Thursday, June 30, 2011

Fireworks Next Year, Maybe, In Altamont

Written by Greg Sapp, from Premier Radio
Thursday, 30 June 2011 15:41

A fledgling effort is underway to bring fireworks displays back to Altamont.
Josh Cagle said it won't happen this year, but he's working to come up with funding to pay for a fireworks display next year.
Cagle is working to become certified as a fireworks shooter for S&N Fireworks in Lincoln. In the meantime, he'd love to fire off a display in the town where he lives.
Cagle had a fundraiser last weekend but it was a busy weekend in Altamont and proceeds were less than promising. He said he'd be back at it this Saturday, though, on the triangle in downtown Altamont. Cagle will be using the S&W Supermarket grill to cook up hamburgers, porkburgers, and hot dogs, and he'll have chips and drinks available. Net proceeds are to go to the purchase of fireworks for next year's 4th of July celebration.
Altamont city officials have agreed to hold any money raised toward a goal of $3,500 that Cagle says would pay for a 25-minute display.
The fundraiser Saturday is to run from 9am to 2pm.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Heidanes Hidden Timbers

Heidanes Hidden Timbers is a full service "Pet Motel" owned by Dave, Betty and Kristin Heiden. Opened in 1997, the Heidens offer pet boarding, grooming and even a pet cemetery. The kennel is located in a beautiful wooded area Southeast of town and features runs for their canine guests and "condos" for their feline guests. They offer all kinds of grooming from bathed and brushed to full shaves. Betty gives several presentations each year to school groups and other organizations on pet care and training.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

13-Year Cicadas Invasion June 2011

I haven't really noticed any in town, but you can hear the 13-year Cicadas singing as soon as you get outside of town! I shot this video at Ballard's Nature Center. It's hard to see them, but I wanted you to hear the noise they are making! The 13-year Cicadas are a little smaller than the normal yearly ones we will see (and hear) later in the summer. They have red eyes and their wings are more orange. They will probably be around for a few more weeks, then we won't see them again until 2024.