Area News Digest
Taken from the news columns of area newspapers.
Bubak resigns as head coach of Haymakers
COZAD—Cozad head football coach Ron Bubak has resigned after leading the Haymakers for 16 seasons. In his 28-year career of coaching, Bubak has racked up 102 career wins with 55 wins amassed while at the helm of the Haymakers for the past 16 seasons. Bubak’s coaching career has included the mat as well as the gridiron as a wrestling coach. Despite all the individual accolades and team success, he has been more about teaching the game and teaching kids. His students will undoubtably use motivation from him continuing in the classroom with his favorite quote, “Perfect practice makes perfect.”—reported in the Tri-City Trib.
52nd annual One Box more than just a hunt
BROKEN BOW—One hundred twenty-seven pheasant hunters came to town recently, lured by the thrill of the hunt and the promise of a good time. For the 52nd consecutive year, Broken Bow rolled out the red carpet for the annual One Box Pheasant Hunt. With one box of shells, the five-member Aurora team scored 75 points shooting 15 pheasant to take first place. The 52nd One Box Pheasant Hunt featured seven teams of five new hunters, and three days of shooting competitions and hunting activities. Since 1961, the Nebraska event has been dedicated to the fellowship among sportsmen and supporting the creation of wildlife habitat, comprised of a corporation of local residents.—reported in the Custer County Chief.
Western-themed prints, pewter statues donated
OGALLALA—Ogallala’s Petrified Wood Gallery and Art Center recently received a significant contribution of western-themed pewter statues and prints from the late Adam John “Jack” Mueller of Lincoln. The collection, which includes more than 100 pieces, was a gift from the estate of Mueller, who was a longtime high school teacher, with the local gallery a beneficiary of the gift. Part of the western-themed art includes two pewter busts of Indian chiefs, complete with color.—reported in the Keith County News.
14th annual Trail Ride brings 150 riders
CURTIS—One-hundred and fifty riders recently participated in the 14th annual Trail Ride at the State 4-H Camp. The trails were marked off and lead by Dewey Teel of Neligh and Gary Stauffer of O’Neill and lead through the Nebraska National Forest. Entertainment included the Goose Creek Band and a steak supper as well as a morning breakfast followed by an inspirational message. The 15th annual Tail Ride is already in the planning stages for next year.—reported in the Frontier County Enterprise.
Arnold Fitness Center to open at old lumber yard
ARNOLD—Local couple Neil and Diana Coleman have been putting finishing touches on a new fitness center. The Colemans purchased the former lumber yard property which was utilized for several years for rental space and a consignment business. Exercise equipment has been purchased and fills the approximate 2,700 square foot fitness area. Contractors were also brought in to construct dressing rooms, an office, restroom, a mechanical room and more. A target date of Dec. 1 has been chosen for the opening.—reported in the Arnold Sentinel.
New owner takes over Good Life Center
CALLAWAY—Callaway Good Life Center, Inc. officially took over ownership of the nursing home facility in Callaway on Nov. 1. Good Samaritan Society loaded up a moving van with the facility’s contents that belonged to it while the new owners hooked up new computers and software to replace that which was going out the door. New systems went into place to replace what was lost. A new sign, commissioned to the Arnold High School sign business, was installed the day before transition of ownership.—reported in the Callaway Courier.