Area News Digest
Cozad United Way sets 2010 goal at $94,000
COZAD—Twenty-five agencies will benefit from proceeds in the 2010 Cozad United Way Fund campaign. Directors announced that $94,000 has been earmarked for various programs which provide assistance for senior citizens, youth activities, medical funds and other projects. The Cozad Emergency Action Program is to receive the largest share of next year’s proceeds as $15,000 has been designated. The campaign profited from the recent “Big Red Casino Night” at Chipper Hall and will continue with the annual FCCLA/United Way Tailgate Party at Cozad High School.—taken from the Tri-City Trib.
Providing a touch of comfort to children
BROKEN BOW—A group of local ladies are providing a touch of comfort for children. Members of Custer’s Last Stitch Quilt Guild had been working hard and recently completed a project in which 13 quilts were made and donated to the local Department of Health and Human Services. The quilts will be given to children that are removed from their homes and placed in foster care.—taken from the Custer County Chief.
Ogallala hospital plans expansion
OGALLALA—While Ogallala Community Hospital now has expanded parking, patrons of the medical facility may see an expansion to the structure in upcoming years. While the project is not slated for construction for a couple of years, officials are in the planning stage for an expansion to the hospital which houses Ogallala Medical Group and specialty clinics. The expansion would be the first of five phases of a master plan to improve the facility.—taken from the Keith County News.
Suspects arrested for NCTA break-in and thefts
CURTIS—Arrest warrants were signed for three men alledgedly responsible for the break-in and burglary at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA) in Curtis on July 26 and other thefts that occurred in Curtis on July 25. David T. Gartner, Philip D. Timmerman, Jr., and Raymond K. Dike are the three men named in the warrants. Also arrested were four North Platte men, formerly of Frontier County, ages 18 to 26, implicated in burglaries involving shop equipment and ATV’s from the rural Wellfleet area.—taken from the Frontier County Enterprise.
School addresses sports coop concerns
ARNOLD—The Arnold Junior High football program is in its third year of a coop agreement with Callaway, however, this is the first year for the volleyball, wrestling, basketball and track teams to participate in the coop. Parents have voiced concerns regarding the program including scheduling, permission forms, school colors, costs, missed classroom time, who is negotiating and making the decisions and more. To address the concerns, school officials were to meet with coaches and host a board meeting for information.—taken from the Arnold Sentinel.
Kite Flight founder honored at event
CALLAWAY—The 19th annual Callaway Kite Flight was to take place over Labor Day weekend at the Foster Smith Field site southeast of Callaway along Highway 40. Events included a candy drop, numerous concessions and flying events as well as a night flight. A special program on Sunday morning was to honor the memory of Kite Flight originator, the late Connie May. White helium balloons were to be released following the program.—taken from the Callaway Courier.