Sunday, August 19, 2018
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Taken from the columns of area newspapers.

100th Meridian Road Race takes off Aug. 12

COZAD—Looking to build upon past years success and one of Central Nebraska’s largest road races in history is happening Aug. 12 in Cozad. The C.E.B. Memorial 100th Meridian 5K/10K will be in honor of the life and work of Claude E. Berreckman who passed away in 2013. All proceeds will fund a pair of scholarships for students pursing a college education. The race will begin and end near the town square of Cozad. Both courses will follow the original courses used when Berreckman organized the race in the 1980s. The entry fee includes the race, refreshments and a commemorative dri-fit shirt.—reported in the Tri-City Trib.


Tech scavenger hunt is part of NE150 Drive


BROKEN BOW—The Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a scavenger hunt for the technological times in which we live. For $15, a raffle ticket can be purchased at the Broken Bow NE150 Drive, then take selfies of yourself along the route at designated places and post them to the Broken Bow NE150 Facebook page. Each person who completes the route and posts the qualifying selfies are then entered into a drawing to win $500 in Chamber Bucks. The 150 mile drive is an official NE150 event, helping celebrate Nebraska’s 150th year of statehood.—reported in the Custer County Chief.

28th annual Kites and Castles adds kayak trail

OGALLALA—Visitors to the Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area participated in or viewed as a spectator several events over the past weekend. The highlight of the day’s events was the family-friendly Kites and Castles event at Martin Bay. The day began with the annual 62-mile bike route around Lake Mac. Children were offered free kite kits to build and fly themselves and a “Kayak the Castle” event allowed participants to view the castles from the water. The day concluded with a boat parade north across to Martin Bay and back. This marked the 28th consecutive year that the event has taken place.—reported in the Keith County News.

Annual Ag Youth Field Day adds new activities

CURTIS—An agronomy day camp in Curtis will feature new hands-on activities in precision agriculture, crops, soil management and center pivot irrigation systems. Youth ages nine to 14 years old and adults are invited to the second annual Agronomy Youth Field Day at the campus of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture on Aug. 9. Participants can expect to gain important life skills while discovering the science behind producing Nebraska crops. Youth will also be able to apply science skills to their 4-H projects and explore careers related to agronomy.—reported in the Frontier County Enterprise.

Pool access made easier with lift chair

CALLAWAY—The Callaway Village Board of Trustees recently responded to a suggestion for easier access to the swimming pool for those with a handicap or that find it difficult with the purchase of a battery-operated lift chair. Board member Lawrence Paulsen said he found the special chair in an on-line auction by Fort Riley, KS, disposing of surplus. Such devices bought new run $7,000 to $8,000. This one went for $1,200 as bid by Paulsen. All it requires is a new battery to make it operational, which has already been ordered.—reported in the Callaway Courier.