Area News Digest
Taken from the news columns of area newspapers.
Children’s Museum hosts heart program
COZAD—The Dawson County Children’s Museum recently invited school-aged children to attend a heart theme program a the Lexington Public Library. Heart science and health, followed by six different Valentine projects, were taught by Chrystal Dowling of Lexington. The event was sponsored by the Lexington Regional Health Center. Although the museum does not have a physical location, monthly programs are made available the second Saturday of each month at the library.—reported in the Tri-City Trib.
Suspect arraigned for 1989 Ord murder
BROKEN BOW—John R. Oldson, 45, of Randolph, MO, formerly of Ord, was arraigned in Valley County Court on a charge of first degree murder in the 1989 death of Cathy Beard, who was last seen leaving an Ord bar with Oldson on May 31, 1989, and who’s body was discovered in a pasture near Ord in April of 1992. After reopening the case and conducting an extensive investigation, Valley County Sheriff Casey Hurlburt, gathered enough new evidence to obtain a warrant for Oldson’s arrest. A preliminary hearing has been set for Oldson for March 5 in Valley County Court.—reported in the Custer County Chief.
World champion caller promotes cattle auction
OGALLALA—Reigning World Livestock Auctioneer Charly Cummings had called during a recent special cattle sale at the Ogallala Livestock Auction Market. He shared to duties of selling approximately 7,000 head of cattle with house auctioneers Dean Schow, the 1980 world champion, and his son, Kevin Schow. The Ogallala business invites the current world champion to the sale each year to help promote the auction market industry.—reported in the Keith County News.
Curtis community website gets facelift
CURTIS—A new look and service improvements are available at www.curtis-ne.com. Over the last several months, work has been underway to make changes to the Curtis community website. According to officials, the website has a cleaner, fresher look and offers higher resolution than in the past. The home page features scrolling local photos and emphasizes Curtis and Nebraska’s Easter City. Several new features were developed on the site with future plans to include a Twitter account and a link to Facebook as well.—reported in the Frontier County Enterprise.
Kegs & Corks Festival brewed up interest
ARNOLD—The recent Kegs & Corks Festival brewed up a lot of interest, according to Sandy Hicks, organizer. Twenty-two vendors set up at the community center with a wide variety of items available including gifts, jewelry, gourmet food products, kitchen items, clothing and more. Nebraska Farmhouse Antiques provided table top designs. Other events included a wine tasting, snacks and music. The new festival was sponsored by the Arnold Economic Development Corporation and Arnold Chamber.—reported in the Arnold Sentinel.