Student’s School: Orchard Public Schools
Parents Names: Ray and Sheila Bellar
Siblings Names/Ages: Jacii, age 21; Kelcie, age 24; Tyler, age 15; Kaylee, age 12
Birth Date: 12/20/1999
What activities did you participate in while in high school? OPS Student Council
What is your favorite memory of high school? My favorite memory of high school is making fun of Creston in his train conductor outfit with Kirby.
What advice can you offer underclassmen? Some advice for you us to come to school with a positive attitude.
What are your future plans (college with major if known or workforce) and where do you hope to be in five years? My future plans are either to work with my dad or go to Northeast Community College for film and editing.
Student’s School: I attend Orchard Public School.
Parents Names: Ned and Tina Bertschinger
Siblings Names/Ages: I have one sister, Taylon age 6 two brothers, Dustin age 20 and Austin age 25
Birth Date: 01-21-2000
What activities did you participate in while in high school? In high school I participated in football for 4 years, SkillsUSA 4 years, wrestling 2 years, and track 2 years.
What is your favorite memory of high school? Talking smack with Kirby and Jaden every day. There’s is never a day we do not laugh.
What advice can you offer underclassmen? Do not take high school for granted; in a blink of an eye it will all be over.
What are your future plans (college with major if known or workforce) and where do you hope to be in five years? I plan to enlist into the Army National Guard and come back after basic training and attend Northeast to get my degree in Diesel Technology.
The 2018 Class D High School State Powerlifting Championships were held in Lincoln this weekend, and the Cyclone Powerlifting team came away from the day with several champions, a high school boys team championship, a girls team 3rd place finish and co-ed team championship trophy.
Several lifter came away from the day setting numerous personal bests, with a special trophy was awarded to a Cyclone.
Senior Creston Bertschinger was awarded the outstanding individual male lifting 1,031 pounds and weighing in at 156 pounds. The outstanding female lifter was Elsie Magwire (AAU and USAPL world recorder holder) from Boyd County.
Finishing in first place, Clearwater-Orchard boys team finished the day at 86 points with Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer (62 pts) following in second, and Harvard finishing in third.
Finishing the day in third place, the Clearwater-Orchard girls team finished the day with 15 points, just behind second place Boyd County, and first place Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer.
Clearwater-Orchard took first place in Co-Ed standings, finishing with 79 points over second place Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer (72), and third place Boyd County.
The team also came away from the day with seven individual state champions, along with numerous school records set.
In the girls competition, Brooklynn Chipps was crowned state champion in her weight class, while breaking school records in every category: squat at 231 lbs., bench press 143 lbs., deadlift 320 lbs., and a 694 lb. total. JacKay Humphries also earned a bronze medal in her weight class.
Taking home the gold for the Cyclones was Rafe Grebin at 123, Derek Maxwell at 148, Creston Bertschinger at 165, Houston Marino at 181, Shawn Buxton at 220, and Zane Herley and 275+.
Finishing with a silver medal was Cyclones, Cade Mlnarik at 123, Ira Lampert at 165, Anthony Umphress at 181, and Anthony Marino at 242. Caleb Krebs finished the day as a bronze medalist at 198. In the 165 class, Tyler Wright earned a 5th place medal, and Tyler Bellar earned a 6th place medal.
In addition to the high school lifters, Gunnar Shabram at 165 and Wyatt Shabram at 88 competed as exhibition lifters in this high school meet and both set all new personal records while bringing home medals.
The Cyclones final meet of the year will be at the Orchard AAU Powerlifting Meet on Saturday, April 14, at the Orchard High School gym, with lifting beginning at 9 a.m.
After two arrests were made in Orchard last Thursday, the individuals appeared on drug charges in Antelope County Court this week.
Fred Beyer, 41, and Sadie Eberhardt, 34, both made their first appearances in front of Judge Donna Taylor almost a week after their arrests at their residence in Orchard. They were arrested after a 911 call to the Antelope County Sheriff’s Department Dispatch from Eberhardt “advising that Fred Beyer was trying to kill her,” according to court documents.
When officers arrived on the scene, Eberhardt told officers that she did not know where Beyer was.
“Officers began a search for Fred Beyer throughout the house and as (officers) went up the stairway to the upstairs rooms, (officers) detected a strong smell of marijuana,” the document stated. It said suspected drug paraphernalia was also observed at the residence.
Eberhardt and Beyer were both arrested for Third Degree Assault and Terroristic Threats against each other after each admitted in interviews with Sheriff Bob Moore and Deputy John Shaver that “they had been verbally and physically assaulted and also both phones showed life- threatening accusations made by both parties to each other.”
After the arrests were made, a search warrant was served at approximately 3:26 p.m. by the Antelope County Sheriff's Department, SNARE Drug Task Force and the Nebraska State Patrol.
During the search, “several items were seized that implicated Eberhardt and Beyer were engaged in the elicit distribution of methamphetamine and marijuana. Items seized include but not limited to; drug paraphernalia, approximately 1 ½ ounces of marijuana, a digital scale which (the investigator) knows is used to weigh drugs for distribution, plastic packaging material, and just over 3 ounces of methamphetamine (field test positive) or about 92 grams,” according to court documents.
The investigator at the scene indicated “this quantity of methamphetamine is a substantial amount to possess for purposes of distribution and that it far surpasses personal use.”
Both Eberhardt and Beyer are being charged with Terroristic Threats, a Class IIIA Felony, and Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver (10 grams or more), a Class ID Felony. On count one of terroristic threats, bond is set at $10,000 - 10%, and count two of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver (10 grams or more), bond is set at $50,000 - 10%.
Beyer has posted bond, but is currently being held at the Madison County Jail on other charges. Eberhardt is being held at the Antelope County Jail.
PRINCIPAL'S HONOR ROLL
FRONT (L-R): Hadley Cheatum, Gunnar Shabram, Mason Hoke, Levi Cronk, Madison Melcher. BACK (L-R): Kirby Willats, Erin Schwager, Kaci Wickersham, Avery Cheatum, and Anthony Marino.
FRONT (L-R): Lizett Marino, Anthony Ferris, David Arroyo, Trevor Thomson, Savanna Ferris. MIDDLE (L-R): Taelyn Switzer, JoCee Johnston, Larissa Thomson, Julian Tuttle, Nalleli Zermeno. BACK (L-R): Creston Bertschinger, Jaccob Bennett, Ryan Wilhelm, Blake Hoke, Chance Boelter, and Gage Clifton.
Fourteen Orchard students participated in the Northeast Community College Scholastic Day in Norfolk on Wednesday, and one student won his category.
Creston Bertschinger of Orchard earned first place in Small Engines.
The students took academic tests in a variety of areas and the quiz bowl team won one round before being eliminated.
An Orchard junior has been selected to attend American Legion Auxiliary Cornhusker Girls State.
Holly Schacht was selected to represent Orchard at Cornhusker Girls State.
Delegates receive special instructions at Cornhusker Girls State in parliamentary procedure and organize themselves into two mythical political parties. They then campaign, hold rallies, debate and ultimately vote to elect city, county and state officials. Once elected to office, delegates are sworn in and perform their prescribed duties. Citizens not elected to office are given appointments and visit the offices of their elected or appointed counterparts in actual state, county and city government.
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