The students of the term program has been a great success over the years. It is sponsored by the following local businesses: Steffen’s Service Station, Wiebalhaus Recreation, Sports Stop, Subway, and the Crofton Journal.
The businesses supply gift certificates to the students for their hard work. Students are nominated by teachers for many reasons not just grades. Some of the reason students were nominated are helping faculty and staff, tutoring students that are struggling, coming in for extra help before and after school, or just for being a good classmate. Teachers can nominate a high school student and a junior high student.
Student of the Term for Term 4 are Valerie Kaiser and Nolan Babcock.
Other students nominated in the high school were: Lauren Buschkamp, Tomas Stewart, Kelsey Schroeder, Alexis Suing, Quinn Schieffer, Jayden Jordan, Sabrina Kaiser, Dannielle Steffen, Nathen Schmidt, Colby Zuhlke, Ethan Tramp, Karley Schieffer, Connor Dahl, Paul Konechne and Sam Tejral.
Other students nominated for junior high were: Hannah Schieffer, Edison Sudbeck, Thomas Maibaum, Kody Kleinschmidt, Jeffery Birger, Kendall Thoene, Ty Tramp, Blair Jordan and Brianna Berger.
Mount Marty College (MMC) in Yankton, South Dakota, recently announced the commitment of Mariah Dather. A 2019 Crofton Community Schools graduate, Dather will attend MMC this fall and compete for the Lancers archery program.
Dather, daughter of Roger and Julie Dather of Crofton, NE, is the 2016 Nebraska State 4-H Outdoor Freestyle champion and member of the Nebraska team competing at 4H Shooting Sports National Championships in the female compound division. “My main archery accomplishment that I am proud of is qualifying an participating at National 4H for Nebraska. I am also proud of helping younger 4-H members learn to shoot and being a role mode. My love for the sport started while watching two sisters in our county 4-H so I hope that I have helped spark the love of the sport to younger members.”
Asked what interested her to Mount Marty College and the Lancer archery program, Dather replied, “The location of the Mount Marty College and small class size are what interested me along with having my major. The Lancers practice at my home range [NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center] so I have been able to watch them practice, grow and compete at the national level which has been exciting to me.” Commenting further on what her goals are at The Mount, Dather adds, “I am hoping to grow as an individual, create lifelong friendships, earn a degree in business and then go out into the workforce with a job that I look forwards to going to every day and enjoy. While doing that, I plan to enjoy being on the MMC archery team and continuing to grow as a competitive archer.”
“I’m very excited to welcome Mariah to the Lancer program,” said Josahan “Jos” Jaime-Sambrano, MMC archery head coach. “Mariah is a home-grown archer, very talented, who has been an active member of the 4-H shooting sports community for years. She’ll be a great addition to Mount Marty College.”
Attention Lake area residents, come on down and meet Crofton Fire and Rescue at a meet and greet. Along with Yankton County Search and Rescue, Knox and Cedar County police departments. The meet and greet will be held Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lewis and Clark Visitor Center Picnic shelter, Hwy 121. There will be equipment demo's, hot dogs and cool trucks.
Morningside College students received achievement awards recently during the annual Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) Honors Convocation at Morningside College.
ODK is a national leadership honor society that recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership and exemplary character.
Morningside College is a private college in Sioux City, Iowa, with a total enrollment of 2,700 students. Morningside offers over 65 majors and pre-professional programs. It also offers online graduate programs in education and nursing and an online bachelor's degree completion program for nontraditional students. More information is available at morningside.edu.
The following students from your area received awards:
Katelyn Stewart from Crofton, the Marvin and Merry Klass Endowed Scholarship in performing arts.
Quinn Wragge of Crofton, NE and 56 other students presented 55 academic projects from a variety of disciplines at Concordia University, Nebraska's 9th annual Academic and Research Symposium on Wednesday, April 24.
"For students presenting at the symposium, they gain professional experience publicly sharing their scholarship as well as offering a setting for students to reflect on their experience and how those impact their lives going forward." said faculty sponsor Dr. Sara Brady, assistant professor of psychology. "Each project typically entails months of intentional work conducted beyond the classroom. Students gain the benefit of building relationships with faculty members, as well as understanding and appreciating novel aspects of their field."
Students presented a variety of semester or yearlong projects at the symposium, including poster and oral presentations in art, biology, education, English, health and human performance, linguistics, mathematics, neuroscience, physics, psychology, sociology and theology. Faculty members also supervised the students' work to ensure readiness by providing them with feedback and guidance.
Northeast Community College students captured a combined 51 medals in a competition that showcases the best career and technical education students in Nebraska. Northeast crowned 17 state champions and swept the competition in two categories, while students in two other categories finished first and second at the SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference held recently at the Heartland Events Center and Fonner Park in Grand Island.
In the competition, students in skilled and technical education science contests work against the clock and each other, proving their expertise in occupations such as electronics, computer-aided drafting, precision machining, medical assisting and culinary arts. The philosophy of the championships is to reward students for excellence, to involve industry in directly evaluating student performance and to keep training relevant to employers' needs.
More than 1,600 students competed in more than 140 events.
Northeast took the top three positions in the Computer Programming competition. Derek Mahony, Ericson, was named 2019 Nebraska State SkillsUSA Champion while Nathan Cech, Columbus, placed second, and Ahmed Abdulkadir, South Sioux City, was third.
Northeast also had the top three finishes in Industrial Motor Control. Garret Reynolds, Wayne, was named the 2019 Nebraska State SkillsUSA Champion, while Lyle Cate, Valentine, was second, and Andrew Rasmussen, Albion, was third.
In the Diesel competition, Tanner Knight, Ord, was named the 2019 Nebraska State SkillsUSA Champion, while Jack Compton, Pierce, was second.
In Internetworking, Hayley Lazo, Omaha, was named the 2019 Nebraska State SkillsUSA Champion while Anthony Ketelsen, Norfolk, was second.
Other gold medal winners from Northeast include Preston Dickau, Atkinson, in Automotive Refinishing; Joseph Stellato, Walton, Automotive Service Technician; Connor Wuebben, Hartington, Electrical Construction Wiring; Anthony Buresh, David City, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC); Kody Salak, Columbus, Information Technology Services; and Riley Gomez, Rosalie, Technical Drafting.
Clay Stepp, Wolbach, earned a silver medal in Welding.
Students earning bronze medals include Tanner Stelling, Milford, Carpentry; Michael Zavala-Taylor, Lyons, Collision Repair; Ty Shaw, Lincoln, Electrical Construction Wiring; Dalton Smutny, Meadow Grove, Masonry; and Jacob Mann, Winside, Plumbing.
In Audio/Radio Production, Trevor Dempster, O’Neill, and Sam Knoll, McCook, were named 2019 Nebraska State SkillsUSA Champions, while Kelsey Bigelow, Milligan, and Kaleb Zamora, Pierce, were second.
Other gold medalists include the team of Luke Jacobsen, Neligh, Emma Meisenheimer, Hartington, Madison Siedschlag, Pierce, and Noah Wilcox, Norfolk, in Broadcast News Production; Alexa Dougherty, O’Neill, Trevor Dozler, David City, and Caleb Hartmann, Fremont, in Crime Scene Investigation; Dylan Eisenmann, Madison, and Gene Kumm, Osmond, in Mechtronics; Kyle Lentz, Hartington, and Travis Munyer, Norfolk, Mobile Robotics; Joe Walsh, Ravenna, and Miles Bossman, Crofton, Urban Search & Rescue; and Matthew Gates, Hooper, Trenton Kluck, Aurora, and Dylan Ladehoff, North Bend, Welding Fabrication.
Silver medalists include Max Dederman, Norfolk, Austin Duhsmann, West Point, Zach Haburchak, Ewing, and Justin Ostrom, Burwell, Teamworks; and Austin Graves, Mount Vernon, SD, and Mark Lange, Crofton, Video Production.
Northeast instructors Brian Anderson, Dave Beaudette, Curtis Brandt, Richard Chrisman, Lynnette Frey, Ryan Hobza, Anthony Hoffman, Tom Hoile, John Knapp, Matt McCarthy, Michael McCarthy, Doug McKibbon, Tony Milenkovich, Bowdie Otte, Brian Rastede, Eric Roskeland, Phil Schimonitz, and Brad Vogt attended the competition as advisors. They were joined by Lyle Kathol vice president of educational services, Month Johnson, dean of applied technology, and Shanelle Grudzinski, associate dean of applied technology.
As state champions, 28 Northeast gold medal students have qualified for the 55th SkillsUSA National Championships, in Louisville, KY, June 24-28. More than 18,000 people, including students, teachers and business partners are expected to participate in the weeklong event.
The Knox County Sheriff's report has two counts of stolen cars being found in Crofton. Both cars came from the rural Crofton area and were found in or near Crofton.
The report states:
On April 20, 2019, a 2016 Chevy pickup owned by Blake Bartels, Crofton, NE was found on 893 Rd three miles north of Crofton. The vehicle had been driven off an embankment and left in the ditch severely damaged. It had been stolen from rural Crofton area in Cedar County.
April 20, 2019, a vehicle stolen from Daryl Guenther residence rural Crofton was found parked on the street near St Rose Preschool in Crofton after driving through church grounds.
Morningside College’s Omicron Alpha Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education, recently inducted 20 education students as members.
Inductees included 15 students from the Morningside College Undergraduate Teacher Preparation Program and 5 students from the Morningside College Graduate Education Program.
Katelyn Stewart, a senior at MCU from Crofton was one of the students inducted.
At Morningside College, Kappa Delta Pi members must have at least sophomore standing, be admitted to a teacher preparation program, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher, and express the intention on continuing in the field of education.
Crofton Firemen/EMR Appreciation Banquet was held Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Crofton American Legion.
Years of Service Awards for Crofton Volunteer Fire Department were awarded to: Michael Guenther; 10 years, Wendall Strom; 20 Years, Dan McFarland; 20 Years, Jerry Nelson; 25 Years, Art Sufficool; 50 Years.
Art Sufficool was also awarded a special plaque with his honoring his 50 year retirement from Crofton Volunteer Fire Department., His family gathered to witness Art accept the award.