Area News Digest
Taken from news columns of area newspapers.
CCC students collect 600 pounds of supplies
COZAD—The Crossroads homeless shelter recently received 600 pounds of supplies because of the efforts of students at Central Community College-Hastings. With a report of increasing numbers of homeless people needing services, the students decided to help by holding a campus-wide drive to collect non-perishable food, toiletries, cleaning supplies and other paper products. The supplies were delivered to the shelter by Advocates for Children and Families, an organization on the CCC campus with a purpose of awareness and services to families in need.—reported in the Tri-City Trib.
Drug Court comes to 8th Judicial District
BROKEN BOW—Defendants involved in non-violent drug and/or alcohol related crimes in the area now have a new punishment option. North Central Problem Solving Court, more commonly known as Drug Court, is a highly intense program designed to focus on rehabilitation than actual punishment. Fifteen counties will be entailed in the North Central Problem Solving Court in the Eighth Judicial District.—reported in the Custer County Chief.
Energy company scout-s for wind turbine sites
OGALLALA—Wind turbine towers could be rising above Keith County in the next few years if a Denver Metro-area company’s plans come to pass. Currently, Arion Energy of Greenwood Village, CO, is seeking lease sites for a proposed wind-energy farm to be built in the county. The company wants to build the wind-energy farm in areas west and northwest of Ogallala with up to about 70 towers.—reported in the Keith County News.
Local stabbing sends men to hospital and jail
CURTIS—Early Sunday morning of May 23, a 911 call was placed to report a knifing outside of the Yellow Rose in Curtis. Emergency personnel responded to the call and found Jason Kuhn, 25, outside the Yellow Rose with a knife wound to his neck. Kuhn was transported to the North Platte hospital where he underwent surgery. Nathan Vogt, 24, was arrested at the scene and transported to the Frontier County Jail where he is being held for first degree assault. The investigation is ongoing.—reported in the Frontier County Enterprise.
Arnold residents’ amazing Walk for Life
ARNOLD—On May 2 the people of Arnold amazed others with this year’s Walk for Life. It was the largest one yet, with 71 participants involved either in walking or serving those who were walking. Although the road was rough and rutted from recent rains, the weather had cooperated during the event. Walkers ranged in age from babies in back packs and strollers to veteran walkers in their 80’s who raised over $2,660. The Women’s Resource Center in North Platte was the recipient of the funds raised.—reported in the Arnold Sentinel.
Lift-a-thon helps raise funds and more
CALLAWAY—Callaway High School boys and girls lifted weights for cash and pledges during Lift-a-thons on May 14 and 17. The student athletes raised pledges from area donors and then competed against each other to lift gradually heavier weights. Funds raised will go towards team camps and jerseys for the next school year.—reported in the Callaway Courier.