Monday, August 23, 2010

Sara Alber competes Down Under

When Sara Alber received an invitation to attend the Down Under International Games Tri-nations meet at Griffith University, Gold Coast Compus, Southport, Australia during her sophomore year in High school she was excited about the oppertunity but was unable to attend. (Southport is near Brisbane.) But she knew if she were able to attend the invitation would be available the next year, the summer before her senior year. So after a year of planning and saving up for the occassion the Blue Hill senior traveled to Australia with other American Athletes for a 10 day trip that included some R&R in Waikiki, Hawaii as well as the two day meet held July 2-4. Down Under Sports is sponsored by a group called International Sports Specialists Inc. The games provides a forum for athletes to compete head to head in the sport they love. Between 2000 and 3000 athletes compete annually in the Down Under games. Sara is the daughter of David and Tammy Alber of rural Guide Rock. Teams from the United States, Australia and New Zealand are invited to the event each year.At the meet Alber competed in javelin, discus and shot put. She earned a bronze medal in the shot put. Alber's third place finish in the shot put was behind Lindsey Aponte of New York and Ashley Webb of Illinois was a throw of 10.55m. (34.61 feet) She placed 7th in her age group in the discus with a throw of 26.54m Alber has had a very successful high school career in shot put. She set a new school record with 39 feet 10.5 inches and has placed first in both the district tournament and in the Twin Valley Conference tournament. She has also competed in the State track meet every year of her high school career. Alber's love for sports includes soft ball as well as track events. She has one more year of high school in Blue Hill to enjoy these sports. She has not decided how sports will affect her future. She hopes to have a career in an agricultural related field as she loves animals and farm life.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Quote of the Day

"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no ones definition of your life, define yourself." Harvey Fierstein

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Quote of the Day

"To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." Anatole France, Nobel prize winner in Literature.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Quote of the Day

"Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out." James Bryant Conant

Monday, August 16, 2010

Quote of the Day

"Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid." John Wayne

Additional Webster County Fair results

Courtney Hubl won the Senior Beef Showman ship trophy and was Overall Champion Showman at the Webster County Fair.
Reserve Grand Champion pig showman at the Webster Co. Fair was Courtney Hubl.
This was the Grand Champion Breeding Sheep was Shown at the Webster County fair by Courtney Hubl, of Blue Hill.
This Polled Hereford Steer " Smurf" was shown at the Webster Co. Fair by Courntey Hubl. This was the overall reserve Champion market animal and Champion British Breed steer and Champion Hereford steer shown at the Webster Co. fair. Courtney is planning to take this animal to Grand Island to the Nebraska State Fair. Courtney purchased this animal from S & S Polled Herefords of Guide Rock, Nebraska.
This steer, Buster, shown at the Webster Co. Fair by Courtney Hubl took home the award for Overall Grand Champion Market Animal and Champion Steer and Champion Bought and Fed steer.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Quote of the Day

" So do what you feel in your heart is right, for you will be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do and damned if you don't." Eleanor Roosevelt

Friday, August 13, 2010

More arrests in Crime Spree

Three more arrests were made and three individuals are behind bars in Adams County Wednesday in connection with a number of vehicle thefts throughout the area. Adams County officers arrested an 18 year old man and two juveniles caught in the act of tearing up a field with a stolen ATV. Cody Luben of Superior was arrested in connection with the same rash of thefts previously bringing to four the number so far involved with the crime spree that spanned four counties and led to the damage of crops, pivots, road signs, gates and fences and of course vehicles. Several of the vehicles were used in demolition derby type activities and were left abandoned on roadways and ditches, including a 2002 Cheve pickup belonging to Blue Hill resident Zeb Weber. Webers pickup was found near Blue Hill on property belonging to Dan VanBoening. VanBoening's crops were damaged as the pickup was totally trashed in a mini demo derby with a Ford pickup stolen from Adams County. The three individuals were arrested in Adams County by the Adams County Sheriff's Department, which is now spearheading the investigation. Names of those arrested are not being released at this time because the investigation is in the early stages and charges have not yet been officially filed Adams County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Ackles said. In early July, Adams County Sheriff Gregg Magee told the Tribune that in many of the situations the vehicles have been unlocked and the keys were in the ignition when they were stolen. However the thefts were unusually brazen in the fact that they were taken right out of the yards and very near the homes of the victims. Vehicles involved in the thefts range in year from 1995 to 2011. Magee said most of the thefts were pickup trucks, but other vehicles taken include a utility cart and a semi truck, as well as a combine. In one of the incidents, a 2006 Dodge Ram was taken from Kenesaw and recovered west of the village in Kearney County, missing a GPS system and trailer hitch. A 2011 Dodge Dakota was taken from Hastings in another case and recovered on South Maxon Avenue. the vehicle was determinded to have been involved in property damage to the Skyhlark Air Field in the Industrial Park East. Ackles said Thursday that all the information gathered on the incidents is being processed and will be forwarded as necessary to the Adams County Attorney's office for prosecution. "There are some thefts of vehicles from Clay and Webster and one recovered in Kearney County, so depending on where the facts lead us, we may be sending cases to other counties to help them prosecute those cases, " Ackles said. The vehicles were taken for the purpose of destruction and abandonment. The individuals will be charged in as many as four counties with several charges including motor vehicle theft and criminal mischief. More arrest may follow. Other agencies involved in the investigation were the Hastings Police Department, Nebraska State patrol, Buffalo County Sherrif's Department and agencies in Clay, Webster and Kearney counties.

2010 Outstanding Worker of the Year

The Nebraska 2010 Outstanding Worker of the year, Sally Gorden, is 101 years old, having been born in 1909. She has been working since Calvin Coolidge was president. She is also the Sergeant of arms of the Nebraska state legislature for the past 26 years. Prior to becoming sergeant of Arms, Gorden was secretary to three Nebraska governors. She says that she has no plans to retire anytime soon. Gorden walks to work each day. 'When I don't work I just go crazy." she said. "I'm a desperate housewife but I am allergic to housework."

Monday, August 9, 2010

Today's weather

The Weather in Blue Hill Nebraska today is HOT, 95 degrees with humidity of 58%, making for a real uncomfortable time working outside. This part of Nebraska is in a heat advisory until 8 oclock this evening and people are advised to take precautions to avoid heat related illnesses.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Blue Hill law needs to be Repealed!!!

While surfing the web I came across the poem below. I do not know who wrote it as it is never attributed to anyone but anonymous, but it has been posted on the web on dozens of different sites. Some times called Nebraska the Good Life. I would like it to be amended or corrected as I believes it portrays Blue Hill and the people who live there in a bad light. It seems that Blue Hill Nebraska is being given "credit" for the stupidest law in Nebraska. I would also like to know what is the penalty if a woman wearing a hat that would frighten a timid man is caught eating onions in public? I am displeased with the way it portrays the city of Blue Hill, while it mentions the achievements of other towns such as Hebron where the worlds largest porch swing is located, it doesn't actually mention the name of the town, and it mentions Kool Aid being first in Nebraska but it doesn't say Hastings was where the first Kool Aid appeared, the only town in Nebraska named is Blue Hill and the claim to fame for Blue Hill, the stupidest law! No women wearing hats in Blue Hill Nebraska may eat onions in public. Now that is in the poem but further research into stupid laws in Nebraska says that "No woman wearing a hat that would frighten a timid person may eat onions in public." I have trouble believing that it is true that such a law exists and if such a law does exist it is about time it is repealed because I am sure that such a law would be found not constitutional because it is after all sexist, if we want to keep it we really much change it to "no person" rather than "no woman". And when was the last time anyone saw a woman in a hat in Blue Hill? Well, maybe riding a horse in the 4th of July parade, but that shouldn't count.
So I want to ask you, the citizens of Blue Hill, to join me in asking the city council to look into this and clean up the name of Blue Hill, lets get off the stupidest law list.
Repeal the law, if it does in fact exist.
If it does not let's have a publicity campaign either exploit our notoriety or let everyone, across the state and across the nation, know that the stupidest law in the state does not exist in Blue Hill, Nebraska.
Your Opinion of the poem may be expressed by clicking on the comment button at the end of this piece.
The Poem
Smack in the middle our great nation

is a state that requires some explanation

to east and west coasters who will come right out and ask ya

"Is there anything of value in the state of Nebraska?"

It's true we don't have mountains all decked out in snow

But we do have the world"s biggest chicken show

We're the makers of spam, we invented Koolaid.

And this is where the first Ruben sandwich was made.

Our insect the honeybee, our bird the meadow lark

the strobe light, our creation, works best in the dark

Governmentally speaking we're a freak of nature

since we have the nation's only one house legislature.

On Arbor day when you plant a tree

remember that it started in Nebraska City.

We were once called a desert but that name didn't take

Since we have the country''s largest underground lake.

We have the worlds largest forest planted by hand.

And more miles of rivers than any state in the land.

The College World Series calls Omaha home.

And yes, this is where the buffalo still roam.

We were the first state in the nation to finish our interstate section

And the first to run two women in the gubernatorial election.

We invented 911 emergency communication.

And we are the number on producers of center pivot irrigation.

Our woolley mammoth fossil is the largest ever found.

And our monumental "carhendge " is certain to abound.

We have several museums that could be called odd.

dedicated to Chevys, fur trading, roller skates and sod.

In Blue Hill Nebraska no women wearing a hat

can eat onions in public, can you imagine that?

We built the largest swing and indoor rain forest

And anyone who visits is sure to adore us.

So pack up the kiddies, the pets and the wife,

And see why Nebraska is called" The Good Life."

Friday, August 6, 2010

Golf Cart Damaged in Blue Hill

Webster County authorities are investigating a report of a golf cart being taken from the residence at 202 West gage street, in Blue Hill, driven, wrecked and returned here early Wednesday morning, the Webster Sheriff's Office reported. Chief Deputy Sheriff Randy Henning said the office had received a call Wednesday morning concerning the newly restored 1960 Cushman golf cart belong to Eugene Moore, which reportedly was taken from behind his home. One or more individuals apparently took the golf cart for a ride and ran it into something before returning it, Henning. said. Damage was estimated at $2800. The investigating officer learned that someone at the Moore residence reportedly had noticed three or four individuals standing behind the house around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, but did not speak to them or realize at that time that the golf cart had been damaged, Henning said. This follows other crimes involving vehicles in the county committed in the last several months that remain unsolved. An arrest has been made in Clay County that may be related to the some of the cases in Webster County, but that suspect is only being charged with possession of stolen merchandise. Further investigation is needed to link that individual to the crimes in Webster County. Blue Hill resident should be careful to take keys and secure their property as these criminals seem to have no fear when it comes to taking vehicles.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Ndamukong Suh Via twitter "Judge not by with appearances, but judge with the right judgement." FYI it was announced today that Suh has signed with the Lions for $68 million.

Ice Cream Social

BLUE HILL - A friday fundraiser here will benefit a Rosemont man facing medical expences. Proceeds from the ice cream social will help Rodney Rose, who suffered a stroke. Hours are 7 to 9 p.m. at the Blue Hill Community/Senior center. A free-will offering will be received and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans willprovide supplemental funding. Organizer Connie Johnson said ice cream will be served and a variety of toppings will be available for make your own sundaes. Other desserts will be available also. Those who attend the social are encouraged to stay after wards and play cards. For more information, contact Johnson at 402 756 3818.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

August Birthdays

August 1 Daniel Kinley
August 4 Alicia Gibson,  Walter Witte
August 5 Robbey Willicott August 5 Terry Schunk
August 6 Maintainer man, Toby Alber,  Donelda Hartman (RIP)
August 7 Dick McConkey (RIP)
August 7 Mildred Willems, 7 Torey Kranau
August 8 Agnas Britton
August 8 Lois “Blondie”Mohlman
August 9 Andy Alber
August 11 Clint James
August 11 Amanda Wademan
August 12 Elmer Rae Krueger , Ron Hartman August 13 Darlene Engel, Kevin C. Kort
August 14 Robert Meents, Sammy Jo Lemke August 15 Marilyn Alber, Bryan Groves, Marla Coffey
August 17 Johnny Kearney
August 18 Mary Schliesinger , Danece Meyer, Nancy Kort
August 19 Kelli Gilbert
August 19 Bessie Skarin
August 20 Roger Bunner
August 22 1939-2008 Norman Alber
August 22 Tami Wells Zubrod
August 22 Chuck Hewitt (RIP)
August 22 Hulda Scheiding
August 22 Gerald Toepher
August 23 Kim Hargis Ernst, Ron Faber, Jeff Coffey
August 24 Brad Johnson
August 25 Sheila Hesman
August 25 Jerry Shaw
August 27 Jeff Toepher
August 28 Jane A. Moore
August 29 Tim Hoffman
August 30 Kay Jordening, Rocky Premer, Ted Armstrong , Irene Hesman
August 31 Burnell Kottwitz, Evelyn Seeman

Quote of the Day

"Character is doing the right thing when nobody is looking. There are too many people who think the only thing that's right is to get by and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught." J. C. Watts