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AREA NEWS DIGEST

Taken from the columns of area newspapers.

Bands, Brews & BBQs celebrates 14th year

COZAD—For the 14th straight year, Cozad rolled out the red carpet and welcomed everyone to the Bands, Brews & BBQs celebration along with numerous other events throughout the day on July 9.

A Cozad Jaycees motorcycle poker run took place along with a well-attended Triple B car show and the ever-popular vendor and craft show. The Haymaker downtown sales kept crowds busy and a free kids water slide, along with carnival games, took place at Veterans Memorial Park. A ROCKIT climbing wall tested those who dared and a water balloon fight helped to beat the heat.

The all-you-can-eat barbecue took place downtown and festivities closed with Whiskey Bent taking center stage.—reported in the Tri-City Trib.

Two business owners purchase ALCO property

BROKEN BOW—New development is about to take place in Broken Bow, as local business owners Kevin and Joyce Richardson and Ron and Cheri Chytka have joined forces to purchase the ALCO property on the east side of Broken Bow with dreams in place for both business owners to grow.

The Richardsons plan to provide Bow Family Furniture & Flooring with the building and part of the parking lot. The Chytkas will utilize the remainder of the parking lot to expand parking for their Runza customers as well as have the opportunity to expand their business in the future.—reported in the Custer County Chief.

Make-A-Wish sends teen to New York City

OGALLALA—In 2015, Lizzy Peters of Ogallala was told she had a wish that would be granted through Make-A-Wish Nebraska. During that time, Peters had a rare form of cancer called nasopharcyngeal carcinoma, which is typically found in adults, and she had endured five rounds of chemotherapy and seven weeks of radiation treatments. She ultimately chose to travel to New York City, and was granted her wish at the age of 16. Peters, along with her parents and a friend, traveled to New York City and was able to visit various sights including the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Battery Park and Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others as well as attending a Broadway play.—reported in the Keith County News.

The Enterprise changes ownership after 14 years

CURTIS—For the first time in 14 years, the Frontier County Enterprise is under new management. Bob and Tori Willis of Curtis sold the paper recently to CAMAS Publishing, LLC of Cambridge and its owners, Cody and Ashley Gerlach. According to the Willises, although enjoying owning the Enterprise for 14 years, it was time for a new chapter in their lives. CAMAS Publishing was formed two years ago and owns and operates the Cambridge Clarion and the Oxford Standard, both weekly newspapers based in Furnas County. Readers will notice some subtle changes but coverage will continue to build the sense of community in Frontier County.—reported in the Frontier County Enterprise.

Mountain man forms bond with fourth graders

ARNOLD—Arnold fourth-grade teacher Berni Crow, along with her 17 students from the last school year, were honored to have made a new friend known as the North Texas Mountain Man (NTMM). After Crow received a knife handmade by the mountain man, she told her class about it and the man who made it. Each student wrote him a letter thanking him for the gift to their teacher. NTMM was moved by the letters and wrote each student back, as well as sending each one an arrowhead in a small bag. The students colored their bags, took photos and sent thank you letters. Once again, NTMM sent each a personal letter along with rings made out of deer antlers. The students were able to send off one more thank you letter to NTMM just before school was out for the summer. Some were sad it was the last correspondence with their new friend.—reported in the Arnold Sentinel.

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