Area News Digest
Taken from the news columns of area newspapers.
Poem written by Cozad resident to be published
COZAD—”Shades of White,” poetry written by Dr. Marilyn Peterson of Cozad, former English, journalism and music teacher at Cozad, Eustis and Gothenburg, was selected for publication in the book entitled Eternal Heartland: Interstate 20, © 2010. The theme of Peterson’s writing is based on the 1930’s Nebraska era. Peterson has also written and published a book based on journalism, co-authored a book based on grammar, and has written and published several short stories, eulogies, tributes and poems.—reported in the Tri-City Trib.
Bow Scout rebuilds destroyed playground
BROKEN BOW—A severe thunderstorm that rolled through Broken Bow earlier this summer left quite a bit of local damage in its wake and had wiped out an entire playground at Our Saviour Lutheran Church. Tyrel Garner, an eighth grader at Broken Bow Middle School, planned to repair and refurbish the equipment and chose it as his Eagle Scout project. After coming up with a design, Aug. 21 was the day set aside to build, and with the help of volunteers, the project was completed in just nine hours.—reported in the Custer County Chief.
Lake McConaughy to remain a ‘dry’ lake
OGALLALA—Despite being the state’s largest reservoir, Lake McConaughy was to remain a “dry” lake. After months of discussion and contemplation, Gov. Dave Heineman recently announced that alcohol would be allowed in state parks, with the exception of Lake McConaughy and all wildlife management areas across the state. The Game and Parks Commission intends to have appropriate signage with the regulation to become effective on Jan. 1, 2011.—reported in the Keith County News.
Curtis Festival-goers unaffected by weather
CURTIS—The Curtis Fall Festival celebration recently took place under cool and drizzly conditions, but left festival-goers unaffected. The festival parade kicked-off the day of activities that included games for young and old, food booths, children’s train rides and more. Members of the Curtis Rural Volunteer Fire Department held a game of fireman’s soccer by spraying their hoses of pressurized water at a barrel suspended on a wire.—reported in the Frontier County Enterprise.
Callaway senior shines in rodeo and football
CALLAWAY—The first-ever Nebraska High School Rodeo event hosted at Callaway broke cold, windy and drizzly, but local cowboys were able to overcome the obstacles. Logan Glendy took the bull riding competition with a 73, tied fourth in barebacks, was fifth in tie-down roping and teamed up with his brother, Colter Glendy, for seventh in team roping. Logan also helped to bring the Bobcat football team to victory against Burwell recently. As a senior running back, he rushed for 193 yards and three touchdowns.—reported in the Callaway Courier.