Area News Digest
Taken from the news columns of area newspapers.
Cozad’s Dr. Holbein is named top veterinarian
COZAD—Cozad’s doctor, Oliver K. Holbein, was awarded the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association 2012 Veterinarian of the Year Award at the association’s winter meeting in Kearney. Dr. Holbein graduated from Eustis High School in 1960, attended the University of Nebraska and graduated from Colorado State University in 1965. He was then accepted into the University of Missouri School of Veterinary Medicine and received his doctor degree in 1969. He has been practicing veterinary medicine in Cozad since.—reported in the Tri-City Trib.
Local woman selected for TV show competition
BROKEN BOW—A 1999 Broken Bow High School graduate, Kimaree Woodward, has been selected to compete as a contestant on the “Ammo & Attitude” TV show exclusively on NBC Sports. Woodward applied and was accepted for the show where six contestants compete in a variety of outdoor activities including shooting firearms, shooting bow and arrow and cross bow, hatchet throwing, kayaking and more. She will leave for Florida in April for 15 days while the show is being filmed where the winner will receive a 2013 Dodge Ram Outdoorsman as well as numerous other prizes. The show is expected to air some time in the Fall of 2013.—reported in the Custer County Chief.
Local hospital plans $2 million expansion
OGALLALA—Ogallala Community Hospital and Banner Health officials jointly announced a planned $2 million expansion project to the local hospital. Banner Health is donating the money to complete the building expansion and purchase the needed equipment for the wing. Design visions include a new wing about 5,000 square feet with six exam rooms, two procedure rooms, up to five infusion bays, a telehealth/consultation room and patient registration and waiting room area. The new wing will be built just on the northwest side of the existing main entrance at the front of the hospital.—reported in the Keith County News.
Travelers from the south welcomed at Curtis
CURTIS—The town of Curtis will soon be welcoming those coming into town from the south with a newly placed welcome sign. The land donated sits south of town on the east side of Highway 18 for placement of the new Curtis welcome sign. Trees have been removed and contractors are waiting on better weather to pour the footings. It is hoped the sign would be completed by the end of March.—reported in the Frontier County Enterprise.
An Arnold Cemetery website being planned
ARNOLD—Fully embracing the “Growing Great Things” tagline, Arnold’s citizens, alumni and extended families remain supportive of organizations and activities that make the community a wonderful place to live and do business. And as technology grows, so does capabilities for reaching from one corner of the world to another. Dayna Larreau spent considerable time and effort cataloging the deceased at the Arnold Cemetery the past summer, and is ready to take a step further. She’d like to create a website dedicated to the Arnold Cemetery and surrounding country cemeteries. Funding is needed to create the site, but with support, Larreau hopes the project will move forward this spring.—reported in the Arnold Sentinel.
Community exceeds turnout for King benefit
CALLAWAY—Once again, the community has turned out to support their own in need. Jeff King of Callaway fell off a ladder on Dec. 16, sustaining severe head injuries that required surgery and a long, difficult road to recovery and rehabilitation. King is now an inpatient at Madonna Rehabilitation Center in Lincoln with medical bills climbing by the day. Over 500 people turned out to show support at the Jeff King Benefit put on by the Callaway Lutheran Church on Jan. 30 that included burgers and a silent auction. The event helped to raise over $21,000 to help defray medical expenses.—reported in the Callaway Courier.