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Maple Ridge Care Centre, Zion Lutheran honor roll, YMCA and VFW all in Close Up

By Mike Fak

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[January 29, 2010]  King and queen to be crowned at Maple Ridge on Feb. 12. Take a walk through Maple Ridge Care Centre and you'll find heart-covered boxes waiting for ballots for the Valentine's Day king and queen of Maple Ridge. Staff and residents cast their votes for who should wear the crown for a day.

Coronation will take place during a Valentine's Day party on Friday, Feb. 12, at 2:15 p.m.  Refreshments and entertainment will round out the festivities. The community is invited to attend as well as residents' family members.

Maple Ridge Care Centre is located at 2202 N. Kickapoo St. in Lincoln.

Zion Lutheran School, Lincoln
Second-quarter honor roll

High honors, A average

Third grade: Francesca Adubato, Noah Henry, Blake Hermes, Lane Prather

Fourth grade: Ashlan Broom, Nathan Ford, Katie Hunsley, Mya Roberts

Fifth grade: Heather Heidbreder, Brooklyn Hermes, Zack Prather, Isabelle Thompson

Seventh grade: Aaron Butler, Logan Thompson, Grace Walters

Eighth grade: Brad Miller

Honors, A/B average

Third grade: Megan Benner, Jacalyn Green, Katie Lynn, Carson Madigan, Grace Montgomery, Madeline Steiner

Fourth grade: Emma Cooper, Emma Ritterbush

Fifth grade: Danielle Burgrabe, Claire Conrady, Anna Sielaff, Hailie Williams

Sixth grade: Joe Ahrends, Ashley Baker, Caleb Fink, Elizabeth Ford, Lexie Groves, Teran Madigan, Taylor Rich, Ben Steiner, Anna Walters, Breanna Whittaker

Seventh grade: Alysa Cox, Tori Hoban, Josh Mangano, Emma Nobbe, Jim Sielaff, Faith Smith

Eighth grade: Kathryn Arneaud, Justin Broom, Megan Opperman

Honorable mention, B average

Third grade: Carter Brown

Fourth grade: Gabi Cox, Tori Tripplett

Sixth grade: Rachel Lockenour, Rachel Podbelsek, Drew Simmer

Seventh grade: Caitlin Williams

Eighth grade: Zack Hazel, Rachel Marlin

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"Chuck," "duck," "whip" and "grab!" These are just a few of the things you will hear at YMCA Dodgeball. This program is for kids in third to sixth grade who want to experience everyone's favorite gym game. Participants will meet on Saturdays, Feb. 20-March 27, with new teams formed each week. Register before Jan. 28 to avoid late fees.

Active Older Adults is a FREE program for individuals age 55 and older who are looking for a warm and safe place to walk for exercise. The YMCA Activity Center is open for walking Monday-Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. All walkers must fill out a registration form, available at the Y office.

For information on Lincoln Area YMCA programs and events, visit the downtown office, 604 Broadway St., Suite 1; call 735-3915; or visit

Reminder: This Saturday, Jan. 30, is the all-day fundraiser for our VFW post. Check out the schedule on our front page. And we will see you there.

Got a good piece of news, information or something that we can all brag about? If you do, e-mail Mike and let us tell everyone about it. Plus you can win cash. Every submission, whether we use it or not, will get your name in the Close Up grab bag. At the end of the month we will draw a name and someone will get $25 just for dropping us an e-mail. If you wish, we will be happy to donate your winnings to the organization of your choice.

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