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Coach Rich Olson Stepping Down

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After 32 seasons of being a head coach, Rich Olson, Lincoln Lutheran Girls’ Varsity Basketball Coach, is stepping away from coaching to pursue other adventures. 

Coach Olson has enjoyed a celebrated career. He served 20 years as a teacher and head coach at Millard South, 6 years teaching and head coach at Lincoln Northeast High and 6 years serving as Head Girls Basketball coach at Lincoln Lutheran. Click "view for more"

Coach Olson has experienced many career highs in his 32 seasons. He made 20 Nebraska State Tournament appearances, won four State Titles and had three Runner-up finishes. In 2012, Olson was inducted into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame.

Most notably for Lincoln Lutheran, in 2014 Olson coached the Lady Warriors to their only Nebraska State Girls’ Basketball Tournament appearance in school history.  He finishes his career with an official record of 506-244.

The entire Lincoln Lutheran community would like to thank Coach Olson for his years of dedicated service and commitment to the Girls’ Basketball Program. We pray for God’s richest blessings in all his future endeavors.

Apply Now for 2018-2019

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If you have a NEW student who is planning on attending Lincoln Lutheran in the fall (2018-2019 school year), we encourage you to send in your application form now! It looks like the incoming 6th grade class will be a large one and we will be going on a first-come-first serve basis. We will guarantee enrollment for the first 54 students who apply. Remember that all current LL students will be auto-enrolled.

We are accepting applications for all grade levels. One change from previous years is that we will be auto-enrolling all current Lincoln Lutheran students, unless we hear from a parent or guardian indicating otherwise. This means we will only be requiring NEW STUDENTS send in an application form. Please use the attached 2018-2019 Application Form for New Students. You may print it off, fill it out and either bring it directly to the LL school office during normal school hours, email a scanned copy of the form to us at, or fax the form to us at 402-467-5405.

If you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like to schedule a student visit day, please contact our admissions coordinator, Kristin Bennett at or call her at 402-467-5404 ext 235. 

New Building Opens

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The outside of the multi-use building has been completed!  Thank you Schwisow Construction for a job well done! The funds for the construction of the building were made possible by 294 donors to the Now Through Eternity campaign.  

After the wrestling season wraps up, the building will be closed to build walls and restrooms.  Additional funds are still needed to finish the inside of the building.  As 2017 comes to a close, we are seeking donors and ask you to consider making a year end gift to complete the project.  Give us a call at 402-467-5404 or go to and click the Give Now button.

Lutheran Schools of Lincoln Present: Dr. Micah Parker

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Lincoln Lutheran would like to extend a special invitation to the families within your ministry. On Wednesday, January 24th at 6:30 pm, the Lutheran Schools of Lincoln will host Dr. Micah Parker in the Lincoln Lutheran Main Gym, to share a message of trust with parents and youth. We believe listeners 4th/5th grade and older will benefit most from his message, but all ages are invited.


Information about Dr. Parker:  

  • He has had a chance to speak to thousands of adults and youth during his 20 year speaking ministry.
  • His message connects with the listener as he shares his personal testimony about how extreme adversity in his life was used by God to achieve a larger purpose.

How Dr. Parker got started speaking:

"God blessed me with an unexpected and incredible adversity that helped shape my original message. My personal testimony is about how to truly trust Jesus Christ with your entire life, regardless of the circumstances. After taping a chapel service I did at Concordia University NE about my experience, I mailed the recording to friends and family who were praying for me. That talk was taken to church or given to friends who were also dealing with an adversity. People heard the tape and asked me to come tell more of the story. When people would ask me to come back and speak, I'd respond with, 'You heard my story; that's all I've got.' As a result, I developed many more talks. That was 19 years ago. Since then, I've been blessed to speak in 28 different states and Canada to over 600 groups, ranging from ONE to 30,000. I've spoken in a huge arena, for Christian companies, large educator and administrator conferences, state/district/national youth gatherings, at countless churches and schools, in a cow pasture, and in prison; each has been a blessing!"

His Mission:

  • Share how God can use an ordinary man to get through extraordinary circumstances.
  •  Motivate with humor and Biblical truth towards action in a relationship with Jesus.
  • Equip Christians of all ages to glorify God despite the challenges of this world.

Dr. Parker will be sharing a 45-60 minute talk beginning at 6:30 pm on January 24th in the Lincoln Lutheran Main Gym. There is no cost for families to attend this event. 

Breanne Blair Collects Coats & Hats for People's City Mission

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Prompted by seeing homeless people along the street, 7th grader Breanne Blair collected coats and hats for those in need.  Bre made posters that were distributed around Lincoln Lutheran as well as at her parents' work places.  In less than a week's time, seven large bags full of coats and hats were collected.  Those bags were donated to the People's City Mission.  Breanne and her Religion-7 teacher Lyle Ziems dropped off the coats and hats at the Shelter on West "O".  Breanne was warmly greeted by PCM staff members Charity & Nikki.  Charity even gave Breanne and Mr. Ziems a tour of the facility.

PCM Communication Director Nikki Oswald said the following in an email to Mr. Ziems: "It was delightful to meet Bre & hear her story of why she gives. She is encouraging and inspiring and I know with her heart, she will do great things (she already is)."  

With a tear of appreciation in her eye, Nikki interviewed Breanne.  Check out the video of that interview posted by Nikki on the PCM Facebook page!

Great job of sharing the love of Christ with others, Breanne!

Breanne is the daughter of Keith (Kenny) & Jenny Blair.

All Five Fall Sports qualify for State!

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It has been an amazing fall sports season for the Lincoln Lutheran Warriors. For the first time in school history, all five of the fall sports teams have qualified for State competition, with our girls Softball team winning State!

This season started with a new sport for Lincoln Lutheran, girls Softball. Working in cooperation with Crete, we had one student, Freshman Leah Jurgens, who went out with team. Leah made major contributions to the team and for the first time for the Crete Cardinals, the team qualified for state and then won the Class B title. Next season looks to add a few more LL students to the mix and we look forward to another strong season next year!

The Girls Golf Team returned this year to State competition for the 7th time in a row. The four golfers, Juniors Logan Eschilman and Sophia Fahleson, Sophomore Natalie Barrett, and Freshman Grace Fahleson, made a strong showing finishing 12th as a team. All the girls battled hard through the rough weather conditions on the first day of the tournament and gained valuable experience for next season for which they will all be returning. This season saw the girls all lower their personal best scores considerably. They earned many top ten finishes and finished runner up at the District Championship.  They have had lots of great experiences to build upon for next season!.

The HS Cross Country team had a season filled with personal bests culminating in the entire boys team qualifying for State along with Senior Kayla Steinbauer representing the girls team. The Warrior cross country team ended its season with seven runners representing Lincoln Lutheran at the State Cross Country meet in Kearney on October 20th.  Kayla Steinbauer finished with a time of 25:14.  The boys' team finished in 18th place.  Running for the Warriors were: Tanner Lebo (19:17.8), Noah L'Heureux (19:17.9), Jacob Meyer (20:29) , Jack Rolland(21:39), Ryan Hlavity (21:47), and Colton Meyer (22:55).

Lincoln Lutheran's High School volleyball team finds themselves once again making a berth into State competition this year after several years away. The team will face off against Ord in first round State play on Thursday, Nov. 9th at 7:30 at Northstar High School. The Lady Warriors have had a very strong season with a 29-5 final record, which included beating two Class B schools during the regular season. They have gone 3-0 in all their post season play beating Milford, Lincoln Christian and Broken Bow. 

The Warriors Football team has had a very strong season as well, losing only two games this season. They went into the State playoffs ranked 11th with a 7-2 record. They took down #6 North Platte St. Patrick's in the first round of play-offs and then #3 ranked Arcadia-Loup City in the second round. The Warriors will face off against #2 ranked Centennial at Centennial on Friday, 11/10. Lincoln Lutheran is looking for a first time berth into the State Championship! Go Warriors!

"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"

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The Lincoln Lutheran High School Drama Department, presented You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown for the 2017 HS fall musical.  Charles Schulz’s beloved comic comes to life in this Clark Gesner’s musical. The whole gang is here: bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder who doesn’t give her the time of day, perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting Linus, Snoopy is in the doghouse, and “blockhead,” himself, Charlie Brown, is in rare form. It was a great performance and congrats to all the kids that were in the performance.

Grandparent's/Grandfriends Day Celebration

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We love to celebrate Grandparent's/Grandfriends week and on Thursday, September 7th, we got to celebrate with over 230 of our favorite people. This year, our Grandparents/Grandfriends joined us for a morning of coffee, juice and rolls as well as presentations by our Executive Director Scott Ernstmeyer, Principal Matt Heibel and Directory of Ministry Advancement, Lloyd Wagnitz. The Grandparents then got to meet up with their students, and joined the entire school for a special chapel led by Dr. Ross Stueber. What a joy to be able to celebrate with each other our shared faith as well as our love for the ministry of Lincoln Lutheran. We would like to thank all the Grandparents and Grandfriends who came out to celebrate. We look forward to celebrating again with you next year! 

Grandparent's/Grandfriends Day Celebration will be Thursday, September 7th starting at 8:30am.

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We love to celebrate Grandparent's/Grandfriends week!  We would like to invite your Grandparent's/Grandfriends to join your student(s) for a morning of food and fellowship at Lincoln Lutheran. Our annual Grandparent's/Grandfriends Day celebration will be on Thursday September 7, 2017 starting at 8:30 am.  We ask all the Grandparent's/Grandfriends to meet in our north gym at 8:30 am for coffee, rolls, juice and a short program before meeting your grandchild at 9:30 am for our Chapel service. We are asking for you to provide the names, addresses and email address of the grandparents/grandfriends you'd wish to invite so that we can send them a formal invitation to join us on Thursday September 7, 2017.  Please click here to provide the names.  All names need to be submitted by no later than Monday, Aug. 21. We look forward to seeing all the Grandparent's/Grandfriends on Thursday September 7, 2017.

Registration for 2017-2018 school year is open!

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Come and join us for the 2017-2018 school year! Lincoln Lutheran is now accepting Registration Forms for the 2017-2018 school year.  You can print off a copy of the registration form by clicking HERE. If you have any questions either about the registration process or about choosing Lincoln Lutheran for your student, please contact our Recruiting Coordinator, Kristin Bennett at or call us at 402-467-5404.