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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.

Kruse anniversary set for April 2

March 24, 2011

Former Albion residents Dale and Lois Kruse will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house on Saturday, April , 2011.

The celebration will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday at the American Legion Hall in Blair, NE.

(This announcement was inadvertantly omitted from the March 23 Albion News.)

Percussionist Fitzsimmons presents ‘Drums of the World’

March 22, 2011

Michael Fitzsimmons
Michael Fitzsimmons
Renowned percussionist Michael Fitzsimmons teamed with area elementary students to present a ‘Drums of the World’ concert Thursday night, March 17, at the Boone Central Gym.

He had worked with the students from Newman Grove, St. Edward and Albion for several days before the concert, and the students performed in a portion of the concert.

Above, Fitzsimmons plays a Brazilian percussion flute, along with the conga drum, during the concert. 

St. Pat’s Festival was fun for all ages

March 15, 2011

web-3-16-st-patricks-carnival.jpgA variety of activities, including many games for children, highlighted the annual St. Patrick’s Carnival sponsored by St. Michael’s Parish on Saturday, March 13, at the Boone County Fairgrounds. This girl was a contestant in the bean bag toss.

Development agency plans online career fair

March 1, 2011

Boone County Development Agency will be hosting an online Career Fair to promote positions available in Boone County on March 10 and 11.

Interested individuals can log on to the BCDA website at and click on the Career Fair icon. Individuals will enter their community, how they heard about the job fair, and their e-mail address. Once they click “submit,” they will receive a pdf packet of all positions available in Boone County.

More details in the March 2 Albion News Print and Electronic Editions.

Plans continue for Home, Farm, Garden Show

February 22, 2011

Planning for the Albion Home, Farm and Garden Show are going very well, Theresa Scheffler, chairperson, told the Albion Chamber of Commerce Monday evening.

About 60 exhibitors have been registered for the April 2 event at the Boone County Fairgrounds. The show will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Booths will be located in both the Event Center and the Casey Building. Some booth spaces remain available. The final registration deadline will be March 10, 2011.

A special feature of the event will be raffle ticket sales for the Country Cottage Playhouse being built by John Wayne Construction. Several area businesses are contributing materials for this project.

More details in the Feb. 23 Albion News Print & Electronic Editions.

Aliza Brugger is state runner-up in Voice of Democracy contest

February 1, 2011

Aliza Brugger
Aliza Brugger
Aliza Brugger, a senior at Boone Central High School, was Nebraska’s second place statewide winner in the annual VFW Voice of Democracy Contest.

She received a $2,000 college scholarship for her runner-up finish. Contest results were announced Friday, Jan. 28, during the VFW’s Mid-Winter Conference in Lincoln.

Aliza, daughter of Norm and Keri Brugger of Albion was the first place winner in VFW District 15. She was one of eight finalists selected to present their Voice of Democracy entries last Friday on the theme: “Does My Generation Have a Role in America’s Future?”

Vietnam War Memorial will be at fair

January 26, 2011

A special feature of the 2011 Boone County Fair will be the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall, which will be located on the fairgrounds July 8-11.

The wall will be arriving at the fairgrounds in Albion on July 6. Set up will begin on July 7, and the wall will be ready for viewing on July 8.

The Moving Wall, completed in 1984, is a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, which pays tribute to the nearly 58,000 Americans who died in the Vietnam War.

This is the same Moving Wall that was displayed in Tilden 2 1/2 years ago.

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