Area News Digest
Taken from news columns of area newspapers.
Weather contributes to Extravaganza success
COZAD—The 23rd Annual Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce Labor Day Antique & Craft Extravaganza met cool, dry and wind-free weather which encouraged larger crowds to attend than have in the past few years. Works stayed busy as a steady stream of people came through the gates throughout the event. Best of Show award for assembling the top craft booth were Kenneth and Kathy Shafer of Trumbull. Plans are already underway for the 24 Annual Show to take place Sept. 4-5, 2010.—taken from the Tri-City Trib.
Bow students log into the world of technology
BROKEN BOW—Starting Sept. 16 Broken Bow High School juniors and seniors are now able to access assignments, do research and complete homework like never before. Due to a special state funding, the school was able to provide new laptop computers to each member of both the junior and senior classes which will allow the students the ability to access scheduled assignments in each class as well as communication with the teachers and other students.—taken from the Custer County Chief.
Voters crush $30.6 million school bond
OGALLALA—A $30.6 million bond issue to build a new high school and expand and renovate other Ogallala Public School District facilities was overwhelmingly rejected recently with nearly 73 percent of those who voted casting nay ballots. Voter turnout was nearly 46 percent during the special election. “Regardless of the voter turnout, I think we need to work together to come to a solution that is more financially responsible and that is acceptable to the whole community,” said Martin Flaming, member of Citizens for Responsible Spending.—taken from the Keith County News.
2005 trencher theft may finally be solved
CURTIS—A theft reported on Dec. 13, 2005, may finally be solved. A Case trencher and tailer was reported stolen on that date from where it was parked on Highway 83 in Frontier County when the owner experienced pickup trouble. Frontier County Sheriff’s Office recently received word that the equipment had been recovered in Thomas County, KS, along with a large amount of other stolen machinery.—taken from the Frontier County Enterprise.
Wind study conducted of entire District No. 89
ARNOLD—Wind energy and the endless possibilities it has for the local area is one step closer to becoming a possible reality for the Arnold area after a special meeting held recently where the Arnold Village Board of Trustees’ unanimously voted in favor of the AEDC’s wind study proposal. The AEDC was given the go ahead by board members to use LB 840 funds to pay for the study capped at $33,600 and will include a study of the entire School District No. 89 in Custer, Lincoln and Logan counties.—taken from the Arnold Sentinel.
Students ‘walk’ to Lincoln and beyond
CALLAWAY—Callaway elementary students, some of their parents and grandparents have walked to Lincoln recently. The walkers have been making their way around the school track, recording the mileage and keeping track of distance in the Makin’ Tracks fitness program. The latest mileage took them to Lincoln and Memorial Stadium in time for the football game on Sept. 5. The fitness program encourages children to get fit through walking, and now that they have made it to Lincoln, they are now headed for Chicago.—taken from the Callaway Courier.