Hershey Fall Festival

Hershey Fall Festival

Lots of fun is in store with the annual Hershey Fall Festival coming up on Saturday, August 29.

Sutherland Trap Shoot

Test your skill at the Steve Smith Memorial Trap Shoot at the Sutherland Lions Club Trap Range on Saturday, August 29. The Trap Range is located east of Sutherland on Highway 30, then south on O’Fallon Road pas the Union Pacific Railroad Tracks.

Signup will start at 9:30 a.m.

75 Singles – $15

75 Handicaps (23 yard line) – $15

25 Pair – $15

High Overall Lewis A & B Classes win Ruger 10/22 Rifles!

High Singles Individual, High Handicap Individual, High Doubles Individual Lewis Classes in each event 1 for 10.

Concession stand will be available.

This is a fundraiser for the Cow Pasture Youth Trap Club.

Contact John Nowak at 308-660-0715 or email at JohnNowak@NMCMN.com; Jason Cooper at 308-530-9462 or email at mscoop70@gmail.com.

Spirit of 45

Fort McPherson will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII with the “Spirit of ’45” event, featuring the Sweet Adeline Chorus, a proclamation by North Platte Mayor Dwight Livingston and laying of wreaths.

The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16, at Fort McPherson at the main flag pole and is expected to last about an hour. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, as seating is not available. Parking will be coordinated by cemetery staff and officers from the Lincoln County Sheriffs Office.

Fort McPherson National Cemetery is a mile south of I-80 at the Maxwell Interchange, 12004 State Hwy 56A Spur, Maxwell, NE 69151.

heritage days 2015

For some of the best in small town celebrations, don’t miss the Maxwell, Nebraska Heritage Days 2015, celebrating our Trails and Rails heritage. The fun starts on Friday, August 14 with a car and bike show at 5pm, followed by the CRB Band and a beer garden.

Saturday you can show off your fitness with a 5K, 10K and kids mile run at 6:30 a.m. in Brittenham Park. You’ll work up an appetite, so they’ll be serving breakfast at 7:30 a.m. in the Village Hall. Of course, you won’t want to cook the next day either, so stop by the Bake Sale beginning at 8 a.m. downtown to take something home.

No small town celebration is complete without a Parade, and the Maxwell Heritage Days Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. Bikers among the visitors aren’t forgotten either – register for a Poker Run at 11 a.m. at the Village Hall. Out by noon, in by 4 p.m.

Join your friends and neighbors for lunch at the First Baptist Church beginning at 11:30, then mosey on over to the park by 1 p.m. for a craft fair, fun jumpz, pony rides, horseshoes, dunk tank and Bluegrass by the Lindsey Family.

The evening entertainment and meal is a BBQ dinner by the Maxwell Volunteer Fire Department at 4:00 p.m. followed by the Demo Derby.

Wind down on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church with a BBQ potluck at 11 a.m. with musical guest The Lindsey Family.

BBRBuffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park (SHP) located in North Platte will have a celebration on August 22, 2015 for the park’s 50th anniversary.

Visitors viewing William Cody’s mansion and Scout’s Rest Ranch barn will have an excellent experience with blacksmith demonstrations by a relative of Buffalo Bill Cody, living history events and character reenactments including Buffalo Bill himself during park hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Come learn about the history of Buffalo Bill and see the bison and new calf Taco.

At 3 p.m. at vintage baseball game will be played with 1864 rules, equipment and uniformed players from the era between the North Platte Buffalos and the Colorado Territorial All Stars.

A Dutch oven buffalo stew feed complete with homemade ice cream and cobbler dessert will be served from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and is available while the food lasts. Cost for the feed is $5 per person. Live music and campfire with S’mores will follow outside Scout’s Rest Ranch barn.

Visitors can camp at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Recreation Area (SRA) campgrounds and enjoy hiking, birdwatching, trail rides or a peaceful day on the water kayaking, tubing or canoeing.

A Nebraska Park Permit is required on all vehicles visiting the SHP and SRA. Daily permits are $5; annual permits are $25, both are available at the ranch. Admission price for the entire day of fun is $1 for children 3-12, $2 for anyone 13 and older, children under three are free.

For more information call the ranch at 308-535-8035.

Last Blast
Presented by Keith’s Body Shop
At no charge to kids:
*Pool Beginning at 4:00pm for the kids
*Unlimited Cody Park rides start at 5:00pm for the kids
*1 ice cream cone for the kids
*Free hotdogs beginning at 5:00pm provided by Nebraskaland National Bank for everyone!
*Fun Jumpz
*Vendor Booths with kid friendly activities
*Prizes, games, fun for the kids
*The Municipal Band will play at 8:00pm
*Movies in the Park started at dusk

She Stoops to ConquerAuditions for the first play of the season at the North Platte Community Playhouse will be held August 10 and 11 at 7:00 p.m. “She Stoops To Conquer” by Oliver Goldsmith includes a cast of eight men and four women. There are parts for both older and younger actors and actresses. Those desiring to audition should come to the Patty Birge Room prepared to read for a part, but will not need to bring any audition materials of their own. They are welcome to come either Monday or Tuesday, or may come both nights if they desire.

The play includes a number of very interesting characters including Mr. and Mrs. Hardcastle, their daughter Kate and step-son Tony Lumpkin. Kate and her friend Constance Neville are being courted by Young Marlow and his side-kick Hastings. A variety of bumbling servants complete the household. Director Robert Allen would particularly like to encourage participation by actors and actresses in their late teens to early thirties for the two couples and the bad boy Tony Lumpkin.

The performances of “She Stoops To Conquer” will take place September 25, 26 and 27 andOctober 2, 3 and 4. The Goldsmith play has been considered a classic since its first performances in London in 1776. As a comedy of manners, it pokes fun of the customs and society practices of that day while providing timeless humor with keen insight into the human experience.

Well, happy August everybody!

If August goes as fast as July did, it will be football season in no time!

This past week has been a whirlwind. It was the start of the ‘lasts’ for me as tomorrow (8/5/15) will be my last day of my internship before I head back to Iowa to finish out school. As much as I am excited to head home for the first time in a long time, I am sad to be leaving all of the 8wonderful people I have met out here. But we’ll get to that later!

August 1st was the annual monster truck show out at the Wild West Arena. I was surprised to see such a great turnout, the stand were pretty much full, and everybody was into it. The night started off with the BMX bikers and monster truck drivers giving out autographs and taking pictures with fans. And then the real fun started.

The monster trucks and tuff trucks raced around the arena and the BMX bikers showed off their tricks on the ramps. But the real winner of the night was the Coors Light themed tuff truck, known as Hammer Time. Hammer Time is from North Platte and took home the trophy28 from the tuff truck races, keeping it on the home field.

The fans went wild every time a jump was taken and the performer was in mid air, the more air the better. It was obvious that the monster truck, Wicked, was the fan favorite as he was able to get the highest.

Snapchat-3923213143527682420Before the show, I made a stop down at Grain Bin Antique Town. Grain Bin is a ‘city’ of old grain bins connected by a boardwalk, of whichthey are all filled with antiques. But the goods don’t stop there, there is another barn full of antiques! It took me about 30 minutes to walk through everything, this was great as I had some time to kill. Each bin had a sort of theme, everything from old tools, furniture, signs, etc. In the office, they have everything from old jewelry, WWII post cards, and larger antiques.

I would highly recommend this stop to anyone who has some time and who likes antiques. Grain Bin has a great selection, and is laid out beautifully. Definitely worth the stop!

I’m going to keep this short and sweet. Overall I have had an awesome time this summer, and I will come back to visit friends or stay for the night. And not to brag or anything, but the visitors bureau has the cleanest public restrooms. The only public restroom I will use in North Platte.  But I have made friends with everybody in the office, and for me this is great. I never expected to leave this internship with lifelong friendships. Thank you North Platte/Lincoln County Visitors Bureau for welcoming me into your family for a few months!

See you soon, Lincoln County…

All area junior golfers, 18 and under are invited to participate in this 4-person scramble tournament at Sutherland’s Oregon Trail Golf Course. There is a 9:00am Shotgun Start with registration at 8:30am. Breakfast rolls/donuts will be served.

The cost is $40 per team – 18 holes, teams will be flighted by front nine scores.

All girls and any boy 14 and under will hit from the red tees, 15-18 boys will hit from the white tees. A meal will be offered at the course for $5.00, includes: sandwich, chips and drink.

Flag prizes on each hole, includes custom made putter or wedge of choice donated by Pat Adle. Trophies/Merchandise for 1st & 2nd place teams in 2 flights.

Call Oregon Trail Golf Course at 308-386-4653 or Barb Baldridge at 308-520-1613 or register by email to barbbaldridge@gmail.com

Brady Days FB FINAL 7.14.15

You’ll find fun for the entire family at Brady Days, beginning this afternoon, July 31, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. with the opening of the Sidewalk Chalk Contest followed by the Photo Scavenger Hunt. The fun continues on into the evening with an outdoor showing of Big Hero 6 at the Brady School.

The fun starts bright and early on Saturday with a breakfast at the Community Center beginning at 8 a.m. You’re going to need all of the sustenance you can get because there is a full day of fun planned!

It all continues on Sunday as well, so plan to spend your entire weekend in Brady.