On June 12, the Verdigre Stinger Softball 16’s team played a home game against Laurel. In the first game of the night the Stingers struggled hitting the ball in the first two innings. In the third inning, both teams started to hit and score runs.
By the end of the third inning, the score was in favor of Laurel, 9-6. Verdigre had the final bat, but couldn’t move ahead. Pitching for the Stingers was Abby Frank with Sierra Nielsen as the catcher.
In the second game, the Stingers were able to hit the ball in the right places and had solid base running. Verdigre held strong with the defense and held Laurel to only three runs while Verdigre had 10. Pitching for the Stingers was Chaney Konopasek with Nielsen catching in her second game of the night.
The entry list has been set for the Nebraska State High School Finals Rodeo, to be held in Hastings June 14-16 at the Adams County Fairgrounds.
Nearly 150 high school rodeo athletes will compete in twelve events. The top four competitors in each event at the state level will earn a berth at the National High School Rodeo Finals in Rock Springs, Wyo., July 15-21, where national champions will be crowned in each event.
Verdigre’s Emily Knust will compete in two events at state finals, the breakaway roping and the goat tying. She enters finals in first place in the breakaway.
The twelve events include bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, team roping, breakaway roping, goat tying, pole bending, barrel racing, boys cutting, girls cutting, and bull riding.
The Finals, the culmination of 28 regular season rodeos, will be held at 10 am and 6 pm on June 14-15, with the short round on June 16 at 1 pm. After Thursday and Friday’s performances, the top ten contestants in each event will advance to the short round on June 16. The cutting will be held at 7:30 am on June 14-15, with the short round at 8 am on June 16. The 2018-2019 Miss Nebraska High School Rodeo Queen will be crowned prior to the performance on June 16. For more information, visit www.AdamsCountyFairgrounds.com or call 402.462.3247. For information on the Nebraska State High School Rodeo Association, visit www.hsrodeo-nebraska.com.
Verdigre celebrated its 50th anniversary Kolach Days this year which included Sundays parade. Participants from all over Knox County came to support and partake in the festivities.
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For over 20 years, the Alpine Village has played host to the Kolach Days kiddie parade and this year was no different.
The parade is part of the annual Kolach Days celebration this is being held from June 7-10.
This year's Kolach Days Parade will be broadcast on TV. You can see it on Channel 12--Great Plains Cable or Dish 35.
The Kilted Man will visit from Colorado and give 6 celtic music performances.
Be sure to pick up root beer floats and check out the sidewalk book sale where the donations will support Libraries Rock: Summer Reading Program 2018.
Check out the full list of events below.
Doane University has announced that 285 students have been named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2018 semester.
Students must achieve a minimum 3.7 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and hold 12 graded hours to qualify for this academic distinction.
Alex Hollman of Verdigre appeared on Doane University's 2018 Spring Dean's List.
Verdigre Community Chorus presents "Tribute to Legends" on Thursday, June 7 and Friday, June 8 at 7 pm each evening at the handicapped accessible air conditioned school in Verdigre.
This show will feature musical legends and is sure to keep everyone entertained till the end. General admission tickets are available at the door $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12.
To purchase a reserved seat for $12 contact Wilma Vakoc 402-358-0724. Verdigre Community Chorus is directed by Laurel Johnson and Nancy Pavelka is accompanist.
Recital-Animato 2018 was a merry, musical afternoon at Alpine Village on Sunday, May 6. The multi-generational audience heard tunes from Beethoven to the Beatles. They saw snowmen being built, a submarine surfacing and Pacific Ocean Wayfinders from the Disney movie Moana. Of course, the punch fountain was as popular as ever. Alpine Activities provided cookies and superb hospitality. Entertainers were the music students of Katie and Leroy Hollmann: Brook Strom (guitar) from Lynch on guitar; Gannon (guitar), Grier and Tatum (piano) Edholm from Bloomfield; and from Verdigre Kasen Kazemba (guitar), Jaeli Miller (ukulele), Max (accordion & piano) Hollmann and Heidi (piano) Hollmann.
May 2 was the last day of class for Verdigre’s seniors. They showed off their graduation garb and colorful signs.
The 3rd annual STEM Night at Verdigre Public Schools took place Thursday, April 12. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. This event is a great way of making all of those subjects fun to learn about.
All ages took part in the event and partook in things like VPS's first Goosechase and the inaugural flight of the VPS drone. The night will included many breakout sessions such as 'Elephant Toothpaste' which the younger kids love. Other sessions included: Fubuki Fun, Kano You Do It, Dot N’ Dash Robots, 3D Printer, and Think Quick Glowstick.