Joe Diffie to play Seward County Fair
You might know him from country hits like "John Deere Green" and "Pickup Man." Grammy winner Joe Diffie will play the Seward County Fair on Aug. 9. Read the full story HERE.
Malcolm trapshooters set sights on victory
At a speed of 60 miles per hour, with an incline of 115 degrees, a 4-inch disc flies into the air. The window of time to react is slim.
Decisions need to be made quickly, usually in less than a second, and with a little luck and a lot of practice, the bullet hits the bullseye.
Luke Beckman, Lucas Christensen, Cooper Koeppen, Karter Kopecky, and Colt Reiling know what it’s like to work under pressure and make split-second decisions. They’ve been working to excel in that.
For the last three years they’ve been sharpening their aim under the guidance of instructor Darwin Eucker, with the exception of Kopecky, who’s been on the squad for two years.
All five 14-year-old boys are part of a junior trap shoot squad from Malcolm. In May, they headed to Doniphan to compete in the 50th Annual Cornusker Trapshoot contest. The squad placed third, moving up five places from its previous eighth place.
And with a nearly perfect score of 98/100, Beckman took the first place individual trophy for junior high competitors.
“It was surreal. I couldn’t believe I shot a 98,” Beckman said.
Read more about the team's journey so far HERE.