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Ewing’s 2019 homecoming is set for next week, Aug. 26-30. Homecoming king and queen candidates and class attendants were announced today.
Homecoming king candidates are Wyatt Wagner, Connor Napier, Xavier Hobbs, and queen candidates are Summer Schroeder, Tiana Thramer and Ashley Koenig.
Class attendants are freshmen Dylan Barlow and Emma Funk; sophomores Charlie Anson and Kolton McAllister; and juniors Dalton Rotherham and Brenna Wagner.
Spirit week activities will kick off on Monday with dress up days.
Dress Up Days:
Monday - Decades Day
Tuesday - Hunter/Camo Day
Wednesday - Opposite Day
Thursday - Bobcat Day
Friday - Renegade Day
“Old Disney Channel TV Shows” will be this year’s poster theme. More fun activities are planned for Wednesday night as a snake dance, bon fire, pep rally and hot dog feed are set for 7 p.m.
The Bobcat volleyball team will open their season in Clearwater with a triangular on Thursday night at 5 p.m.
The homecoming parade is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. on Friday. The parade route will begin at the elementary school and continue downtown before heading back toward the school. The float theme is “songs.” A pep rally and coronation will follow in the gym.
The CWCE Renegades will kick off their football season at home on Friday night at 7 p.m. against Hartington-Newcastle.
A Ewing business recently presented a donation to help the Summerland teams purchase uniforms.
DW's Pub in Ewing hosted a Cornhole Tournament in June with proceeds going to the Summerland Bobcats Activities program, specifically for the purchase of new uniforms for athletic teams, according to Ewing principal Greg Appleby.
DW's Pub in Ewing donated $1,750 to the Bobcats Athletic Fund. On hand for the check presentation were Dustin Wright, Addysyn Wright, Greg Appleby, Jolene Wright, Kim Wright and Trent Wright.
Summer vacation has been extended a little longer for Ewing Elementary students.
The start date for Ewing Elementary School is being delayed until Monday, Aug. 19, at 8:05 am. Classes will be in session for a full day ending at 3:15 pm. Junior high and high school students will still begin classes on Wednesday, Aug. 14 as planned.
The late spring and early summer rains caused considerable damage to the elementary gym. The delay allows time for summer work and clean up to be completed and to ensure the damp areas of the facility are air quality safe and stabilized.
Administrators said their goal is to ensure a safe environment and safety for all students and staff.
Head to Ewing for a lot of laughs and fun interaction with Big Red Sam this week.
The Ewing Fire Department will host Big Red Sam on Friday, Aug. 9 at the firehall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show will start at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. Those who purchased tickets for the spring show will get in free.
The Ewing Police Department announced Friday morning that their suspect has been identified.
"Thank You to the community for sharing the posts, comments, finding me and speaking with me!" Chief Hergott said. "I also want to thank the local news media that also shared and put a story out to assist to try to identify. The Ewing Police Department will be conducting further follow-up with the subject."
The Ewing Police Department sought help in identifying the suspect on Thursday. The police chief said they wanted to question the subject about an incident that happened in the late hours earlier this week.
The Ewing Police Department is asking for the public's help.
The police department is looking to identify this subject to question them about an incident that happened in the late hours earlier this week.
If anyone has any idea of who this person is please contact Ewing Police Department via Facebook messenger, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 402-626-7718 and leave a message for Chief Hergott #477.
This person is approximately 5'5"-5'7".
A 12-year-old Ewing entrepreneur is seeing plenty of green this summer.
Parker Napier spent the past several summers push mowing his neighbor’s lawns, but the soon-to-be-seventh-grader wanted to expand, so he did what most business owners do — he took out a loan.
“It was kind of scary, but it was exciting, too,” said Parker, who is the son of Chad and Karen Napier of Ewing.
Parker, who is now mowing 13 lawns per week, said they went to the bank during lunch at school to sign the loan papers for his first riding mower, which he bought from Brett Kaczor.
“It’s a 50-inch Toro, zero turn, with a Kawasaki motor. It’s one of the better motors,” Parker said proudly.
Kaczor, who manages Ewing Family Foods, said it’s not uncommon for Parker to stop by the store, buy a drink and visit with him for a while — just like the adults.
“I wish there were more kids like him. He’s always been a real go-getter,” Kaczor said. “To go out and get a loan, he’s way beyond his years. I can’t imagine being 12 and doing that. It really shows how smart of a kid he is and how devoted and motivated he is.”
A nine-month loan, Parker had the entire principal paid off in just two months after thatching yards in the spring. Each check, he said, went directly to the bank.
Kaczor commended Chad and Karen Napier for being such good role models for Parker and instilling his work ethic.
“He has the right set of parents to put him on the right track,” Kaczor said. “They’ve instilled the fact that you earn what you reap. He wanted more business and took out a loan for that mower.”
Kaczor, who also mowed lawns as a youth, said it never occurred to him at that age to take out a loan for a mower. He also never would have purchased advertising, but that’s exactly what Parker did. He has business cards, flyers and even a sign at the baseball field, advertising Parker’s Lawn Service.
“I play baseball, so I can tell we need better equipment and other things,” Parker said about supporting the baseball program. “This helps to advertise my business and to get them extra money to do things, too.”
Parker already is planning ahead. He said this mower has quite a few hours on it, so he’s trying to decide whether he should trade it off for a new mower. Of course, that would mean another loan to pay off.
“If I get a new mower, I’ll need more yards, but I hope that this can get bigger,” he said. “I hope in high school that I don’t have to go to another business and work there. I hope I can work for my own business.”
The American Red Cross will be holding a bloodmobile in Ewing Tuesday, July 23, from noon to 6:00 p.m. at the United Methodist/Presbyterian Church.
Ewing’s 4th of July Celebration will take place at Schmidt Park on July 4.
The following is a schedule of events:
More than 200 participants registered for the 9th Annual Bubby’s Race in Ewing on Sunday morning.
Cancer survivors were recognized with a Circle of Hope prior to the start of the 5K run and 1 mile walk. Survivors attending were Bev Eggers, Bev Sparr, Mary Ann Biddlecome, Algene Thramer, Betty Jean Funk Breay and Karen Rotherham. Eggers of Ewing won the quilt made by Barb Peitzmeier of Bloomfield.
The race, which was started in memory of Beverly "Bubby" Thramer of Ewing, was held in conjunction with Ewing's Funfest celebration.
Nathaniel Jennings (19-29 division) was the overall male winner with a time of 17:27, and Tessa Hain (19-29 division) crossed the finish line in 20:14 as the overall female winner.
Division winners were Meg Schluns and Ashton Higgins, 18 and under; Melinda Bruns and John Heiliger, 30-39; Mandy Spangler and Cole Hilker, 40-49; Janette Kerkman and Bob Musil, 50 and over.
Proceeds from the event will benefit cancer treatment at Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh and Avera St. Anthony's Hospital in O'Neill. Each hospital was presented with a check for $4,125.
5K Results: 1. Nathaniel Jennings 17:27, 2. Cole Hilker 20:09, 3. Tessa Hain 20:14, 4. Ashton Higgins 20:37, 5. Preston Bigler 20:47, 6. Nathan Howe 22:19, 7. Malinda Bruns 22:38, 8. Connor Napier 23:21, 9. Dalton Rotherham 23:31, 10. Tad Fry 23:34, 11. Mandy Spangler 23:37, 12. Meg Schluns 23:39, 13. Braxen Sorensen 24:24, 14. Jacque McCullough 24:32, 15. John Heiliger 24:58, 16. Jake Krings 25:00, 17. Ally Sedlacek 25:13, 18. Troy Krasser 25:33, 19. Sharon Bartak 25:36, 20. Marissa Shimer 25:40, 21. Laura Hynes 25:44, 22. Bob Musil 26:06, 23. Cole Krasser 26:30, 24. Shayne Jenkins 27:19, 25. Caden Mendoza 27:22, 26. Megan Biddlecome 27:24, 27. Bill Taylor 27:48, 28. Janette Kerkman 27:50, 29. Grace Peed 27:53, 30. Parker Napier 27:55, 31. Michelle Tagle 28:29, 32. Sam Stoltz 28:38, 33. Zelie Sorensen 29:46, 34. Tenzlie Sorensen 30:17, 35. Jodi Sorensen 30:26, 36. Mary Kavan 30:44, 37. Heather Wood 30:53, 38. Amy Langan 32:18, 39. Donna Taylor 35:00, 40. Gayle Carlson 35:38, 41. Danielle Mortensen 35:40, 42. Nicole Sedlacek 36:31, 43. Barbara Peitzmeier 36:47, 44. Ashton Wachter 38:37, 45. Austin Mendoza 38:42, 46. Trenton Mendoza 42:16, 47. Isaac Mendoza 42:18, 48. Ann Milton, 42:22, 49. Mary Clair Musil, 42:22.