Area News Digest
Taken from the news columns of area newspapers.
Lady Haymakers win title and state berth
COZAD—The Cozad Lady Haymakers brought home a plaque and were crowned the Nebraska District B-6 champions after defeating McCook 2-0 in the title game in Scottsbluff. The team has earned the right to compete in the Nebraska Class B State Tournament in Hastings with an overall record of 25-3. According to Scott Foster, head coach, the team played one of their better games defensively. Senior Carly Henry had an amazing day on the mound hurling a complete game three-hit shutout while striking out eight batters.—reported in the Tri-City Trib.
Local McDonald’s restaurant hit again
BROKEN BOW—The Broken Bow McDonald’s restaurant seems to have hit a streak of bad luck this year, and just recently, the store was the victim of a burglary. According to Sergeant Anderson, the police department received a call from a McDonald’s employee that someone had entered the store and taken a substantial amount of money out of the safe. No arrests have yet been made in the incident and the Broken Bow Police Department continues to investigate.—reported in the Custer County Chief.
Rash of vehicle vandalism and thefts
OGALLALA—Ogallala has had a recent rash of vandalism and theft, and according to the Ogallala Police Department, the pubic is warned to lock and remove keys from their vehicles each night and to report any suspicious activity or sounds. During two consecutive weekends, vandals and thieves caused damage to multiple vehicles, and in one case, stole a vehicle. According to police officials, a baseball bat or similar object was used to smash sides of vehicles.—reported in the Keith County News.
Archaeologists in Frontier County
CURTIS—Archaeological field crews from the University of Nebraska State Museum have been conducting systematic, small-scaled excavations near Spring Creek in Frontier County and have begun investigations at several prehistoric sites at Red Willow Reservoir. The purpose of the program is to obtain sufficient information about these cultural resources within the area of the Great Plains in order to evaluate their scientific potential for further research and to make recommendations for protecting these sites in the future.—reported in the Frontier County Enterprise.
Dancing for a cause benefits theatre
ARNOLD—Over 100 people were drawn to the Arnold Community Center recently to dance the night away to the sounds of “The Timekiller Band” from Oklahoma. The benefit dance helped to raise an estimated $1,000 for the Rialto Theatre. Organized by Linda Halstead, money was raised through ticket sales, an auction of theatre coupons and a 50/50 drawing. The event drew people from surrounding communities including Callaway, Merna and Stapleton.—reported in the Arnold Sentinel.
Combined prom for Arnold, Callaway?
CALLAWAY—An informal vote by student bodies at both Arnold and Callaway schools show they are in favor of combining their proms. The issue was discussed at a recent board meeting, and while none of the members indicated they would stand in the way of a combined prom, there were concerns such as having students on the road as the prom alternates from town to town, and if this was taking cooping too far beyond athletics as both schools might be losing their identities. Students see the cooping as a way to augment numbers attending and helping to reduce costs. Board members were willing to keep the discussion open.—reported in the Callaway Courier.