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Corrections director gets huuugggge raise

The same day that the newspaper reported four staffers were injured at the state prison in Tecumseh, it was also announced that Nebraska Department of Corrections Director Scott Frakes received a 30 percent (yes 30 percent) raise this year. That’s an increase of $60,000 a year. That means he’ll be paid $250,000 a year.

That salary makes him the second highest paid state official behind only the head of the Nebraska Investment Council, but still the highest paid who answers to Governor Pete Ricketts. State employees received a 2 percent raise this year, with an opportunity for an additional 0.3% merit increase.

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More Neb. counties are placed on state COVID-19 list

LINCOLN — Nearly one-third of Nebraska’s 93 counties are now under a State Directed Health Measure.

Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Monday the state’s fth CO- VID-19 related Directed Health Measure includes Banner, Box Butte, Cheyenne, Dawes, Deuel, Garden, Grant, Kimball, Morrill, Scotts Bluff, Sheridan and Sioux counties.

It will be in effect until May 11, unless renewed.

The measure limits public

gatherings and restricts restaurants and bars.

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Hartington students selected for Sigma Beta Delta at WSC

WAYNE — Austin Creamer, Lauren Hahne and Michaela Derickson, all of Hartington, have been selected as a member of Sigma Beta Delta.

Creamer is the son of Ryan and Janet Creamer.

He is an ag business/economics major. He also plays intramural football at Wayne State College.

Hahne is the daughter of Douglas and Mary Hahne.

She is a business finance, economics and ag-business major. She participates in Alpha Lambda Delta as president, student senate as business and technology representative and Phi Kappa Phi. She has also been listed on the dean’s list.

Derickson is the daughter of Josh and Tina Derickson.

She is a business marketing major with a history minor.

She participates in Pi Gamma Mu, the honors program, serves as a resident assistant, Delta Sigma Pi, Cardinal Key, Alpha Lambda Delta and women’s rugby.

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Honor Band

Carter Kelly placed second chair on the trombone, Issac Santiago placed third chair on the clarinet, Kora Kneifl placed fourth chair on the clarinet, Ellie Lammers placed fifth chair on the trumpet and Trynity Zach placed 12th on the trumpet after an audition process which included the full range of the chromatic scale on their instrument and a short technical piece or etude, and were selected to attend the Pierce Middle School Honor Band. The audition included many large area middle schools, such as Norfolk, Wayne, Pierce and surrounding schools. The sixth grade students were in competition for chair placement on their instruments with all sixth and seventh grade students from these area schools who submitted an audition. The HNPS student’s earned some of the top positions. Unfortunately the April 4 event has been cancelled, but these students can look forward to representing HNS in future events. 

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Lewis and Clark All Conference

Central Division Girls

All-Conference Team

1. Katelyn Heine    12 Wynot

2. Shalee Planer    12 Wynot

3. Abbe Morten    12 H/N

4. Karley Heimes    12 Wynot

5. Kati Topp    11 Winside

6. Kayden Jueden    11 H/N

7. Ava Springer    11 Walthill

8. Andi Bargstadt    12 Winside

Honorable Mention

Michaela Lange     12 Wynot

Kaitlyn Heimes     12 Wynot

Noelle Wieseler     12 Wynot

Autum Lawson     11 Wynot

Whitney Hochstein 12 Wynot

McKenna Russell    10 Winside

Alivia Morten       9 HNS

N Moniz Morris    11 Walthill

Beyatae Parker     12 Walthill

West Division Girls

All-Conference Team

Maycee Zimmerer 10 Creighton

Morgan Kleinschmit    11 Wausa

Jaiden Taylor    11 Randolph

Kiera Moes    10 Osmond

Alex Eisenhauer    10 Bloomfield

Bree Eisenhauer     12 Bloomfield

Macy Aschoff    10 Osmond

Esther Nelson    12 Wausa

Honorable Mention

Charlize Wilmes    12 Creighton

Carissa Wacker    12 Plainview

Peace Akinnigbagbe10 Plainview

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Kingsbury, Schutte top vote-getters on boys’ team

East Division 

Boys All-Conference First Team

1. Carter Kingsbury    12    Ponca

2. Noah Schutte        12     LCC

3.Ty Erwin            12    LCC

4. Blake Brown        11    Wakefield

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Morten, Harms are honored by area coaches

HARTINGTON — Post-season honors are now being handed out to area athletes.

The Lewis & Clark Conference announced its All Conference boys basketball team and honorable mention lists, and a dozen area players wrapped up the campaign among the elite.

Hartington-Newcastle Wildcat seniors Shaye Morten and Sam Harms made the Central Division’s First Team, along with Wynot junior Anthony Haberman.

Wildcat senior Matthew Meisenheimer and Wynot junior Peyton Wieseler were chosen for honorable mention honors.

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Area football players picked as All Stars

NORFOLK — The annual Northeast Nebraska All-Star Football Classic rosters have been announced and several area athletes have made the list.

The football game will be played on Saturday, June 13 at Veteran’s Memorial Field in Norfolk. 

Mike Sunderman, president of the event’s Board of Directors, said the Board is still planning for the game. A final decision will be made closer to that date. 

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