Sunday, January 8, 2017
NEWS ROUNDUP: DHS Girls Win Sixth Consecutive Game
Here's what is trending in our area:
DHS Girls Win Six Straight: Don't look now, but Dorchester's lady Longhorns basketball team has won six straight games -- just as 8-4 Friend prepares to host DHS this Tuesday, Jan. 10. The Dorchester girls got off to a rocky start, losing to their first four opponents (only one of which was a fellow Class D-2 school, and that was top-ranked Exeter-Milligan). Under the tutelage of head coach Brandon Bruha, DHS has turned it around, most recently beating Sterling by 52-30 this past Thursday, which came on the heels of winning the Weeping Water Holiday Tournament. The Lady Longhorns have a favorable schedule ahead, as only Class D-1 Friend and Class D-2 Hampton have winning records as of today. If Dorchester's girls play hard and smart, the team could easily win 14 or 15 games this season and be a real contender in D-2.
Saline County Pheasants Forever Banquet Is Jan. 28: Saline County Chapter Pheasants Forever banquet will be Jan. 28 in Willber's Sokol Hall. 5:30 p.m. doors open; 7 p.m. meal. $60/membership and meal, $20/spouse, $10/youth. Jim Aschenbach, 402-477-6227.
Famous DeWitt Agribusiness Suffers Major Fire: A feed mill at Waldo Genetics in DeWitt was damaged during a fire on Friday night, according to the Lincoln Journal Star. The business' feed mill was destroyed and the business is contacting others to find alternative sources for animal feed, but that it will not affect business. Waldo Genetics was known as Waldo Farms until 2014, when it rebranded.
Orv's Grocery In Friend Closes: The Friend newspaper reports that Orv’s Grocery in Friend closed in December, leaving the town of over 1,000 people -- and 25 minutes from a major box store -- without a grocery store. Owner Vickie Himmelberg said she closed the store down on Dec. 17. She and her husband, Brian, purchased the store from his father, Orville Himmelberg in 1994. In recent years the store struggled to attract customers, which when added to increasing utility bills, forced the Himmelbergs to close up shop, despite their efforts to attract customers. Orv's owned a grocery store in Dorchester, as well, until the late 1980s, before the Dorchester mainstreet store re-opened as Torson's Grocery.