance Team, Musical, FFA, Jr. Right-to-Life, Student Counci
Wenting Yu (Daughter of Yudeng Yu and Wang Li) Involved in the Musical, Choir, One Act, Speech
King candidates include the following:
Logan Henn (Son of Denis and Jan) Involved in Wrestling, One Act, Musical, Quiz Bowl, Student Council, National Honor Society
Ashton Krebs (Son of Jason Krebs and Alissa Krebs) Involved in Basketball and Golf
Cameron Nielsen (Son of Dane and Jennifer) Involved in Football, Track, One Act, Musical, Choir
Cole Preister (Son of Scott and Kaylyn) Involved in FFA, Golf, One Act
For the second-straight year, the University of Nebraska Extension, Nebraska Soybean Checkoff and MidPlains Ag in Elgin, Nebraska are collaborating to bring together Irrigation Management Field Day on August 30 near Elgin.
The field day will be held at 51556 836 Road near the main offices of MidPlains Ag and Holds Farms. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with presentations beginning at 9 a.m.
A number of speakers will present on various topics throughout the day. Dr. Bill Tierney and Dr. Olivia Kellner will be the keynote speakers, presenting on change afoot in the world grain markets and using weather forecasts to manage farm/fields, respectively.
Sarah Nevison, Burdette Barker, Nate Taylor and Stevan Knezevic will also work together to show attendees more on the many topics. Other topics covered include developing irrigation management zones, NRD water detection and management programs as well as herbicide and pesticide resistance.
Along with the many presentations, a number of area vendors will be on hand to help fill the needs of local farmers. 27 different businesses will have booths throughout the day for those in attendance.
There will be free ice cream provided by Cabin Realty, free test rides thanks to Big Red Motorsports as well as door prizes, show specials and much more.
A noon meal will be provided thanks to the Nebraska Soybean Board. Field tours will also be available throughout the day. For more on the event or to view the full agenda, visit www.midplainsag.com/field-day-2017.