A Tilden man was found asleep in a stranger's house Thursday morning — using a bucket for a pillow.
According to the Norfolk Police Department, officers were called at 4:22 a.m. to a home in the 200 block of Adams Avenue to investigate an unknown male inside of a home. Police said they found Kody J. Bromley, 27 of Tilden, asleep inside the residence using a bucket for a pillow.
Authorities said the home was unlocked and footprints in the snow led to the back entrance. Once Bromley was woken by police, they said he appeared confused.
Bromley was arrested for 1st degree criminal trespassing and was transported to the Madison County Jail.
The Tilden Fire Department responded to a house fire Wednesday morning on the north edge of town.
According to officials, a house fire started at a rental property owned by Lloydene Taylors in Tilden. Taylors was on the phone talking with a friend while standing outside on her porch when she looked east over at her property that is rented by the Nathan McIntosh family and saw smoke coming out of the edge of the roof.
Taylors said the kitchen ceiling light wires was ruled the cause of the fire. There was not much smoke until the attic door was open by the firemen and then the burning began.
Damage contains to the kitchen area, roof, and a lot of water clean up. Taylors said she is grateful she was talking to her friend at the correct time and looking over at her rental house.
The McIntosh family was not at home the time of the fire.
Check out how the first graders from Elkhorn Valley are cooking their turkey this Thanksgiving!
How is a turkey made on Thanksgiving? First, I get it from the store. Second, you will skin the turkey. Third, you bake it in the oven. Then, you pass it to others. And Last, you eat it.
How is a turkey made on Thanksgiving? First, get a turkey from the store. Second, clean the bird. Third, bake it in the oven. Then, cut it and put it in your pot. Last, you will eat the turkey.
How is a turkey made on Thanksgiving? First, we hunt the turkey. Second, we skin the turkey. Third, we bake in the oven. Then we put other foods with it. Last, you will eat the turkey.
How is a turkey made on Thanksgiving? First, you have to hunt and kill the turkey. Second, pluck the feathers and put salt and pepper on the turkey. Third, you cook the turkey for two hours. Last, you need to eat the turkey.
First, you have to hunt and kill the turkey. Second, skin the turkey. Third, bake in the oven. Then put other foods with it. Last, you will eat the turkey.
How is a turkey made on Thanksgiving? First, have to hunt and kill the turkey. Second, pluck the feathers and put on seasoning. Third, bake in the over. Next, cut the turkey. Last, you eat the turkey.
How is a turkey made on Thanksgiving? First, get a turkey at the store. Second, clean the bird. Third, you put butter on it. Then, bake it in the oven. Last, you cut the turkey and serve it.
After a strong fall sports season in a number of aspects, Elkhorn Valley recognized their athletes at their Fall Activities Night on Monday.
Athletes were recognized for earning varsity letters, academic all-state and all-conference honors.
The season included a state volleyball berth for the Falcons, as well as three different athletes qualifying for state cross country in Alison Stineman, Brayden Effle and Hunter Bennett. Those students were all recognized during the activities night as well.
All fall varsity athletes earned a letter for the Falcons this season.
Elkhorn Valley Fall Activities Night Honors
Amber Miller, volleyball
Delilah Sierra, volleyball
Adam Miller, football
Prestin Vondra, football
Kimberly Frey, girls golf
Brayden Effle, cross country
Alison Stineman, cross country
Niobrara Valley Conference all-conference volleyball
Amber Miller, first team
Hannah Ollendick, first team
Bri Werner, honorable mention
All-district football honorees
Josh McFarland, first team offense
Prestin Vondra, honorable mention defense
Get to know our teacher feature of the week, Scott Amend. The 4th grade teacher at Elkhorn Valley Public Schools.
Where did you graduate from high school? What year? Caro, Michigan 1996.
What college did you attend? (years & degree) UNK 4 years Elementary Education.
What places have you taught? Elkhorn Valley Schools, Tilden, NE.
How many years have you taught? This is my 8th year.
What subject/class do you teach? 4th grade.
What is your favorite part of teaching? I always learn something new.
What are most excited about for 2017-18 school year? Implementing new ideas and technology.
What are your classroom goals for the year? Teach my students to set goals, create action plans, and reflect on their progress.
What brought you to teach here? The area, the people, the community.
Can you tell me a little bit about your family? Mother and father both live in Michigan during the summer, both are remarried, one younger brother.
What are your hobbies? Hunting, Fishing, pretty much any outdoor activity.
Verdigre played host to the Niobrara Valley Conference East One Act Competition on Tuesday, much to the delight of those in attendance.
Clearwater-Orchard, Elkhorn Valley, Elgin Public, Pope John and Neligh-Oakdale represented Antelope County as part of the eight schools competing.
Elkhorn Valley’s Kaitlin Fleetwood, Rachal Hahne, Angel Qualset, Amber Miller and Parker Klein all represented their school in the awards portion.
An Elkhorn Valley graduate was among those to receive awards for their artwork in the AIGA competition.
In a press release, the Creative Center announced that Ashley Hale won a Bronze award in the AIGA competition in the category of Illustration.
Students entered original creative projects into competitive categories which were judged by area professionals. CC students won six awards at this year’s AIGA competition.
The Creative Center is a college of art and design in Omaha, Nebraska offering a three-year Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design, and a two-year Associate of Occupational Studies degree in Graphic Design. Students attend class Monday through Friday from 8:30 – 3:30 and learn multiple aspects of graphic design. Every student receives a Mac laptop computer and software as a part of the tuition and fees, and gets plenty of chances to use it exploring as many of the computerized visual realms as possible, from branding to web design, from package design to multimedia, and from advertising to illustration.
2017 AIGA Bronze winners:
Ashley Hale – Elkhorn Valley Public School (NE)
Every year the Elkhorn Valley Art Students are challenged to create a pumpkin design. The pumpkins are displayed and voted on by the students and staff at EV. The winners were Paige Harvey, Brianna Maughan, Jace Thompson, and Ashleigh Nelson.
Overall Winner: Dragon in a Tree by Paige Harvey
Staff Choice: Strawberry by Jace Thompson
JH/HS Choice: Sugar Scull by Brianna Maughan
Elementary Choice: Mummy by Ashleigh Nelson
The Tilden Young Men's Club will host a haunted trail on Sunday.
Free-will offerings will be taken. They will begin at 4 p.m. for younger kids and will offer more terror after dusk.
People are asked to park by the new city office and hospital parking lot, where a trolley will pick up participants and return them after the scare.