Tuesday, May 9, 2017

NEWS ROUNDUP: DHS Crowns Athletic Banquet King And Queen

Havlat, Velder Named DHS Athletic Banquet King and Queen:  Monday evening was the annual DHS Athletic Banquet.  Seniors Tim Havlat was selected as the year's athletic king, while Bailey Velder was chosen as athletic queen.

4-H Encourages Donations To Local School Backpack Programs:  Recently, the 4-H organization celebrated its "Make a Difference Day."  Saline County 4-H encourages everyone to “Make a Difference” by donating to the backpack program in their community school.  Each of the schools in Saline County has a Backpack Program that sends home backpacks with students who need help getting nutritious meals throughout the weekend or over holidays.  If you would like to  donate to Dorchester's school backpack program, checks can be made to: Dorchester Public School (note Backpack Program in memo) and sent to Dorchester Public School, P.O. Box 7, Dorchester, NE 68343.

Model of Famous Friend Home Now On Display at Saline Co. Museum:  Have you ever seen the old Victorian home by the Friend golf course? The Wilber newspaper reports that a model of that home -- known as the Kiddle House -- is on display at the Saline County Museum in Dorchester.  The Kiddle House was built by Richard Kiddle, an immigrant from England, in 1886 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.  The home is currently owned by Lori Martin of Ohio, whose parents bought it in the mid-1960s.  The house is built in the Victorian French Second Empire style, Martin said.  One the house’s early occupants were the Sherdemans, who bought the Kiddle House in 1907.  Their grandson, Dr. W.F. Loomis of Ogden, Utah, built a model of the house in the 1980s. The model was donated to the state historical society by Loomis’s wife after his passing and is currently on loan to the Saline County Historical Society. It can be seen at the county museum in Dorchester on Sundays from 2-5 p.m.

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