Verdigre fundraiser set for Tuesday

VERDIGRE - A fundraising auction will be held in Verdigre Tuesday night for the Mark Pischel Press Box.  Pischel served as the "Voice of the Hawks" for about 25 years, announcing football games and other school activities.  More recently, he was the announcer for the games of the combined Verdigre/Niobrara Cougars teams.  Pischel was killed last year ina  motorcycle accident, and the press box is meant to be a tribute to his contributions to the Verdeigre school.  The items auctioned off are specially-decorated planters called "Babes in Bras."  The cleverly named planters include: Victoria's Burlap Secret, the Biker Babe, and the Busty Bohemian Bombshell.  Some of the planters are meant for sitting on tables or decks, others are for hanging.  All come complete with flowers designed to last throughout the summer.