Area News Digest
Taken from the news columns of area newspapers.
Gifts, fundraisers help two Cozad programs
COZAD—Saving lives will be greatly assisted with the donation gift of two new Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) from members of the Cozad United Way Heart Fund, The Elenora Lederer estate, and in memory of Donna Hohnstein, presented to the Cozad Schools. Also, as part of the Great Books for Great Kids fund raiser, Runza of Cozad rased $468 for the Wilson Public Library in Cozad to purchase new books for kids.—reported in the Tri-City Trib.
53rd annual One Box Hunt draws celebrities
BROKEN BOW—This year’s 53rd annual One Box Pheasant Hunt consisted of seven teams and over 80 past shooters. Don Cantrell was honored as the recipient of the Golden Pheasant award, and Bill Adkins was the recipient of the Past Shooter Hall of Fame award. Among this year’s celebrity shooters were: Jason Griggs, country music star; Neil Armstrong, American astronaut; Walt Garrison, professional football player; Goose Gossage, professional baseball player; James Drury and Ernie Lively, actors.—reported in the Custer County Chief.
Sandhills clinic gets new location
OGALLALA—The Sandhills District Health Department and Clinic has moved to its new location, making access to health care easier for those who are under-insured or those who have no insurance. Renamed Sandhills Wellness and Medical Clinic, the public health clinic is now located on Spruce Street. Nearly overnight, health department employees and a lot of volunteers relocated the office to its current location, which had been recently vacated by the Ogallala/Keith County Chamber of Commerce. According to officials, the relocation was important to serving patients from a more central location.—reported in the Keith County News.
Youth charged as adult in city office break-in
CURTIS—A 17-year-old from Curtis has been arrested and charged as an adult with two counts of burglary, a Class III felony, as a result of two break-ins and thefts at the Curtis City office. The nature of charges, and after reviewing all circumstances related to his case, Terran M. Weeth be tried as an adult. This is at least the fourth run in with the law Weeth has had in the last 13 months and he is currently on probation for pleading guilty for sexual assault to a child. In addition, he was charged earlier this year with unauthorized use of a propelled vehicle as well as charges of several other infractions, according to pubic records.—reported in the Frontier County Enterprise.
SORC, Rotary partner to help local library
ARNOLD—The local library recently received a new computer system with a library program. The equipment was purchased by members of the Arnold Rotary, who partnered with SORC, to make the donation possible. A demonstration of the computer and software was given at a meeting which showed how the library could use the scanner on the ISBN number of a book and receive information. Librarians were astonished at the capabilities and look forward to the new system.—reported in the Arnold Sentinel.
Inaugural Turkey Trot to help food pantry
CALLAWAY—Anyone wanting to get a little exercise Thanksgiving Day and help the Callaway Food Pantry at the same time, are asked to join runners and walkers for the inaugural Callaway Turkey Trot. Organizers are touting the event as a great way to kick off the holiday with a bit of exercise, fun and all the while supporting the food pantry as non-perishable food items and cash donations will be the price of entry. The event will begin south of Callaway Market and follow a three-mile trot a one-mile trot and a family fun run as well.—reported in the Callaway Courier.