Thrills, Spills At Gateway to Sandhills Bullride

July 5, 2011

bull-ejector1.jpgbull-no-you-dont.jpgbull-hard-fall.jpgbull-head-butt.jpgbull-lost-hat.jpgbull-swingin1.jpgbull-airborne1.jpgA large holiday crowd gathered at the Boone County Fairgrounds Saturday, July 2, to enjoy the wild excitement of the 17th Annual Gateway to the Sandhills Bullride Classic, presented by the Albion FFA Alumni and Rodeo Rose Productions.
When the final whistle had sounded, Zeke Mora of Brush, CO topped the 40 competing cowboys and added his name to the list of 16 previous event champions. Read more

250 attend local alumni banquet

June 21, 2011

Bill Curren traveled from Ghana, Africa, to attend the Boone Central Alumni Banquet.
Bill Curren traveled from Ghana, Africa, to attend the Boone Central Alumni Banquet.
Albion/Boone Central alumni gathered for their 55th annual Alumni Banquet Saturday evening, June 18, at the Boone County Event Center. About 250 people attended the banquet.

Michelle Devine, alumni president, served as master of ceremonies. Other alumni officers for 2011 are Amber Becker, vice president; Kim Mewhirter, secretary; and Josh Gompert, treasurer.

Agnes Nygren and Myrna Noble, both in the class of 1938, were the oldest alumni present. Bill Curren was honored as the alumnus who traveled the longest distance, from Ghana, Africa, to attend.

Car shows provide June highlights

June 14, 2011

Car show during Petersburg’s Cruise Night.
Car show during Petersburg’s Cruise Night.
Car shows are drawing crowds to the Boone County area during June.

Petersburg hosted its annual Cruise Night last Saturday, June 11, with good participation and a wide variety of vehicles and motorcycles.

This weekend, on Saturday, June 18, Albion will host it second annual “Smoke n Chrome on Main” Car Show as one of the highlights of alumni weekend.

Weather permitting, a large number of vehicles are expected for the show on Church and Fifth Streets in the downtown area.

Final plans made for alumni weekend

June 14, 2011

A wide variety of activities are planned in Albion this Saturday, June 18, in conjunction with the Albion/Boone Central alumni weekend.

Both alumni and the general public are invited to participate in the following events:

  • The 2011 Cardinal Run will start at 8 a.m. Saturday. It will include a five-mile run, a two-mile fun run/walk and a one-mile kids’ run. Registrations closed Friday, June 10. For more information, contact Nicole Levander at 402-395-3165.
  • Second annual Smoke n Chrome Car Show and Shine will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Albion. Many vehicles are expected, depending on the weather. No advance registration is required. Contact Don Casper at 402-395-2017 or Doug Young at 402-395-2151 for more details.
  • An 18-hole four-person scramble golf tournament will begin at 9 a.m. at the Albion Country Club. For more information or to sign up, contact Jesse at the ACC ProShop, 402-395-2900.
  • The annual Co-ed Sand Volleyball Tournament will also begin at 9 a.m. Registration closed June 10. For information, contact Amber Becker at 402-447-9934 or 402-843-8902.
  • The alumni banquet will be held at the Boone County Event Center on the fairgrounds, with the social hour beginning at 5 p.m. and banquet at 6 p.m. A total of 230 people were registered for the alumni banquet as of Tuesday morning, June 14.
  • The alumni dance will follow the banquet from 8 p.m. to 1 am. at The J Sports Bar & Grill, and is open to the public.

Cruise Night, alumni events this weekend

June 7, 2011

Petersburg will be hosting its annual Firemen’s Dance, Cruise Night and alumni banquets this Saturday evening, June 11.

Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department will host the annual Cruise Night and Dance.

Alumni banquets for Petersburg High School and St. John’s High School will be held at Werner Hall.

A new feature of Petersburg’s Saturday event will be a poker run, with registration from 11 a.m. to 12 noon at Knotty Pine in Petersburg. Full information will be available at the registration table.

Alumni events set for June 18

May 31, 2011

Albion and Boone Central Alumni recently announced a number of activities that will be held during Alumni Weekend on Saturday, June 18.

The schedule will include the annual Cardinal Run for all ages at 8 a.m., second annual “Smoke n Chrome on Main” car show downtown from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., an 18-hole golf scramble tournament at Albion Country Club, a co-ed sand volleyball tournament starting at 9 a.m. at the faigrounds, the evening Alumni Banquet at the Event Center on the fairgrounds, and an alumni dance starting at 8 p.m. at The J Sports Bar and Grill.

Details in the June 1 Albion News Print and Electronic Editions.

Community Club learns ‘mass messaging’

March 8, 2011

Due to the need for technology availability, the March Petersburg Community Club meeting was moved to the Boone Central School, Petersburg campus, on Monday night, March 7.

Boone County Development Director Shannon Landauer provided insight into new methods of getting the word out about the community club and its activities, plus the possibility of attracting new members. She explained mass messaging and how Wiggio works. Meeting notes and schedules can be sent to cell phones and computers.

“This is one way Boone County keeps in contact with their alumni,” said Landauer. Members agreed to schedule a meeting to show others what is being proposed. This meeting would be open to the public.

Additional details in the March 9 Petersburg Press Print & Electronic Editions by subscription.


August 10, 2010


By Julie Dickerson

On my desk at work is a daily calendar chocked full of advice, some good and some “ignore it and it will go away” suggestions.

August 1 said, “Education moves you from the realm of ignorance to the sphere of thoughtful uncertainty.”

August 2 said, “Aging has become very stylish. All the best people are doing it.” Liz Claiborn

August 3 said, “Life’s problems never hit you when you’re 18 and have all the answers.”

August 4 said, “You’re never too old to become younger.” Mae West

August 5 said, “If at first you succeed, try something harder.”

August 6 said, “Doing the job right generally takes less time than explaining why you did it wrong.”

August 7 said, “Knowing the right thing to do is not the same as doing it; doing the right thing is not the same as doing it without being told.”

August 8 said, “The speed with which you accomplish a task is only remarkable if the quality of the accomplishment is also remarkable.”

August 9 said, “You will never be successful at doing something you don’t want to do.”

August 10 said, “Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes.”

And, today August 11 said, “The size of a leader is judged by the size of the problems she solves.”

In a nutshell, do we have education, grow older, succeed, speed, or have problem solving abilities?

Education—My graduating class recently celebrated their 40th alumni reunion. I say “their” because I chose not to attend. After my small, rural high school closed its doors in 1969, my parents and I were given the option of what school to attend for my senior year. After some thought, I opted for Sidney High School. I knew some of the girls there, but it was still a big step from a class of three to one with over 130. During that school year, I thought I was lucky because I knew most of my classmates by name by graduation day, except for one guy who walked across the stage and I didn’t even know he was in the class. There were a couple of people attending the reunion that I would have liked to see. I keep in contact with some even now, and don’t have to wait for a reunion.

Grow Older—Recently, one of the most celebrated songs in the world came my way. It was an absolute joy when one of my grandsons called and sang, “Happy Birthday.” He must have practiced, because it was perfect, precious, and even had a giggle in the middle!! Of course, along with the celebrated day, I had to renew my driver’s license, which I did on line for the first time.

Succeed—That’s a tough one. I’m still working on that. I feel that life is like clay, and my molded clay hasn’t made it to the kiln yet.

Speed—”August 8″: I repeat: The speed with which you accomplish a task is only remarkable if the quality of the accomplishment is also remarkable. Last Saturday, while Jim was golfing in his second day of the tournament, I attempted to practice free-motion machine quilting. The speed at which my sewing machine went only led to my frustration. I spent much of the day using the seam ripper and thinking I would wait for another day to try it again.

Problem Solving Abilties—Life’s a stage and there will always be problems to solve.

And so, alumni reunions and birthdays come and go. Life continues.

But, (August 10) I need to make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes.

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