Save Our Avian Resources (SOAR) educator Kay Neumann visited Arbor Park School last week with Thora, a bald eagle, and Cedar, an eastern screech owl. While the goal of SOAR is to return all birds to the wild, Thora suffers from limited vision, due to lead poisoning. Cedar is non-releasable due to a damaged wing. Neumann said she and her family love to hunt, but lead ammunition can be toxic to wildlife. That is why Neumann and SOAR advocate the use non-toxic ammunition when hunting.
Save Our Avian Resources educator Kay Neumann holds bald eagle Thora. The eagle is non-releasable due to limited vision caused by lead poisoning.
Bald eagle Thora watches from perch.
Cedar, an eastern screech Owl is non releasable due to a damaged wing.
SOAR educator Kay Neumann holds Cedar , an Eastern Screech Owl while she talks with Arbor Park Students. Save Our Avian Resources educator Kay Neumann visited Arbor Park School today with a Bald Eagle named Thora and Cedar, an Eastern Screech Owl. While the goal of SOAR is return all birds to the wild, Thora suffers from limited vision due to lead poisoning. Cedar is non releasable due to a damaged wing.
Bald eagle Thora stands on perch while Kay Neumann holds screech owl Cedar
Throughout February, students at Deerfield, North and South primary schools in Blair collected donations for the American Heart Association. The week of Feb. 16th students and staff participated in Jump Rope for Heart week activities. The annual event is an opportunity for students to help others while learning about heart health.
North School second grade students jumping rope.
Deerfield kindergarten students jumping rope.
Deerfield Second grade students jump rope.
North School Kindergarten students jumping rope.
North first grade student .jumps rope
Deerfield second grade student Clara Flaherty in Mrs. Thompson’s class.
Parents and grand parents filled Washington County Bank on Monday morning to hear Blair Community Schools kindergarten students sing holiday favorites.
North School kindergarten singing at Washington County Bank
Fort Calhoun K through 3 winter concert
Otte Jazz band at Good Shepherd Retirement Center.
Otte Jazz Band at Good Shepherd. From left: Kellen Hartzell (tenor saxophone), Shania Stahlnecker (trombone), Benjamin Brunick-Clark (bass clarinet), McKenzi Duncan (euphonium), Max Horak (alto saxophone)
Fort Calhoun winter concert
Fort Calhoun winter music concert
Blair Community Chorus
Fort Calhoun grade school winter concert
Fort Calhoun junior and senior high show choir members sang Christmas Carols during the annual tree lighting celebration in Market Square Saturday evening.
Current and former choir members and friends sing the Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah by G.F. Handel.
From left: Brian Sandall, Caleb Sandall, Ian Fowler, Eric Curry, Jake Curry, Corbin Patrick, Justus Kucera and many more current and former choir members sing the Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah by G.F. Handel.
Blair Area Community Concert
Joe Chapman plays saxophone with the Blair Area Community Concert
BHS Band Concert
Fort Calhoun Holiday Vocal Music Concert, Phenomenon Show Choir
BHS Band Concert
Guest conductor, Arbor Park music teacher and Blair Alum Kay Dickenson conducted the combined choirs, alumni and friends in a the Hallelujah Chorus from the Messiah. The combined performance has been a Blair tradition for more than 50 years.
Christmas, winter, and holiday music filled my December calendar. Here are just a few of the many images that helped to make my season bright.