Bridgeport was host to the NSAA District D6 Cross Country race on a very windy Thursday, October 15. The Lady Bulldogs placed 2nd overall in the contest, with 25 points behind Bayard’s twenty, and will travel as a team to compete at State in Kearney tomorrow, October 23. Senior Sarah Lang placed 2nd in the women’s event out of 48 runners with a time of 21:11.44. Bethany Nichols placed 16th with a time of 23:21.89, followed by Claire Linders with 25:10.91 and Jenna Eichthaler at 25:54.80.
The City of Bridgeport held its annual Fall Clean Up Day on Saturday, October 17, with Waste Connections opening up their gates to allow for residents to dispose of big items or large loads that wouldn’t fit in the alley dumpsters. Quite a few people took advantage of the nice weather and had pickup trucks full of trash to dump. Brock Frohling, with the help of Waste Connection workers, can be seen disposing of several large mattresses from the back of his vehicle. SARAH STRAWN
The city council met in regular session on Thursday, October 15 and after routine business and public correspondence, the consent agenda was approved, including the approval of the Budget Hearing, and meeting minutes from September.
On Thursday, October 8, Bridgeport Girl Scouts held their annual fall Investiture and Bridging ceremony at the public library. Twenty-four girls participated in the formal event, in which six girls were bridging to the next level of scouts, and eighteen girls were investing in their future commitment to the Girl Scouting program.
The Bridgeport Board of Education held their regular monthly meeting on Monday October 12th at 7:00 p.m. All board members were present along with the administration, Ryan Amateis and Ms. Vonnie Brown. The board had one action item and that was to consider refinancing the school bonds to save the district 395K over the next 19 years. The board approved this possibility if the rate continues to hover around 2%. Currently the district is getting 3%.