Cedar Catholic earns national accreditation

HARTINGTON — Cedar Catholic is now a nationally accredited school after a tour and inspection last week from AdvancED. Cedar Catholic Principal Terry Kathol said the school started this accreditation process two years ago. “Schools get accredited by their state, and can have the option to be accredited nationally through AdvancED,” said Kathol. “A few […]

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RANDOLPH — When long-time Educational Service Unit administrator Bob Uhing retires later this year he will be replaced by a man that is very familiar with Randolph. Bill Heimann is ready to step in and take over the duties as administrator of the Educational Service Unit #1 in Wakefield. Heimann, a native of Fremont, began […]

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Hartington native will leave ESU post

WAKEFIELD —  A long time area educator and administrator will be retiring this year. Administrator Bob Uhing will be retiring after putting in 20 years at the Educational Service Unit #1 at Wakefield. Uhing has a lot of connections to Cedar County. He grew up on a farm four miles west of Hartington and graduated […]

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Cedar Dance Team earns State honors

GRAND ISLAND — Cedar Catholic’s dance and cheer teams competed in State competition in Grand Island Saturday. The team earned runner-up honors in the Class C2 Pom Division, finishing just behind North Platte St. Patrick. The team finished third in the Hip Hop Division.  

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HNS will lose 163 years of teaching experience to retirement

HARTINGTON — Over 163 years of teaching experience will walk out the door when the spring semester comes to a close this May at Hartington-Newcastle Public School. HNS School Board members Monday accepted the resignations of four long-time teachers here. Sue Brodersen, Dave Rhenstrom, Kristi Bult and Jerry Bult have all indicated they plan to […]

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Hartington-Newcastle Board hears about testing, possible NSAA changes

HARTINGTON — Hartington-Newcastle School Board members got an update on student testing and learned about possible changes to activity programs during Monday’s School Board meeting. High School Principal Corey Uldrich and Elementary School Principal Sara Edwards told the board about testing now going on, and testing being planned for later this year. The winter MAP […]

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Safety concerns will force HNS to consider new secure entrance

HARTINGTON — Hartington-Newcastle school will look into installing a new secure entry system. “In today’s world, it’s simply one of those things that must be done for the safety of the kids,” Supt. A.J. Johnson said prior to Monday’s Hartington-Newcastle School Board meeting. Cedar Catholic and Holy Trinity currently have a system where all visitors […]

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Cedar wrestlers compete at Winside meet Randolph to move to 4-1

WINSIDE — The Cedar Catholic Trojans wrestling team finished ninth at the Winside Invitational behind strong performances by Eric Hoesing, Austin Arens and Ethan Koch. Hoesing evened his season record at  7-7 after putting together a 3-2 effort on Saturday, winning his first two, and his fourth match to claim third-place honors. Ethan Koch leads […]

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Bd. members honored at final meeting

HARTINGTON — Monday’s Hartington-Newcastle School Board meeting was the final meeting for five long-time board members. Ron Pearson, Doug Miller, Jerrie Jueden, Dale Blatchford, Jr. and Bryan Gotsch are all leaving the Board. Miller, who has served on the board for eight years, and Jueden, who has been on the Board for six years, chose […]

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HNS One Act team earns State runner-up honors

NORFOLK — One point made all the difference Thursday. Five-time defending state champion Hartington-Newcastle ended their reign on Thursday, finishing second at the One Act State Championship. Judges scored Pawnee City one point higher than Hartington-Newcastle, forcing the local cast and crew to settle for the state runner-up trophy. “I think they (the cast and […]

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