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AREA NEWS DIGEST

Taken from the columns of area newspapers.

CHS prom celebrates ‘Jukebox Saturday Night’

COZAD—“Jukebox Saturday Night” was the theme of Cozad High School’s 2016 prom on April 23. Students and guests gathered around the jukebox to dance to tunes after punch parties.

Promgoers walked the red carpet before dancing to music and the crowning of royalty. Hannah Thramer and Hunter Holbein were the reigning prom royalty. The evening’s festivities concluded with a post prom party in Kearney.—reported in the Tri-City Trib.

Spring Muster not dampened by weather

BROKEN BOW—The continuous rain, fog and mist of April 16-17 did not prevent members of the Great Plains Garrison (GPG) from taking over Fort Hartsuff. About 55 re-enactors and living historians gathered at the state historical park for its annual Spring Muster. This year’s theme, “Garrison Under Siege,” attracted over 130 patrons. The Muster brought infantrymen, artillery, officers, a post surgeon, blacksmith, laundresses, officer’s wives, camp followers, children and more to re-enact drilling, skirmishing and cooking while at the fort.—reported in the Custer County Chief.

OVFD receives new rig for fighting grass fires

OGALLALA—Replacing a 30-year-old counterpart with a more updated version, the Ogallala rural fire board recently purchased a new grass rig fire truck. The new truck arrived at the Ogallala Volunteer Fire Department after being fitted to necessary specifications.

Unlike the large traditional fire trucks, the new rig is essentially a pickup that carries a tank on its bed, allowing it to combat fires in off-road situations. It is more suitable for bouncing around out in the hills and getting firefighters where they are needed, according to Ogallala Fire Chief Dell Simmerman.—reported in the Keith County News.

After devastating fire, the Enterprise continues

CURTIS—After a devastating fire burned its building to the ground, the Frontier County Enterprise has relocated to the Curtis Mall in a temporary office, continuing to publish the newspaper on a weekly basis and remain a legal newspaper.

Publisher/editor Tori Willis wants people to know they can stop in the new office any time and drop off ads, news items, etc. as they are up and running, and are determined to rebuild in the near future.—reported in the Frontier County Enterprise.

CCF Grant offers Arnold students 3D learning

ARNOLD—“Passionate about CNC” is not just a slogan, it is the way Vectric Corporation of England runs its business, and it is contagious. Students of School House Graphic Products at Arnold Public Schools caught the CNC Router bug with the help of a Custer County Foundation Grant that allowed them to purchase Vectric’s Aspire, a 3-D software package and compatible computer system.

Students are using the system to transform 2D relief models and calculate 3D roughing and finishing tool paths to cut the shapes. People have been getting in line to place their orders with the program, which combines industry and community.—reported in the Arnold Sentinel.

Callaway kicks off high school rodeo season

CALLAWAY—High school rodeo season got underway at McCook April 23-24 with area cowgirl Morgan Kessler of Callaway and Wyatt Kunkee of the Buffalo community bringing home places and points. Kunkee, a Callaway High School junior, took first place with a 71 score in the saddle bronc competition.

Kessler of rural Callaway earned first place in team roping with Clay Bauer of Arcadia and a time of 8.33, and also placed in girls cutting, goat tying and breakaway roping.—reported in the Callaway Courier.

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