Our Summer Reading Program was a cooperative effort this year. The Sargent Chamber of Commerce provided ice-cream cones for the kids for reading 300 pages. We gave out 39 ice-cream cones. For an additional incentive, NCTC provided bikes. Saturday, we had a drawing and the winners were Lane Moody and Cassandra Olson. Congratulations kids!
Congratulations to the Sargent Bulldogs. On Monday night they beat Howells to become the State Football Champions.
Tomorrow the Sargent Bulldogs will play Howells at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln for the state championship title. The game will start at 2:45 p.m. central time. For those who can’t make it to Lincoln, the game can be seen online at the following link:
(photo taken by Carol Fenske)
Here’s a famous picture taken by Solomon Butcher of the Sylvester Rawding family. The image is deceiving because it appears that the cow is standing on the roof of the house. Apparently Sylvester Rawding was also a deceiver and an expert at tall tales. Mr. Rawding claimed that a large bump on his head was from a Civil war bullet lodged in his forehead. You can read the rest of his story at the Nebraska Historical Society’s website.
Anyone who looks into the history of Sargent will most likely hear about Oscar’s Palladium. This was the famous place that included a bar, supper club, dance hall and even roller skating. Check out this link for a nice article from the Nebraska Historical Society including pictures from a collection of over 70 posters from Oscar’s. http://blog.nebraskahistory.org/?p=2847