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It's time for the annual Gun Show in Tilden!
The Tilden Legion Post 170 will hold its 26th annual Gun Show at the Tilden City Auditorium on Saturday, February 4th from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, February 5th from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
A large selection of guns, knives and supplies will be on display.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information contact Don Carter at 402-368-5546
The American Legion Post 170 has fun events planned in January, starting with their annual pancake feed.
The feed, to be held on January 15 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Legion-Tilden, will have pancakes, sausage links, coffee or juice for a free will donation.
Later in January the Legion will hold the annual Men's Stag event. The event will be held on January 27. The bar opens at 5 p.m. and serving will begin at 7 p.m. Attendees can purchase food and 10 gun raffle tickets for $20. Food alone is $12.
Elkhorn Valley entered the Cyclone Holiday Tournament expecting the very best out of every team they faced, and that is exactly what they got.
"Coming after five days of break and coming into a tournament like this, it could have gone either way," said Falcon head coach Brendan Dittmer.
Fortunately for him and his Elkhorn Valley girls, it went their way both nights, including a 41-28 victory over a scrappy Ewing team in the championship game. The Falcons shot just 24 percent from the floor on the night but made 14 free throws - many of them late in the game - to put away the Tigers.
The Falcons were led by their super sophomore duo of Amber Miller and Hannah Ollendick. Miller finished with a team-high 15 points while pulling in five rebounds. Ollendick dropped in 12 points and added three steals on the night. Fellow sophomore Sierra Rystrom had a strong night under the glass, bringing down eight rebounds for Elkhorn Valley.
Earlier in the night, the boys were unable to duplicate the success when they fell to Clearwater-Orchard in the consolation game of the boys bracket.
Both teams shot well from the floor, with the Cyclones hitting 45 percent of their shots and the Falcons hitting on 40 percent of theirs, but it was Clearwater-Orchard who was able to pull away late thanks to a 21-point fourth quarter for a 65-54 victory.
Austin Miller hit 57 percent of his shots for a game-high 20 points while Kalen Dittrich was able to finish with 17 points on 64 percent shooting. Dittrich also proved to be a force in the middle, leading the Falcons with seven rebounds and taking away four steals.
Last year, Elkhorn Valley exploded to one of the best wrestling seasons in school history, placing third at the state wrestling meet. Five Falcons returned home with medals. Two of those were sophomore twin brothers Darren and Dillon Stewart, sons of Todd and Julie Stewart.
The Stewarts finished the year with a combined 77-13 record. Dillon took third place in the 106 pound class while Darren took fourth at 120.
Now juniors, the Stewart brothers seem to just keep getting better. Through the first few meets of the season, the two have combined for 18 wins with just a single loss. That one loss came when Darren fell to Plainview’s Trenton Steinkraus, another returning state qualifier at 132 pounds.
The two brothers began wrestling together at a young age, simply as a way to burn off some energy.
“We were agressive when we were younger so our mom and dad to us to just wear off energy in the wrestling room,” explained Dillon. “We had been wrestling since preschool.”
“We were never really interested in it until fourth grade,” added Darren.
Darren is the slightly bigger wrestler of the two, a small point of pride with him. He moved up a class from last year, now wrestling at 132 pounds while Dillon now takes the mat at 113 pounds. Dillon has had just one match all year last longer than 1:50, an 18-2 technical fall victory over Ben Wood of Central Valley. Darren has been equally impressive, taking all of his wins by way of pin with the exception of a 17-2 technical fall victory over Palmer’s Roy Guzman.
Despite their father not having been a wrestler in high school, wrestling has become a big part of life for the Stewart family. In fact, wrestling spills over into the home, in a safe way.
“We wrestle at home all the time,” said Darren. “We have a wrestling mat down in the basement now.”
The two haven’t wrestled each other competitively since they were younger, but they work every day as wrestling partners. They continually help one another improve and always make a point to be there for each other during a big match.
Both Dillon and Darren have an obvious goal.
“We both just want to be state champs,” Dillon said. “That’s what we’ve been working for.”
While the twins obviously have a strong bond, they also feel close to the rest of the team, a key compenent for another strong state run.
The wrestling season is still young, but the ever-improving brothers are on the right track to reach their goal of winning that state championship. If all goes well, they may just lead the entire Elkhorn Valley team to their first as well.
The Falcons will play for holiday tournament championship on Thursday after holding their opponent to just seven second-half points.
Elkhorn Valley dominated Chambers/Wheeler Central in the first round on Wednesday afternoon, winning 37-20. The Falcons held an 18-13 advantage at the half.
The Falcons were led on the night by Hannah Ollendick's 12 points, including hitting two of her four shots from beyond the arc. Alyssa Rood dropped in 10 as well for Elkhorn Valley. Both girls were also crucial under the rim, pulling in nine and six rebounds, respectively.
The Falcons will play the winner of the Clearwater-Orchard/Ewing game at 6 p.m. on Thursday in Clearwater.
The Elkhorn Valley boys dropped a 66-44 first-round game to CWC. They move onto 4:30 p.m. consolation against the loser of the Clearwater-Orchard/Ewing game.
Despite shooting 43 percent from the floor, the Falcons were unable to keep up with the high-powered offense of the Renegades. Austin Miller led the way with 17 points, including three three-pointers, while Kalen Dittrich added 11.
From partner News Channel Nebraska
As plans go from Christmas to New Year’s Eve parties, one local police officer is planning an event designed to keep people safe this year.
Officer Terry James of Tilden is planning an annual New Year’s Eve celebration at the Tilden Library this Saturday. The event will feature most of the trappings normally associated with end of the year bashes…music, food and fellowship.
But the one New Year’s tradition the night won’t have is alcohol.
“I’m in law enforcement, and I guess I’ve covered too many accidents involving alcohol,” James said. “In this one there is no alcohol so anyone that wants to drink alcohol won’t get any there.”
James has been organizing the event for 15 years. He says Saturday’s event will run from 7:30 p.m. to just after midnight.
A Tilden family who lost everything just days after Christmas is needing items to repace what they lost.
The Gary and Dawn Nelson family lost their home Tuesday morning in a fire. They have two children, a 14-year-old girl and 11-year-old boy. The family plans to stay with relatives temporarily.
According to family members, items the family could use are as follows.
Women's shoe size 11 and 8
Women's pants 27x38 and 30x36
Women's medium and large shirts
Men's shoes size 12
Men's jeans size 36x34 and 40x46
Men's large and 2XL shirts
Donations can be dropped of at
Tilden: The Tilden Citizen/Meadow Grove News, 202 E 2nd Street
Norfolk: Nebraska Pain at 2501 Lakeridge Drive
Neligh: Antelope County News, 110 E 4th Street, Antelope County Extention Office in the Antelope County Courthouse
There is also an account set up at The Tilden Bank for the family. The Pinnacle Bank in Neligh is accepting gift cards and checks.
Just two days after the Christmas holiday, a Tilden family has lost everything as they fell victim to a house fire.
A little before 11 a.m. Tuesday morning, crews were called to the home of Gary and Dawn Nelson and their children. Crews from Tilden and Oakdale were both on scene.
The house is considered a total loss and the cause is not yet known.
Antelope County News will have more details on this story as they become available as well as more details on the needs of the family.
After weather forced the Falcons to cancel plans to travel to Platteview last week, they made the switch to the rescheduled Elgin Public/Pope John Tournament instead. Once there, they were unstoppable.
Elkhorn Valley finished second as a team with 127.5 points. Three Falcons earned individual championships and two others also brought home medals.
Dillon Stewart took home top honors at 113. After a bye to start the day, he didn’t have a match go longer than 1:50. He took down Kyle Kemper of Twin River, Zak Palmer of North Central and Payton Placke of Palmer, all by way of pin.
At 120, Alejandro Martinez took first to keep his undefeated season intact. He alos received a bye to start the day before taking down Quinten Neumeister of Weeping Water and Garrett Neumeister of Weeping Water, both by pin. In the finals, Martinez beat Cross County/Osceola’s Cristian Carranza 5-0.
Darren Stewart took first at 132 in just as dominating fashion as his teammates. He took down Brady Haughton of Fullerton and John Timbs of Weeping Water, both by pin, in 1:28 and 1:11, respectively. Stewart then took down Palmer’s Roy Guzman by technical fall, 17-2, to advance to the finals. In the championship match, he beat Neligh-Oakdale’s Andrew Herley by pin to head home with first place.
Josh McFarland finished third on the day at 145 and Shawn Klinetobe was fourth at 182.
Elgin Public-Pope John Wresting Tourney Results for Elkhorn Valley
113 - Dillon Stewart (9-0) placed 1st and scored 26.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Dillon Stewart (Elkhorn Valley ) 9-0 received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Dillon Stewart (Elkhorn Valley ) 9-0 won by fall over Kyle Kemper (Twin River) 2-15 (Fall 1:29)
Semifinal - Dillon Stewart (Elkhorn Valley ) 9-0 won by fall over Zak Palmer (North Central) 9-6 (Fall 0:56)
1st Place Match - Dillon Stewart (Elkhorn Valley ) 9-0 won by fall over Payton Placke (Palmer) 6-5 (Fall 1:50)
120 - Alejandro Martinez (9-0) placed 1st and scored 24.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Alejandro Martinez (Elkhorn Valley ) 9-0 received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Alejandro Martinez (Elkhorn Valley ) 9-0 won by fall over Quinten Neumeister (Weeping Water) 2-6 (Fall 3:53)
Semifinal - Alejandro Martinez (Elkhorn Valley ) 9-0 won by fall over Garrett Neumeister (Weeping Water) 17-4 (Fall 4:55)
1st Place Match - Alejandro Martinez (Elkhorn Valley ) 9-0 won by decision over Cristian Carranza (Cross County/Osceola) 13-5 (Dec 5-0)
126 - Mitchell Petersen (5-7) place is unknown and scored 5.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Mitchell Petersen (Elkhorn Valley ) 5-7 received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Cole Laible (West Holt) 10-3 won by decision over Mitchell Petersen (Elkhorn Valley ) 5-7 (Dec 2-0)
Cons. Round 2 - Mitchell Petersen (Elkhorn Valley ) 5-7 won by tech fall over Kole Brack (Weeping Water) 0-8 (TF-1.5 4:35 (19-4))
Cons. Round 3 - Mitchell Petersen (Elkhorn Valley ) 5-7 won by tech fall over Cory Groleau (Weeping Water) 2-6 (TF-1.5 4:33 (17-2))
Cons. Semi - Colton Nuttelman (Cross County/Osceola) 9-9 won by decision over Mitchell Petersen (Elkhorn Valley ) 5-7 (Dec 4-2)
132 - Darren Stewart (9-1) placed 1st and scored 27.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Darren Stewart (Elkhorn Valley ) 9-1 won by fall over Brady Haughton (Fullerton) 2-12 (Fall 1:28)
Quarterfinal - Darren Stewart (Elkhorn Valley ) 9-1 won by fall over John (Cody) Timbs (Weeping Water) 9-12 (Fall 1:11)
Semifinal - Darren Stewart (Elkhorn Valley ) 9-1 won by tech fall over Roy Guzman (Palmer) 10-8 (TF-1.5 4:04 (17-2))
1st Place Match - Darren Stewart (Elkhorn Valley ) 9-1 won by fall over Andrew Herley (Neligh-Oakdale) 8-3 (Fall 3:41)
138 - Prestin Vondra (11-5) place is unknown and scored 10.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Prestin Vondra (Elkhorn Valley ) 11-5 won by fall over Morgan Koch (Hartington CC) 0-2 (Fall 1:35)
Quarterfinal - Seth Miller (West Holt) 7-6 won by fall over Prestin Vondra (Elkhorn Valley ) 11-5 (Fall 0:51)
Cons. Round 2 - Prestin Vondra (Elkhorn Valley ) 11-5 won by fall over Seth Lampert (Clearwater-Orchard) 8-6 (Fall 2:01)
Cons. Round 3 - Prestin Vondra (Elkhorn Valley ) 11-5 won by fall over Teran Sharman (Palmer) 6-6 (Fall 1:37)
Cons. Semi - Brandon Bloomquist (Randolph) 11-5 won by fall over Prestin Vondra (Elkhorn Valley ) 11-5 (Fall 1:38)
138 - Tyler Miller (5-8) place is unknown.
Champ. Round 1 - Tyler Miller (Elkhorn Valley ) 5-8 won by fall over Seth Lampert (Clearwater-Orchard) 8-6 (Fall 3:24)
Quarterfinal - Brandon Bloomquist (Randolph) 11-5 won by major decision over Tyler Miller (Elkhorn Valley ) 5-8 (MD 13-2)
Cons. Round 2 - Tyler Miller (Elkhorn Valley ) 5-8 won by forfeit over Tyler Timbs (Weeping Water) 2-5 (For.)
Cons. Round 3 - Brad Nietfeld (Palmer) 8-7 won by decision over Tyler Miller (Elkhorn Valley ) 5-8 (Dec 7-0)
145 - Joshua McFarland (14-4) placed 3rd and scored 16.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Joshua McFarland (Elkhorn Valley ) 14-4 won by fall over Austin Bauer (Elgin Public-Pope John) 2-10 (Fall 1:34)
Quarterfinal - Joshua McFarland (Elkhorn Valley ) 14-4 won by decision over Michael Stackpole (Weeping Water) 13-9 (Dec 10-3)
Semifinal - Spencer Wichmann (Palmer) 14-3 won by major decision over Joshua McFarland (Elkhorn Valley ) 14-4 (MD 14-4)
Cons. Semi - Joshua McFarland (Elkhorn Valley ) 14-4 won by fall over Brady Oliver (Pender) 12-8 (Fall 3:39)
3rd Place Match - Joshua McFarland (Elkhorn Valley ) 14-4 won by decision over Colby Coons (Twin Loup) 14-2 (Dec 7-3)
152 - Chay Faulkner (5-9) place is unknown and scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Chay Faulkner (Elkhorn Valley ) 5-9 received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Jared Atkeson (St. Mary`s) 12-1 won by fall over Chay Faulkner (Elkhorn Valley ) 5-9 (Fall 0:27)
Cons. Round 2 - Chay Faulkner (Elkhorn Valley ) 5-9 won by forfeit over Shayden Jones (Weeping Water) 5-11 (For.)
Cons. Round 3 - Jayden Arehart (Neligh-Oakdale) 12-6 won by fall over Chay Faulkner (Elkhorn Valley ) 5-9 (Fall 0:41)
160 - Brock Schaecher (8-8) place is unknown and scored 4.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Codey Snider (Clearwater-Orchard) 6-6 won by decision over Brock Schaecher (Elkhorn Valley ) 8-8 (Dec 11-4)
Cons. Round 1 - Brock Schaecher (Elkhorn Valley ) 8-8 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Brock Schaecher (Elkhorn Valley ) 8-8 won by fall over Jayden Schroder (Twin River) 10-5 (Fall 2:51)
Cons. Round 3 - Trae Meysenburg (Cross County/Osceola) 16-4 won by fall over Brock Schaecher (Elkhorn Valley ) 8-8 (Fall 2:09)
182 - Shawn Klinetobe (7-5) placed 4th and scored 12.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Shawn Klinetobe (Elkhorn Valley ) 7-5 received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Shawn Klinetobe (Elkhorn Valley ) 7-5 won by fall over Austin Arens (Hartington CC) 7-6 (Fall 3:03)
Semifinal - Seth Racicky (Ansley-Litchfield) 11-0 won by fall over Shawn Klinetobe (Elkhorn Valley ) 7-5 (Fall 1:09)
Cons. Semi - Shawn Klinetobe (Elkhorn Valley ) 7-5 won by major decision over Clay Thiele (Clearwater-Orchard) 12-6 (MD 12-4)
3rd Place Match - Gage Herbert (Guardian Angels Central Catholic) 7-2 won by decision over Shawn Klinetobe (Elkhorn Valley ) 7-5 (Dec 4-1)
The Nebraska State Patrol brightened the day of a Tilden girl during a recent hospital stay in Omaha.
Cassidy Frey, 8-year-old daughter of Terry and Rachel Frey, was at Children’s Hospital for surgery recently when two members of the Nebraska State Patrol stopped by for a visit.
“Cassidy was having a hard time after surgery. The NSP made her smile and mixed up her day, so she just didn't lay in bed all day,” her mom said.” The NSP visits the children every year around this time and give stuffed animals to all the kids. We were so thankful for the troopers above and beyond support.”
According to her mom, Cassidy was in the hospital for a left frontal craniotomy. She had been having severe headaches since the end of July, and doctors thought she was having migraines.
“Dr. Brad Locke was amazing and dug deeper until he found what was the problem. He is an amazing doctor and Antelope Memorial Hospital is blessed to have him,” Frey said. “She had a big lump on her head which resulted in a CT that revealed the true problem. They removed that part of her skull and replaced it with titanium mesh plate.”
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