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Photo contest set for new Albion web site

October 30, 2012

Amateur photographers are invited to take part in a photography contest for photos to be used in a new web site promoting the Albion area.
Albion Economic Development Corp. (AEDC) is sponsoring the new web site and contest, and would like to receive outstanding scenic, lifestyle and historical photos taken in Albion and the surrounding area by local photographers.
The contest will run from Nov. 1 to Dec. 1, 2012. Selected photos will be used on the web site and possibly in other promotional materials.
The digital photos should be submitted to Jill Anding, AEDC and chamber director, via email to
For additional information on the photo contest, contact Anding by email or by telephone at 402-395-6012.

Punkin’ Chunkin’ has schedule changes

October 23, 2012

Michele Wright, Punkin’ Chunkin’TM committee member, announced some changes to the schedule for next Sunday, Oct. 28.
There will be a lunch stand at the site, and also at the American Legion Club afterwards with the same menu. No chili will be available at 3 p.m.
There will not be a pie eating contest like in last year’s schedule.
There will be outhouse races interspersed throughout the day, a kids’ obstacle course and new this year will be a Halloween costume contest drawing to win a prize.
The event depends on field conditions, rather than the weather. If the field is muddy, shooters can’t drive in the field.
The committee is asking all community club members to bring individually wrapped bars to the site on Sunday, Oct. 28 any time after 10 a.m. to be served at the lunch stand.
It also takes a lot of help to pull off an event of this size. Help is needed for parking, food, set up and take down. You do not need to be a community club member to volunteer.

‘Julius Caesar’ comes to Albion

October 16, 2012

'Brutus' celebrates a plot to kill Caesar.
'Brutus' celebrates a plot to kill Caesar.
Nebraska Shakespeare presented its touring production of ‘Julius Caesar’ to the public at Boone Central High School Sunday evening, Oct. 14, and followed up with a performance for more than 400 middle and high school students from five area schools on Monday. They also conducted three workshops for students on Monday afternoon at Boone Central Middle School. Above, Marcus Brutus (played by Dan Tracy) celebrates the conspirators’ plan to eliminate Caesar.

Pheasants Forever hosts annual Mentor Hunt

October 9, 2012

PF members assist a young hunter at the shooting range.
PF members assist a young hunter at the shooting range.
Boone County Pheasants Forever chapter hosted 12 young hunters in its annual Youth Mentor Hunt last Saturday, Oct. 6.
The group gathered at the Casey Building on the fairgrounds for training and advanced to various stations using the new interactive educational trailer supplied by Nebraska Pheasants Forever.
The hunters and mentors practiced on the Boone County Shooter’s Club range before their hunt at Brengelman’s BBC Birds.
Details in the Oct. 10 Albion News Print & Electronic Editions.

Funds given to assist local cancer patients

October 2, 2012

Amanda Lipker, right, presents check to Aprill Murphy, director of the Boone County Health Center Foundation.
Center Foundation.
Proceeds from a special “Color Me a Cure” fund-raiser were presented last week by coordinator Amanda Lipker (right) to Boone County Health Center Foundation Director Aprill Murphy.
The funds will be used to help local families with unforeseen expenses such as time away from work and gas money while undergoing cancer treatments. “Color Me a Cure” was held during the Sept. 21 Boone Central football game, and raised more than $2,000 for this purpose.

Boone Central prepares for Color Day

September 25, 2012

Spirit Week is underway at Boone Central Schools, and the week will culminate with the Color Day coronation ceremony this Saturday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. in the school gym.
During Color Day ceremonies, the senior class will be presented, and royalty will be crowned. The Color Day Dance for Boone Central students and their dates will follow the ceremony.

Color Day set at Boone Central

September 18, 2012

Color Day/Spirit Week events at Boone Central Schools will kick off on Sunday, Sept. 23, with students designing their walls.
The week long celebration of school spirit will culminate with the Color Day coronation ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. in the school gym. The senior class will be presented, and royalty will be crowned.

Benefit planned for Kathy Fisher, Betty Friese

September 18, 2012

A benefit event is being planned on Saturday evening, Oct. 6, to help defray medical costs for Betty Friese and in memory of Kathy Fisher, who passed away Tuesday, Sept. 18. Both are long time employees of the Albion Country Club.
The event, starting at 5 p.m., will include a silent auction, raffle, dinner and musical entertainment at the Albion Country Club. Dinner will be served from 5 to 8 p.m., and the music will begin at 8 p.m.

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