Area News Digest
Taken from the news columns of area newspapers.
42nd annual traditional event nets over $3,400
COZAD—Cozad’s 42nd Annual March of Dimes Cake Auction generated a good response recently with just over $3,400 raised during the traditional event which was staged at Chipper Hall. A Snicker’s cheesecake donated by Candy Clark had created the most interest of the event, selling for $100. Overall, 187 items were included in the bidding. The fund raising auction was sponsored by the Cozad Jaycees.—reported in the Tri-City Trib.
Sherman County bank officers sentenced
BROKEN BOW—Attorney General Jon Bruning has announced that four officers of the Sherman County Bank entered no contest pleas and were fined for legal lending limit violations in Sherman County Court in Loup City. Charges stemmed from the failure of the Loup City bank last February when officers allowed the bank to get in over its head. Lending limit violations are currently a Class IV misdemeanor, punished by a fine of $100-$500 for each count which had reached 25 counts for one officer.—reported in the Custer County Chief.
Hydroplant reopening delayed but hopeful
OGALLALA—Getting the turbine generator of the Kingsley Hydroelectric Plant at Lake Ogallala repaired and ready for operation this spring is taking longer than expected, according to officials. Technicians from Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District had disassembled the plant’s 272-ton turbine generator and shipped several of its parts to Voith Hydro of York, PA, for repairs. The reassembly was to begin on Jan. 1, but a number of delays has pushed back plans. Officials are still hopeful to have the plant back to operation by the spring as parts are expected to arrive the first part of March.—reported in the Keith County News.
‘Pink Out’ raises funds for cancer awareness
CURTIS—Eustis-Farnam Public Schools recently held its first ever “Pink Out” night to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness. The event took place on Jan. 28 when the schools hosted the Elwood Pirates basketball game. Several activities took place during the week and on the night of the game. T-shirts, pink wristbands and pink spirit beads were sold, there was a cake raffle, a hoop shoot and a performance by the dance team. Pink ribbons and stickers were also handed out. The total amount raised was over $2,100 which was sent to the American Cancer Society in Kearney.—reported in the Frontier County Enterprise.
Arnold students receive national award
ARNOLD—Elementary students and fourth grade teacher Berni Crow recently gathered in the school’s gymnasium to receive the second place “Keep America Beautiful” award for Youth Waste Reduction and Recycling. The award was presented by Linda Studnicka, environmental projects coordinator for the Keep Loup Basin Beautiful. The national award recognized the students for an enrichment program focusing on “The Three R’s—Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.” Students also cleaned road ditches, the state park and the track after meets as well as the school grounds in a “Litter Free Zone” program.—reported in the Arnold Sentinel.
Arnold/Callaway send two wrestlers to state
CALLAWAY—The Arnold/Callaway wresting team qualified its 135 and 285 pounders for the State Wrestling Tournament that began Feb. 18. Junior, Logan Glendy and senior, Joe Osterhoudt, who remains the only Callaway High School athlete to have ever qualified for state in four sports, were the two qualifying wrestlers. Glendy took second at the D-3 District Tournament, and Osterhoudt rolled an Amherst opponent in the consolation finals to secure a state berth—reported in the Callaway Courier.