By Janelle Keller
Summer time gardening is a popular hobby in Nebraska. It’s a relaxing way to spend time outdoors with something to show for it as the season progresses. For one FFA member and her family, it’s a way to promote an important organization as well.
Recent recipient of the Yard of the Week was the Corey Schroedl family, located at 43056 Foxtail Road. Corey, Lisa and their children Sophia, Logan, Haley and family dog, were presented the honor by (Left) Chamber Board Members Chris Raymond and Susan Zwiebel.
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by Laura Vroman Christians call it the Great Commission; Matthew 29:19 says, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and the Holy Spirit.” Pastor Scott McClellen and his wife Keri have adopted two locations in Haiti where they serve as missionaries, in addition to pastoring the Berean Church in Valentine. Pastor Scott said he thought that it was important to build on-going relationships and by visiting the same place every two years, which is a goal they have been able to meet.
VHS recently updated their weight room with newly purchased equipment that was purchased through fund-raising and a generous donation from the Sandhills Area Foundation. “We replaced equipment that was here and made by some of the shop classes in the 80s,” said Athletic Director Gus Brown. The new equipment that was purchased includes three dual racks, two glut ham machines, a four way neck machine and a newly innovative squat machine. “The neck machine will help with concussions as studies have shown that stronger neck muscles help prevent concussions as there is better support for the head. The squat rack also helps prevent injuries as it helps females with the way that their knees bend during the lift so it doesn’t put as much stress on their knees.” The weight room has been open from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday for the student athletes.
The Gregory City Council met on Monday, July 20, 2015. Mayor Maurie Schlaht chaired the meeting. The council members present were Tim Mills, Blane Bartling, Jerry Kafka, Stacey Boes and Shana Flakus. Seymour Studenberg was absent.
City administrator Al Cerny, city librarian Diane Althoff, planning and zoning commission chairman Scott Anshutz and Jeannette Jelinek also attended the meeting.
Hail storms whipped through the area north of Gregory on Sunday night and early Monday morning, July 19-20, 2015.
Crops, vehicles and equipment were damaged by the storm. No injuries were reported.