Sunday, June 26, 2016

News Round-Up: Hoffman Leads Neb. Jr. Legion Auxiliary; Foundation Plans Golf Event

It is a busy week in Dorchester as the buildup begins towards the July 4 celebration.  Here's what's trending in Dorchester:

Dorchester's Hoffman Is President Of Nebraska's Jr. Legion Auxiliary:  Dorchester continues to produce impressive upcoming female leaders. Dorchester's Daisha Rae Hoffman has been elected to serve as president of Nebraska's American Legion Auxiliary Honorary Junior Department.  The group convened last week in Kearney.  In April, Dorchester's Carly Rains and Allison Wiles were elected as officers for the District 11 Jr. Legion Auxiliary. Clarissa Bors of Dorchester, a 2016 DHS graduate, has just concluded her term as the national American Legion Junior Auxiliary historian. In 2013-2014, Bors was the Nebraska president of the Jr. Legion Auxiliary.

Community Foundation Plans Aug. 21 Golf Fundraiser:  The Dorchester Community Foundation Fund is planning a Golf Tournament fundraiser for Aug. 21, 2016, at the College Heights Country Club in Crete.  The Foundation is seeking sponsors who would like to donate prizes for each of the nine holes. If you are interested in donating or sponsoring a hole, please contact Linda Easley at (402) 641-0564.  Meanwhile, the Times has learned via an e-mail that the Foundation successfully raised its needed funding for the new cemetery directory in just over four months.  Impressive work by this group and the folks from all over the country who financially support it.

Joyce Karl Retiring From DPS; New Superintendent Begins Next Week:  An e-mail to the Times confirms that longtime Dorchester School secretary Joyce Karl, a 1969 DHS alum, is retiring from DPS after 34 years in the front office.  A retirement celebration was held at City Slickers last month.  We're also told this is the final week for DPS Superintendent Mitch Kubicek, who is taking a job at Milford Public School after eight years at Dorchester. Incoming Superintendent Daryl Schrunk will begin his duties next week, we are told.  He most recently served at the Columbus Lakeview Community School district and has 13 years of experience as a Nebraska school administrator.

Precipitation Possible This Week:  Dorchester and much of the rest of southeast Nebraska could used some moisture.  It looks like our area has a good shot at getting some, with meteorologists at AccuWeather placing the chances as high as 60% tonight through Tuesday, and somewhere between 25% and 40% through Thursday.  See the latest Dorchester forecast here.

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