Friday, April 7, 2017

NEWS ROUNDUP: One Reader's Wish; DHS Journalism Students Qualify For State

Here's what's trending in the Dorchester area...

One Reader's Vision For Our Main Street:  This week, a reader sent us the picture to the right. She wrote: "If I could restore Dorchester's main street, this is what it would look like." She says the photo was taken in Lincoln, and according to a Facebook commentator, these particular buildings are in the Union College area on 48th Street.  We like this reader's vision and wanted to share it with all our readers.

Longhorn Journalists Headed To State Competition: Dorchester just keeps building on its storied reputation for being a journalism training ground. Congratulations go to the following DHS journalism students who qualified to compete at Nebraska's State Journalism Competition: Brittney Zoubek in yearbook feature writing, yearbook sports feature writing, and yearbook theme copy writing; Makenna Bird in yearbook feature writing and yearbook sports feature writing; Michelle Kotas in yearbook theme copy writing and advertising; Zoe McKnight in sports/action photography; and Breanna Muff in news/feature photography.  In addition, the team of Zoubek, Bird and Kotas qualified in Yearbook theme development. This is Zoubek and McKnight's third time of qualifying for state, and Bird's second. They are advised by Mrs. Sandy Severance.  A big thumbs-up to these budding journalists.

Saline County Museum Keeps Expanding In Dorchester: The Friend Sentinel reports that a new building is going up at the Saline County Museum in Dorchester.  The story quotes Saline County Historical Society President Judy Rada as saying that this new building will be the museum’s 12th since it was established in 1956. The new building will serve as a research station for the museum’s large obituary archive and other records, and the rest of the space will likely be used for storage.  "The museum opened for the 2017 season on April 2 and features new items donated, including a scrapbook of school pictures collected by Bernice Filipi, a cement block maker, and a doll house on loan from the Nebraska State Historical Society based on the Kiddle House in Friend."  The story notes that more than 1,000 different people and entities have donated at least one item to the museum.

Dorchester Alumni Golf Tourney Set For June 3: The fourth annual DHS Alumni Golf Tournament is scheduled for June 3 at the Friend Country Club.  Reservations are needed by May 19.  Four-person teams may enter for $160, or single players can enter for $40.  T-shirts are an additional $15 per person.  For more information, contact Brent Zoubek at 402-946-2781 or

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