Area News Digest
Taken from the news columns of area newspapers.
Drugs found in 31 bags hidden in van at Cozad
COZAD—A Fresno, CA, man, Cesar Aguirre, was arrested in Cozad recently on charges of possession of cocaine. The arrest was made after two passengers, who had been riding with Aguirre before being left near Ogallala, notified authorities. Aguirre exited I-80 at Cozad and a state patrolman followed his van into a motel parking lot. A search resulted in the seizure of about 10 pounds of cocaine found in 31 bags hidden in the van’s fenders. Aguirre was being held at the Dawson County Law Enforcement Center in Lexington.—reported in the Tri-City Trib.
Bow earns HERO award from Osborne
BROKEN BOW—Broken Bow graduate and University of Nebraska-Lincoln student, Katie White, was recently presented the HERO Award from UNL Athletic Director Tom Osborne during a HERO Leadership event. The award recognized role-model student-athletes who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and service. White represented the UNL women’s cross country team and was presented the highest honors medallion for carrying a GPA of 3.7 to 4.0 in the college of arts and sciences.—reported in the Custer County Chief.
1074th receives valuable training
OGALLALA—Ogallala’s Detachment 2 of Second Platoon, 1074th Transportation Co., Nebraska Army National Guard, recently participated in a special training exercise at Lake Maloney south of North Platte. “Warrior Challenge,” was a one-day exercise involving the entire 1074th, whose various units are located in western Nebraska. The goal of the training was to give junior sergeants and specialists the opportunity to develop leadership abilities and soldier skills.—reported in the Keith County News.
E-F students run successful business
CURTIS—A new business had started within the walls of Eustis-Farnam High School. For the past year, the 21st Century Marketing Class has been learning to effectively list and sell items on eBay. The class sells solely donated items and every listing is written and completed by the students themselves. The profits from the sales will be used to provide scholarships for graduating seniors. The class has been doing more than just learning to post items for sale, they have also learned many aspects of running a successful business.—reported in the Frontier County Enterprise.
TADA’s impact affects many youths at Arnold
ARNOLD—Members of Arnold Public School’s TADA, also known as Teens Against Drugs and Alcohol, along with community members, the school and students, made a huge impact on many lives over the school year. The TADA team hosted programs, movies, plays, a circus and more over the year. Members learned what they could do to help young people stay drug and alcohol free and how to have fun without substances as well as new ways to become a better person. The group had also won a $1,119 grant, a Region 3 Behavioral Health Services Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Grant. With part of the grant monies, T-shirts were designed for the next year to help generate activities to teach youngsters of the dangers of making a wrong choice.—reported in the Arnold Sentinel.
U.S. Cellular tower to improve service
CALLAWAY—The Callaway area will soon have another cell phone service to choose from as workers are completing construction of a new U.S. Cellular tower. The tower is being erected next to the Verizon tower on the Nichelson place located southwest of town. Another tower by the same company is also going up in an Arnold location as well.—reported in the Callaway Courier.