Area News Digest
Taken from the news columns of area newspapers.
Lex principal goes 20 miles east to Elm Creek
COZAD—Lexington Middle School principal Dean Tickle is heading east, but only by 20 miles, to become superintendent of Elm Creek Public Schools. Tickle accepted the position a week ago and will begin his duties July 1. Tickle said he once told his wife if they ever left Lexington it would be to move east in Nebraska, to be close to children and grandchildren residing in Hooper and Millard. He said as the couple investigated the Elm Creek position it became apparent that the town was a good fit.—reported in the Tri-City Trib.
New playgrounds set for Sargent school
BROKEN BOW—Sargent Elementary School is getting a new playground. Years of weathering has made the current Woodchuck equipment no longer safe. With the dedication of the students and effort from the community, the playground is underway. Various student fund-raisers included selling popcorn after school, paying to wear pajamas to school, buying extra recess time and selling homemade cookies. The 6th grade class even wrote letters asking for donations.—reported in the Custer County Chief.
Small but lively crowd discusses bond issue
OGALLALA—While a third meeting to discuss a possible bond issue to address the Ogallala Public School’s building situation may have drawn a small audience, a lively discussion on how to make voters understand the scope of the problem, as well as a possible situation, was held. On Wednesday, about 45 people gathered in the Ogallala Middle School gymnasium. DLR Group Architect Pat Phelan gave a detailed Power Point presentation on a proposal to consolidate the elemntary schools and Middle School at Prairie view. Estimated cost of the project is $16.9 million.—reported in the Keith County News.
Lone Wolf Meats is new venture at Eustis
CURTIS—Exciting new changes are happening in Eustis, after 40 years Gregg Wolf will enter a new venture, Lone Wolf Meats. The new sausage facility is located at the west edge of Eustis. Lone Wolf is a joint venture with Gregg and Jean Wolf and Doug and Deb Breinig as co-owners, they will be producing sausages and hard tac in large quantities and marketing it throughout the Midwest. H&J grocery has recently been purchased by a group of local investors who have a strong interest in keeping the store open and contribute to a strong community. The group has also purchased the Schnapps Haus, owned by George and Annette Wolf, and will be moving the liquior, snacks and meal events to H&J.—reported in the Frontier County Enterprise.
Alarm may have foiled Eggleston Oil break-in
CALLAWAY—Two burglaries, one successful and another atempted, were reported to county law enforcement since April 13. They are not considered related. The most recent was an attempted break-in at the Jeff Willis home some time around 2 p.m., April 18, according to a report by Custer County Deputy Troy Smith, the investigating officer. A successful break-in was made at Eggleston Oil on April 13 but the alarm system alerted the owner before much could be taken in the early morning hours.—reported in the Callaway Courier.