Taken from the columns of area newspapers.

KRVN’s Thorell inducted into NBA Hall of Fame

COZAD—Longtime KRVN Radio broadcaster Dave Thorell will be inducted into the Nebraska Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame during its annual convention in August. Thorell has been a cornerstone at KRVN for more than 40 years and is described as one of the most recognizable voices on the radio throughout Nebraska and Kansas. He is a native of Loomis and trained at Kearney, beginning his career at Holdrege, where he was known as “Fat Man” on air and host of Weekly Swedish Hour. He joined KRVN in Lexington in September 1974.—reported in the Tri-City Trib.

Josh Abbot Band to perform at Wurst Tag

CURTIS—The Wurst Tag committee recently announced that this year’s headline band will be the Josh Abbott Band (JAB). Wurst Tag will take place on Saturday, June 11. The opening band for the night will be Switchbak from eastern Nebraska. JAB has finished recording its fourth album, Front Row Seat. The band is known for an upbeat brand of country that still leans on classic instrumentation.—reported in the Frontier County Enterprise.

Callaway youth to receive wish trip

CALLAWAY—Callaway 6-year-old Shaun Johnson is the recipient of a dream trip provided by the Make A Wish Nebraska Foundation. Born with congenital hypoventilation, he requires the use of a ventilator and pacemaker. The foundation will make his wish to see Disneyland come true. Donations to help fund his wish trip were made by participating in the 5K and 10K Shamrock Shuffle at the Kearney Family YMCA on March 19, where prizes were also awarded.—reported in the Callaway Courier.

Two fishermen catch fish as big as themselves

ARNOLD—Sandhills Classic Arms, Inc. recently announced the 2016 Wall of Fame winners, which included Braeden and Keeghan Clouse, two young boys who love to fish and hunt with their dad, Nolan. While fishing at their grandparents’ gravel pit, Braeden pulled in a 12-pound, 2-ounce fish and Keeghan brought in an 11-pound, 2-ounce fish. They caught the big fish at the end of April using their Ninja Turtle poles with no steel leaders. The boys also won new fishing gear. The local gunsmith company began the Wall of Fame in 2014 to celebrate outdoor adventures of the residents and customers of all ages. One picture is picked each year for the most “unique” experience. Photos of the boys with their fish shows the fish almost as big as they are.—reported in the Arnold Sentinel.