Area News Digest
Taken from news columns of area newspapers.
Rural Radio Foundation to feature Ty Herndon
COZAD—Lexington will be the site for the sixth annual scholarship fundraiser for the Nebraska Rural Radio Foundation (NRRF) on Friday, Sept. 20, at the Holiday Inn Express. The fund raiser is the foundation’s largest annual source of revenue. The foundation was established in 2008 as a 501 c3 organization. Their goal is to assist rural Nebraskans in furthering their education at a college, trade school, community college or through a specialized course. The highlight for those attending the event will be country-western entertainer, Ty Herndon, a Grammy nominee and Dove Award winner.—reported in the Tri-City Trib.
Youth Range Camp celebrates 50 years
BROKEN BOW—Past and present organizers, camp directors, instructors and campers recently came to celebrate 50 years of Youth Range Camp at Halsey. The camp was organized in 1963 when a group of ranchers got together with UNL and SCS to draw up a blueprint for a special camp with the purpose of identifying students with an interest in range management and to provide training and education. In the 50 years of its existence, more than 2,200 students have attended, over 80 range professionals and 40 ranchers have helped, and there have been 110 dedicated crew bosses.—reported in the Custer County Chief.
Mac Attack sailboat regatta attracts 22 boats
OGALLALA—The Mac Attack 2013 Catamaran Sailboat Regatta attracted 22 boats on Lake McConaughy’s East Theiss Bay during Labor Day weekend. Among winners were Michelle Hinnegerg of Denver (Hobie 16), Stuart Hill of Casper, WY (Hobie 17), and Jason and Katy Craig of Loveland, CO (Hobie 18). An award was given for the youngest crew, which included Ben Norman, 7, of Denver and Jenna McBride, 6, of Ogallala. A total of five races took place due to light winds. Forty people were served during a benefit breakfast with $140 in proceeds going to Denver’s Craig Hospital Hobie Day.—reported in the Keith County News.
Curtis auctioneer is first-ever woman champ
CURTIS—Regina Andrijeski of Curtis won State Champion in Auctioneer on Sept. 2 at the State Fair in Grand Island. She is the first female in Nebraska history to win the title. The competition was a live auction where each competitor had to sell three items. Andrijeski placed in the top ten and then had two interviews followed by selling three more items. She began auctioneering school in September of 2005, and won her first contest in 2007, followed by rookie of the year in 2009. She will now go on and represent Nebraska in July of 2014 at Internationals Auctioneer Champion in Kentucky at the National Auctioneers Convention.—reported in the Frontier County Enterprise.
New seats dedicated at Homecoming game
ARNOLD—It took most of the summer and many volunteers to transport and erect new grandstand bleachers at the Arnold football field. On Friday, Sept. 6, during Homecoming activities, the grandstand was officially dedicated as it was put to use. South Loup Bobcat fans had plenty of room and a great view of the game with the new stadium seating, which also includes a crow’s nest. The equipment was purchased from Boone Central Pubic Schools and was erected on the south side of the football field. The visiting team is now on the former north “home side.” Fans who chose the new seating expressed how fantastic the view was as well as plenty of space available.—reported in the Arnold Sentinel.
Callaway kicks off fall with inaugural event
CALLAWAY—Members of the Callaway Community Foundation Fund (CCFF) advisory committee announced an inaugural fund-raiser event, “Boots, Bids and BBQ” to take place Oct. 19. The event will be at the Callaway Community Center and begins with the Saloon, cash bar, and serving of barbecue. Before, during and after the meal, there will be a silent auction of prizes, items and experiences. Sixteen different pair of boots will have to be identified for the big cash prize. Funds raised at the event will stay in the community and will directly benefit all those living in the Callaway community.—reported in the Callaway Courier.