NASA@MyLibrary celebrates Engineers Week

With NASAS@MYLibrary, Wilson Public Library will host two engineering challenges in honor of Engineers Week on Feb. 21. From 4-4:30, students in third grade and older can compete in a Lego Structure Challenge. From 4:30-5:30, they can participate in a Coding Without Computers Challenge.

Starting Feb. 17, Engineers Week is meant to call attention to the contributions engineers make to society.

The library’s NASA@MyLibrary grant continues in 2019 with activities throughout the year. This grant is made possible through the support of the NASA Science Mission Directorate as part of its STEM Activation program.

All programs are free and open to the public. Call 308-784-2019 for more information.

Code Club to start in March

Wilson Public Library is starting a Code Club that will allow fourth through eighth grade students to learn how to code. Jill Arnold from Cozad Community Schools is the instructor, and laptops will be available for kids to use if they lack their own. They will cover how to make websites, video games, apps, animations and more.

The program is funded through a Code Club in Small & Rural Libraries grant, which was made possible through the Institute of Museum and Library Services. 350 libraries throughout the United States applied for 50 spots.

Code club is from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. March 12. Registration information will be coming out soon; check the website at or Wilson Public Library on Facebook by mid-February for more information.


Husker insider to give fans in-depth look

Fans can get an in-depth look at the NU program and the 2019 Husker recruiting class during a special presenation by Sean Callahan on the evening of Feb. 25. Callahan will present a video with highlights of Nebraska’s latest recruits and will speak on an array of topics covering the football program — from coach Scott Frost and his staff to returning players and new recruits.

Callahan will speak after a 6:30 p.m. dinner at the Coppermill Steakhouse, US Highway 83. Tickets are $25 per person, which includes dinner and program.

Chamber of Commerce to host webinar on marketing your startup

Kurt Engelmeier will present a webinar on developing a marketing plan for startup businesses at noon on Thursday in the Keystone Business Center, 402 Norris Ave., in the second floor board room. The webinar will encompass topics such as the importance of marketing, defining business goals, identifying target audiences and attracting customers. Attendees will also receive a worksheet that will assist in building a marketing strategy.


Extension offering ag estate planning workshop

Nebraska Extension in Frontier County is hosting an estate planning workshop for ag landowners, ranchers and farmers on from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Nebraska College of Techinical Agriculture in Curtis in the Ed Center, Room 129. This event is designed to help anyone thinking about how they should proceed with plans to retire, exit or transfer the farm or ranch business.

The program will be free. Register by contacting the Nebraska Extension in Frontier County via phone at 308-367-4424, or stop by the office by Friday. Registration is requested to ensure proper handouts for participants.

Speakers for this workshop will be Allan Vyhnalek, an Extension educator working in farm succession/transfer and Steve Herman, an attorney in Curtis.

Workshop topics include the importance of having a plan, proper family communications and proper family negotiations.

For more information or assistance about the program, please contact Vyhnalek at 402-472-1771 or e-mail For registration questions, contact Nebraska Extension in Frontier County at 308-367-4424.