Taken from the news columns of area newspapers.
New principal named at Cozad Middle School
COZAD—Brian Regelin, who has served as the Cozad Public School activities director for the past eight years, has been selected as the new Cozad Middle School principal. He succeeds Todd Holyard, who will become the superintendent of the Holdrege Public Schools in July. Regelin arrived from Chester-Hubbell-Bryon School where he began is educational career for six years, and was the athletic director and boy’s basketball coach at Overton for four years before then moving to Cozad.—reported in the Tri-City Trib.
New business ‘fires up’ central Nebraska
BROKEN BOW—Members of the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome a new business to town that will help “fire up” central Nebraska. Prescription Pyro, owned and operated by Bob Harrold, specializes in the technique of prescribed burning, an effective tool for range management by eliminating invasive plant species that threaten the value of native grasslands and pastures.—reported in the Custer County Chief.
Agencies find unsightly illegal tire stash piles
OGALLALA—Recently discovered tire piles at Ogallala and in several locations throughout Keith County are not only eyesores, but they also pose hazards, both health and environmental. Hundreds of tires in three separate locations recently discovered and those responsible could face serious trouble including a court-ordered $10,000 a-day fine imposed by the State of Nebraska. The illegal tire dumping came to light when police officers were alerted to one of the growing piles by a concerned resident. An investigation is ongoing by several agencies.—reported in the Keith County News.
All-Points Cooperative expands grain storage
CURTIS—Farnam’s All-Points Coop is expanding storage with construction of a large grain storage facility. The addition of grain storage capacity has been in the works for All-Points Coop in Farnam for about four years, but put on hold since the grain elevator explosion in Gothenburg. The addition, located along the railroad tracks, will hold about 1.1 million bushels with a leg capable of 20,000 bushels an-hour. Another project in the works includes the expansion of the rail line.—reported in the Frontier County Enterprise.
72-year-old poster survives demolition
ARNOLD—A special poster was recently found and saved by Mo Sanford in the attic of the old Gallington house during demolition. Sanford gave the poster to Dan DeLosh, whose father is pictured in the poster which depicts the Arnold High School basketball schedule for 1938-1939 along with several other photos. The 72-year-old poster is in very good condition and DeLosh was grateful for the keepsake.—reported in the Arnold Sentinel.
New wrestling team
in the home stretch
CALLAWAY—The Medicine Valley Wrestling Invitational proved to be good medicine for two South Loup Bobcat wrestlers at Curtis. Seniors Logan Glendy and Dylan Chesley both won their weight classes in dramatic fashion. They and the rest of the newly-formed team are now in the home stretch of the season with the LVC Dual Invite and then on to the D-3 Districts in hopes of earning a state berth.—reported in the Callaway Courier.