Ty Hermelbracht, a senior at Bancroft-Rosalie, won the High School Team Roping State Championship earlier this month in Waterloo, Iowa. His riding partner is Dalton Wieneke of West Point. As champions, the two won saddles, buckles and scholarships and qualified for nationals in Gillette, Wyo., July 17-24. This is Hermelbracht’s fifth time qualifying for nationals.
Color run planned July 4th
He may not be able to participate, but friends, family and classmates of Arizona Riecken will be thinking about him as they compete in the "Run for AZ" event planned for Monday, July 4. Riecken, a teenager at Lyons-Decatur Northeast, was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this year. The color run will include a kids one-mile walk and one-mile and 5K walk for those older than 12 years of age. All kids will receive a medal, . . .
Who do you want to be when you grow up? If you ask a four year old that question, brace yourself as you're likely to get an earful. Preschool teacher Lacey Sateren posed that question to her four-year-old class, and not only did they get to think about who they wanted to be, they got to dress up like them, too! Living in Nebraska, you, of course, got a Nebraska Cornhusker and several hunters, but also a nurse, doctor, . . .
Paper airplanes are normally forbidden in any school, but a Bancroft-Rosalie art teacher made an exception before classes dismissed for the summer for a very special reason. Members of the 6th grade class wrote letters to send to Joey Merritt, a 2012 graduate of Bancroft-Rosalie High School who is currently stationed overseas with the U.S. Air Force. The letters were then folded into paper airplances to which the kids designed and . . .