Five people were transported after a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Highways 32 and 57 on Thursday night.
According to the Stanton County Sheriff's Office, an eastbound pickup driven by Angel Sandoval, 31, of Madison pulled into the path of a south bound SUV driven by Mistie Foote, 34, of Clarkson at about 7 p.m. — 8 miles south of Stanton.
The collision forced both vehicles off the roadway in the west ditch. Sandoval was extricated from the wreckage. Sandoval and his two children age 8 and 10 were all transported to FRHS in Norfolk by ambulance. Foote and her teenage daughter were also transported to FRHS by ambulance. Stanton Fire/Rescue along with Leigh and Clarkson Rescue responded to the scene.
According to Sheriff Mike Unger, it was very lucky there were no fatalities.
The highway intersection was partially blocked for just over an hour as the scene was cleared. Seatbelts were in use and airbags deployed in both vehicles and are credited with preventing more serious injuries. Stanton County Emergency Management also assisted at the scene with traffic control.
The Stanton golf team opened its season in dominating fashion as they won their home meet by more than 20 strokes on Tuesday afternoon.
“They came out and competed really hard,” Mustang Coach Cory Loecke said. “Anytime you come out in the first meet of the season and win it by 21 strokes you gotta be pretty happy.”
Stanton shot a 178 as a team, hosting Howells-Dodge (199), Twin River (208) and Madison (239) in the quad at Elkhorn Acres.
Sophomore Owen Vogel started his high school golf career off in a big way as he carded a 41 to lead all golfers in the quad.
“This is really his first competitive golf on the high school level, and he came out and led all scorers with 41,” the coach said. “And he left some strokes on the course too, so we’re really expecting big things from him.”
Junior Parker Krusemark was a close second as he scored a 42 for the Mustangs.
“Parker had a great round going, and he finished out bogey, bogey, double bogey, and he was still the second-best scorer,” Coach Loecke said. “So if he cleans up a few short-game issues, he could be the medalist.”
Stanton’s other varsity golfers also posted strong scores as Trey Elbert shot a 47, Matt Reese 48 and Gage Tighe 50.
Although the coach said “there’s always room for improvement,” specifically in his team’s short game and limiting penalty strokes, he’s proud of his team’s performance in their first outing.
“We had all five of our varsity golfers finish in the top 10 out of 35 kids,” the coach said. “I’m very proud of them and very happy with the way they performed today.”
Team Scores: Stanton 178, Howells-Dodge 199, Twin River 208, Howells-Dodge JV 235, Madison 239, Stanton JV 283, Madison JV 296
Stanton Individual Results: 1. Owen Vogel 41, 2. Parker Krusemark 42, 4. Trey Elbert 47, 7. Matt Reese 48, 10. Gage Tighe 50
Stanton JV Individual Results: Vance Borgmann 59, Kolby Lauters 61, Blake Furstenau 67, Bradyn Dickey 96
The Mustangs were a bit short-handed for their second meet of the season, but still turned out several personal-best performances at the Battle Creek Invite on Tuesday.
Stanton Coach David Ernesti said he had “a lot of kids out” because juniors took the ACT that day, but he was able to move some of the athletes into new events and still find success.
“Sutton Pohlman ran a 10.95 in the 100 prelims, so that was a good experiment for us,” he said.
Pohlman went on to finish runner up in the event with an 11.1 in finals, and teammate Mitchell Hupp was right behind in third with an 11.2.
The sprinting duo later teamed up with Jason Clausen and Brennan Wragge to win the 4x100 relay in 45.1 seconds.
Van Pelt, a junior, made his appearance at the track meet just in time to win the 1,600-meter run, crossing the finish line in 4:52.4. He later joined Pohlman, Hupp and Wragge to earn a fifth-place medal in the 4x400 relay.
The Mustangs also had a pair of medalists in the throwing events as Ellie Locke hurled the discus 96-3 for fifth-place and Mason Bruggeman was sixth in the shot put with a toss of 42-8.75.
The Stanton girls finished eighth in the team standings and the boys placed sixth overall.
Coach Ernesti said several of his athletes earned personal records on the day, including Wragge, who leapt 18-7 in the long jump.
“He didn’t quite make finals, but he still did well,” he said. “We’ve had a lot of those kinds of stories today, where the kid personally did really well, but that doesn’t necessarily translate into being a medalist or in finals. But it’s nice to have a good day and have the kids competing well.”
Stanton will be back on the track this Saturday as they travel to Wisner for the Wisner-Pilger Invite.
Team Scores: 1. Battle Creek 141, 2. Norfolk Catholic 120, 3. O’Neill 115.50, 4. Elkhorn Valley 49, 5. Plainview 46.50, 6. Osmond 18, 7. Randolph 11, 8. Stanton 10, 9. EPPJ 6, 10. Winside 5, 11. Battle Creek JV 4, 12. Madison 1
100: 13 Mollie Spotanski 13.97, 20 Haylea Nelson 14.46, 37 Sydney Mitchell 19.60; 200: 21 Kennedie Gartner 31.64, 23 Micha McGilvary 32.23, 27 Audra Melcher 32.60; 400: 9 Corah Linnaus 1:12.39, 17 Lindsey Hoehne 1:18.40; 800: Lindsey Hoehne; 1,600: 2 Madison Mckie 6:13.90; 100IH: 8 Tresha Koch 18.00, 16 Madison Wragge 20.52, 22 Kelsey Nelson 22.87; 300H: 7 Tesha Koch 54.02, 14 Kelsey Nelson 59.70; 4X400: 7 Stanton 4:47.20; HJ: 9 Kennedie Gartner 4-04.00, 14 Olivia Cunningham 4-00.00, 14 Micha McGilvary 4-00.00; PV: 12 Corah Linnaus 6-00.00; LJ: 13 Becca Stoddard 14-02.00, 16 Brooke Christensen 13-04.00, 19 Haylea Nelson 12-10.50; Shot Put: 12 Ellie Locke 29-01.25, 14 Regina Lierman 28-10.00, 20 Bridgett Jensen 28-02.75; Discus: 5 Ellie Locke 96-03, 26 Bridgett Jensen 69-00, 32 Adie Elbert 55-02
Team Scores: 1 Battle Creek 172, 2 Norfolk Catholic 103, 3 Elkhorn Valley 69, 4 Osmond 58, 5 O’Neill 41, 6 Stanton 37, 7 Winside 20, 8 Plainview 14, 9 Elgin Public/Pope John 7, 10 Madison 3, 11 Randolph 2, Battle Creek JV 1.
100: 2 Sutton Pohlman 11.70, 3 Mitchell Hupp 11.20. 200: 12 Landon Graf 24.96, 19 Brennan Wragge 25.44, Joey Butterfield 27.24. 400: 11 Landon Graf 58.33, 18 Tyler Hasebrooke 1:02.23, 32 Sonney R. S. 1:15.40. 1600: 1 Kolter Van Pelt 4:52.40. 4X400: 1 Stanton 45.10. 4X400: 5 Stanton 3:50.30. LJ: 11 Brennan Wragge 18-07.00, 23 Joey Butterfield 16-03.00. Shot Put: 6 Mason Bruggeman 42-08.75, 16 Gunnar Davison 35-01.00, 27 Cody Kuester 30-11.50. Discus: 11 Mason Bruggeman 111-10, 16 Elijah Schmidt 98-08. 40 Gus Bernhardt 57-10.
Stanton high school celebrated prom on Saturday night in the high school gym. The grand march kicked off evening, followed by the class and individual pictures, dinner, dance and post prom. Crowned Royalty were: Runner up queen: Bridgett Jensen; runner up kings: Jordan Gartner and Sutton Pohlman; queen: Ellie Locke; king: Cody Kuester
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A 37-year-old driver was placed under arrest after a high-speed chase through Stanton County with a 12-year-old in his vehicle.
According to the Stanton County Sheriff's Office, just after 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, officers attempted to stop a pickup on Highway 275 east of Norfolk that was driving without tail lights. The pickup then fled at high speeds south on 560th Avenue and began shutting their headlights off as it fled. Officials said the pickup crossed over Highway 24 and continued south where it was finally stopped.
The driver Leonardo Saldana-Castaneda. 37, was taken into custody and placed under arrest for willful reckless driving, operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest and child abuse as a 12-year-old male was also in the vehicle during the pursuit and placed in danger.
Saldana-Castaneda remains in jail pending the posting of bond.
The digitization of the Stanton Register is about to continue.
Thanks to the financial support of the Stanton Library Foundation, the Stanton Register archives from 2013-2019 will soon be available through digital archives and available to readers at the Stanton Library, as well as on any personal computerized device. Issues from 1895-2012 are already available and can be accessed here.
Tami Barth of the Stanton Library said she's excited to continue the digitization process and make Stanton's more current history accessible to the community. Publisher Carrie Pitzer will be working with Stanton's foundation to continue archiving the newspaper every two years moving forward.
The Stanton Auxiliary recently announced its 2021 selections for Cornhusker Girls State.
Junior Kinley Pohlman will represent Stanton while Sylvia Cunningham was named alternate. Girls State will be held virtually June 13-18. Pohlman is the daughter of Seth and Monica Pohlman of Stanton. Cunningham is the daughter of David and Julie Cunningham of Stanton.
The program is funded by the American Legion Auxiliary with some additional support coming from other civic and non-profit organizations. Little or no expense is required of the delegates and her family. Girls State is sponsored locally by the American Legion Post 88 Auxiliary and the Stanton VFW Post 3602 Auxiliary.
Every spring, the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Program provides approximately 25,000 young women with a hands-on educational opportunity designed to instruct tomorrow’s leaders in the privileges and duties of responsible citizenship.
Delegates receive special instruction in parliamentary procedure and organize themselves into two mythical political parties. They then campaign, hold rallies, debate and untimately vote to elect city, county and state officials. Once elected to office, delegates are sworn in and perform their prescribed duties. Citizens not elected to office are given appointments and will attend virtual meetings with the offices of their elected or appointed counterparts in actual state, county, and city government.
Two outstanding citizens, known as “senators”, are selected at each of the 50 Girls State sessions held across the country to represent their state at American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation held in Washington, D.C. in July.
On Thursday evening just after 7 p.m. the Stanton County Sheriff’s office stopped a vehicle on U.S. Hwy 275 about 12 miles east of Norfolk for a Window Tint Violation.
During the stop a search was conducted and a 54 year old Rosalie woman was found in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
Rhona Dufek was placed under arrest and booked on the felony drug charge. Dufek was out on bond currently awaiting trial on a felony drug charge in Wayne County.
A Thursday morning disturbance in Woodland Park led to two people being arrested and one transported to the hospital, according to the Stanton County Sheriff's Office.
At about 9:30 a.m.,the Stanton County Sheriff’s office arrested two people following a disturbance at a Woodland Park residence. Elliot Anderson, 22, and Safaa Mohammed, 21, Both of Norfolk were arrested following the physical disturbance that led Mohammed to be taken to the hospital by ambulance for treatment of her injuries.
Anderson was charged with Third Degree Assault, Possession of Marijuana and a Probation Violation. Safaa was charged with Criminal Trespass, Disturbing the Peace and Third Degree Assault. Anderson declined medical treatment for injuries he suffered.
Congratulations to the following NSAA 2021 Winter Academic all state selections!
Boys Basketball: Adam Arens, Mason Bruggeman
Girls Basketball: Sylvia Cunningham, Bridgett Jensen
Speech: Shelby Jenkinson, Sylvia Cunningham
Wrestling: Sutton Pohlman