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Boone Central to host 66th Choral Clinic

January 11, 2011

Boone Central High School will host its 66th annual Boone Central Choral Clinic on Jan. 17.

Fifteen schools will come together to form a mass choir of more than 450 singers. Students will rehearse throughout the day and present a public concert at 5:30 p.m. in the Boone Central Gym.

Guest clinician will be Joel Johnston of Omaha.

Community will welcome Neal Claar

December 28, 2010

A “Welcome Home” celebration will be held for Neal Claar on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at 5 p.m. on Petersburg’s Main Street.

Claar, a Petersburg native, is home while recovering from wounds he sustained in the Afghanistan War.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

It’s always good to see Santa

December 21, 2010

Santa Claus had to postpone his visit with Albion area youngsters on Dec. 11 due to extreme winds, but he was back last Thursday evening, Dec. 16, to talk to children in the gazebo at the downtown mini-park.

About 50 area children turned out to see Santa on Thursday, and some stayed for rides on the horse-drawn hayrack Thursday night.

In this photo, Santa is visiting with Cami Spiegel. Santa reported the schedule has been busy, and the reindeer are rested up and ready for their long flight on Christmas Eve.

Santa’s visit, hayrack rides are Thursday

December 14, 2010

Due to severe winds and cold on Saturday, Dec. 11, the visit by Santa Claus to Albion was postponed until Thursday evening, Dec. 16.

Children can visit with Santa in the downown mini-park from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday. There will not be a children’s movie.

An extra added attraction will be old-fashioned horse-drawn hayrack rides from 6 to 8 p.m., weather permitting

Loading of the horse-drawn wagon for the hayrack rides will be held at the downtown mini-park. Apple cider and cookies will be served.

Christmas carolers are invited to sing during this time. Church choirs and interested singers should gather at 6 p.m. in the mini-park to begin caroling.

Santa’s visit, kids movie set Saturday

December 7, 2010

A free children’s movie and a visit by Santa Claus are scheduled in Albion this Saturday, Dec. 11.

The free movie begins at 2 p.m., and will be followed by visits with Santa, who will be available in the downtown mini park (weather permitting). In case of bad weather, Santa will visit with children in the Gateway Theatre lobby.

Another 12 winners in the weekly holiday drawings were announced last week by the Albion Chamber of Commerce. The second drawings were held Wednesday, Dec. 1, and the winners of $50 each are listed in an advertisement on Page 8 of this week’s Albion News.

Entertainer Henrik Bothke coming for Christmas show

November 15, 2010

Henrik Bothke
Henrik Bothke
Petersburg Community Club’s annual Christmas Dinner and Show will be held Monday, Dec. 20 at Werner Hall in Petersburg.

Henrik Bothke, including the special Neonman presentation, will be the professional entertainer for the evening.

Tickets are now on sale for the annual dinner and show.

Punkin’ Chunkin’ again successful

November 2, 2010

A contestant from York, NE, loads a pumpkin into his air canon at Punkin’ Chunkin’.
A contestant from York, NE, loads a pumpkin into his air canon at Punkin’ Chunkin’.
Petersburg’s 2010 Punkin’ Chunkin’TM brought a whirlwind of activity to the Larry and Shirley Henn farm one mile east of town last Sunday, Oct. 31.

Organizers estimated the crowd at more than 1,500 people for the seventh annual event.

Air canons again provided the main attraction, but there were a wide variety of other events for all ages at the seventh annual event

Concert features Broadway tunes

October 26, 2010

Mary Carrick
Mary Carrick
Mary Carrick, above, and her pianist Todd Brooks entertained about 90 people with Broadway show tunes and other selections during their Albion Arts Council program, Some People, Songs from Broadway and Beyond, on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 24, at Zion Lutheran Church.

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