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Bikers celebrate spring with Polar Bear Run
MITCHELL – With the advent of spring, area bikers have reason to rejoice with the first poker run of the year set for this weekend.
Bikers will hit the road Sunday afternoon as a part of ABATE of Western Nebraska’s annual Polar Bear Run.
“If the weather is nice, we’ll have 150 bikes on the road,” event organizer Randy Lackey said. “It’s usually the biggest run of the year.
Scheduled to begin at the Main Street Market in Scottsbluff, bikers will head to Lil Redz in Lyman, Broncho Bar in Torrington, Redz in Mitchell and Shots Bar and Grill in Scottsbluff.
The entry fee is $10 for ABATE members at $15 for non-members. If there is inclement weather, a snow day is scheduled for April 2. There will also be a 50/50 raffle.
The Polar Bear Run is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.
Local resident involved with the launch of Minatare Memories history book
MINATARE – The Minatare History Committee is hosting the launching of “Minatare Memories”, a history of Minatare, on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Minatare Community Room. Copies of the book will be available for sale at $25.00. There will also be memorabilia of Minatare for viewing. For further information contact one of the committee members, Juanita Baker, Sharon Johns, Jolene Kaufman, Betty Kenyon, Wanda Mowry, or Alice Reuter. Or call: 783-1957 or 623-1082
Fundraiser planned for MHS student severly injured in January crash
MITCHELL – While traveling to Scottsbluff as a part of his first date, Jason Dillman was severely injured in a vehicle accident. Now, family and friends are planning a fundraiser to help cover medical expenses.
According to Dillman’s grandmother, Dorothy Wlaschin, Dillman was traveling eastbound on U.S 16 along with his date and another couple in late January.
While en route, Dillman struck furniture that had fallen out of a vehicle traveling ahead. When he exited his vehicle to inspect the damage to the vehicle, it was rear-ended, traveling forward and throwing him several feet.
“One of the girls he was with dragged him out of the street,” Wlaschin said.
Dillman suffered a broken femur and numerous lacerations.
“He’s not going to be able to wrestle like he did,” Wlaschin said. “He’s not going to play football like he did.”
Wlaschin said Dillman had surgery to repair his broken femur the next day and spent the next week in the hospital along with missing about a month of school. While medical costs have not yet been tallied, Wlaschin said the bills are mounting. Dillman may undergo knee surgery if therapy doesn’t prove successful. That’s where the planned fundraiser comes in.
Scheduled for 6 p.m. April 8, the fundraiser will kick off at the Scottsbluff Eagles Lodge. It will feature a DJ and silent auction.
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