Thursday, June 29, 2017
NEWS ROUNDUP: 4th Of July Parade; Acreage For Sale; DPS Gets Grant
Are You Entering A Float In Dorchester's 4th Of July Parade?: We read on social media that the Peg Bergmeyer, "Dorchester Community Foundation Fund members were busy last night working on their float for the parade." Bergmeyer says she hopes many other businesses, organizations and individuals will participate and make this a memorable day in Dorchester. "We have heard there may be an Alumni Band from a nearby community participating," she wrote. For more information about the Dorchester 4th of July parade, contact Judy Schweitzer or Bergmeyer. For the full July 4 celebration schedule, click here. Dorchester Community Foundation folks have already made their float for the Dorchester 4th of July celebration and parade (7 p.m. on July 4, with lineup starting at 6:30 p.m.). According to the Foundation's
Nice Acreage South Of Dorchester For Sale: The Times has spotted an 11-acre farmstead for sale at 1057 County Road 1300, which is south and west of town. According to the listing, this secluded farmstead featuring countless trees and wandering creek. It features "a charming home with over 1200 sq. feet. Some wood flooring is beaming through." The seller is leaving their cell-phone range extender. "The covered deck is fabulous for sitting and enjoying the evenings or having morning breakfasts." See the listing here.
Dorchester School Receives $100,000 Early Childhood Education Grant: Dorchester Public School continues to be a leader. The Nebraska State Board of Education recently approved 11 new and expansion Early Childhood Education Program grants to provide access to high-quality early childhood education for 3- and 4-year-olds at risk of failing in school. Dorchester Public School will receive a $100,000 grant, as DPS will now offer a school-administered preschool program beginning in the 2017-18 school year. According to First Five Nebraska, "high-quality early childhood care and education programs support families as they carry out their critical role as children's earliest teachers." See more by clicking here.