Sunday, September 18, 2016

NEWS ROUND-UP: Ben Haufle Lands 31 Pound Catfish

Ben Haufle Lands Monster Catfish: This past weekend, Dorchester's Ben Haufle, owner of Ben's Iron Salvage, reportedly hauled in a 31-pound flathead catfish. Now, that's not close to Nebraska's record catch for a flathead, which stands at 80 lbs. (CORRECTION: Thanks to readers, we note that Ben's catch qualifies him as a master angler by more than 15 lbs.)  He can be proud because many fishermen go a lifetime without catching a fish that large. No word yet on Haufle's secret fishing hole.

Bob Zoubek Gets Recognized By Omaha Newspaper:  It’s that time of year when the Omaha World-Herald congratulates the region's best race drivers who have won track championships in Nebraska.  Dorchester's Bob Zoubek won the modifieds at Eagle Raceway, continuing his legacy in the sport.

Follow Your Favorite Dorchester Restaurant On Facebook: With Dorchester's weekend traffic up more than 500% since two months ago -- and up over 1,000% on Sunday nights -- the village's main street is rocking.  It's due to City Slickers' (formerly Joe's Place) renovation and transformation into a full-scale restaurant, along with the addition of the popular Big T's BBQ Pit Stop, which includes full breakfast menus on weekend mornings.  Both of these eateries are hoping and rate as the most popular restaurants in Saline County -- with folks coming from Lancaster, Seward, Jefferson, Gage and York Counties to sample the good eatings that Dorchester main street has to offer.  You can follow both restaurants' active Facebook feeds.  Click here for Big T's BBQ Pit Stop.  And click here for City Slickers.


  1. A master angler for a flathead needs to be only 15 pounds.


    Catfish – Blue; 40 in.; 30 lbs.
    Catfish – Channel; 30 in.; 12 lbs.
    Catfish – Flathead; 32 in.; 15 lbs.


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