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Ansley, Litchfield announce coop agreement

October 13, 2011

Due to declining student enrollments and a desire to continue providing quality extra-curricular athletic programs, the Ansley and Litchfield Boards of Education have voted to approve a cooperative agreement involving girls’ and boys’ athletic programs for grades 7-12. Some of the cooperative agreement will be phased in during the existing school year with the start of Junior High Wrestling, Junior High girls’ and boys’ basketball and track along with High School girls’ and boys’ track.

Hospital set to build new fitness center

October 13, 2011

Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center and the City of Broken Bow have struck a deal.
On Tuesday, the city and the hospital entered into a 50-year lease agreement for operation and maintenance of the Ellen B. Marchek Tennis Center and the land that sits between the indoor center, and the outdoor courts.
The hospital is going to use the land to build a fitness center. They have outgrown their current facility. There will be an access to the new facility through the tennis center, and also through an outside door.

Go Big Red No More

October 13, 2011

Tiffany Theater owners Stuart Fox and Andrew Solomon are shaking their heads. They never intended to break the law. They didn’t know they would be stepping on toes. What they thought they were doing is providing a place for Husker fans to don their red, gather and cheer on the team with their friends.
It seems the Big 10 Conference thought otherwise.
Last Friday, Fox received a ‘Cease and Desist’ letter from Mayer and Brown, the Big 10s legal counsel, that spelled out the conditions.

Mason City patrons prepare for battle

October 13, 2011

MASON CITY -- Mason City is on the list. Their post office patrons have been informed. The Mason City Post Office is set to close, unless the community can prove it’s not a good idea.
The community met last week in preparation for the Oct. 17 community hearing, and there was one thing those present made perfectly clear, they are not going down without a fight.

Up in Smoke

October 13, 2011

Residents in central Nebraska could not have been happier to see rain come last week. “Friday was the first day in more than a week that we didn’t see a fire truck rolling through town,” said one Arnold resident.
Dry conditions and high winds sent a number of fires out of control last week, causing destruction and devastation across the area. The largest and most devastating of those fires was near the town of Stapleton in Logan County, where for awhile residents were concerned about saving their community.