“This is a glimpse of rural life in 1976 Holt County, Nebraska. Joe Bauer, a dyslexic twelve-year old boy, watched a dust devil of activities take place around his family’s failing cattle ranch. Surrounded by interesting characters; his hard-working mother, his range detective father, the county sheriff, a local priest, and a worshiper of Satan – he witnessed the presence of evil and nearly died twice. In the end, it would be one of the best times of his life.” – Barbed Wire Runs Through It
“Our 2020 Vision is: Victory” is the theme of the week-long 2020 homecoming celebration at Wood River Rural High School.
The community is invited to join Terry Zessin, Superintendent of Wood River Rural Schools, in a short informational meeting about school topics such as school finance, FFA, COVID-19 and more. Enjoy coffee, cupcakes and conversation at the Wood River Community Center tomorrow (Friday) at 1:00 p.m.
The Shelton Motor Inn Bar and Grill will open under new management soon. Sandy Clark, who has been operating Sandy’s Sideboard Cafe in Wood River since March, will be moving her operation and expertise seven miles west to Shelton. According to Sandy, negotiations with the building owners began on Friday, August 28, and have been moving fast.
Jim Skeen cuts the ribbon to the new Crow’s Nest staircase prior to Friday night’s Wood River-Shelton Silverbacks football game. Mr. Skeen is flanked on the left by football team members Cade Huxtable (foreground) and Devin Jepson. On the right is Silverbacks Head Coach Jeff Ashby. “We wanted to commemorate the new staircase to Jim, hoping that this allows him to continue videoing for us for years to come,” said Superintendent Terry Zessin. He added, “We are so very fortunate to have his videoing experience and expertise.” (—photo by Lynn McBride)