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Schedule Change: Burwell Public Schools WILL be in session on April 17th, 2017
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FFA Wildfire Relief Campaign

The Burwell, Lewiston and Osceola FFA Chapters are working in cooperation on a state wide campaign tagged as Nebraska FFA Sending help your way.  The campaign is to help “Fill the Boot” with donations and raise funds for the victims of the wildfires in Kansas. We will be accepting monetary donations between now and April 7 th , 2017.  Donations will be forwarded to the Kansas Livestock Foundation which has a program set up for producers in need.  We challenge Nebraska FFA Chapters, FFA Alumni Organizations, Individuals, Businesses and other Civic Organizations to join in and help “Fill the Boot” and send relief to producers affected by the wildfires.  Checks can be made to The Burwell FFA with a memo Fire Relief on the check.  There will be a booth present at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Friday, April 7th of State FFA Convention for . . .

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Humanities Nebraska & BHS Present "Peter Sarpy, Nebraska's Frontier"

Darrell Draper will present a program "Peter Sarpy, Nebraska's Frontier" on Wednesday, March 29th at 1:45 pm in the high school library at Burwell Public Schools.  This presentation is made possible by Humanities Nebraska, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment and Burwell Public Schools as part of the HN Speakers Bureau.   Peter Sarpy: Pioneer, fur trader, and namesake of Sarpy County, Nebraska.  Peter Sarpy (1805-1865), was a key figure in the transformation of Indian Country in Nebraska Territory.  From his trading posts in St. Mary's, Iowa and Bellevue, Nebraska, he operated the first steam ferry boat from Iowa to the Oregon, Mormon, and California Gold Rush trail heads.  He helped publish the first newspaper, created the first bank, helped negotiate favorable treaties with the Indians, laid out the streets of Bellevue, and . . .

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BHS Media Center Receives Nebraska History Items

Velma Cain, a longtime Burwell resident and former teacher at Burwell Public Schools, recently applied for and received a Thrivent Financial “Live Generously” grant to purchase items for the Burwell High School Media Center.  The items included a Nebraska flag and sixteen books that focus on Nebraska history and topics.  The BHS Media Center has provided several opportunities for learning about Nebraska history as 2017 marks the state’s 150 th birthday.  Mrs. Cain’s work and the resulting Nebraska History items are appreciated by the staff and students of BHS, and will provide an exciting opportunity for learning!

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