Wednesday, September 19, 2018
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Taken from the columns of area newspapers

Tractor Supply Company to open store in Cozad

COZAD—The board of directors of Cozad Development Corporation, along with Mayor Nancy Meyer and council members, announced that Tractor Supply Company will join the business community.

City officials said they are thrilled TSC chose Cozad for the location of one of their stores and it will be a benefit to the agricultural sector of Cozad and surrounding areas. Local construction crews began work at the former Alco building site and have tentatively set June 11 as an opening date with June 25 as the grand opening.—reported in the Tri-City Trib.

Infrared technology utilized on wind farm

BROKEN BOW—Craig Sheridan, facility manager for Broken Bow II wind farm, recently explained infrared technology and how it’s used at the turbines. Infrared technology detects infrared energy and creates color images that can be used to identify temperatures. Infrared is not visible to the human eye but can be felt as heat.

The cameras have lenses constructed of germanium, which is a metallic element that will allow infrared energy to pass through. The technology is used to look for problems and to help pinpoint issues such as hot spots and heat loss.—reported in the Custer County Chief.

Wind damaged fishing bridge to be rebuilt

OGALLALA—The fishing bridge located at the north end of Lake Ogallala State Recreation Area will soon be removed because of wind damage. In late February, extremely strong winds caused irreparable damage to the aging docks that made up the fishing bridge. Nebraska Game & Parks Commission staff assessed the damage and determined the bridge was not safe for use, It will be removed within the next few weeks. New designs are nearing completion, and the new bridge is expected to be finished in early 2017.—reported in the Keith County News.

Community Easter Pageant marks 56 years

CURTIS—The annual community Easter Pageant is scheduled for Palm Sunday, March 20, at the Medicine Valley High School gym. This will be the 56th year of the pageant for Curtis. The pageant includes 17 scenes of familiar events, famous paintings and statuary positions. All the scenes have been constructed and painted by local artists, and even the song “Kyrie” was written by David Cole while he was a local student. The pageant has been visited by people from across the nation and around the world. This year’s presentation is dedicated to Harvey Cole.—reported in the Frontier County Enterprise.

Legion recognizes Cunningham for 70 years

ARNOLD—American Legion Post 130 recently recognized Clarence Wayne Cunningham, 97, with a certificate and pin for his 70 years of continuous membership. Then a resident of Arnold, Cunningham was drafted into the Army on Jan. 29, 1942, to fight during World War II. He has received numerous medals and ribbons for his service to our country, including the Purple Heart, and he still carries a bullet in his leg to this day.—reported in the Arnold Sentinel.

Eagle Scout project to benefit local library

CALLAWAY—Life Scout Grady Lashley chose the Nigel Sprouse Memorial Library for his Eagle Scout project and library officials say they are thrilled. He is taking donations to replace the outdated fluorescent tube lighting fixtures with modern and efficient LED fixtures. Part of his project is to raise the necessary funding for the project, and he has been busy talking with area businesses and setting out donation cans. Library members say they are grateful to be the beneficiary of this young man’s energy and commitment to scouting while looking forward to the new efficient lighting.—reported in the Callaway Courier.