Eustis Fair & Corn Show Loaded With Fun Events
The Eustis Fair and Corn Show starts Sunday August 2nd-9th.
It all kicks off Sunday, August 2nd at 6:30 p.m. with a free will BBQ and KIOD Country radio of McCook entertaining with live spots, demo derby and State Fair ticket giveaways.
The week starts off with a splash featuring a pool party and teen dance. Highlights through the week are sand volleyball, Lions Club golf, team cattle penning, hog wrestling (bonus money for adult division), hypnotist Rusty "Z" and the popular Lions Club Demo derby
The youth will enjoy Dozer's video games, rock wall climbing and the inflatable Wacky Millennium obstacle course. The little ones will be able to compete in the Junior Rodeo at the City Park. For more information check out the schedule on facebook, Eustis Fair and Corn Show. Come and enjoy the Eustis Fair and Corn Show August 2-9th.
99th Annual Eustis Fair and Corn Show Schedule
August 2nd-8th, 2015
• Sunday, August 2nd - Eustis Fair and Corn Show Kickoff, 6:30 p.m. Free Will BBQ Entertainment/giveaways; MOD Country 105.3 FM.
• Monday August 3rd, 2-4 p.m. - 12 & Under Pool/Pizza Party (Eustis "KnightMare" Swim Team Sponsors) Pool Party Rules require one swim attired adult sponsor for every two children under age 6. 9-11:30 p.m., 13-18 Teen Dance/Pizza Party at Legion Hall (DJ Bobby Devine).
• Tuesday, August 4th, 1-8 p.m. - Dozer's video games, Rock wall climbing, Wacky Millennium (More than Games LLC). 6 p.m., Arena Volleyball Registration (Rodeo Arena) Contact Trista Koch at 308-325-3552; 7 p.m. Arena Volleyball (Concessions; E-Unit).
• Wednesday, August 5th, 1-8 p.m. - Dozer's video games, Rock wall climbing, Wacky Millennium (More than Games LLC); 9:30 a.m. - Registration Lion Club Golf Scramble (Lakeside Country Club); 10:30 a.m. - Start Lions Club Golf Scramble; 3-6 p.m. - 4-H Exhibits Entered/Judged; 4-H Clover Kids Entered/Judged; 4-5 p.m. - 4-H & FFA Rabbits Entered; Live Poultry Show Cancelled; TBA - Movie Night at Eustis Methodist Church, $1/child (Eustis Preschools Sponsors).
• Thursday August 6th, 8-9:30 a.m. - Enter 4-H and FFA Sheep, Swine, Goat, Dairy, Beef, C/C and Stockers, 10 a.m. - 4-H & FFA Rabbit Show: Oral Poultry Showmanship; (followed by small animal show); 11 a.m. - 4-H Cow/Calf Projects Judged; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. - Enter Open Class Domestic Arts/Ag Dept Exhibits and 3 p.m. Judged; 12 p.m. - Ultrasound (Market Beef Only) 4-H and FFA; 1:30 p.m. - Tractor Driving Contest (4-H/Open Class); 3 p.m. - 4-H Olympics; 4-6 p.m. - Junior Rodeo in City Park at Fairgrounds; $3/child (Eustis Preschools Sponsors); 6 p.m. - Release Stockerfeeders, Cow/Calf and Dairy; 6 p.m. - Cattle Penning Registration; Contact Tristan Newcomb; 308-325-3252; 6:30-9:30 p.m. - Three Brothers Wine Garden, Entertainment "Locals"; 7 p.m. - Cattle Penning Competition @ Rodeo Arena (Concessions; E-Unit); 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Legion Auxiliary Cafeteria Open @ Fair Building.
• Friday August 7th, 8-8:30 a.m. - Stockerfeeder Check-In; 8:30 a.m. - 4-H & FFA Livestock Show; Show Order: Swine; (4-H and FFA show) 4-H Beef, Sheep, Goat followed by FFA Beef Show; 3 p.m. - 4-H Watermelon feed sponsored by Farm Credit Services Corp.; 6 p.m., Release Stockerfeeders; 6:30-9:30 p.m. - Three Brothers Wine Garden, Entertainment "Locals"; 7 p.m. - Hog Wrestling Registration; KRVN/93.1 River "Explore KRVN Country" signup; 7:30 p.m. - Hog Wrestling Competition at Rodeo Arena, (Concessions; E-Unit); 10 a.m.-9 p.m. - Legion Auxiliary Cafeteria Open at Fair Building.
• Saturday August 8th, 7:30 a.m., Livestock Judging Registration (4-H and Open Class), Livestock Arena, all livestock released and facility cleanup immediately following livestock judging; 8:30 a.m. - Trail Ride Registration, $15/person; $25/immediate family; Contact Doug Keller at 308-390-7299; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. - Trail Ride (Lunch Provided on the trail); 12 p.m. - Open Class Domestic Arts/Ag Exhibits Released (All entries in Ag Hall); 1 p.m. - 4-H Fashion Review at Fair Building, 4-H Exhibits released immediately following; 2 p.m. - Rusty "Z" Hypnotist at Fair Building; 3-6:30 p.m. - Demo Car Entry/Check, Eustis Lions Club Demo Derby; Contact Matt Newcomb; 7:30 p.m. - Eustis Lions Club Demolition Derby at Rodeo Arena 308-785-7300.
Approve Fiber Internet Contract From USA Communications
The Dawson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 15th, 2015.
Present were commissioners Everett (Butch) Hagan, E. Dean Kugler, PJ Jacobson, Bill Stewart and Chairman Dennis Rickertsen.
The first item of business was approval of the minutes of the July 1st, 2015 meeting.
Official’s Receipts were filed as submitted: $412.00 County Clerk; $22,663.13 Register of Deeds; $11,391.24 Clerk of District Court and $2,715.00 Surveyor.
Treasurer’s Receipts in the amount of $1,599,361.26 were approved as submitted.
Claims in the amount of $1,384,564.20 were also approved as submitted.
Under committee reports, Commissioner Hagan noted that the county fair and landfill are going well. The north side of the Darr Bridge road is done and work continues to go steadily on the project.
Commissioner Kugler reported that the Veteran’s Service Office had met with Frontier County representatives and they feel that the interlocal agreement between the two counties is working out successfully so far.
Commissioner Stewart announced that Governor Ricketts had appointed him to the Greater Nebraska Chief Elected Officials Committee.
Chairman Rickertsen reported that the Extension Board had met to prepare their budget and were including the 4-H Heritage Tour as a line item.
Dawson County Treasurer Sharon Wood expressed appreciation from her office for installing the security windows. “It has already made a big difference, and we are truly thankful to you for approving them.” she said.
Dawson County Sheriff Gary Reiber presented the June crime reports.
There were 1,067 total services provided including 567 calls for service. There were 1,866 LEC Dispatch calls for service.
174 new inmates were booked during the month. The jail averaged 115 daily population during June with a maximum of 120 beds available. 69 of these were contract inmates last month and 46 Dawson County.
During the 2014-2015 fiscal year incoming/outgoing phone calls averaged 5,266 per month or 173.13 per day. The monthly average for 911 calls is 591.75, which comes to 19.45 per day.
Lt. Sheriff Shane Tilson reported that the finalized CBM food contract has not yet been received. All employees have stayed, but the transition has been a little tough. “VVS served great meals at the jail for the past 22 years, and it will take some time for everyone to adjust to the new menu” Tilson noted.
The contract with NDCS regarding the housing of inmates was presented. Currently the price is $75/inmate/day in Dawson County.
Zoning Administrator Pam Holbrook appeared to inform the commissioners that she had met on July 8th with officials concerning the proposed additon of two units for lodging by the clubhouse at Wild Horse Golf Club in Gothenburg, Nebraska. These will be single story lodging units with four bedrooms.
A public hearing regarding the special use permit application for the Gothenburg Links Lodging was set for Friday, August 14, 2015.
Brian Woldt presented courthouse fiber Internet bids. The current network provider, Charter Communications, is $551.00/month.
USA Communications, who also is located in Kearney and new to the Lexington area, offered a bid of $190.95/100 megabytes. Charter’s pricing for 100 megabytes would be $800.00/month.
The bid from USA Communications was accepted and will be installed in 30 days.
The next regularly scheduled meeting for the commissioners will be at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, July 31, 2015 in the Commissioners Meeting Room of the Dawson County Courthouse in Lexington, NE.
One-Vehicle Accident In Lex On Sunday Results In Fatality
A one-vehicle accident was reported in Lexington on Sunday that resulted in a fatality.
Elizabeth Thomas of Lexington was southbound into Lexington on Highway 21. The vehicle veered into the east ditch near Cherokee Street where the car collided with a culvert that caused the vehicle to roll. Thomas was ejected from the vehicle during the incident. Reportedly, seatbelts were not in use.
Elizabeth Thomas was transported from the scene by the Lexington Volunteer Rescue Unit to Lexington Regional Health Center.
The Lexington Police Department is conducting the ongoing investigation of the accident.
Special Designated Liquor Licenses Okayed By Cozad City Council
A regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of Cozad convened at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, July 20th, 2015,
Present for the meeting were council members Doug Swan, Deb Leahy and Charlie Block, Mayor Nancy Meyer, City Clerk Susan Kloepping, Police Chief Randy Adams and commissioners PJ Jacobson, Dallas Nichols and Britt German. Council member Brian Montgomery, City Attorney Scott Trusdale and Library Director Laurie Yocom were absent.
Pastor Doug Smith, Cozad United Methodist Church delivered the invocation following the Pledge of Allegiance.
The brief meeting began with the council members approving the minutes from the July 6th, 2015, meeting.
Travis Munster, owner of Big E’s, appeared with requests for special designated liquor license applications for a fundraiser at the Cozad Municipal Airport and a beer garden at Big E’s on Saturday, September 12th, 2015. Both requests were approved. “Travis always does a tremendous job policing his events,” noted Police Chief Adams.
Jessie Korinek, representing the Cozad Jaycees, appeared with a request for the Cozad Elks Club to operate a beer garden near the Elks building on Saturday, August 29th, 2015, in conjunction with their sand volleyball tournament that day. Their special designated liquor license will also be sent to the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission.
All claims were approved as submitted.
Under committee reports, Commissioner Nichols reported that his department is busy working on their budget for the upcoming year.
Commissioner German reported that they have finished the lines on the 10th Street duplexes.
Council member Leahy noted that the Bands, Brews and BBQs event was well attended, especially the daytime activities.
Council member Block reported that Source Gas has been bought out by Black Hills Energy but expects no change in their service.
Clerk Kloepping reminded the council members and commissioners of the budget meeting scheduled for next Monday, July 27th at 6:30 p.m.
Nebraska Plastics, Inc. Set To Celebrate 70 Years In Business
An honored citizen of the State of Nebraska, Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley will be in Cozad on Saturday to honor the family-owned Nebraska Plastics, Inc. for their 70th year in business.
The festivities that will feature the Nebraska Plastics products and spotlight the honored guest that include Nebraska Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley will start at 6 p.m. at the Nebraska Plastics plant along Highway 30.
The Nebraska Plastics Inc. is very proud to be a part of the Cozad business community. Their manufactured products that include Country Estates Fence, Deck and Railing along with Country Manor Garden Products and DAZOC Irrigation pipe can be seen all around the 100th Meridian City as well as all over the Globe.
The first Country Estate PVC fence was installed on the homestead of Rex and Lois German, the owners of Nebraska Plastics, Inc. over 30 years ago.
Today, the original fence stands along with other Country Estate installed products. When looking, you can’t tell where the old ends or the new begins.
‘Quilts Around The Block’ To Be Held August 7th & 8th
Cozad's biennial “Quilts Around the Block” is scheduled in downtown Cozad on August 7th and 8th.
Event organizer Julie Geiger is seeking quilts for the display and may be contacted at 308-784-2010. Quilts may be dropped off at Prairie Point Junction (124 E. 8th Street).
Featured speaker and clinician this year is Jodi Barrows. Her workshop, ‘Square in a Square: Prairie Claw Workshop’ is full on Friday, August 7th, but interested parties may add their name to the wait list in case of a cancellation
Barrows will be presenting a lecture at the 100th Meridian Museum that evening at 7:00 p.m. Admission is a free will donation to the museum. This program is for both quilt enthusiasts and book lovers as she will talk about her novels based on the women in her family who left Louisiana before the Civil War and settled in Texas.
On Saturday, August 8th the Quilt Show will be on display at Chipper Hall (144 East 8th Street) from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. A Walking Tour of Quilts will also take place during these hours in downtown Cozad businesses.
At 10:30 a.m. Barrows will present a lecture at Chipper Hall on "Square in a Square Overview."
At 2 p.m. she will present "The History of Cotton" at Chipper Hall, covering the history of cotton and the women who love quilts.
All Saturday events are FREE admission courtesy of the Cozad Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee.