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Philanthropy contest for youth

COLUMBUS -- The Youth Philanthropy Contest, facilitated by the Columbus Area Philanthropy Council, is an opportunity for youth and young adults to use their creativity, compassion and love of their community to make a difference in the Columbus area.

Children and young adults, ages 5-21, are encouraged to apply for a grant of up to $1,000 to aid in the completion of a project that will positively impact the community. The grant will be awarded by the Columbus Area Future Fund (CAFF). Selected applicants are matched with a mentor in the community, often a business or organization with relevant experience or skill set, to assist in completion of the project.

Apply online at Applications are due by 5 p.m. Nov 3. Applicants should plan to create a tabletop display of their project to present to the community on Nov 27. Funded projects must be completed by Sept. 28, 2018.

For more information on the Youth Philanthropy Contest, visit

WinnaVegas bus trip planned

SCHUYLER -- The Colfax County Senior Center in Schuyler is holding a fundraiser WinnaVegas Casino bus trip on Oct. 23.

Pickup locations will be in Columbus, Schuyler, North Bend and Fremont. Cost is $10 each, payable when boarding the bus.

For reservations, cancellations or other information, call 402-615-0857 or 402-615-0353. Reservations are due by Oct. 20.

Goodwill offers look at services

COLUMBUS -- Goodwill invites the community to learn about its services at an open house from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 19 at 3020 18th St., Suite 3.

Goodwill began providing community support services earlier this year, including support for individuals with mental health and substance use issues, employment services and rehabilitation support. The office space in Columbus is the hub of service delivery for Boone, Colfax, Nance and Platte counties in the Region 4 Behavioral Health System.

Man pleads no contest in killing

LINCOLN (AP) — One of two men accused of killing another man in northeast Nebraska's Dakota County has pleaded no contest to attempted murder and accessory to a felony charges.

The Nebraska Attorney General's Office says 19-year-old Brayan Galvan-Hernandez entered the plea Tuesday in a deal with prosecutors. Authorities say Galvan-Hernandez and 26-year-old Andres Surber, both of Wakefield, fatally shot 41-year-old Kraig Kubik of Emerson on Nov. 1, 2016.

In April, a judge ruled that Surber was not mentally competent to stand trial.

Kubik was shot in the back of the head and his dismembered body was found in a culvert in rural Cedar County four days after he was reported missing. Other parts of his body were found in a car trunk.


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