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AREA NEWS DIGEST

Taken from the columns of area newspapers.

Cozad schools certified Common Sense District

COZAD—Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized Cozad Community Schools as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified District. The Cozad school district has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to use the immense power of digital media to explore, create, connect and learn, while limiting the perils that exist in the online realm.—reported in the Tri-City Trib.

Longtime medical clinic to close at end of June

BROKEN BOW—After almost 100 years, the Broken Bow Clinic is closing at the end of June. As a result of two doctors resigning, the feasibility to continue was not apparent. The costs to recruit another doctor are also not economically feasible. In addition to the cost, finding the right doctor takes time, anywhere from two to five years, and selling a private practice is also a thing of the past. A letter is to be sent out to all patients of the clinic outlining options for their records. Twenty-eight people will also be unemployed from the clinic. A commitment has been made to help patients transfer their health care through the end of June.—reported in the Custer County Chief.

Will Shields to speak at annual banquet

CURTIS—The Curtis Community Center board announced the speaker for this year’s annual banquet will be NFL Hall of Famer and former Nebraska Cornhusker offensive guard Will Shields. Shields played for 14 years in the NFL for the Kansas City Chiefs and has been honored with many awards throughout his career. He is married to Senia, who graduated from Medicine Valley High School in 1988, a foreign exchange student from Denmark. The Curtis Memorial Community Center Banquet will be on June 10.—reported in the Frontier County Enterprise.

High winds tear off roof and damage electricity

ARNOLD—After night-time wind gusts estimated at 50 mph or greater on April 7, the roof was torn off of a section of storage units located north of the community center. Flying debris from the roof damaged the electrical system for the whole block, including service to Mighty Mark, The Body Shop and Blaine Hagler’s construction site. Village superintendent Bill Moser, who was called out that morning, said the debris tore down head wires and burned out a transformer. It took about 12 hours to clean up the mess and restore electrical service.—reported in the Arnold Sentinel.

Callaway looks at farm to school produce plan

CALLAWAY—A farm-to-school program appears to be in the offering at Callaway as plans are beginning to take shape. Head cook Melissa Donegan and administrative assistant Brett Eggleston outlined routes in which the school breakfast and lunch program could bring in donations or local purchases of beef, pork, fruit and vegetables from area producers and gardeners. The purpose is to provide quality, nutritious foods to students while also aiming to bring down school meal costs. —reported in the Callaway Courier.

 

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