Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership will hold the Creighton WIC (Women,
Infant and Children), Immunization and CSFP (Commodity Supplemental Food Program for the Elderly) clinic on Tuesday May 15, 2018 from 10:30am to 2:30pm at the NENCAP Building 808 Chase Ave Creighton, Ne. For an appointment or for more information regarding the WIC or Immunization Programs please call (402) 385-6300.
NENCAP’s WIC Program provides nutrition education and supplemental foods to income
eligible pregnant, breast-feeding or postpartum women, infants, and children to age 5 years. Find a clinic near you at signupwic.com.
NENCAP’s CSFP Program is for seniors over the age of 60 and provides nutrition education and a food package. Seniors receive a two-month food package six times per year. In order to be eligible for the program you must be income eligible and live within the service area. For an appointment or more information on other distribution sites please call 1-800- 445-2505 extension 214.
Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership (NENCAP), headquartered in Pender, NE, is one of nine Community Action Agencies in Nebraska. NENCAP manages several different programs as determined by identified needs of residents in the 14 county service area. The Agency serves over 10,000 clients a year due to successful outreach efforts.
Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership (NENCAP) programs include the Commodity Supplemental Food Program; Family Services; Immunization; Weatherization; Head Start; Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition; Early Intervention Services Coordination; Healthy Families. The agency serves Knox, Antelope, Pierce, Madison, Stanton, Cuming, Thurston, Dakota, Burt, Wayne, Dixon, Cedar, Washington and Dodge counties. For more information on NENCAP programs, call 1-800- 445-2505.
There have been two separate sightings of a strange man hanging around children at play in Creighton.
The first sighting was two weekends ago. Two juveniles observed the man watching children playing. He didn't appear to be there with anyone and didn't engage in conversation with anyone. Observers noted how he was paying close attention to the children and how he would move when the children moved around the park, almost as if he was following them.
The witnesses described him as a white male, dark hair in his 20's. He was wearing a dark shirt and dark shorts.
The most recent sighting was April 27. This time four juveniles report seeing a man approach a young girl and grab her shoulders. Upon being grabbed the girl proceeded to scream which caused the man to take off running towards Main Street.
Witnesses described him as an older white male, dark hair with a gray beard. He seemed to be approximately 5'7"-5'9" wearing a green jacket and blue jeans.
Brady Brockhaus, of Creighton, committed to play basketball at Briar Cliff University last week. He signed the letter of intent Friday, April 6.
Brockhaus also accepted Briar Cliff University's Presidential Scholarship. This scholarship offers full tuition and is renewable from year to year. Briar Cliff offered this high honor to Brockhaus because of his academic credentials as well as his application and interview for the scholarship.
Five Creighton students received the prestigious state degree on Friday, concluding the 90th annual Nebraska State FFA Convention at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln.
Receiving state degrees were Wyatt Diedrichsen, Destiny Jacobsen, James Johnson, Brady Nelson and Kaitlin Sukup.
The BARN QUILT EVENT planned for Saturday, April 14th at Janet Frank Quilts & Embroidery in Creighton has been postponed. Please come in either Saturday, April 21 or Saturday, April 28 to complete your Barn Quilt! Paid registrations will be taken until Thursday April 19 for the event on April 21, and until Thursday April 26 for the event on April 28th. Stay safe and stay off the roads!
Northeast community college is hosting a Digital Photography Class at Creighton Public Library on April 17th at 6 p.m. Bring your own camera! Cost is $30. Call 800-348-9033 or visit northeast.edu to register.
Two students from Creighton competed at 2018 Class C2 State Speech held at the University of Kearney today.
Sam VanMetre took the 3rd place medal in the Entertainment category.
Meanwhile, Brian Johnson finished 6th place in Extemporaneous Speaking.
In its 22nd year of service, Overland Rehab continues to thrive as the month of March recognizes athletic training, one of its many specialties.
Finishing physical therapy school, David Holland and Bob Meuret joined already established therapist Bill Reynolds in opening Overland Rehab in 1996. e three set a business goal to provide quality therapy services to Northeast Nebraska by local physical therapists who know and understand the rural communities.
Their goal has made an impression on many throughout the years.
A 27-year athletic trainer and now co-owner of Overland, Matt Belitz explained, “I think the best part of Overland is that it is a physical therapy company owned by physical therapists. So, we know how to deal with therapists because we are therapists. And, we don’t put people in situations that they’re not going to be comfortable in, just because, we wouldn’t do it.”
He also explained that one of the many benefits of Overland is its wide range of locations. With locations in Creighton, Verdigre, Neligh, Plainview Manor, Plainview Hospital, Osmond, Santee, Lynch and soon-to-be-in Yankton, the business has taken off with not only expanding in locations but by nearly tripling its team and adding new treatments while doing so.
“We do everything from home health to providing therapists in public schools. We have pediatric therapy and also have pools in a couple of different places,” said Belitz. “So, we really see everything from babies to 100-year-olds. And everyone from hospital patients to outpatients, to home health patients, to nursing home, to whatever. So it is a good variety.”
A University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Nebraska Med Center graduate, Belitz joined the Overland team in 2006 after years of hounding from friend and fellow Med Center graduate — and now partner — with Overland Rehab, David Holland.
With word of Mueret going back to school and Reynolds retiring, Belitz made his move to Neligh to become part of the Overland family.
Since then, Belitz has continued to hold up the reputation of Overland by devoting his time and skills primarily to the Neligh community, taking pride in helping others.
“There have been a couple times where I have to put knee caps in and shoulders back in. That is kind of fun,” he said. “If you can get them settled down faster by getting it back in place, that’s always a good thing. And seeing kids get back playing after they get hurt, and being able to help them get back.”
Ryan Gallagher is also an athletic trainer with Overland Rehab. Gallagher provides physical therapy and athletic training services in Osmond and Plainview.
Holland said that Belitz has really helped build the business since he started in 2006, and the growing staff continues to show that Overland Rehab is all about personalized care.
“You are dealing with people that probably know everyone in the community so there is kind of grassroots feeling of rehab from start to finish,” Holland said. “We know most of our clients, where they are from and what the demands of their job are going to be able to do. So it’s a full understanding of the smaller community.”
The Creighton FFA will be hosting its annual Work & Pie Auction on March 15 to help raise funds towards the FFA programs.
The event will be held at the Multipurpose room at the Creighton Community Public School this Thursday starting at 6:00 p.m. The pie and ice cream auction will kick the night off followed by the work auction starting at 6:30 p.m.
Proceeds from the work and pie auction help purchase classroom supplies and shop equipment. It also aids in lowering the expenses associated with district and state contests and leadership contests.
Congratulations to the following students who were awarded ribbons for their outstanding art work at the Lewis and Clark Conference Art Show held at Wayne State College, Monday, February 26.
Back row: Alissa Fink: 3rd place Acrylics, Sherrie Daniels: 3rd place Pencil Drawing, Kasey Kuhl: 3rd place Acrylics, Kirsten Adams: 1st place photography, Brenna Doerr: 2nd Place Mixed media, 1st and 2nd in Watercolor.
Front row: Brook Corn: 1st and 3rd Acrylics, Devika Hinzmann: 2nd place: Pencil Drawing, 3rd Acrylic, Kirsten Adams: 1st place Photography, Devika Hinzmann: 3rd Acrylics.