Dorchester's Cecrle Featured in Omaha Newspaper: A news story in the July 20 edition of the Omaha World-Herald shines the spotlight on Dorchester's Justin Cecrle and his experience with the Nebraska Figure 8 racing series. The Omaha paper reports that Cecrle won the Open Class season opener on July 8 at the Clay County Fair in Clay Center. Cecrle told the paper: “This is my sixth year in racing. My first year, I bought a cheap 1975 Chevy Monte Carlo. It was pretty much turn-key and I ended up bending the frame and needed to do something different, although I did win Rookie of the Year. I got a rolling chassis from a guy over in Iowa. It was one of the ‘box cars’ that are lighter and faster than the original Figure 8 cars. I still race that car today.” The paper reports that Cecrle said he likes being involved with the local county fair and always enjoyed when the Figure 8s came to the fair. “I like the fairly short season compared to a circle track season and the pay in the Open Class, $800-$1,000 to win, isn’t bad, either,” he said.
Dorchester's Nerud Touts Governor's Trade Efforts: The Associated Press reports that Dan Nerud, a Dorchester farmer and vice president for the Nebraska Corn Growers Association, was part of news conference held earlier this month to kick off Gov. Pete Ricketts' international trade council. Nerud tells the AP that the effort is particularly important because so many of Nebraska's corn markets lie beyond the nation's borders. "We must continue to expand upon these opportunities," Nerud said. "Our competition is not standing still, and neither should we."
DHS Volleyball Fundraiser is Aug. 2: DHS volleyball head coach Ty Peteranetz informs the Times that on Wednesday, Aug. 2, the Raising Cane's location near 56th and Old Cheney will donate 20% of their proceeds to the Dorchester Volleyball program. To get the 20% donation sent to DHS, you will have to tell the cashier that you're supporting the program when you order. If you have questions, contact Peteranetz via the Facebook page set up for this event.