Area News

Public Urged: Step Up to Control COVID Spread

     With the alarming increase of COVID cases in McCook and the surrounding area, Community Hospital, Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department, and the City of McCook, urges the public to step up personal precautions of mask wearing, social distancing and diligent hand washing.      “Red Willow has had 64 positive COVID cases in the past 14 days…

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Cluster at Cheyenne County Village identified in Cheyenne County, Kansas

Cheyenne County, Kansas–Cheyenne County Hospital/County Health Department is announcing a cluster of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Cheyenne County, Kansas. The cluster involves 43 confirmed residents and employees of the Cheyenne County Village. We anticipate KDHE reporting Cheyenne County Hospital as an outbreak with 3 confirmed employees and further testing being conducted. Though there have been…

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Dundy County Hospital to Offer Drive Thru Flu Shots

     As the influenza season is approaching and novel coronavirus pandemic continues, public health authorities stress that it’s more important than ever for people to get their flu shot. Although influenzas vary from year to year, vaccination clearly shows a reduction in flu severity and prevents hospitalizations, critical considerations at a time when the health care…

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Culbertson Couple Open Mobile Clothing Boutique

     “Thinking outside of the box”, is a popular saying for business entrepreneurs. Culbertson business entrepreneurs Dan and Casha O’Byrne, not only thought outside of the box for a new business venture, they put the box on wheels and take it from town to town. Dan and Casha recently started their new business called, Impact Closet…

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SWPPD AND CITY OF BENKELMAN TO COORDINATE POWER OUTAGE

Officials with the City of Benkelman and Southwest Public Power District are coordinating a city-wide outage scheduled for approximately 7:00 a.m. Mountain time on September 20th, 2020. The Transmission Line feeding the city will need to be out of service for repairs for up to 8 hours. “Maintenance outages always require planning to keep their…

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“Ride for Reading” Poker Run Scheduled for September 12

Construction of Stratton’s new village office and community library building is progressing. The roof in shingled and the external walls are wrapped and windows are installed. Framing of interior walls has also been worked on. The facility is taking shape. In the meantime the community is working to rasie money to help cover the cost…

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Stratton’s Mini-Mall, Five Shops Under One Roof

The corner of Bonner Street and Highway 34 in Stratton was busy on Saturday morning. People from across the area came to see five of Stratton’s newest businesses, all under one roof. Ronnie Ann Richardson of Stratton came up the plan and the building. She own’s, The Jewell, a vintage furniture shop the Ronnie Ann…

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2020 Dundy County Fair Underway, but No Carnival or Parade

Dundy County 4Hers kicked of the 2020 Dundy County Fair with shooting sports on Sat- urday, the fashion show on Sunday, and the companion animal shows on Monday. This year’s fair is going to look a lot different as the COVID-19 pandemic health cri- sis has impacted every fair event in some way and forced…

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DCS Outlines Plans to Start New School Year

If the new school year started this week, the Dundy County Stratton School District would start the 2020-2021 school year with students in the classroom. School district admin- istrators, teachers, and board of education has been working- with public health officials on an school operations plan for the new school year. DCS sent a letter…

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