Saturday, August 13, 2016

NEWS ROUNDUP: Dorchester School Hosts Open House Tuesday Night

School Open House Is Tuesday:  As the kids (and parents) mentally prepare to begin another school year, Dorchester Public Schools will hold an open house the evening before the first day of school.  The open house will take place Tuesday, Aug. 16, 6:30 p.m. in the gym.  Students will meet their new teachers and see their classrooms.  Students can bring their school supplies so they're ready when the bell rings on Wednesday.  DPS' new superintendent, Mr. Schrunk, will also greet students and parents.  Be there as the 2016-2017 school year gets underway!

Dorchester Preschool Taking Applications Now:  The Dorchester Preschool is now taking applications for enrollment for the 2016-17 school year.  The preschool specializes in preparing young minds with the thinking skills and concepts needed for school readiness in the 21st century.  Dorchester Preschool is available for kids who will be 3 years old by September 1, and for 4-year-olds who plan to attend Kindergarten the next fall.  For more information, call Doris at 946-2066 during school hours, or at her home at 402-821-2547.

Husker Fantasy Camp Design Carved In Local Corn Field: Did you happen to see U.S. Cellular's design carved in a corn field just west of town? Probably not, unless you were operating your drone or flying yourself up and around the Dorchester skies.  The image to the right is from the social media account of Joel Weber, the DHS alum who is owner and operator of Weber Feed Yards.  We are told by inside sources that the U.S. Cellular Husker Fantasy Camp Sweepstakes offers an exciting opportunity that includes a Memorial Stadium tour, chalk talk with former Nebraska football players,on-field activities, game jersey and playbook.  Whatever it is, that's quite a billboard.

Old-Fashioned Replica Signs Available For Your Business:  Some of our readers recall days when every business on most main streets across America had their own cool-looking neon or bulb-lit sign.  Now businesses in Dorchester and elsewhere can replicate that look to draw attention to their operations.  A company based in San Diego will personalize this sign for you and your needs.  Click here to see the company's Craigslist ad.  (The Times is neither receiving compensation for this mention, nor are we affiliated with this business.  We just wanted to share this interesting ad with our readers.)

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