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Sarah Grape to lead BCHC Foundation
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Long-time Albion resident Sarah Grape is the new director of the Boone County Health Center Foundation. Grape comes from a large family and values her upbringing. She understands rural living as she was born in Iowa and moved to Albion in the third grade. “The opportunities Boone County Health Center provides for its coverage area […] The post...
County’s real estate values expected to rise
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Boone County’s preliminary real estate values for 2022 indicate a 2.68 percent increase this year after three consecutive years of decline. Agricultural land values were among the categories increasing this year, along with commercial and residential valuations. This year, the county’s total ag land valuation is expected to increase by...
Ambulance garage fund growing
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Matching fund drive for the Boone County Ambulance garage is growing, with an additional $2,500 donated early this week by Dave and Kate Seier of Albion. Above, they were with Keith Bittner at his retirement home in Running Water, SD. Keith and Mary started the fund drive in April, and it has now topped $85,000. […] The post Ambulance garage fund...
News/ Tribune area stars shine bright
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When it’s time for the annual Nebraska State Track & Field Championships, there is no tomorrow. It’s time for athletes to burst forth or fall back. One last chance to catch fleeting glory. At the 2022 state championships at Omaha Burke Stadium Friday and Saturday, a number of Albion News/Boone County Tribune standouts did indeed […] The post...
Boone Central golfers end season in B-2 District
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The Boone Central boys golf team concluded its 2022 spring season in the B-2 District tournament at Wayne Country Club Wednesday. The event had been postponed one day. The Cardinals finished 6th in the team standings with a 379 team total. Mount Michael Benedictine (307) was the B-2 champion, with Lakeview (345) and Wayne (352) […] The post Boone...
Cardinals off and running (and jumping) in the 2022 Nebraska State Track & Field Championships
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Sophomore Jaxson Lipker began Boone Central’s 2022 medal count in the annual Nebraska State Track and Field Championships Wednesday morning at Omaha Burke Stadium. Lipker tied for 6th place in the Class B High Jump competition, clearing 6’2. That mark was one inch higher than Lipker’s 6’1 gold medal leap in the B-4 District and […] The...
Bonnie Baum is BCHC Caring Kind employee
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Bonnie Baum has been named the 2022 Caring Kind award recipient at Boone County Health Center (BCHC). Recipients of this prestigious award have gone above and beyond the call of duty to demonstrate compassion for patients, cooperation with co-workers, and dedication to excellence in their job responsibilities. Each year the Nebraska Hospital...
Special dedication set for St. Mary’s Cemetery, Primrose
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A special recognition and dedication ceremony is planned at St. Mary’s Cemetery, north of Primrose, on Saturday, May 28, at 1 p.m. to acknowledge recent improvements and those who have volunteered their service over the years. The cemetery was established over 90 years ago when Martin and Elizabeth Miller deeded the property known today as […]...
Riverside High School salutes 18 graduates
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Riverside High School class of 2022 enjoyed a perfect afternoon and took time for a little fun during their commencement exercises on Saturday afternoon, May 14, at the Cedar Rapids Gym. Superintendent Stephanie Kaczor congratulated the class of 18 students on their grace and determination in dealing with a 100-year flood, a pandemic, a drought...
Six Newman Grove grads celebrate commencement
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Six seniors became the 124th graduating class at Newman Grove High School last Saturday, May 14. Commencement speakers expressed optimism about the future and thanked the school faculty and community for helping to prepare them for the future. Class speakers included valedictorian Isaac Potmesil, salutatorian Morgann Johnson, and class president...
BRAN riders coming soon, planning meeting set for May 18
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Bike Ride Across Nebraska (BRAN) will be coming to St. Edward in just over three weeks, on Thursday, June 9. A public organizing meeting for BRAN is scheduled today, Wednesday, May 18, at 5 p.m. in the Community Center. The BRAN representative for St. Edward will be attending. This will be the Day 5 overnight […] The post BRAN riders coming soon,...
Petersburg grads among those honored at Boone Central
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Several graduates from Petersburg were among those honored at Boone Central Commencement on Sunday, May 15. Among the graduates and scholarship winners was Gavin Stuhr, above, receiving his diploma from Tim Stopak, board president. Read more in the Petersburg Press and Albion News/Boone Co. Tribune, print and e-editions. The post Petersburg grads...
Derecho storm leaves behind damage in Petersburg area
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It began as a rolling dust storm with zero visibility and dark as night. It progressed to high winds. Dirt was blown into otherwise tight buildings. Last Thursday, Petersburg, along with many other area towns, was in a line of strong winds rapidly moving across the area. This was referred to as a Derecho which […] The post Derecho storm leaves...
Shanle, Hamling advance in St. Ed Mayor’s race
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Brian Shanle and Dean Hamling will advance to the general election in the race for St. Edward Mayor, based on unofficial results announced Tuesday night by the Boone County Election Commissioner. Shanle received 105 votes in the primary and Hamling, the incumbent mayor, received 67 votes. Running in third place was Michael Sorensen with 34 […]...
Six Cardinals headed to Omaha, Nebraska State Track & Field Championships
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Six qualifiers for the 2022 Nebraska State Track & Field Championships, four individual district gold medals, a runner-up team finish in the B-4 District Tuesday at Pawnee Park in Columbus, and a new school record. Not a bad day at the office for the Boone Central boys track & field team. It was an unusual […] The post Six Cardinals headed to...
Yosten, Temme, Robinson are primary election winners
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Republican voters decided races for two county commissioner seats and the county clerk’s race in the May 10 primary election. Brian Yosten was the apparent winner in a close race for the District 1 (south district) Commissioner seat with 202 votes, while Frank Jasa received 187 votes and Kim M. Schilousky received 147 votes. Larry […] The post...
County will see 17% hike in health insurance cost
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Boone County will face a 17.14 percent increase in employee health insurance premium costs for the coming year, and commissioners met with department heads and employees Monday, May 9, to discuss the path forward. Commissioners reviewed the notification letter on Blue Cross/Blue Shield rates received from the Nebraska Association of County...
Gulbrandson named outstanding alumnus
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Dr. Cody M. Gulbrandson, of St. Edward has received the 2022 Outstanding Alumni Award from Central Community College-Grand Island. He is owner of and veterinarian at Beaver Creek Veterinarian Services in Albion. Gulbrandson grew up in a rural setting south of Central City. He graduated from Central City High School in 2000 and started his […] The...
BCHC named a national top 20 critical access hospital
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Boone County Health Center in Albion was recently named one of the top 20 critical access hospitals (CAHs) for overall performance in the United States and was the only CAH in Nebraska to receive this designation. The top 20 critical access hospitals, including Boone County Health Center, scored best among CAHs as determined by the […] The post...
Boone Central Honors Night will be Thursday, May 12
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Boone Central High School Honors Night will be held this Thursday, May 12, at 7 p.m. in the new gym. Honors Night had to be rescheduled due to a weather delay for the conference track meet. Last day of classes for Boone Central students will be this Friday, May 13, with early dismissal at 11:50 […] The post Boone Central Honors Night will be...
St. Edward honors local graduates
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St. Edward Public School was a special place to call home for 2022 graduate and valedictorian MaKayla Matchett. In her valedictory address, she said she carries many memories of the activities and happenings at the school during the past 12 years, especially those she experienced with her classmates. She went on to talk about all […] The post St.
Mock accident provides valuable experience for many
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A mock auto accident staged near Boone Central High School Wednesday afternoon, May 4, provided valuable lessons for all involved. For emergency responders, it was a chance to work together with other agencies and improve their skills. For the students looking on, it was a reminder that serious crashes can cause death or serious injury. […] The...
Mid-State Conference success for Cardinal track/field athletes
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After two aborted tries due to poor weather conditions, the Mid-State Conference was finally able to hold its 2022 track and field championships Tuesday at Battle Creek. Boone Central athletes acquitted themselves well and brought five event championships back to Albion. In team competition, Battle Creek (124) handily won the boys championship and...
Albion News/Boone Co. Tribune, Petersburg Press winners in press contest
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Nebraska Press Association held their 2022 convention in Kearney last weekend, April 29-30. Due to COVID-19, it was the first time since 2019 that newspapers were able to join in a live get-together. Newspapers across the state entered the annual Nebraska’s Best of 2021 Contest, with winners announced on Saturday evening. Albion News/Boone County...
Area firefighters help battle big wildfire near Cambridge
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Area volunteer firefighters formed a strike force and helped to battle the huge wildfire in Furnas and Red Willow counties of southwest Nebraska last weekend. “It was the biggest fire I’ve ever experienced,” said Albion Fire Chief Bruce Benne. “It was good experience for us, and I believe we were able to help out.” Other […] The post...
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