Area News Digest
Popularity of quilts showcased at Cozad
COZAD—Cozad Chamber of Commerce members recently hosted a “Quilts Around the Block” promotion. The event is held in even numbered years to showcase the popularity of quilting both past and present. A Walking Quilt Tour included the opportunity for participants to collect points as they visited downtown businesses to qualify for a drawing of $100 in Cozad Cash Bucks. Also included were quilts of German heritage trunk show, entertainment, wine a hor d’ourves and displays by area residents.—taken from the Tri-City Trib.
Bow Rotary Club votes to dissolve club
BROKEN BOW—Broken Bow Rotary is no more. Club members voted to dissolve the club citing diminishing numbers as the key reason for discontinuing the club. The decisions didn’t come easy. It took two heartfelt months of discussion to come to the conclusion members say they hated to see, but could understand why the decision was necessary.—taken from the Custer County Chief.
Rains don’t dampen Keith Co. Fair success
OGALLALA—While overall attendance to the Keith County Fair was estimated to be slightly down from last year, Fair Board President Tim Ryan deemed the fair a huge success, considering rain storms. Approximately 3,000 people watched the combine derby and participated in numerous other activities including a new event of a working dog contest. The annual Round-Up Rodeo, with a new event of a wild pony race, was also confronted with rains.—taken from the Keith County News.
Rotary Club completes Mill Park shelter house
CURTIS—A new shelter house at Mill Park was recently built with funds from a simplified grant requested from the Rotary District by the Rotary Club along with donations from the Curtis RV Park Fund. The metal shelter house as well as two concrete pads to house two picnic tables and an all metal barbecue grill were completed. The site is located adjacent to the campsites with water and electric hook-ups. A dedication ceremony was recently held at Mill Park for the new shelter area.—taken from the Frontier County Enterprise.
Arnold Elementary earns KNB award
ARNOLD—The Arnold Elementary School received the honor of first place Youth/Group School Award for their group project of “The Three R’s—Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.” The project was chosen by members of the Keep Nebraska Beautiful organization at their 2009 awards conference at the Lied Center in Nebraska City. The idea was to be creative and recycle items by reusing them in all the classrooms. Projects included turning old CD cases into photo frames, small jars to snow globes, jugs and cloth into a ball toss game and much more. Students received a plaque and $50 for their school.—taken from the Arnold Sentinel.
Wells fail, water boiling ordered
CALLAWAY—Residents of Callaway had been ordered to boil their drinking water from the tap after both wells lost pressure sometime early Tuesday morning on Aug. 18. Village utility officials noted a reset button on one well and an electrical contact on the other well both failed around the same time. The wells shut down and the system lost pressure which could cause a danger of contamination from outside sources due to back-flow. Water boiling for cooking or drinking purposes was to remain in effect for several days, which also caused CHS coaches to scramble and locate bottled water for athletes in training.—taken from the Callaway Courier.