Really old news, that is, like from 50 years ago.
Just received the Anchor today with a report from 50 years ago when we were entering our final year of school. The tentative reported enrollment stood at 1,051 students, which is just about double the enrollment I saw a couple weeks ago. Rural America is getting smaller.
The same issue reported that Bill Mansur, our principal the prior year, had accepted a position of Principal in the Atkinson, NE, public schools beginning September 5. Bob Scheib, the former band man, became our principal. I most remember him for the speech he gave at Prom, something about world economics, as I recall. It seemed a bit out of place but it might have been practice for him, who knows.
Janis Hendrickson probably also noted in this report " . . . one of the final touches in closing the Northwood Theatre: the wrecking of the lighted marquee at the entrance. Workmen with a loader lowered it on a flatbed truck and it was (hauled away)." Another part of our lives, memories, and passion that disappeared without our realizing it. Progress.