Thursday, September 19, 2013

Pirate Homecoming '13

Genoa-Hugo School Homecoming, September 20 and 21, 2013

Following School Spirit Week, which featured, among other things, Pajama Day and Twin Day, the Genoa-Hugo Homecoming will be celebrated on Friday by building floats. High School, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please check in for attendance before going to the float sites. Royalty practice will be at 1 p.m. with the 2nd grade attendants. Middle School, class as usual in the morning; float building in the afternoon. At 8 p.m., the Bonfire and Pep Rally will take place at the track. At this time, the King and Queen will be announced.
On Saturday, Parade Line-up is at 9 a.m. At 9:30, parade float judging will occur. The year’s theme is “TV Shows.” The Genoa-Hugo Homecoming Parade begins at 10 a.m. Pictures of the Homecoming royalty will follow the parade at the Lincoln Manor. Groundbreaking for the new school will also follow the parade, on the south side of the school. The Booster Club Lunch will be served in the school cafeteria from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. At 12:50 p.m., the Homecoming royalty will be presented, and the King and Queen will be crowned. At 1 p.m., the Pirates will face off against the Bethune Bobcats. At 6:30 p.m. the Alumni Banquet will take place in the school cafeteria. From 9 p.m. to midnight, the High School Student Dance will take place in the school cafeteria.

Voting has already taken place and the following will take their place in the 2013 Genoa-Hugo Homecoming Court. The 2nd Grade attendants are Caryn Hale and Trey Smith. Freshmen royalty are Samantha Herbert and Brandon Ravenkamp; Sophomore royalty are Taryn Book and Joseph Stephen, Junior royalty are Destiny Matthews and Bryson Herbert and Senior Royalty are Cindy Chambers, Cora Ravenkamp, Vincent Ayala and Matthew Dempsey.

Badger Homecoming '13

Limon’s 68th Annual Homecoming September 19, 20, & 21, 2013

The officers of the Limon Alumni Association would like to invite all of the visiting alumni back to their hometown of Limon for the 2013 Limon Homecoming Festivities!  Come renew old friendships and see your hometown.  The Limon Heritage Museum will be opening after the parade and will stay open through the afternoon, so be sure to visit.

To kick off the activities, on Thursday, Sept. 19, the Lady Badger Softball Team will be playing the Yuma Indians at 4:30 p.m. at the Limon Softball fields south of town on Hwy. 71, south of the golf course. The next day, Friday, Sept. 20, the Lady Badger Volleyball Team will be playing the Deer Trail Eagles at 5 p.m. in the Christenson/Newsom Activities Building. That night, the traditional Limon Homecoming Bon Fire will start around dusk, north of Gaskill Field on G Avenue when the snake dance arrives from the school.

On Saturday, Sept. 21, Plains Medical Center will be serving a pancake breakfast prior to the parade at the corner of E Avenue and Main Street from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Homecoming Parade will begin at 10 a.m., will start at the school and proceed down E Avenue to the Limon downtown. There will be a community barbecue and lunch following the parade, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Pulled-beef sandwiches (with sauces), baked beans, coleslaw, dessert, and cold drinks will be served. This is a great time for visiting with old friends as well as to tour the school campus to see what has changed since your last visit.  Tickets will be $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. No advance purchase is necessary. The Homecoming Football game will take place at 2 p.m. at Gaskill Field, where the Limon Badgers will take on the Burlington Cougars. Homecoming Royalty will be crowned at half time and parade judging will be announced.

We hope every honored class will have an entry in the Homecoming Parade.  The theme will be: “Music Through the Times”. Entries need to line up at the school by 9 a.m. for judging. Honored Classes this year are 1928, ’33, ’38, ’43 ’48, ’53, ’58, ’63, ’68, ’73, ’78, ’83, ’88, ’93, ’98, 2003, ‘08, and ’13. 

Saturday, September 7, 2013

New CEO for LCH

Lincoln Community Hospital appoints new CEO

By Will Bublitz

A new Chief Executive Officer/Administrator was appointed for Lincoln Community Hospital and Nursing Home during the Board of Directors meeting held last Thursday, Aug. 29.

Monika Wilkins, the former Director of Nursing, received the board’s unanimous endorsement as the hospital’s new CEO/Administrator.

“We have the utmost confidence in Monika,” Board President Keith James said. “She has been in training for this position, and has already assumed the duties of this job.”
“I will do my best,” Wilkins said.

Wilkins is filling the vacancy left by the death of Herman Schreivogel, who had been the hospital’s CEO/Administrator for the past 18 years. He died on August 16.

Wilkins brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her new position after working at LCH for the past 15 years. In 1998, she began as a Licensed Practical Nurse in its Medical Records Department before moving to the Nursing Department in 2000. She became a Registered Nurse (RN) in 2005 and was promoted to the Hospital Director of Nursing position in 2009. She also became the Nursing Home Director of Nursing in 2011. Last year, she was awarded the Nightingale Luminary Award for Leadership, one of the top honors for nursing.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Senator Bennet

Senator Bennet discusses Ag in Lincoln County

By Will Bublitz

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet made a stop in Limon to discuss agricultural exports and their impact on the state’s rural economy last Tuesday, Aug. 27.

Bennett met with local officials and agricultural business leaders for an hour at the office of Parker Ag Services, LLC on Highway 71. The meeting was one of a series of roundtables that he is co-hosting throughout the state as a part of a workshop series entitled: "Beyond Colorado: How to Bring Your Products and Services to the Global Marketplace.”

For the most part, Bennet listened and asked questions as the local leaders talked about their specific areas of interest concerning agricultural exports.

Steve Beedy, Director of the Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee and a Genoa resident, spoke about the importance of exports to the state’s wheat producers, He said the state currently exports about 80 percent of their crop to foreign nations with China and Nigeria among their biggest customers.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Colorado Leadership September 2013

Due to several requests, the following is a list of Colorado leadership and their contact information. 

State Senate District 1
Brophy, Greg

State House District 64
Dore, Timothy

In Washington D.C.: (Lincoln County is in House Dist. 4)

Senator Mark Udall (D- CO)

Senator Michael Bennet (D- CO)

Representative Diana DeGette (D - 01)
202-225-5657 …

Representative Jared Polis (D - 02)

Representative Scott R. Tipton (R - 03)

Representative Cory Gardner (R - 04)

Representative Doug Lamborn (R - 05)

Representative Mike Coffman (R - 06)
202-226-4623 …

Representative Ed Perlmutter (D - 07)
202-225-5278 …

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Benefit dinner


There will be a benefit dinner for the Deegan Family on Friday, Sept. 6 at Gaskill Field in Limon from 5-7 p.m. before the game. 


Hamburger, chips, watermelon, and a drink for $5. All proceeds will go to help the Deegan Family.