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Keim set to retire after 32 years in Finance Office

       Things at the ESU #1 Central Office are about to change. Diane Keim will be retiring from the Finance Office after 32 years of hard work and dedication. As much as we hate to see her go, we are truly excited for her next phase of life and the adventures that await her. 
       Diane grew up in Hartington and graduated from Hartington High School. She then attended Wayne State College for 2 years. She began her time at ESU #1 Central Office in August 1987, working at the old Hatchery building on Main Street in Wakefield. She has definitely seen change throughout her career. A new central office on the south edge of town, three separate administrative changes, and so much more.
      Diane has also seen change in her personal life. She and her husband, Tom, have two children, Heath and Melanie. Heath is now married to Meredith and they live in Kearney, Nebraska. Melanie is married to Brent and they have three children, Bailey, Mason and Blake. They live in Beemer.
       Diane, we certainly hope you get to travel, read, quilt and garden to your heart’s content. We wish you the best in the next phase of your life and will miss your smile and laughter throughout the Central Office.
       Join us in congratulating Diane and wishing her all the best in retirement!

Hartington-Newcastle repeats as one-act winners
      Hartington-Newcastle once again won the Class C2 portion of state one-acts in Norfolk recently. They performed “Peter and the Starcatcher,” directed by A.J. Johnson, Linda Kathol and Lindsey Stappert. Outstanding male performer went to Hartington-Newcastle’s Sam Harms.
      In Class C1, a cooperative program involving Wausa and Osmond finished third with their performance of “Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge,” directed by Sheila and Brad Hoesing.
      Please join us in congratulating all whose efforts made these productions a success. Way to go!

Randolph gets down to business with CardinalCAM
By Tyler Dahlgren
     It’s amazing, really, the journey a few hundred dollars and an entrepreneurial spirit can jump-start.
      Just ask the crew at CardinalCAM Industries, a Randolph High School-based enterprise that got its start when agriculture and industrial technology teacher Craig Flaming approached his superintendent five years ago with the broad hatchling of an idea.
      “Mr. (Jeff) Hoesing liked the sound of it, and there happened to be an old activities account with money left over from 20-some years ago, so they gave us that $400 and said ‘Alright, you guys go ahead and make a go of it, and we will support you,’ ” said Flaming, now in his 10th year at the small school in the northeast corner of the state.
     And so, with a CNC plasma cutter and a couple sheets of steel purchased by the school, CardinalCAM Industries had its start.

     Please read more at the Nebraska Public School Advantage website.

ESU #1 SPED director recognized for hard work
     ESU #1 Special Ed Director Stuart Clark was recently named Special Education Director of the Year by the Nebraska Association of Special Education Supervisors.
     On July 26, Stuart was recognized in front of administrators from all across the state during the Administrator Days awards luncheon in Kearney.
     Stuart models excellence on a daily basis, embracing his role as a leader. His facilitation skills, ability to understand student behavior and his knowledge of special education finances are just few things he is known for. People in both general and special education seek out his guidance and advice. Stuart goes above and beyond to tackle every challenge set before him. His unfailing enthusiasm, dedication and innovation demonstrate what an outstanding administrator he is.

    Please join us in congratulating Stuart on this well-deserved honor!

Randolph principals earn honor 2 years in a row
     Mary Miller, principal of Randolph Elementary School, was recently honored as Region III’s 2018 Elementary Principal of the Year. She has been the elementary principal in Randolph for five years.
     The Randolph school district also had a noteworthy year in 2017 when Dennis Bazata was honored as secondary principal of the year.

      Please join us in congratulating Mary Miller and the Randolph community on this continued excellence!


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