Peace choir and friends will present their annual Christmas Cantata, “Invitation to a Miracle” by Joseph M. Martin at 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 16 at Peace Church. The church is located at 4th and Antelope in Tilden. Light refreshments will follow the cantata in the church hall.
A free-will offering will be taken for Barb Roland of Oakdale. Barb is a teacher in the Ewing Public Schools. She is facing surgery for oral cancer, which has recurred multiple times.
Please join us for a time of “faith, hope, peace, love, joy, light, and life” as we celebrate Christmas with familiar favorites and new compositions. Soloists are Shana Cornett of Oakdale and Mariah Hanson of Tilden. The choir is directed by Patricia Miller of Elgin.
“Eats, Sweets & Treats”, a soup, salad and dessert tasting, will be held on Sunday, December 2, 2018 @ 4:00 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tilden.
Attendees will have a choice soups: tomato basil bisque, chicken noodle and broccoli cheese. Salad choices are: strawberry/ walnut (spinach, sliced strawberries, walnuts, mozzarella and balsamic vinegar dressing), apple/ cranberry/ walnut (romaine/ iceberg mix, sliced apples, dried cranberries, walnuts, feta cheese and raspberry vinaigrette) and wedge salad (wedge of iceberg, onion slices, radishes, carrots, cucumbers and your choice of dressing). Attendees can choose one soup and one salad.
The dessert tasting will consist of a variety of decadent dessert choices in small portions.
Entertainment for the evening will be a fashion review of the latest trend in clothing from two of the local clothing boutiques, "Rose Grace Boutique" and “Third Haven Boutique”. The vendors will be on site to place orders. This is a great opportunity to start Christmas shopping early.
Please contact Immanuel Lutheran Church (368-5690), Jen Rystrom (750-3544) or Kristi Miller (368-5851) to RSVP and give your choice of soup and salad. The cost is $15 per person. All funds raised will go towards the Teens in Christ trip to the National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis this coming summer.
Changes are on the horizon for the 2019-2020 school year at Elkhorn Valley.
A new superintendent and two new principals will take over the school’s administrative roles.
With the pending retirement of current superintendent Keith Leckron at the end of this school year, EV Principal Darin Hahne has been named the superintendent-elect. Hahne currently serves as the lone principal at Elkhorn Valley.
At the November 12 school board meeting, it was decided to split Hahne’s position into two—a PK-6 grade principal and a 7-12 principal.
He said the additional principal position was deemed necessary due to the increased enrollment at Elkhorn Valley.
“We are right at 400 students now,” Hahne said.
Elkhorn Valley is currently taking applications for the two principal positions. The new principals are expected to begin their duties Aug. 1, 2019.
“Both positions are being advertised now,” he said. “It may be a lofty goal, but we hope to narrow it down by the first of the year, conduct interviews in January and try to get them hired by the February board meeting.”
Elkhorn Valley announced its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2018-2019 school year.
The Green Honor Roll consists of seniors: Kimberly Frey, Elizabeth Hoffman, Parker Klein, Brie Magdefrau, Amber Miller, Hannah Ollendick, Mitchell Petersen, Sierra Rystrom, Prestin Vondra. Juniors: Haley Fleetwood, Joslyn Klinetobe, Angel Qualset, Jace Thompson, Josiah Wriedt. Sophomores: Hunter Bennett, Gavyn Clause, Jacob Cleveland, KayLeigh Fernau, Trevin Hanson, Brianna Maughan, Adam Miller, Braedyn Ollendick, Victoria Sierra, Ruth Vigil, Benjamin Wilcox. Freshmen: Carney Black, Erica Brown, Karissa Fernau, Walter Furstenau, Bria Gale, Carleigh Greene, Aneesa Halsey, Mariah Hansen, Taylor Hasebroock, Conner Klein, Conner Larson, Sibley Mollhoff, Carter Rautenberg, Madison Schaffer, Johannah Tassemeyer. 8th Graders: Carson Anderson, Peyton Bromley, Daniel Chvala, Delilah Harper, Rylee Herbert, Alexis Lind, Araceli Martinez, Brendyn Ollendick, Madison Parker, Charles Qualset, Carter Werner, Brooke Wilcox. 7th Graders: Abby Brown, Nathan Decker, Ethan Frey, Anneka Furstenau, Dawson Hansen, Drew Hansen, Macy Hansen, Jailee Hogancamp, Montana Howard, Tristan Kallhoff, Joslynn Larson, Blane Mollhoff, Kennedy Penne, Emma Qualset, Abraham Rautenberg, Akecheta Thompson, Merinee Vaughn, Waylon Warneke, Whitney Wilkins, Elissa Wright.
The White Honor Roll consists of seniors: Skylar Glynn, Paige Harvey, Damien Knight, Joshua McFarland, Brock Schaecher, Christian Yaw. Juniors: Bryson Anderson, Kaylee Raydene, Kolton Krick, Alyssa Maughan, Eric Mucker, Olivia Nall, Sadie Smutny, Jorge Vigil. Sophomores: Hunter Howard, Ashleigh Nelson, Felicia Short, Damian Smith. Freshmen: Erica Bacon, Reed Bennett, Jaxson Eisheid, Derek Hahne, Alexis Larsen, Alisha Larsen, Kristi Nierodzik, Amaya Smith, Aaron Suckstorf. 8th Graders: Desirae Kilonzo, Aiden Wurdinger-Meyer. 7th Graders: Layce Brandt, Aubrey Dexter-Menke, Kristapher Fernau, Mavrick Hagemann, Aubrea Howard, Chase Klinetobe, Britni Pelan, Mason Schaffer, Gabriel Vigil.
Elkhorn Valley earned seven outstanding actor awards at the Niobrara Valley Conference East One Act Tournament at Elgin Public on Tuesday.
Outstanding actor awards were presented to:
Liz - Carney Black
Barb - Amber Miller
Janie - Angel Qualset
Anna - Taylor Haseboock
Sally - Ruth Vigil
Cue Card Girl - Haley Fleetwood
Frank - Mitchell Petersen
The cast performed "The Middle School Dating Game," under the direction of Elizabeth Hansen and Kayleen Amend, for an eighth place finish.
The Tilden community held a special ceremony to honor their veterans Wednesday at Elkhorn Valley schools.
The local VFW, along with numerous veterans, were saluted and commemorated for their service in front of community members, students, teachers, staff and families during Wednesday's ceremony.
The junior high and high school bands performed patriotic songs. The fourth, fifth, sixth grade and high school choirs sang patriotic songs and senior Mitchell Petersen read from his scholarship winning essay about the importance of voting.
Check out our photo gallery of Wednesday's special event.
Nadine Neely, a lifelong resident of Tilden, celebrated her 100th birthday on Friday.
Being 100 years old is not without its hardships, as the driver for Prairie View Assisted Living explains. He said when he took Neely to her last doctor’s appointment, she had to fill out paperwork.
He explained that the receptionist kept giving her back her form, telling her she needed to put in her date of birth, not the date. Neely kept telling her, “That is my birthday!”
Neely was born east of Tilden on a farm that homesteaded by her grandfather, P.V. Lewis, Sr. She went to country school through eighth grade and then graduated from Tilden High School in the class of ‘35.
Once she married her husband Dave in 1941, the couple moved in to town and never left.
Throughout her 100 years, Neely has seen many changes in the town of Tilden.
“A lot of businesses have closed,” she said. “Bigger ones have taken over.”
“We must’ve had a half dozen filling stations. We had dentists and three doctors, and we had a hospital, clothing store,” Neely remembered.
Along with the changes she has witnessed in Tilden, Neely says the biggest change to her was the telephone.
“It used to be the box on the wall, and there’d be about 10 people on the line. You had to take your turn, or if it was an emergency, you could ask for the line,” she said.
She even remembers her parents’ number. “2712, and the one was a long ring, and the two was short ones,” she said.
Some things Neely said she could adjust to, but not the new phones. “They got the cell phone, all the buttons to punch, and it brings up pictures and everything. It’s really different,” Neely said.
In her 100 years, Neely said she never once worked away from home. “I was just a homemaker so I cooked and canned and cleaned.”
Her and her husband, Dave, had three children who all graduated from Tilden.
Neely’s favorite memories growing up are of her dad taking her and her sister to the local fairs and Fourth of July celebrations.
“He’d ride on everything with us,” she reminisced.
Neely also loved to sing and dance. “I’ve always enjoyed music. I used to sing quite a bit. I sang in the church choir, and I sang for funerals and weddings,” she said.
Neely remembers years ago when people didn’t need a driver’s license to drive.
“My sister and I both learned how to drive on a Model T,” she said.
Neely fondly remembered a time she was picking up her mother to run errands in town.
“I had to swing around (the driveway). There was just a lean-to for the garage. I was going too fast and couldn’t get stopped, and I hit the front end of the garage and knocked it out,” she said. “I looked out and dad was coming with an axe, and I thought, ‘Oh boy, I’m going to really get it!’ But he just went around and pounded the garage back in and went back to the barn.”
When asked what the secret to living such a long life is, Neely said to “just try to lead a healthy life.” Neely’s mom lived to 93, and Neely’s sister was 99.
“My sister wanted to be 100, but she was within six months, and she was asthmatic and passed away,” Neely said.
Neely’s best piece of advice is to just “never give up, I guess.”
Four Elkhorn Valley students were selected to participate in Hawkfest, a new music festival at Northeast Community College in Norfolk.
Angel Qualset, Mitchell Petersen, Christian Yaw and Amaya Smith were selected for the festival’s honor choir.
Hawkfest will be held Monday, Oct. 22 and will feature more than 80 students from 17 area high schools.
The honor band will be under the direction of Kevin McLouth, director of instrumental studies at Northeast, while the honor choir will be led by Stewart Cramer, Northeast’s director of vocal activities.
They will rehearse throughout the day and give a public performance of their work at 5:30 p.m. in the Lifelong Learning Center on Northeast’s Norfolk campus. The performance is free and open to the public.
Participating high schools include Battle Creek, Columbus Lakeview, Elkhorn Valley, Neligh-Oakdale, Norfolk, O’Neill, Osmond, Orchard, Pender, Pierce, Plainview, Randolph, St. Edward, Shelby-Rising City, Wakefield and Winside.
The Tilden Young Men’s Club’s Night of Terror will be Sunday, Oct. 28 from 5-9:30 p.m. at the City Auditorium in Tilden.
Those wanting only a mild scare should attend from 5-6:30 p.m., while those wanting a more aggressive scare should wait to attend from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
The event is a free will donation.
A Tilden man was arrested early this morning after he was found in a Norfolk couple’s bedroom.
Norfolk residents awoke at 4 a.m. to a stranger lurking in their bedroom doorway. When officers arrived at the home, Kody M. Bromley, 28, was found in the living room of the home, according to a press release by the Norfolk Police Division.
Bromley was arrested for first-degree criminal trespass. He was housed in the Norfolk City Jail and later transferred to the Madison County Jail.
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