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Raceway, bank lead off July 4 fireworks drive

April 6, 2010

Boone County Raceway and Cornerstone Bank led off a fund drive for Albion’s July 4 fireworks display.

Boone County Raceway committed $1,500 for the fireworks show, and Cornerstone Bank contributed $300.

The display will be Friday night, July 2, 2010 at the fairgrounds after the stock car races, continuing a long-standing tradition at the raceway.

Goal of the fund drive is $5,000, with an additional $1,000 for an electronic firing system, mortar tubes and other supplies.

‘Husker Hoops’ here April 9

March 30, 2010

A special event, featuring Nebraska Cornhusker senior football players and 11 area high school senior basketball players, will be held Friday, April 9, at the Boone Central Gym in Albion.

Proceeds will help fund the Boone County Health Center’s Project Care and Comfort.

Olympic medalist to present program here

March 30, 2010

Winter Olympics gold medal bobsledder Curt Tomasevicz, a native of Shelby, NE, will present a program, “Finding Your Own Personal Success,” at the Boone Central High School Gym on April 26 at 7 p.m.

Additional details on Tomasovicz and his program will be announced in the coming weeks.

Easter Egg Hunt is March 27

March 23, 2010

Albion Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday, March 27, at Good Samaritan Society, Albion.

Registration will start at 9 a.m., with the hunt beginning at 10 a.m.

As in past years, youngsters will be divided into age groups for the hunt, which will be held on the grounds at both Wolf Memorial Home and Samaritan Estates.

Architecture students to present work

March 23, 2010

Architecture students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will be presenting their models and design ideas in St. Edward and Albion this Saturday, March 27.

The first presentation of models and ideas for a new community center/gathering place for St. Edward will be held at 10 a.m. in the St. Edward Community Center.

The second presentation, on a possible new performing arts center for Albion, will be held at 1 p.m. in the multi-purpose gym at Boone Central Public School.

These are two of the three projects the third and fourth-year architecture students are working on in Boone County this semester. Their third project is to design a new grocery store for the Petersburg community.

A great time at St. Patrick’s Fest

March 16, 2010

Dr. Kusek celebrates.
Dr. Kusek celebrates.
A St. Patrick’s Carnival, sponsored by St. Michael’s Church in Albion last Sunday, provided activities for all ages last Sunday, March 14, at the Event Center on the Boone County Fairgrounds. Above, Dr. Tony Kusek celebrates after a young contestant scored a bulls-eye in the baseball toss. The annual event included many children’s games, a roast beef and sausage dinner and other activities.

St. Patrick’s Carnival set March 14

March 9, 2010

St. Michael’s Parish, Albion, will be hosting their annual St. Patrick’s Day Carnival on Sunday, March 14 at the Boone County Fairgrounds.

A dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Event Center.

A quilt raffle and a silent auction will also be held. There will be games and prizes for all ages.

District Legion Convention planned here

March 9, 2010

District II American Legion and Auxiliary Convention will be held in Albion on Sunday, March 21, at the Boone County Fairgrounds Event Center.

Legion and Auxiliary members and officers from throughout the area will be attending the event, which will be hosted by Albion Post #162 and Auxiliary.

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