AREA NEWS DIGEST
Taken from the news columns of area newspapers.
1,200 fans attendat youth wrestling event
COZAD—The stage was set for an exciting night of grappling action and the over 200 wrestlers that hit the mat at the 2014 Cozad Wrestling Club Tournament recently didn’t disappoint for the packed house in The Barn. The competition was fierce throughout the tournament as kids from pre-kindergarten age all the way through juniors in high school battled on the mat for supremacy. Supporting the grapplers from throughout Nebraska were over 1,200 fans in attendance.—reported in the Tri-City Trib.
3rd annual Test & Tune, Truck & Tractor Pull
BROKEN BOW—Some serious groaning was in the air recently at the Custer County Fairgrounds—from man and vehicle—as trucks and tractors, old and new, put their engines to the test at the third annual Test & Tune, Truck & Tractor Pull. Ninety-five vehicles hooked up to the weight transfer sled to test not only the pulling strength of the vehicle, but also the skill of the driver at the wheel. It’s a unique event put on by Plains Pulling that offers participants as well as spectators a variety of opportunities.—reported in the Custer County Chief.
School foundation grants impact students
OGALLALA—Ogallala Public Schools’ elementary students have use of electronic readers and the high school science classes have immediate access to distilled water from a distiller, thanks to grants received from the Ogallala Public Schools Foundation. The foundation board approved five grants to fund items that fall outside of the school’s budget. In addition to the readers and the distilling machine, funding was also provided for a 3-D printer for the industrial technology department, two Real Care babies for the family and consumer science department and a civic rewards project for the high school.—reported in the Keith County News.
Congressional district candidate visits Curtis
CURTIS—Colonel Tom Brewer, who is running for the third district of Nebraska, had the chance to stop by Curtis recently where he met with some local citizens over a lunch at the Curtis Cattle Company. Brewer stated he had a great time socializing and answering questions that were brought to his attention. Brewer had also stopped by the Frontier County Enterprise where an interview took place.—reported in the Frontier County Enterprise.
Arnold Alumni takes first in chili cook-off
ARNOLD—Things were heating up at the Arnold Community Center recently as 12 teams set up booths and began cooking up their secret recipes in hopes of winning the 2014 title of “Best Chili.” Judges sampled competition soups and deemed the Arnold Alumni team as the best. Chief cook Josh Magil and assistants Chelsea Hershey and Amanda Kollars, current AHS alumni officers, decorated their booth in the Arnold Cardinal mascot theme, digging up sports uniforms from the past.—reported in the Arnold Sentinel.
Happy reunion after four decades apart
CALLAWAY—Rural Callaway resident Dave Chesley recently reunited with Army comrade, Roger Maggard of Biloxi, MS, for the first time in 44 years. The two men had served together in Vietnam with the 2/502 Infantry, 101st Airborne Division. While they had reconnected by phone in recent years, this was their first face-to-face meeting in the four decades. The buddies and their wives spent a long weekend at Guthrie, OK, attending the Time Even Championship at the Lazy E Arena, and catching up together.—reported in the Callaway Courier.