The Plainview Pirates varsity football team play tonight and you can live stream the game by following the link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxZC5SjXwyEKN-XLf4oGpAA
Boyer receiving cancer treatment in Omaha Word was received last week that longtime Plainview resident, teacher, and Pirate wrestling head coach Dean Boyer had been suddenly diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia-Subtype M5, and has begun receiving treatment at the Buffett Cancer Center in Omaha. To read the full story, including a benefit being planned for the Boyer family, pick up the latest edition of the Plainview News.
Masks required for return to school The Plainview Board of Education voted affirmatively on Monday evening to require staff and students to wear masks when they come back to school on Thursday, August 27. To read all about the new requirement, including what "risk dial" color Pierce County is, pick up the latest edition of the Plainview News.
The Plainview Public Schools athletic games are going to be streamed this year. The games can be streamed by following the link on the Plainview Public Schools Facebook page or by following the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxZC5SjXwyEKN-XLf4oGpAA Tonight, the Lady Pirates volleyball team will compete against the Winside Wildcats with the live stream starting at 6:00 p.m.
65th Anniversary Card Shower The family of Don and Grace Mauer of Plainview has requested a card shower in honor of the Mauer’s 65th wedding anniversary on August 31. Cards will reach them at 407 N. 4th St., Plainview, NE 68769.
City, CHI host picnic in park In lieu of the Klown Festival this year, CHI Health Plainview Hospital staff and the City of Plainview staff hosted a free barbecue in the park in an August 8 event. The Klown Festival festivities were canceled because of COVID-19 concerns in June, but with some social distancing, and some masks and gloves, members of the community were still able to celebrate unity in a small way this year. Troy Johnston cooked hot dogs and Curt Hart grilled hamburgers with a host of hospital and city staff helping serve and even provide curb-side pickup of the meals.
Frontier Insurance hosts Plainview FFA... Staff at Frontier Insurance in downtown Plainview played host to a group of Plainview FFA youth to a local field plot for some hands-on learning prior to the school year. With the help of an adjuster, the staff helped the kids review staging and the wind/hail damage that has been in the area. The youth learned about lodging, green snap, hail, cut offs and defoliation. They also split into pairs and counted their own percentage of loss and payable losses. Another trip had been planned as well, for the youth to review appraisals, bin measurements and possible harvest losses.
IRS.gov for federal payments The Internal Revenue Service continues to look for ways to help people who were unable to provide their information in time to receive Economic Impact Payments for their children. As part of that effort, the Internal Revenue Service announced it will reopen the registration period for federal beneficiaries who didn't receive $500 per child payments earlier this year. Be sure to pick up the latest edition of the Plainview News for the full story.
The family of Allan and Lois Norris are requesting a card shower for them as they look back over their last 60 years of marriage. The Norris’ were we on August 28, 1960. The couple has four children: Cliff (Laura) Norris of Norfolk; Dean (Kim) Norris of Correctionville, Iowa; Scott (Jamie) Norris of Plainview and Jill (Eric) Meyer of Creighton. They also have nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Cards will reach the couple at 306 N. 4th St., Plainview, NE 68769.
Bowling added to NSAA winter activity roster The school board met for their regular monthly meeting on Monday, August 10. At the meeting, board members passed a motion to approve both a boys and girls varsity bowling team for the upcoming school year. To read all about the new sport, pick up the latest edition of the Plainview News.
Plainview project funded by grant While in York last week, Gov. Pete Ricketts announced the recipients of $10,251.498 in awards from the Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund (NAHTF) for 2020. To read all about the funds, and when the NAHTF was established, pick up the latest edition of the Plainview News.
Open Class Winners The Pierce County Fair and the UN-L Extension agency have released the names of those Open Class winners who took high honors at the recent festivities in Pierce at the fairgrounds. Those Open Class winners included, back row (l to r): Sylvia Furstenau, Piecemakers Award, Textiles; Jenna Albers, best overall food; Alexis Sindelar, best photo; Jill Heemstra, canning champion; Kathy Duval, sweepstakes food; Marj Leach, best bread; and front row (l to r): Hendrix Molacek, youth flowers; Luke Burmeister, youth photo; Sharon Pint, judges choice, textile, best of county in textiles; Deb Wragge, best textile; Deb Brunssen, best cut flower and farm products. Not pictured: Hallie Meyer, youth food and textile; Terri Sudbeck, superintendent’s choice, textile; Nita Meyer, best potted plant; Jessie Evans, best in class, fine arts; Hannah Reick, youth fine arts; Wyatt Schroth, youth farm products.
Youth competes in National High School Finals Rodeo Jessica Stevens has been competing in rodeo competitions for 12 years and recently competed in the National High School Finals Rodeo in Guthrie, Oklahoma. The rodeo started on July 17 and wrapped on July 23. To read the full story, pick up the latest edition of the Plainview News.
Social Center still unable to open From the Senior Center By Diane Elwood, Manager Many know that the Plainview Social Center has been closed to the public since March 17 because of the Covid-19 pandemic. It has been a struggle and we know that many of you are missing the socialization. The staff, along with the volunteers, are missing all of the visiting as well. The social center has been asked why they are not open yet and to find out why, pick up the latest edition of the Plainview News.
Workman's dropped, tort still remains Plainview's City Council held a special meeting on Thursday, August 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the city library for the purpose of discussing employment of the Police Chief, the disciplinary hearing, and legal strategy related to pending or imminent litigation. Several lawyers were also in attendance via Zoom to represent both the city and Police Chief Yosten. To read the full story of what happened at the meeting, pick up the latest edition of the Plainview News.
Council okays Tarr contract The City Council held their regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the city library to review and approve City Administrator Jeremy Tarr's contract, along with other items of business. To read the important terms on Tarr's contract, pick up the latest edition of the Plainview News.
Ashfall closed this week Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historic Park near Royal will temporarily close to the public starting August 12 for planned construction. The museum and park will reopen August 19. To read what the crews will be working on, pick up the latest edition of the Plainview News.
School Board talks policies and guidelines for students/events Board members held their regular monthly meeting on Monday, August 10 at 7 p.m. in the High School media center. Many of the discussion items and reports were related to the school's opening, and with how the Covid-19 pandemic would change regular routines and policies for teachers and students. The full minutes from the meeting can be found in the latest edition of the Plainview News.
Covid outbreak reported at Manor Following a closed session portion of the Plainview City Council meeting on Tuesday, August 11, Manor Administrator Juleen Johnson reported a statement concerning the facility and a confirmed Covid-19 infection. To read more on the outbreak reported at the manor, pick up the latest edition of the Plainview News.
Age wins over Juniors ... (some how) Dusting off their “old” and squeezing into their “used-to’s” the dads, coaches and “older” Plainview baseball players gathered their gear for a game against the Plainview Junior’s squad last week. When the dust had settled, the “old guys” had won over their younger counterparts on the Junior Legion team, 12-10.