Fort Calhoun graduates ready to pursue success

During her commencement address, salutatorian Avery McKennan told her classmates,  “ The real world is ahead of us, but I know that our class is full of individuals ready to pursue their own successful futures.”  Congratulations to the Fort Calhoun class of 2019 and best wishes in your pursuit of success.    

Crane migration nears peak along Platte

Row Sanctuary reported Thursday that the sandhill crane migration along the Platte River between Grand Island and Kearney is at or near its peak this weekend. Estimates are that 680,000 cranes – plus or minus 70,000 are roosting on the river. While the waterfowl may be enjoying the weather, the extremely wet conditions have restrictedContinue reading “Crane migration nears peak along Platte”

Prairie chickens dance at Switzer Ranch

In making my reservation  for the Audubon Crane Fest this year I signed up for the Calamus Outfitters Prairie Chicken Tour on the Switzer Ranch at  Calamus, NE.  On a gray morning my tour companions and I boarded an old school bus to travel to the prairie chicken lek, or “booming grounds.”  We sat quietlyContinue reading “Prairie chickens dance at Switzer Ranch”

Blair Fine Arts Soup and Salad Supper

The annual Soup and Salad Supper is a show case for talented sixth to twelfth grade instrumental groups and talented musicians. There were also some fun surprises during the Otte Middle School eighth grade performance of a Star Wars medley.

Party in the snow

Some 5th grade students had the opportunity to enjoy the snow and show their creativity on Friday before spring break,   Students who were able to keep at least one ICMM ticket were invited to this snow party.  ICMM stands for I Can Manage Myself.   The students loved their party and created snow dogs,Continue reading “Party in the snow”