Area news digest
Taken from the news columns of area newspapers.
Cozad native on ‘20 Most Powerful People’
COZAD—Investment News Magazine named Cozad native Terry K. Headley, LUTCF, LIC, FSS, of The Headley Financial Group in La Vista, NE, one of the “20 Most Powerful People of 2011.” The list includes people who are expected to shape both the face and the future of the financial advisory industry, and includes a profile of Headley as well. Headley is the managing partner of the special market development office and president of Headley Financial Group at La Vista.—reported in the Tri-City Trib.
NPPD rejects all wind farm proposals
OGALLALA—Optimism for a 10-megawatt wind farm to be constructed southeast of Ogallala blew over the past summer when, atop a hill on the proposed site, a Michigan-based wind development company announced its plans. However, Nebraska Public Power District officials recently declined to accept any proposals, citing higher-cost proposals and current excess power supplies that can not be justified. With disappointment, officials want to continue to pursue opportunities in the area.—reported in the Keith County News.
Grant for ‘Relocate to the Medicine Valley’ project
CURTIS—The City of Curtis and Medicine Valley Public Schools received $10,350 from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development and Nebraska Rural Development Commission through the Building Entrepreneurial Communities Act to fund a recruitment coordinator position and conduct a marketing campaign called the “Relocate to the Medicine Valley” project. The project will focus on attracting families, retirees and businesses from Colorado’s Front Range to Medicine Valley.—reported in the Frontier County Enterprise.
Charitable funds reach all time high
BROKEN BOW—Christmas has come and gone, but that certainly does not mean the needs of many area families have gone away with the holiday. The need this year across Custer County was even greater than in years past with a total of 183 families and 519 children receiving food and gifts this season. With the need, local citizens stepped-up and donated a record total of more than $20,000 through the Children’s Fund who were able to distribute food and gifts locally.—reported in the Custer County Chief.
Bobcat season video benefits Rialto Theatre
ARNOLD—A highlight video of the South Loup Bobcat’s 2010 outstanding football season was recently presented on the Rialto Theatre’s digital movie screen. The video, featuring action and still shots, was set to rock genre in surround sound put together by assistant coach, Matt Jaegler. An admission fee of $1 helped to raise funds for the theatre as well as giving the theatre some good exposure.—reported in the Arnold Sentinel.
CHS Ag students observe and count area wildlife
CALLAWAY—Callaway High School Ag class students participated in a class project which has made them more aware of area wildlife. Students were instructed to observe all forms of wildlife including all live and dead animals and report their findings each morning. About a 94-square mile area was observed along with the study of wildlife management. Among student observations were 14 flocks of geese, 23 squirrels, 208 deer, two badgers, skunks and opossums, three coyotes, 11 raccoons, 120 turkeys and a couple thousand black birds.—reported in the Callaway Courier.