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EMERALD – On Feb. 7, William Mathes, 40, of 101 SW 63rd St. was arrested on an alleged sex offender registration violation. Additionally, Troy Burchfield, 42, of the same address was arrested for filing false information. In 2015, Mathes had been arrested for leaving Plattsmouth without notifying authorities and also had been arrested in 2011 for not notifying Cass County authorities.
District OR-1 kicks off annual caring project
BENNET – Bennet Elementary and Palmyra High School have begun their annual Caring Project, this year collecting food items for the Palmyra Food Bank from Feb. 12-23.
Bennet Elementary has held a caring project for at least seven years. They celebrated the start of this year’s project with a pep rally on Feb. 8.
In the past, District OR-1 has supported the Wounded Warrior Project, the Capital Humane Society, People’s City Mission and the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.
“The Caring Project is for us to take our love and the things we can do outside of our building. We need to help those that need a little hand up, and that’s what Bennet Elementary does better than any school I know around here,” said Jen Hanger, sixth grade teacher.
The sixth grade student council introduced themselves and shared information on what and how to give. In southeast Nebraska, there are almost 20,000 children that live in homes where they have to skip meals or eat less to make ends meet.
Between the two schools, District OR-1 hopes to fill five barrels with non-perishable food donations.
There will be a competition to see what class or group can collect the most food items, as well as school-wide rewards at Bennet Elementary. Bennet is holding themed dress-up days to foster excitement for the project. At PHS, classes will collect their food items in 8 to Great/Second Step classrooms. Seniors bring to Mr. Chaffee’s office and juniors bring to Mr. Pollock’s classroom.
Each week, the food will be weighed and recorded on a picture graph to compare classes and groups.
Freeman students recognized for ‘Voice of Democracy’ essays
ADAMS – Each year, nearly 38,000 high school students from across the United States enter to win a share of the $2.2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the VFW’s Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition.
The Voice of Democracy Program is open to students in grades 9-12 who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories.
Felisha Moore was the Freeman District Champion and Lyndsey Ehmen placed third for the Voice of Democracy Contest. As one of the eleven District Champions across the State of Nebraska, Felisha took fifth place in the State Competition held at The Capitol on Feb. 2.
This year, 28 Freeman seniors entered the contest sponsored by the Burrows DeBoer Post 10042. Each student submitted an original three- to five-minute essay on the theme “American History: Our Hope for the Future.” Local judges evaluated the essays on originality, content, and delivery.
Locally, Lyndsey Ehmen was the first place winner, followed by Felisha Moore in second place, and Jacob Gramann received third place. The students were awarded with cash awards by the VFW Commander David Page.
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Jacilyn Bruns, The Voice News - February 8, 2018
The Voice News - February 8, 2018
The Voice News - February 8, 2018
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