The Ewing Girl Scout's Troop #127 will be holding a stuffed animal and blanket drive to support "Aidan's Animals," a non-profit that provides comfort items to children and families in crisis.
The drive will be held May 26-27 during the Ewing Summer Funfest Activities. The troop is asking for brand new animals or blankets with tags. Smaller hand or lap-sized items work best.
The items collected will go to Avera St. Anthony's Hospital and Antelope Memorial Hospital to be distributed to children facing traumatic events.
To learn more about Aidan's Animals, go to www.supportaidansanimals.org or visit Aidan's Animals on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.
If you were thinking about signing up for the 8th Annual Bubby's Race in Ewing, you still have time!
The deadline to register as a participant or be a sponsor has been extended to Saturday, May 5.
The 5k run and 1 mile walk will be held May 27, 2018 at the Ewing Football Field. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. with the event to start at 9:00 a.m.
Register by May 1st to be guaranteed a shirt. You can register online at https://www.allsportcentral.com/EventInfo.cfm?EventID=65604 or obtain registration/sponsor form at www.kbrx.com. Registration is $15, participants six years and younger are free (no shirt provided).
Bubby's Race is in remembrance of Bev Thramer and all of those who lost their battle to cancer, in honor of loved ones currently fighting, and in celebration of those who have overcome the battle. Proceeds will be donated to cancer treatments at Avera St. Anthony's Hospital in O'Neill, NE and Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh, NE.
Katie Hawk and Sidney Stallbaum of Ewing struck gold Friday with a state championship performance in Duet Acting.
The Ewing senior class is hosting a Home & Ag Vendor Show on Saturday, February 10.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Ewing High School Gym, located at 416 N. Spruce St. Nearly 40 vendors will be on hand and breakfast rolls and a soup luncheon will be available.
Click here for a full list of vendors.
Verdigre played host to the Niobrara Valley Conference East One Act Competition on Tuesday, much to the delight of those in attendance.
Top honors in the team competition went to nearby Ewing for their act “The Distracted Scholar’s Guide to Literature and Drama.”
A number of actors came home with outstanding performance awards. Ewing's Kyra Nilson, Hailey Rotherham, Emily Eacker, Sydney Stallbaum, Grace Maxwell, katie Hawk, Emily Kupgeweit, and Gage Nilson were all honored for their showings.
The Ewing School Board held their monthly board meeting and voted to hire legal council to draft an interlocal agreement with Neligh-Oakdale and Clearwater on a potential school merger.
The motion was made by Pete Funk with a second from Mark Ramold. The board concluded the discussion with a 6-0 vote to participate in the three board meeting at the end of the month. The draft of the agreement is to state the cost and how they would split the potential merger.
The 18-member board meeting is tentatively set for Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in Neligh. That meeting would be open to the public.
Jeremy Wagner was elected to the Ewing Board of Education last night filling the replacement of Kevin Schrunk.
He was voted in by the board members on July 27.
Photo Courtesy of Holt County Sheriff's Department
On July 26 at approximately 9:49 p.m., the Holt County Sheriff responded to a car collision with a cow near the Inman scale.
A male juvenile was eastbound on Highway 275 when his vehicle collided with a black cow in the roadway. Ewing Fire and Rescue responded to the scene. There were no injuries reported even though the car was a total loss. Deputy Alex Miles investigated the accident.
Discussion of a potential future school merger dominated talks once again at the Ewing Board of Education meeting on Thursday night.
With representatives from Clearwater in attendance, the Ewing Board of Education discussed the potential merger, noting that it was going to have to be a three-school ordeal or not at all. With Orchard having officially voted to pull out of talks earlier in the week, the focus turned to Elgin and Neligh-Oakdale’s interest in the merger.
It was learned during the meeting that Elgin had officially pulled out of talks, meaning Neligh-Oakdale is the last member currently in the talks that would need to approve the merger discussions in order to move on. That led discussion toward the potential location of a new school, a sticking point to a few board members.
“One thing that worries me is, or not necessarily worries I guess, if you go to the east side of Neligh-Oakdale district and the west side of Ewing district and you figure a middle point to build a school, that’s going to be pretty close to Neligh,” said board president Mark Ramold.
“Its the Royal road,” noted Pete Funk.
When the original talks began, including Orchard, the school would be closer to Ewing. If a school merger were to go through with Neligh-Oakdale, Clearwater and Ewing, it would be about twice the distance.
“I guess I’d just gotten where I liked the idea of six miles instead,” said Ramold.
“So did I but (Orchard) pulled themselves out,” said Funk.
Apart from the location, the board maintained that the primary priority when looking at the school options is and will be the education of the students.
Summerland Golf Course hosted its junior golf league last week, with many young linksters making the turnout.
Craig Flenniken instructed the class of more than 20 kids on the basics of golf. They went through different drills teaching proper golf etiquette as well as driving, chipping and putting.
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