Erica Spanyers Wedding Set For Aug. 12: According to the Wilber newspaper, DHS graduate and Dorchester native Erica Spanyers will soon wed John Gross of Wilber, as the couple plans a wedding on Aug. 12 at the First United Methodist Church in Waverly. Parents of the couple are Keith Spanyers and Debbie Spanyers of Dorchester, Gary Gross of Wilber and Marge Sonder of Lincoln. The bride-to-be graduated from DHS and earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Chadron State College. She also earned a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from the UNMC’s college of dentistry. She works as a dental hygienist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lincoln.
Is Your Child Enrolled In Dorchester's New Preschool?: Mounting evidence from across the nation suggests that America’s K–12 schooling is falling short in preparing new generations for the ever-changing demands of the 21st century workplace. (Have you noticed all the 30-somethings in America still living with their parents?) One key way to improve your child's chances is through early childhood education. Studies show that starting at birth, young children are continuously and rapidly learning -- wherever they are and from whomever they’re with. As we reported a while ago, Dorchester Public Schools this coming school year will be administering its own preschool. Mrs. Alison Nickel was hired earlier this year as DPS' preschool teacher. School officials say preschool students at DPS will have a caring, friendly environment in which they are exposed to play, social skills and academic learning." Now we know the preschool's hours as announced on the DPS website. The 2017-2018 Dorchester Preschool hours are: AM Class (3 year-olds) will be 8:10 a.m. until 11:25 a.m. [Mondays-Thursdays]; and PM Class (4 year-olds) will be 12:15 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. [Mondays-Thursdays]. The first day for preschool is Monday, August 21. Questions? Call 402-946-2781.