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Area News Digest

Taken from the news columns of area newspapers.

Cozad graduate cited as ‘Principal of the Year’

COZAD—Cindy Walters Wells, 1977 graduate of Cozad High School, was awarded the Principal of the Year Award at the Nebraska State Fair in August. Wells is currently employed with Grand Island Public Schools. She completed her masters degree in education at the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 1992, and was one of the first co-teachers in the State of Nebraska to complete her thesis on Integrating Special Needs Students into the regular classrooms. She is the daughter of Kenny and Cathy Walters of Cozad.—reported in the Tri-City Trib.

Visitors to Bow will be transported to 1935

BROKEN BOW—Residents of Broken Bow and surrounding area will have the opportunity to participate in a living history on Sept. 29 when Sen. George Norris is “resurrected” for an old-fashioned town square meeting in the Broken Bow city square park. Portraying Sen. Norris is David Landis, nationally acclaimed speaker, who will speak to the crowd with an accurate portrayal of life in 1935 with the latest news from Washington. Visitors to the square will be transported back in time during the address, which also offers learning experiences for all ages.—reported in the Custer County Chief.

Students hear about proper flag etiquette

OGALLALA—A recent flag assembly that featured Ogallala Veterans of Foreign Wars Cmdr. Gary Bush, took place with Paxton Consolidated Schools attending. Cmdr. Bush spoke about flag etiquette and Constitution Day with the students. Informative pamphlets were also distributed to help students remember what they were taught. Among discussions were proper etiquette of the American flag and the U.S. Constitution signing.—reported in the Keith County News.

Is cooperative business model answer for Curtis?

CURTIS—It was standing room only at a Sept. 15 gathering when the Medicine Valley Economic Development Committee and NCTA Advisory board hosted a meeting at the Curtis Community Center to learn more about the success of the Cambridge General Store and discuss the viability of a similar model for Curtis. The town of Cambridge organized a Limited Liability Company and set up a cooperative model in order to have a store in the community when their Duckwall-ALCO store closed. An investigation and public input is being sought for a cooperative model in Curtis.—reported in the Frontier County Enterprise.

New daycare business fills need in community

ARNOLD—A recent Arnold survey listed a daycare as one of its top three needs in the community, and now the need has been filled with the opening of a new business. Homegrown Kids Daycare recently opened by owner Heather Hagler. Hagler had already been toying with the idea and the survey results just reinforced her decision. She wanted to spend more time with her own daughter, Rae, and with the help of her father-in-law, found a location for her daycare business. Response has been good and Hagler is planning renovations to expand in the future.—reported in the Arnold Sentinel.

Hospital and clinic celebrate modernization

CALLAWAY—Callaway District Hospital and Medical Clinic recently celebrated the enlargement of its clinic, the hospital and administration offices renovations with an open house. The event offered tours and refreshments. Seven Valleys Health Mart also opened up next door. A modernized and newly full-stocked emergency room is now set up to treat two patients at a time and room for more as well as a new walk-in tub and a state-of-the-art digital CT scan machine.—reported in the Callaway Courier.

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