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Focus on human trafficking April 20

The Rotary Club of David City will provide an informational meeting on human trafficking at 1 p.m. Friday, April 20 at Hruska Memorial Public Library. 

 Speaker Christy Prang will speak about human trafficking and how affects society across the United States. The U.S. government has identified human trafficking as the fastest growing criminal industry, tied with the illegal arms trade at second, with the drug trade in first place, according to Nebraska Family Alliance.

Rotary Burger Bash is April 19

The Rotary Club of David City will hold its spring burger bash at the corner of Fourth and E streets in the car port of the Butler County Sheriff's Office.

All funds benefit community projects and scholarships. Join the club for a burger, cheeseburger or brat, a choice of two salads, pop or water, and a cookie. Meals are $5 while a burger or brat is $3.

PCHS program features ‘Worthy Rivals’

COLUMBUS -- The Platte County Historical Society will hold a program at 2 p.m. April 8 in the west building meeting room. Alice Wood, a representative from the Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art in David City, will present an introduction to “Worthy Rivals”, an exhibit coming to Bone Creek in May. “Worthy Rivals” will feature the art work of Dale Nichols of David City and Terence Duren of Shelby. The public is invited to attend. Admission is free to members and $3 for non-members.

Music contest at Central CC

COLUMBUS -- About 500 students from 19 Columbus-area high schools will participate in the District II Nebraska High School Music Contest April 24-26 at Central Community College-Columbus.

More than 340 entries have been registered. Competing will be pianists from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 24; bands, choirs and other large ensembles from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, April 25; and soloists and duets from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26.

Participating high schools include Clarkson, Columbus, Lakeview, Scotus Central Catholic, Cross County, David City Aquinas, David City Public, East Butler, Fullerton, High Plains, Howells-Dodge, Humphrey Public, Humphrey St. Francis, Leigh, North Bend Central, Osceola, Schuyler Central, Shelby-Rising City, and Twin River.

This is the 44th year CCC-Columbus has served as host for the contest.

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