Several Neligh-Oakdale teachers were recognized Friday morning for their longevity in education.
Interim Superintendent Bill Kuester introduced and recognized five teachers, beginning with a teacher he hired 24 years ago - Carol Rotherham. Rotherham retired this year after having taught various grades over the years, including first, second, fifth and special education.
Those recognized Friday for longevity with the Neligh-Oakdale district were Nate Metschke, music (15 years); Tracy Richart, title (15 years); Carol Rotherham, first grade (24 years); Lori Ehrenberg, special education (15 years) and Mary Pfanstiel, art (25 years).
Rick Eickholt, fourth grade, was also recognized for 30 years with the district. Eickholt was not in attendance due to coaching at the state track meet in Omaha.