Calendar

May
25
Sat
Summer Hours: Hudson-Meng Education and Research Center delayed
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Due to winter weather conditions last week, the Hudson-Meng Education and Research Center (HMERC) will delay opening for the 2019 season until Wednesday, May 29th.   Hours of visitor center operation are 9 am to 5 pm, Wednesdays through Sundays.

The parking lot, trails, and restrooms will be available seven days a week. Exceptions to the Monday visitor center is Labor Day (September 2).

Guided tour fees of the Hudson-Meng Bison Bone Bed are $5 for adult; $4.50 for seniors; $3 for children from ages
of 5-12; age 4 and under is free. Tours are available when the HMERC visitor center is open.

Fees are used to defray the cost of operating the site and to provide additional educational and interpretive materials such as Junior
Archeologist booklet and interpretive signage.

For more information, please call the Nebraska National Forests and
Grasslands Supervisor’s office at (308) 432-0300, or Hudson-Meng Site Manager, Ryan Means, at (308) 221-4162.

Volunteers Needed to Place Veteran’s Cemetery Flags @ Sunset and Fairview Cemeteries - Scottsbluff
May 25 @ 9:00 am

Volunteers are needed to place US flags on the deceased veteran’s graves at both Fairview Cemetery at Scottsbluff, NE and Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery between Scottsbluff and Mitchell on highway 26 at the following listed times and dates.

 

  1. Volunteers are asked to meet at Fairview Cemetery at 9:00 am on Saturday, May 25, 2019

 

  1. Volunteers are also asked to meet at Sunset at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 25, 2019
Prairie Flower Power Wildflower Walk @ Scotts Bluff National Monument
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Prairie Flower Power Wildflower Walk

Scotts Bluff National Monument

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Join us for a trail walk to earn the amazing ecological benefits of wildflowers and their importance to pollinators and a heathy prairie ecosystem. A free, family friendly guided tour, talk and walk.

Walk will start promptly at 10:00 a.m. at the front of the Visitors Center. NO entrance fees for visiting Scotts Bluff National Monument this summer.

For more information, call the Monument at 308.436.9700 or find
us on Facebook.

Veterans State Cemetery Foundation golf tournament @ Alliance
May 25 @ 12:00 pm

The Veterans State Cemetery at Alliance Foundation will host the first golf tournament of the season.  The event will begin at noon on Saturday May 25, 2019 at the Sky View Golf Course in Alliance.

This will be a four person scramble with both men’s and women’s flights.  The VSCAF Memorial tournament is held each year the Saturday before Memorial Day and is the primary benefit for the Veterans Cemetery Foundation.

The entry fee is $75.00 per person which includes golf, steak dinner, flight prizes, door prizes, a putting contest and hole prizes.

You do not need to be a Veteran to participate.  You can sign up at Sky View Golf Course either in person or by calling 308-762-1446.

May Beef Month Chili Cookoff @ 18th Street Plaza Scottsbluff
May 25 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Western Nebraska Cattlemen’s Chapter is sponsoring a May Beef Month Chili Cookoff on Saturday May 25th at the 18th Street Plaza in downtown Scottsbluff.  Judging at 11:30 am, public tasting at 12:30 pm until 2:00 pm or as supplies last.

Beer Garden by Flyover Brewery

Contact Travis Van Anne for more information and to register:

308 641 1054

BSB: Nebraska vs. Michigan (Big Ten Tournament @ Omaha) @ KNEB 960 AM/100.3 FM
May 25 @ 2:30 pm
“Stock Car Racing” @ HiWay 92 Raceway Park
May 25 @ 4:00 pm

“Stock Car Racing”at HiWay 92 Raceway Park
East of Gering on Highway 92  (Located 4 miles east of Gering on Highway 92)

4:00 p.m. Gates Open
6:15 p.m. Qualifying
7:00 p.m. Racing Starts

This week; special Friday night races featuring Farm Trucks, Super Stocks, Bandoleros and Legends. Racing Saturday are Minions, Figure 8’s, Warriors, Farm Trucks, Limited Late Models.

Admission: $10.00 for adults, $6.00 kids (9-12; kids under 8 are FREE), $8.00 for seniors and $6.00 for veterans-military-police-fire department and EMS.

Concessions available.

For more information visit www.hiway92raceway.com

BSB: Pioneers @ Casper Horseheads @ 101.7 The Trail & KNEB.com
May 25 @ 6:15 pm
“Shazam!” @ Historic Midwest Theater
May 25 @ 7:30 pm

The Historic Midwest Theater announces the film “Shazam!” will show this weekend May 24-26.

 

Movie Synopsis: We all have a Superhero inside of us — it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In 14-year-old Billy Batson’s case, all he needs to do is shout out one word to transform into the adult superhero Shazam. 

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2h 12min

Showtimes:
Friday, May 24th 7:30pm
Saturday, May 25th 7:30pm
Sunday, May 26
th 1:30pm

May
26
Sun
Memorial Day Services/Activities
May 26 all-day

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Creighton Valley Cemetery – – – – 2:30 pm   (East of Gering on highway 92 – County Road “U” & 27th and  ½ mile South)

Monday, May 27, 2019

Fairview Cemetery, Scottsbluff – – – – 9:00 am

Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Scottsbluff – – 11:00 am

Western NE State Veterans Home, Scottsbluff – 1:30 pm

Westlawn Cemetery, Gering – – – – 10:00 am

Mitchell Valley Cemetery, Mitchell – – – 10:00 am

North Platte River Bridge, Mitchell – – – 10:30 am

North Mitchell Cemetery, Mitchell – – – 11:00 am

Eastlawn Cemetery, Minatare – – – – 11:00 am

Elsewhere:
Oregon Trail Memorial Cemetery at Bridgeport will hold Ceremonies at 10:30am Monday,  conducted by the American Legion and Sons of the American Legion
Mintken-Davison Post 301 American Legion at Dalton will hold Memorial Day Services at 10:30am, Monday, May 27th  at the Dalton Cemetery.
Rose Hill Cemetery at Broadwater will host services Monday at 11:00am, followed by a carry in lunch at Messiah Lutheran Church
Other Activities: MONDAY
8:00 am – Coffee, Western NE State Veterans Home, Scottsbluff  (Open to the public)
Indianapolis 500 @ KNEB 960 AM/100.3 FM and KNEB.com
May 26 @ 9:00 am
Gering Swimming Pool to Open (New date)
May 26 @ 1:00 pm

The Gering Municipal Swimming Pool will open for the season (new date) on May 26, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. depending on weather.

Adult (16 & up) $4.00

Youth (5 to 15) $3.50

Children FREE

(4 & under with Adult)

(Including the use of the water slide.)

Adult Swimming 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Open Swimming – Daily 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Family Hour – Daily 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

(Children must be accompanied by a parent.)

Open Swimming – Daily 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Season Passes

Family $120.00

Single $65.00

“Shazam!”
May 26 @ 1:30 pm

The Historic Midwest Theater announces the film “Shazam!” will show this weekend May 24-26.

 

Movie Synopsis: We all have a Superhero inside of us — it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In 14-year-old Billy Batson’s case, all he needs to do is shout out one word to transform into the adult superhero Shazam. 

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2h 12min

Showtimes:
Sunday, May 26th 1:30pm

BSB: Nebraska vs. Ohio State/Minnesota (Big Ten Tournament @ Omaha) @ KNEB 960 AM/100.3 FM
May 26 @ 1:30 pm
NASCAR: Coca-Cola 600 (Charlotte – PRN)
May 26 @ 4:00 pm
May
27
Mon
DAV Van volunteer drivers needed
May 27 all-day

Volunteers are needed to drive the Disabled American Veterans Van to transport veterans from Gering, NE to the Cheyenne, WY VA Medical Center.

Please be advised, the DAV Van drivers don’t have to be veterans and there are medical limitations on who is able to drive.

Anyone who would like more information on becoming a DAV Volunteer Van driver please contact John J Brehm at the Scotts Bluff County Veterans Service Office at 308-436-6643

Donate used durable medical equipment
May 27 all-day

Donate “no longer needed” gently used durable medical equipment to people in need.  Independence Rising is an organization that loans durable medical equipment to individuals with a disability or are recovering from an illness or surgery.

Examples are wheelchairs, walkers, canes, seated walkers, bath benches and chairs, toilet risers and commodes.

Independence Rising is an Independent Living Center located at  Northfield,  2350 Five Rocks Road in Gering.

Equipment rents for $10/per item for 4 months, if after 4 months the equipment is still needed it will be an additional $10/per item for another 4 months.

Please contact Jamie Schweda @ Independence Rising 308-633-7025

Memorial Day Closures
May 27 all-day

Monday May 27th is the U.S. Holiday for Memorial Day.   All Federal, State and Local Government offices will be closed.  Regular Mail will not be delivered.  U.S. Postal Offices will be closed.  Many businesses will also be closed.

 

Due to the holiday, trash collection for Gering Residential & Commercial customers will be collected on Tuesday, after Commercial and Residential customers that are normally collected on Tuesday. Residential customers need to be aware that collection may be later than normal due to the holiday.

The City of Kimball offices and City departments, including the Landfill, will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019 in observance of Memorial Day.

The Kimball Library will be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 25, 2019 through Monday, May 27, 2019.

Eastern Wyoming College will be closed Monday May 27, 2019 in observance of Memorial Day. Offices will reopen on Tuesday May 28. The Fitness Center will be closed May 25-27 and will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday May 28.

Memorial Day Masses @ Bayard, Bridgeport, Dalton
May 27 all-day

The Catholic communities in Bayard, Bridgeport and Dalton will celebrate Mass on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019 at the local cemeteries.

Father CP Varghese, pastor of Sacred Heart in Bayard,
All Souls in Bridgeport, and St. Mary’s in Dalton, will preside.
Mass at the Oregon Trail Memorial Cemetery at Bridgeport will be held at 8 a.m., at the Bayard Cemetery at 10 a.m., and at St. Mary’s Cemetery at Dalton at 5 p.m.

Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and umbrellas (for
shade). In case of inclement weather, Mass will be held at the respective churches.

Memorial Day Services/Activities
May 27 all-day

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Creighton Valley Cemetery – – – – 2:30 pm   (East of Gering on highway 92 – County Road “U” & 27th and  ½ mile South)

Monday, May 27, 2019

Fairview Cemetery, Scottsbluff – – – – 9:00 am

Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Scottsbluff – – 11:00 am

Western NE State Veterans Home, Scottsbluff – 1:30 pm

Westlawn Cemetery, Gering – – – – 10:00 am

Mitchell Valley Cemetery, Mitchell – – – 10:00 am

North Platte River Bridge, Mitchell – – – 10:30 am

North Mitchell Cemetery, Mitchell – – – 11:00 am

Eastlawn Cemetery, Minatare – – – – 11:00 am

Elsewhere:
Oregon Trail Memorial Cemetery at Bridgeport will hold Ceremonies at 10:30am Monday,  conducted by the American Legion and Sons of the American Legion
Mintken-Davison Post 301 American Legion at Dalton will hold Memorial Day Services at 10:30am, Monday, May 27th  at the Dalton Cemetery.
Rose Hill Cemetery at Broadwater will host services Monday at 11:00am, followed by a carry in lunch at Messiah Lutheran Church
Other Activities: MONDAY
8:00 am – Coffee, Western NE State Veterans Home, Scottsbluff  (Open to the public)