Saturday, March 25, 2017

NEWS ROUNDUP: Alumni Tourney Successful, Museum Opens Next Sunday

Here is what is trending right now in the Dorchester area:

DHS Alumni Tourney Deemed Successful: It appears the March 17-19 Dorchester Alumni Basketball Tourney was quite successful.  According to unofficial reports, DHS' athletics department raised around $2,000 from the event.  Nearly 60 alumni took part in the three days of basketball action.  According to Facebook feeds, the 1998-2005 team won the tourney, beating the 1989-2003 grads in the championship.  Sponsors of the event were: Runza (Crete), Heath's Sporting Goods (Crete), Holly Well Drilling, First State Bank Dorchester; Stutzman Digging; The Well; Novak Auction Service; Farmers Cooperative; City Slickers Bar and Grill; Spring Creek Repair and Farm Supply; Big T's BBQ Pit Stop; Barley's Specialties; BZ Construction; Papik Seeds; Rains Simmentals; JR's Stor-All; Complete Ag; Tyser Auto Sales; and 5s Zoubek Racing.

DHS' Bailey Velder Signs With Doane University For Track:  It appears Dorchester will soon have another college athlete in its ranks.  DHS senior Bailey Velder has committed to Doane University to join the school's track and field team next school year.  This marks the second standout DHS athlete to commit to a Nebraska institution.  Last fall, Longhorn senior Jacee Weber signed to play volleyball for the Wayne State Wildcats.  Good luck to both Bailey and Jacee as they continue to represent their community in collegiate athletics!

County Museum Opens For Season On Sunday, April 2: The Saline County Museum, located in south Dorchester just off Hwy. 33, will open Sunday, April 2, for the season. The museum will be open every Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will be open both Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Admission is free and donations are accepted.  A special event will be held Sunday, April 30, when the museum will host an Antique Appraisal Fair given by Tom Bassett of Lincoln. (It will be like Antiques Roadshow coming to Dorchester.)  The museum will open at 1 p.m. that Sunday, and the fair will start at 2 p.m. There will be no charge for the event and three items will be allowed per person for Tom to appraise. 

Red Cross Needs Blood:  The American Red Cross has issued a call for type O negative and AB donations after severe weather in some parts of the country forced the cancellation of thousands of donations this month. Eligible donors are encouraged to give to help meet the constant need of patients.  If you would like to help at this urgent time, contact Samantha Pollard with the American Red Cross Blood Services at (402) 321-3576 or

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