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Shelton Art students present Winter

Art Exposition, plan for Spring Expo

On Friday, December 15, three Shelton High Art 4 students exhibited their artwork and highlighted the culmination of their skills, developing artworks that followed a central theme that they had chosen individually, at the Shelton Winter Senior Art Exposition.

Aimee Lauber, Nick Arbogast and Hannah Hunt displayed their works in the Shelton School Media Center, explained their origins and how they were created to the audience which included a panel who asked them questions about their works. The panel included University of Nebraska – Kearney Art Education Professor Dr. Bill Cavil, graphic design artist for Oxide Design and 4 Adam Torpin, Kearney Catholic art teacher Sara Hall, Brady Public Schools art teacher Desiree Willson and Melissa Sellers, a UNK art education major.

The Shelton Spring Senior Art Exposition will feature six Art 3 and 4 junior and senior Shelton artists and is being planned for Friday, April 20, at the school. The community is invited to attend.

WRRS Board of Education members recognized

The week of January 22-28, 2018, serves as School Board Recognition Week in Nebraska.  All the volunteers who make up the Board of Education for Nebraska Public Schools and ESU’s are greatly appreciated.  Special appreciation goes out to the Wood River Rural Schools Board of Education board members, left to right, Craig Huxtable, Dean Luehr, Anne Woitaszewski, Joyce Willoughby, Ron Rickert, and Jeremy Brandt.                                                                  (—courtesy photo)



Gibbon and Shelton host wrestling meets, cagers

continue seasons

Both the Shelton and Gibbon wrestling teams hosted meets last weekend. See how the teams, including the Wood River wrestlers, fared in the January 18 issue of the Clipper! The Clipper Country boys and girls basketball teams also continued their seasons over the past week and dozens of photos from Clipper Country wrestling meets and boys and girls basketball games are available for viewing and download in the many galleries on the Clipper Publishing Facebook page! Check them out! They’re free!




Gibbon Chamber of Commerce reorganizes,

plans first meeting of 2018

Members of the Gibbon Chamber of Commerce met on Monday, January 8, to reorganize with election of officers.

Troy Lurz was elected  as Chamber president, Jamie Yendra is vice-president, Pam Rasmussen is secretary and Mandi Schutte was elected as treasurer. At large board members include Laci Bentley and Abbey Lambert.

The first membership meeting of 2018 will be held on Tuesday, February 6, at noon at Walker Hall.

To become involved or for more information, contact the Chamber at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



Obituaries in this week’s Clipper

James Lester Willis

Edith Lavonne Brill

Robert Erwin Volf

Birdie Lou Davis

Delbert C. Johnson

Read the obituaries in the January 18 issue of the Clipper.

Shelton Trustees vote not to reappoint village clerk

After heated debate, interim status approved

In a move that sparked sometimes heated questions and comments from members of the public and one board member, the Shelton Village Board of Trustees voted 4-1 to not reappoint village clerk Jan Emal at the board’s regular monthly meeting on Thursday, January 11. Read the rest of the story in the January 18 issue of the Clipper! Now on sale!

Winter wonderland wraps around Clipper Country!

The recent weather pattern we are in is a recipe of “Snow, Shovel, Freeze, Repeat!” After one snowfall comes, arctic cold follows, then a warming trend melts the remnants of winter. Below zero temperatures and wind chills reaching twenty below greeted us in the beginning of the week. Temperatures expected to reach fifty degrees by Thursday and Friday before more snow is forecast for Sunday. This picture seems to say it all about the winter chill in Clipper Country this week.


Wood River Business Assoc. eager for year two

Keeping a community strong with simple shopping reminders has been the goal of the Wood River Vision 20/20 Business Association (WRVBA) during the first year of the organization in 2017. Plans for 2018, and recounting the success of 2017, were highlighted during a meeting on Wednesday, January 3, by association members. The group is currently signing up members for the new year. Read more in the January 11 Clipper.



Area community choir in search of singers for upcoming cantata

The Wood River Area Community Choir is in its 16th continuous year in existence and is now being organized for its annual Easter Cantata.  Its continued success has been the dedication of a nucleus of singers throughout this area who are willing to sacrifice their time to bring quality and enjoyable music to the area.  The choir is under the direction of Vincent Boudreau.

This year the choir will perform a cantata, “Christ Above All,” arranged by Mark Brymer at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wood River.  The performance date is Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018, at 2:30 p.m.

Members are currently being recruited for this choir.  The goal of the choir is have a nucleus of 10-15 singers from the Wood River area in each singing range, Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass.   In the past years the choir has had singers from other communities such as Cairo, Campbell, Dannebrog, Gibbon, Grand Island, Kenesaw, Ravenna, Rockville, and Shelton as well as Wood River.  Practices again will be on Sunday afternoons from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at  St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wood River.  Due to an early Easter, practices will begin on Sunday, January  21, at 4:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s.

Vincent Boudreau, director of the choir, realizes that this is a commitment and knows that with our busy schedules that it will not be possible to have 100% attendance at each practice.  CD’s and other means of making up missed practices will be available.  Please consider this your personal invitation to be a part of the choir.

Any questions you may have, please feel free to call,  583-2961.