Saturday, August 18, 2018
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Taken from the columns of area newspapers.

100th Meridian Revival encourages racers

COZAD—Looking to make an impact on the future, it was and will continue to be important for Cozad to “Be there” for events like the C.E.B. 100th Meridian 5K/10K Revival that took place recently in the 100th Meridian City. On the women’s side of the 10K race, familiar face Kylie Cheetsos of Grand Island was the overall winner of the featured event with a time of 34:33. On the men’s side was Nick Auwerda of Cozad who clocked the fastest time in the 10K at 44:59. Casey Clement set a blistering pace in the 5K competition showing his endurance with a time of 20:13 for the overall win, followed by Mike Thome of Cozad and Dustin Ehlers of Gothenburg.—reported in the Tri-City Trib.

Bow faces storm damage clean up

BROKEN BOW—On the east end of Broken Bow there is stripped corn, broken trees and unofficial talk of more than four inches of rain. On the west end, the ground continues to dry up from drought conditions. The storm that moved over the east part of Broken Bow was isolated and powerful. Heavy rain, high winds and hail fell on some areas, seemingly east and south, while other areas remained untouched. Highway 2 was shut down due to flooding and traffic was detoured. Power outages were restored quickly while the city still has some damage to clean up. Although property will have to be fixed, fortunately, no injuries were reported.—reported in the Custer County Chief.

Big Mac Parasailing to be featured on TV

OGALLALA—Although it might not happen for a while, anyone flipping through the channels may soon be surprised to see Big Mac Parasailing featured on the same station that films exotic places all around the world. The Travel Channel approached Big Mac Parasailing this summer about filming a feature on the local business and a videographer came out to take footage of the lake through the perspective of a parasailer flying high above the water. As it turns out, the Travel Channel is just the latest of a number of TV stations interested, from TLC to the Discovery Channel, all using different methods of obtaining footage. Some used camera-enabled drones and others a cameraman went up in a parasail as well as utilizing boats to obtain footage.—reported in the Keith County News.

New signs on Hwy. 83 to welcome visitors

CURTIS—Medicine Valley Economic Development Corporation has been working with the Curtis and Maywood City Council to organize and design new welcome signs to be put up on Highway 83. The new signs will take the place of the old “Welcome to Maywood” signs coming from both the north and south, and will say “Welcome to the Medicine Valley Area, Maywood one mile, Curtis seven miles.” It will also include a list of recreation and amenities the area has to offer. The new signs will be made of a corrugated plastic material with vinyl and will last approximately 10 years.—reported in the Frontier County Enterprise.

Successful SORC 17 in the history books

ARNOLD—The 17th annual Sandhills Open Road Challenge (SORC) is now history and will be remembered as a year where everything went smoothly. SORC board member Josh Cool said there were no accidents, and although the weather was threatening at times, the storms parted and left Arnold dry. The main event on the road to Dunning and back began at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and at 1:57 p.m. the last of the 142 cars entered in 10 classes went through the finish line. Some 400 volunteers helped over the course of the weekend, which again makes Arnold a great place for the event.—reported in the Arnold Sentinel.

An Italian earns King of the Hill at SORC

CALLAWAY—An Italian Lamborghini recently proved the fast car of the SORC One Mile Shootout south of Callaway. Mark Capener with his 2004 Lamborghini clocked 221.1 mph on the one-mile blacktop of Cozad County Road. The run earned the driver the King of the Hill Award. In the half-mile Fastest Run, Barry Konken drove his 2016 Corvette 154.4 mph for King of the Hill Honors—reported in the Callaway Courier