Falls City High School senior Braden Oliver signed his letter of intent on Wednesday, January 15, to play golf for the Hastings College Broncos. Oliver is a three-year varsity starter and letter winner. Oliver has earned several accolades in his three-year tenure. He was 2017 newcomer of the year, golfer of the year in 2019, and also qualified for the Nebraska Class B State meet as a junior. Oliver medaled in every meet in 2019 and was crowned champion at HTRS Invite and Raider Golf Invite. Braden is a three-sport athlete and has received multiple awards in his other sports. Bradon is the son of Brad and Kim Oliver. Coach Marsh, Hastings College coach, is excited to sign Braden and looks forward to the contributions he will make on the team. Pictured L to R: Lee Kurpgeweit, Craig Marsh- Hastings College Baseball coach, Braden Oliver, and Joe Dunn.
The Academic Decathlon team, under sponsor Mr. Jason Vitosh, competed in the regional qualifying tournament at Lincoln Northeast on Saturday, Jan. 18th. The team won 33 individual medals, 1st Place in the Super Quiz small schools division, and brought home the 2nd Place trophy for our region. Team members: Abigail Boatright, Carson Simon, Mick Craine, Will Vitosh, Stephen Acton, Ray Rowland, Laney Feek, Riley Kobza, Helen Walker, Samantha Wissmann, and Caden Simon.
The staff and administration of Falls City High School have announced the selections for December High School Students of the Month. The honors go to the following students:
Upperclassmen- Mick Craine, a junior, is the son of Cleary Craine and Kari Schutte . Alexis Wittwer, a junior, is the daughter of Gary and Ann Wittwer.
Underclassmen- Thomas Fields, a sophomore, is the son of Odis Fields and Brenda Fields. Lindsey McNeely, a sophomore, is the daughter of Eric and Sandra McNeely.
The students were nominated by high school staff and are being recognized for being innovative, responsible, resilient, and resourceful. Each of the students was praised in nomination comments for “academic excellence, going above and beyond what was asked of them, their helpfulness, and their leadership, and serving as excellent role models for their peers,” according to high school principal Gale Dunkhas.
Pictured L to R
Mick Craine, Alexis Wittwer, Lindsey McNeely, Thomas Fields
Madilyn Scholl, daughter of Chad and Janelle Scholl, was selected to represent Falls City high school this summer at the annual Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Conference.
Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) is a non-profit organization that seeks to motivate and empower young people throughout the world to make a positive difference through understanding and action based on effective and compassionate leadership. HOBY’s mission is to provide lifelong leadership opportunities that empower individuals to achieve their highest potential.
HOBY was founded in 1958 by veteran actor Hugh O’Brian after a visit with Dr. Albert Schweitzer at his clinic in Africa. Motivated by Dr. Schweitzer O’Brian established HOBY. Since its beginning, more than 355,000 young people have
participated in HOBY’s programs throughout the world. Annually, over 20,000 public and private high schools are invited to select an outstanding tenth grader to attend HOBY leadership development seminars that are run principally by a dedicated group of over 4000 volunteers.
EMERGENCY SNOW/MUD ROUTES
During inclement weather, when announced, the following will be used for emergency snow/mud routes. When we run these routes, it will be for the A.M. and P.M. routes. Falls City Public Schools will use hard surfaced Highways only.
Bus #4 that serves the Barada, Stella, and Shubert area's, the bus will start out at the intersection of 652 Avenue and 720 Road at 6:48 a.m. and continue West on 720 Road stopping at all intersections where someone is parked to Highway 67. This bus will then go to Shubert, all riders in this area must meet in Shubert, by the Antique Shop. The bus will leave Shubert at 7:15 a.m. This bus will also stop at all intersections where someone is parked on Highway 67 down to Palmer corner.
Bus #2 that serves the Dawson and Verdon area's will leave the intersection of 641 Avenue and Highway 73 ( Steve Keans ) at 7:05 a.m. stopping at all intersections where someone is parked on Highway 73 and then make its regular stops in Verdon, leaving Verdon at 7:25 a.m. It will also make stops where someone is parked along Highway 73 after leaving Verdon, then stopping at the St. Pauls Lutheran Church parking lot at Prichard Corner, leaving there at approximately 7:35 a.m. This bus will stop at all intersections where someone is parked on Highway 73 back to Falls City.
Bus #7 that serves the Rulo area will leave Rulo at 7:25 a.m. All riders in the Rulo area will meet in Rulo by the auditorium. On its way back to Falls City it will stop at all intersections where someone is parked along Highway 159. Due to safety concerns, riders from Preston should meet on the North side of the Preston corner for Bus #9 at approximately 7:30, coming from the North.
Bus #8 that serves the Salem area will leave the flashing light at the intersection of Highways 8 and 75 at 7:00 a.m. It will then leave Salem at 7:25 a.m. It will stop at all intersections where someone is parked along Highway 8 back to Falls City.
Bus #9 will start out at the intersection of Highway 73 and 712 Road ( Dustless Highway ) at 7:10 a.m. and continue East stopping at all intersections where someone is parked and then turning South and stopping at all intersections where someone is parked down to the intersection of 656 Avenue and Highway 159 ( Preston Corner ) at approximately 7:30.
Bus #10 that serves riders south of Falls City, the bus will leave the intersection of 702 Road and Highway 73 ( State Line ) at 7:35 a.m. It will also make stops at all intersections where someone is parked on Highway 73 back to Falls City and also at the Pony Creek road intersection at approximately 7:40 a.m.
Bus #2 will shuttle Middle School Students to North School at the end of the day.
AFTERNOON SNOW ROUTES
All times are approximate times depending on who rides. Times will vary, so please plan accordingly and be at the drop off areas 10 to 15 minutes early.
Bus #4 that serves the Barada, Shubert, Stella areas will leave Falls City at approximately 3:37, its first stop will be at 71328 648 Avenue at approximately 3:47. At approximately 3:51 it will be at 71757 648 Avenue, at approximately 4:00 in Shubert, at approximately 4:10 in Stella. At approximately 4:25 it will be at the intersection of 649 Avenue and 720 Road, at approximately 4:30 at 65172 720 Road. Its last stop will be at the corner of 652 Avenue and 720 Road (Indian Cave Corner) at approximately 4:32.
Bus #2 that serves the Verdon and Dawson areas will leave Falls City at approximately 3:37 and stop at all intersections on Highway 73 going North to Verdon. Stopping at Verdon at its first stop at approximately 3:52, then going to the second stop by the park at approximately 3:55. Leaving Verdon it will head West towards Dawson stopping at all intersections where someone is stopped waiting for a rider. He will make his last stop at the intersection of 712 Road and 641 Avenue (Steve Keans Corner) at approximately 4:05.
Bus #7 that serves the Rulo area will leave Falls City at approximately 3:37 and head East on Highway 159 to Rulo stopping at intersections where someone is stopped waiting for a rider. The bus will arrive at its last stop in Rulo at approximately 3:50.
Bus #8 that serves the Salem area will leave Falls City at approximately 3:37 stopping at all intersections on Highway 8 where someone is stopped waiting for a rider. It will make its last stop in Salem at approximately 3:50.
Bus #9 will leave Falls City at approximately 3:37 and head North on Highway 73 making its first stop at the intersection of Highway 73 and 712 Road (Prichard Corner) at approximately 3:50. It will continue East on the Dustless Highway stopping at all intersections where someone is waiting for a rider. At approximately 4:05 it will arrive at the intersection of 712 Road and 656 Avenue turning South. It will stop at all intersections where someone is waiting for a rider. It will make its last stop at the intersection of 656 Avenue and 706 Road (Preston Corner) at approximately 4:20.
Bus #10 that serves riders South of town will leave Falls City at approximately 3:37. It will stop at all intersections on Highway 73 where someone is waiting for a rider. Its last stop will be at the State Line at approximately 3:50.
Falls City Public High School senior Kade Bredemeier signed his letter of intent on Wednesday, December 11, to play baseball for the Hastings College Broncos. Bredemeier, a three-year starter for the Tigers and the Blue Storm, posted a .357 batting average and a .449 on-base percentage his junior season with the Tigers. Last summer with the American Legion Blue Storm, he hit .293 with a .518 on-base percentage and set the Blue Storm Seniors season record for walks drawn with 24. In addition to being tough at the plate, Kade also utilized his speed on the bases by stealing 12 bags last year for the Tigers and 19 last summer for the Blue Storm. Defensively, Kade has worked to stay above a .950 fielding percentage all three seasons with the Tigers and all three seasons with the Blue Storm, which has earned him glove gloves in each of those seasons. He was able to accomplish that while playing behind the plate, on the mound, and being able to make adjustments between infield and outfield positions. Kade has earned multiple honors in baseball over the last three years, including both Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World Herald Class B All-State Honorable Mention his Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior seasons. Kade is a three-sport standout and has played football, basketball, and baseball every year of high school.
Please be aware of the parking around the school buildings within Falls City Public Schools. Students are also reminded to use crosswalks at all buildings when crossing the street.
Falls City is launching the BSN sports sideline store. This is where you can get Tiger apparel and merchandise. The sideline store offers several name brands like Nike & Under Armour. A percentage of the proceeds will go back to the school for purchasing of equipment. Visit the school store HERE.