COURTESY PHOTO The Alliance Animal Clinic welcomes a new DVM to their practice. Dr. Kara Sutphen grew up on her family’s commercial cow-calf operation south of Lakeside, NE. She graduated from the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2019. After graduation, she completed a one-year internship focusing in equine medicine and surgery at Idaho Equine Hospital in Nampa, Idaho. Dr. Kara’s primary interests are equine and beef cattle medicine and surgery, but she is excited to expand her knowledge of small animal practice. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to return to Alliance and practice close to home.
Over 30 members of the community joined city employees to help clean up the cemetery following Saturday evenings windstorm. Volunteers even included four Brown/Brennan family members from Scottsbluff who saw the videos and photos on Facebook Sunday morning and just had to come down and help out. Around a dozen large trees had fallen and needed to be removed and debris covered a large area of the cemetery. Many irrigation pipes also sustained damage. See additional photos, page A6 SUSAN MYERS
Our patients are our first priority and as the pandemic continues to develop, we know you still have a lot of questions about the coronavirus disease (CoVID-19) and we’re committed to helping you find the answers. Morrill County Community Hospital is happy to announce the availability of the multiple testing platforms for CoVID-19 that will enable our hospital and our clinics to screen and diagnose patients for CoVID-19 on site and obtain results within the same day of sample collection. With the two types of CoVID-19 tests, you need the right information to determine which test may be right for you. MCCH can help you get the answers you need, because knowing gets you back to a healthy, active lifestyle faster.
New owners Laurie and L D. Mason stand with their tenyear-old camp dog, Duke, in front of the Meadow Park Motel & RV Park on Hwy. 385, previously owned by Ronda Blake. The Masons are transplants, most recently from Utah, and were looking for a new project when a friend mentioned the impending sale of this property. They sold their house and bought the park, packed up and moved in a matter of just a couple of weeks. There are eighteen full hookups at $35.00 per night and $15.00 for tents, along with eight motel rooms, a shower house and a laundry facility. The Masons are excited to make Bridgeport their new home and to welcome visitors to come and enjoy the great outdoors! SARAH STRAWN
The Morrill County Visitor Committee saw the fruits of their labor come to life recently, at the first of many “road signs” for weary travelers on the westward migration, at Courthouse and Jail Rock. The rocks are said to have been first recorded in 1812 by an explorer named Robert Stuart and next referred to as the “Old Castle” in 1835 by Reverend Samuel Parker. The jutted formations are located about six miles south of Bridgeport, Nebraska, west off Highway 88 on Road 81, and owned by the Nebraska State Historical Society. Thousands of wagon trains passed through the area in the mid 1800’s as they attempted to emigrate west on the punishing trail that lasted six months or more. For some, the trip was their whole lifetime; for others, the end of it.