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Amy Young benefit is Saturday

May 17, 2011

A benefit event is scheduled Saturday, May 21, at the Boone County Fairgrounds to assist Amy Young of Albion with medical expenses in her battle against cancer.

Mrs. Young is a special education teacher, farm wife and mother of three. The benefit will include a poker run from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, supper from 5 to 7 p.m., auction starting at 7 p.m., and a dance from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Contributions can be made to the Amy Young Benefit account at Cornerstone Bank in Albion. For more information, contact the benefit committee members: Dave Figgner Jr., 402-395-0612; Greg Christo, 402-920-2901; Lynda Rasmussen, 402-395-1613, or Theresa Scheffler, 402-395-2336.

Albion garage sales are this week

May 10, 2011

Albion Citywide Garage Sales will be this week, with some sales starting as early as Thursday and most continuing through Saturday, May 14.

The garage sales will be followed by clean-up days on Monday and Tuesday, May 16-17, when the city will provide large dumpsters behind city hall for junk disposal.

Commencements just around the corner

May 3, 2011

All three Boone County high schools will hold commencement exercises during the weekend of May 14-15.

Boone Central commencement for 52 graduates will be Sunday, May 15, at 2 p.m. in the school gym.

Cedar Rapids will hold commencement for 18 graduates on Saturday, May 14, at 2 p.m. in the school gym.

At St. Edward High School, commencement will also be held Saturday, May 14, at 2 p.m. for 11 graduates.

The seniors will be saluted in a special graduation section of the May 11 Albion News.

Downtown Albion car show set June 18

April 26, 2011

car show
car show
Downtown Albion will be the location for the second annual “Smoke n Chrome” Car Show on Saturday, June 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Last year’s inaugural event attracted nearly 100 vehicles. This year, it promises to be even bigger. It will include a section for locally owned race cars and cars from the Old Time Racing Association.

Free will donations will be accepted for the food and refreshments, with all proceeds going toward Albion’s July 1 fireworks display at Boone County Raceway.

The show is sponsored by Albion ThriftyWay, Cornerstone Bank and Shalk Auto. For more information, contact Don Casper, 402-395-2017; Doug Young, 402-395-2151, or Denny Borer, 402-395-2195.

Acoustic Eidolon performs here

April 19, 2011

Acoustic Eidolon
Acoustic Eidolon
After doing a morning residency for Boone Central fifth graders, Acoustic Eidolon performed Friday evening for a group of hardy concert-goers at the Zion Lutheran Church.

Above are Joe Scott on his custom-made 14-string double necked “gitjoe” and his wife, Hannah Alkire, on cello. Due to inclement weather, a small crowd attended the concert, which was sponsored by the Albion Area Arts Council.

Acoustic Eidolon coming Friday

April 12, 2011

Joe Sctt and Hannah Akire of Acoustic Eidolon
Joe Sctt and Hannah Akire of Acoustic Eidolon
Albion Area Arts Council will present the internationally acclaimed musical duo, Acoustic Eidolon, Friday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in the Zion Lutheran Church in Albion.

Comprised of Joe Scott on double-necked guitar or “gitjo” and his wife, Hannah Alkire on cello, Colorado-based Acoustic Eidolon has performed in major venues around the world,

Students present ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’

April 5, 2011

Briget Krings as Millie Dillmount and Brandon Dozler as Jimmy Smith
Briget Krings as Millie Dillmount and Brandon Dozler as Jimmy Smith
Young women struggle to find their way in New York City . . .

They deal with sweatshops, speakeasies and prohibition of the 1920s. Along the way, they spend a night in jail, get a taste of New York’s high society and foil a conniving hotel owner’s attempts to sell them into “white slavery.”

Of course, there are plenty of laughs along the way in “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”

A Boone Central cast of 32 students, crew of 22 and orchestra of 10 teachers, adult volunteers and students presented the well-known Broadway musical by Richard Morris last Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon in the school gym.

More than 250 people attended each performance.

The annual musical was directed by Dawn Bussey and Cassie Olson, with assistance from many volunteers.

Zac Lee coming for TeamMates banquet

March 29, 2011

Former Nebraska Cornhusker quarterback Zac Lee will be special guest speaker at the Boone Central TeamMates Banquet on Sunday, April 10, in Albion.

The banquet will be held at 6 p.m. at the Albion Country Club.

Preceding the banquet, the annual TeamMates Walk-a-Thon will be held at the Boone Central track from 1-2 p.m.

Banquet tickets are available by calling Jeanette Zwiener at 402-395-2134, ext. 155. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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