|Local News Briefs|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Thursday, 09 June 2011 20:48|
Susie’s Creative Stitches celebrating 10 years
It’s hard to believe, but Susie’s Creative Stitches has been keeping southwest Nebraska outfitted with the best in customized apparel for 10 years now.
The Wauneta business will host an open house June 17-18 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MT to celebrate the event.
District forester on hand to take questions
Come on in and have a cup of coffee with Rachel Allison, Southwest District Forester, Nebraska Forest Service.
Bring all of your questions on tree care, pruning, fertilizing, insect problems and diseases. The forester will be available to meet with local tree lovers on Monday, June 20, at the Chase County Extension Office at 135 West Fifth Street in Imperial beginning at 10 a.m. MT.
County Commissioner attends state seminar
Chuck Vette of Wauneta, Chase County Commissioner for Distrcit 1, completed a seminar conducted in Kearney on May 26 by the Nebraska Association of County Officials.
The workshop provided county commissioners, supervisors, and other county officials specialized training as they prepare to begin County Board of Equalization hearings.
Among the equalization-related topics addressed were the roles and responsibilities of county officials and other individuals involved in the process, the constitutional, statutory and regulatory provisions for real and personal property valuation, recent court cases and legislative changes in the tax equalization process.
Blood drive planned in Wauneta next week
The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will host a blood drive in Wauneta next week on Wednesday, June 15, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. MT at the American Legion Hall.
Lunch will be provided to all presenting donors.
Please contact Pat Cramer at 394-5881 to schedule an appointment. Walk-in’s are welcome and needed.
Those donating blood during this blood drive will be entered for a chance to win a trip for four to Orlanda, Fla. You must be 21 or older to be eligible for the drawing.
Spring draws to close with triple-digit heat
The official start of summer is less than two weeks away and the mercury says its time to say goodbye to spring.
Across the state triple-digit highs were the norm on Monday, June 6, with southwest Nebraska part of the mix.
While no official National Weather Service temperature data is available for Wauneta, the official temperature at the Imperial airport rose to 100 degrees. Tekamah, in eastern Nebraska, posted the state high at 103 degrees.
Nate Vitosh starts work with Grosch Irrigation
Nate Vitosh of Imperial is the new sales representative for Grosch Irrigation Co., Inc., and will be working out of its Imperial office. He starts his new position next Thursday, June 16.
In the position, Vitosh will be involved with sales of wells, pumps and pump replacement needs in a 100-mile radius of Imperial. He replaces Steve Jussel in the position, who passed away earlier this year.
The new position is a change in profession for Vitosh, who has spent the past 14 years in education. He served as the Chase County Schools’ elementary principal (K-6) the past three years.
“I’m excited to get out there and meet new people,” he said.
The native of O’Dell, Neb., and family plan to remain in Imperial. His wife, Kelly, is sales associate with the Farm Bureau Insurance offices in Wauneta and Imperial. They have two children, Hayley, in sixth grade and Brice, who will enter second grade this fall.