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Mildred Carver to join list of 7 centenarians at GSS-Albion Wolf Home

November 22, 2011

Mildred Carver
Mildred Carver
Mildred Carver will be celebrating her 100th birthday this Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011. On that date, she will join six other centenarians who are residents of Good Samaritan Society – Albion Wolf Memorial Home.

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.

Albion stores plan Customer Appreciation Thursday, Nov. 17

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.

Veterans Day program set Friday at school

November 8, 2011

American Flag
American Flag
Boone County’s annual Veterans Day program will be held this Friday, Nov. 11, starting at 10 a.m. in the Boone Central High School Gym.

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.

Groundbreaking Thursday for new GSS-Albion wing

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.

Downtown Albion Halloween event set

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.

‘Pink out’ focuses on breast cancer awareness

October 18, 2011

Boone Central cheerleaders, l. to r.,  Shelby Schafer, Kelly Spieker, Ashlyn Brockhaus, Emily Provencher and Kiley Carey, supporting the “Pink Out” cause.
Boone Central cheerleaders, l. to r., Shelby Schafer, Kelly Spieker, Ashlyn Brockhaus, Emily Provencher and Kiley Carey, supporting the “Pink Out” cause.
To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, “Pink Out Night” was used as the theme for Boone Central High School’s home football game last Friday night, Oct. 14.

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.

Day care center holds ‘trike-a-thon’

October 11, 2011

Miranda McGill and Tony Dewitt
Miranda McGill and Tony Dewitt
Boone County Health Center Day Care children participated in a “trike-a-thon” at the Fuller Park tennis courts last Thursday, Oct. 6, to raise funds for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Among the youngsters taking part (above) were Miranda McGill and Tony Dewitt.

Pumpkins will be flying Oct. 30 at Petersburg

October 11, 2011

Trebuchet launchers like this one have competed in Punkin Chunkin’.
Trebuchet launchers like this one have competed in Punkin Chunkin’.
For the past seven years, Petersburg’s Community Club has sponsored the annual Punkin’ Chunkin’TM. It is held in conjunction with the World Championship Punkin’ Chunkin’TM Association. Punkin’ shooter winners in the local contest are eligible to compete in the national competition.

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.

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