November 22, 2011
Other residents who have reached the century mark are Elenora Briese and Irene Williams, both 100; Agnes Valasek, 101; Ruth Eckstrom, 102; Lorraine Sheldon, 104, and Nebraska’s oldest living resident, Mable Ragan, who is 110.
Details in the Nov. 23 Albion News Print & Electronic Editions.
November 15, 2011
Many Albion businesses will be participating in Customer Appreciation Day this Thursday, Nov. 17.
Merchants will be offering specials and drawings for discounts throughout the day.
The day will also kick off the Chamber of Commerce Christmas drawings, where a total of $1,400 in Albion gift certificates will be awarded in four Thursday drawings.
See advertising supplement in this week’s Albion News Print Edition for details.
November 8, 2011
Guest speaker will be John Zourska, a Korean War veteran and new member of Albion American Legion Post 162 who recently moved to Albion. His topic will be the Statue of Liberty.
All area veterans will be honored during the program.
November 1, 2011
A public groundbreaking ceremony will be held this Thursday, Nov. 3, at 3 p.m. for the new 20-bed wing at Good Samaritan Society – Albion Wolf Memorial Home.
Construction began last week with pouring of concrete for the new facility on the southeast side of Wolf Memorial.
Weather permitting, the ceremony will be held outdoors at the construction site. A donor celebration will follow from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Samaritan Estates, across Sixth Street from the nursing home.
The project was made possible through a $2.25 million capital campaign that was completed late in 2010.
October 18, 2011
Albion businesses will host the annual downtown trick-or-treating and the Halloween Costume Parade for children on Monday, Oct. 31, starting at 4 p.m.
Children are also invited to bring their decorated pumpkins downtown for display.
The pumpkins can be dropped off Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 4 to 5:30 p.m., and should be picked up on Tuesday, Nov. 1.
Drop-off locations for decorated pumpkins are:
- Ages up to four years old: Wells Drug & Hallmark
- Ages five to seven: Fusion Center on Main Street
- Ages eight to 10: Leifeld’s Furniture and Flooring
- Ages 11 and older: The Boot Rack.
Good Samaritan Society will also host trick-or-treating after the downtown event.
October 18, 2011
The event grew much larger than initially anticipated.
Amanda Lipker designed a BCHS Pink Out 2011 shirt, and approximately 600 orders were placed.
Many football players and coaches wore pink accessories, such as pink ribbon stickers for football players’ helmets, arm bands, shoelaces, socks, shirts, hats and beanies that were readily seen during the game.
Funds were raised with a cake raffle, caramel apple and t-shirt sales to support LeaAnn Wells, who is currently battling breast cancer.
October 11, 2011
October 11, 2011
The eighth annual competition will be held Sunday, Oct. 30, starting at 1 p.m. just east of Petersburg.
Machines can shoot, launch, throw or fling a 6-12 lb. pumpkin. Community volunteers or club members drive four wheelers through the corn or soybean fields and measure distance shot by a Global Positioning System (GPS). Longest distance shot in 2010 was 3,329 feet from an air gun.
There are four divisions: air gun, mechanical, trebuchet and catapult. A $500 award is given for the longest distance. Petersburg State bank puts up $500 for a chance to win during the accuracy contest. There is no entry fee, and safety rules apply. There?is a high school division where a trophy?is awarded. No explosives are allowed.
Read more in the Oct. 12 Petersburg Press Print & Electronic Editions.