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 By LuAnn Schindler    School    March 26, 2020 

School facilities to remain closed

It's the end of the school year as we know it. Unlike the comeback line of R.E.M.'s 1987 pop hit, not everyone feels fine about the decision, which was announced Monday afternoon. Ewing Public,...

 

Classes suspended

Ewing Public Schools, as well as the three districts comprising Nebraska Unified District #1 - Clearwater, Orchard and Verdigre, will not be in session, amid concerns of the COVID-19 virus. Classes...

 

Unified honor society adds new members

Knowledge. Character. Scholarship. Leadership. Service. Members of the Nebraska Unified chapter of the National Honor Society explained the four tenets of membership during a March 11 induction...

 

Connecting the Dots

Chinese philosopher Confucius is credited with the saying, "Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life." What happens when someone veers from a chosen career path? How...

 

Olivan wins conference entertainment speaking title

Jackie Olivan may be the funniest girl around. Judges in the Niobrara Valley Conference voted her the top speaker in entertainment speaking during the conference meet, March 2, at Keya Paha School in...

 

Ewing preschool committee to meet

The Preschool Advisory Committee for Ewing Public School will meet Monday, March 16, at 11:30 a.m., in the preschool room, 416 North Spruce Street, in Ewing. The public is welcome. Individuals attending are asked to bring ideas or concerns, in order...

 

Ewing speechsters place in conference meet

The Ewing speech team traveled to the Niobrara Valley Conference speech meet, at Keya Paha County School, in Springview, March 2. Tiger speakers finished sixth of 14 teams. Stuart won the...

 

Top five finish for Hawk in poetry competition

Katie Hawk, a senior at Ewing High School, finished in the top five of the Nebraska Poetry Out Loud finals competition, held Sunday, March 8, at the Sheldon Art Museum, on the University of...

 

Orchard students collect pennies for patients

Orchard Public School preschool through 12th grade students collected $402.38 for individuals with blood cancer and will donate the funds to Pennies for Patients, a school and youth program that...

 

FFA students compete in district event

Orchard FFA had a strong showing at district career development events in Norfolk last week. The chapter took 25 members who competed in nine different contests. The ag sales team earned a red ribbon...

 

Tigers finish eighth at Creighton speech invite

Ewing speech team individuals placed in five events at Saturday’s Creighton Speech Invitational. Twenty-one teams participated and Ewing finished eighth in team standings. Speakers qualified for championship finals in three events. Elizabeth...

 

Clearwater quiz bowl team competes in ESU meet

Clearwater quiz bowl members participated in the Educational Service Unit 8 contest, March 3. In the first round, the team lost to Battle Creek and earned a victory over Plainview. In round three,...

 

Orchard quiz bowl team participates in ESU contest

Orchard School junior and senior high quiz bowl teams competed in the Educational Service Unit 8 quiz bowl competition Tuesday and Wednesday. The high school team lost to Osmond in the first round...

 

Local schools to close due to COVID-19 concerns

Ewing Public Schools, as well as the three districts comprising Nebraska Unified District #1 - Clearwater, Orchard and Verdigre, will not be in session, beginning March 17. Ewing Ewing Principal Greg...

 

Summerland oversight/board committee to meet Thursday

A meeting of the Summerland Oversight/Board Committee will be held Thursday, March 19, at 3 p.m., at Orchard Public School. Agenda items: 1. Design and budget update for new school 2. COVID-19 discussion 3. County update on roads/permits 4. Board...

 

Celebrating Seuss

Elementary students in Clearwater, Ewing and Orchard kicked off Read Across America Week with activities, wacky attire and creative treats....

 

Students place in middle school SkillsUSA competition

On Feb. 27, nine members of the Clearwater/Orchard SkillsUSA Chapter attended the middle school conference, in Grand Island, along with two of their sponsors, Amy Selting and Carrie Williamson....

 

Ewing kindergarten students study fairy tales

Ewing kindergarten students studied fairy tales during February. They learned about story patterns, including how fairy tales have a happily ever after ending. After reading a tale, an element from...

 

Nilson claims gold at OC Speech Invite

The Ewing Tiger speech team tied for second with Stuart in the O/C Whirlwind Invitational speech meet, Feb. 29. Creighton won the meet Kyra Nilson earned gold in serious prose. Katie Hawk and Sidney Stallbaum finished first in duet acting, while...

 

Ewing students attend peer education conference

The Ewing FCCLA chapter joined more than 450 other Nebraska FCCLA members and advisers at the state peer education conference, in Kearney, Feb. 24. Freshmen Olga Mendoza and Emma Hoffman, along with their adviser, Chelsey Greene, participated in the...

 

Hoke named artist of the week

Mason Hoke, a sophomore at Orchard Public School, is the artist of the week for his painting and colored pencil project that is a tribute to Kobe Bryant....

 

Ewing quiz bowl teams prepare for competition

Ewing high school and junior high quiz bowl teams will begin the competitive season the first week of March. On Tuesday, March 3, high school students will compete in the Educational Service Unit #8...

 

Tigers tame competition at Ainsworth Invite

The Ewing Tiger speech team took top honors in team sweepstakes at Saturday's Ainsworth Invitational speech meet. In the field of 10 teams, West Holt was second; Gordon-Rushville, third and...

 

Cyclone speakers compete in two invites

Five Cyclone speech team members earned medals during competition last week. On Feb. 21, team members participated in the Howells-Dodge Invite. Maddy Melcher finished sixth in varsity serious prose....

 

Hawk advances to state poetry finale

Katie Hawk, a Ewing High School senior, competed in Poetry Out Loud regional competition, Sunday, in Kearney. She will move on to state finals, scheduled March 8 in Lincoln. Hawk recited "Silence" by...

 

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