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FootGolf kickoff event scheduled

COLUMBUS — The city of Columbus and Columbus Area Sports and Activities Council will host a FootGolf kickoff event 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 26 at Van Berg Golf Course.

During the event people of all ages can play FootGolf for $5 per round. Participants may use their own No. 5 soccer ball or rent one at the clubhouse for $3. Free food will be available during the event. Players under age 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, contact Doug Kluth, Columbus Area Sports and Activities director, at or 402-562-4234.

St. Anthony hosting Husker party

COLUMBUS -- St. Anthony Catholic Church is hosting the 11th annual Big Red Party on Sept. 9 when Nebraska plays Oregon.

Tickets cost $25 and there will be a cash drawing and prizes raffled off after each score. There will also be a silent auction featuring Husker items. Proceeds will go toward the youth mission, Bible school, JC Camp and seminarian fund.

Tickets are available at the parish office or by calling Dave Bowman at 402-305-3155 or Mike Kosch at 402-910-0605.

Elks CC league results

COLUMBUS -- The following are results from the Elks Country Club ladies nine-hole league held Aug. 8:

Low gross winners

First flight: Nicole Pollema, 39.

Second flight: Diane Rowe, 47.

Third flight: Karin Rieger, 51.

Fourth flight: Connie Rogers, 55.

Fifth flight: Sheila Backes, 62.

Low net winners

First flight: Barb Bender, 39.

Second flight: Jan Curry, 36.

Third flight: Mimi Ernst, 35.

Fourth flight: Rita Fleischer, 38.

Fifth flight: Jean Wick, 31.

Game winners (most 5s on front)

First flight: Barb Bender, 6.

Second flight: Diane Rowe and Kathy Kruse, 3.

Third flight: Peg Skorupa, Shawna Hilbert and Deb Loseke, 2.

Fourth flight: Connie Rogers, 2.

Fifth flight: Joan Van Dyke and Jenni Gearhart, 1.

Pollema birdied the sixth hole. Becky Mason, Collen Soulliere, Bender and Curry all birdied the eighth hole.

Pawnee Ringers league results

COLUMBUS — Results from the Pawnee Ringers Horseshoe Club league play from Aug. 10 are:

Ringers Plus 25-20, Duncan Drozd 33-12, The Lucky Ringers 25-20, The Merrick County Boys 25-20, The Double Ringers 21-24, The Flying Flippers 14-31, The Spitfires 18-27, The Nobodys 26-19.

Don Branting led the league with a ringer percentage of 66 percent and high game of 116 points. Allen Stenzel scored the high handicap game with 168 points.

CMS schedules first practices

COLUMBUS -- The first volleyball practice for seventh- and eighth-grade students will be 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the new Columbus Middle School. Seventh-graders will practice in the north auxiliary gym and eighth-graders will be in the main gym.

The first football practice for eighth-graders will be 5:30-7 p.m. today at the new middle school. Seventh-grade football practice starts 6-7:30 p.m. Monday.

Schedules for all practices will be distributed at the first practice. All athletes must complete a sports physical.

CHS hosting fun run

COLUMBUS — The Columbus Public Schools Foundation is hosting a fundraiser fun run.

The 5-kilometer race is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. Sept. 9 at the new high school.

There is a $25 registration fee if registered by Aug. 25. The fee goes up to $30 after Aug. 25 through race day.

The fee includes food and drinks after the race. T-shirts will be given to everyone registered before Aug. 25 and on a first-come, first-served basis after that.

There will be a kids' fun run Sept. 8 at Pawnee Park's Memorial Stadium prior to the Columbus High home football game. The cost is $10 per child and includes a T-shirt if preregistered. The first 50 kids who register on race day will also get a T-shirt.

The first wave of the 400-meter run will begin at 5:30 p.m., but kids should be lined up outside the north side of the stadium by 5:15 p.m.

For more information or to register, visit


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