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Elwood 4th of July fireworks show canceled because of dry conditions

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - A community that has suffered greatly from wildfires this year has cancelled its Fourth of July fireworks show. The Elwood Fire and Rescue Department announced Thursday that due to exceptionally dry conditions, it has cancelled its Elwood Fireworks show on July 4th and postponed the July 3rd show at Johnson Lake.
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Elwood cancels its fireworks show due to dry conditions

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Elwood Fire and Rescue is calling off the village’s fireworks show, planned for the Fourth of July. Authorities say it’s for the safety of the community due to exceptionally dry conditions. The July 3 fireworks show at Johnson Lake is being postponed this...
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Local flavor makes its way to NGA's Round of 8

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — A handful of area golfers showed out Wednesday, as they came away with two impressive rounds to advance to the NGA's Nebraska Match Play Championships Round of 8. Cade McCallum (Grand Island), Reed Malleck (York), Caleb Badura (Aurora), and Preston Carbaugh (Cambridge) all made their...
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A growing emphasis on STEM has emerged within the educational sector over the last decade or more. Schools and students have put forth extraordinary effort into fostering science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in curriculums and through personal pursuits. Although there are many proponents of STEM classes and careers, many people feel that creative endeavors, namely arts education, have been largely pushed aside in favor of STEM. But as evidence that arts-based learning has a positive effect on all aspects of education continues to mount – including improving students’ test scores on the SAT as well as in math and science – many educators are reintroducing art in schools. For example, prior to 2017, Mann Elementary School in Detroit had not offered art classes in 20 years. By 2017, some art and music classes had been restored. Students in Lebanon, Penn. also are learning the importance of the arts through the STEAM concept. First implemented by the Rhode Island School of Design, the “A” in STEAM stands for “Arts.” STEAM encourages students to think not only analytically but creatively, essentially blending the best of math and science with the arts. A recent study from even notes that graduates obtaining art degrees from certain schools can expect healthy returns on their educational investments. This furthers the push for a reintroduction of arts education, as it indicates that a career in the arts can be a potentially lucrative pursuit.
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Dry conditions cancels Elwood July 4 fireworks

ELWOOD — Elwood will not have a community firework show this year due to dry conditions. The Elwood Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department made the decision to cancel the community’s July 4 firework show and to postpone July 3 fireworks at Johnson Lake. “Both spots where we shoot...

Oxford man charged in Furnas County sex trafficking case takes plea deal

BEAVER CITY, Neb. — An Oxford man charged in connection to the ongoing Furnas County sex trafficking case has taken a plea deal. According to Furnas County District Court records, Brent Keslar, 40, pled no contest on June 14 to one count of committing negligent child abuse – no injury. In exchange for his plea, prosecutors reduced a charge of first-degree sexual assault to committing negligent child abuse – no injury.

Seniors Split Games Against McCook, Holdrege

The Senior Melons have found their groove this season and when they hosted McCook on June 15, the bats on both sides of the diamond were in fine form. Gothenburg collected nine hits and scored 13 runs with a dramatic walk-off win. Jake Kozeal, Tra Rossell and Tubby Baker each...

Larry’s Legacy: Helping the Community a Little Bit at a Time

Every year for the past six, the Larry Taylor Memorial Golf Tournament has provided financial relief to families who are suffering medical hardships. The tournament is held every year in conjunction with Farnam’s Founder’s Day Weekend. Larry Taylor was a guy who loved to golf. Even more than...

Our Town McCook: High Plains Museum

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - If you are looking for a place where you can learn about everything from pioneer days to politicians who are native to McCook, then consider a visit to the local museum. During our visit, we talked with Carol Schlegel who is the president of the High...

Our Town McCook: Keystone Building

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - What was once a hotel in downtown McCook, now serves as a home for the local economic development corporation, and a place where small business can bloom. Jerry Calvin is with the McCook Economic Development Corporation, and is a member of the McCook City Council. He...

Our Town McCook: Birding Hotspot

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - If you enjoy nature, and especially birdwatching, then you’ll definitely want to consider a trip to the community of McCook. We recently visited with McCook and Red Willow County Visitors Bureau executive director Carol Schlegel about the opportunities. “We offer tours during the spring, in March and April, to take people out to see the greater prairie chickens do their mating dance,” Schlegel said. “There is a window of time when the males come out on display, and the nice thing about this is the chickens come back to the same location every year. We have viewing blinds set up where we provide transportation for people out to the blinds. We get there before sun up, we get situated, and wait for the birds to come in. They’ve never disappointed us, because they are a very dependable bird.”