Here's what is trending right now in the village:
More than 250 motorcycles rolled into town Saturday: We have received reports than somewhere between 260 to nearly 300 motorcycles were in Dorchester this weekend. City Slickers was a stop on the First Frontier H.O.G Poker Run. With friendly locals and two top-tier restaurants and bars booming on main street -- City Slickers and Big T's BBQ -- Dorchester has become a top spot for bikers in southeast Nebraska. We do know there was a rescue call yesterday afternoon to Big T's, but our staff has not heard any details.
Weber, Velder bring home more gold: This past week at the McCool Junction track meet, senior Longhorns Jacee Weber and Bailey Velder continued their dominance in their respective events. In the long jump, Weber won the gold with a jump of 15-6¾. She also took first in the triple jump with an impressive 34-10 jump. Velder took first in the shot put with a toss of 35-5. Nice job, ladies.
Velder, Weber are leaders Class D field events: According to the Omaha newspaper, as of May 3, DHS senior Jacee Weber led Nebraska's Class D female long jumpers with a top jump of 35-1. Meanwhile, Bailey Velder leads Class D in the shot put with a best toss of 38-2½. Two DHS athletes who lead by example!
UNL awards degrees to two Dorchester grads: More than 3,100 degrees were awarded during commencement exercises this weekend at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Among those receiving their degrees were two Dorchester natives and DHS graduates. Jordan David Jensen received his B.S. as a certified athletic trainer in Education and Human Sciences, while Sarah Michele Shrestha (Wenz) received her Master of Science. Congrats to these two Longhorns.