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Phelps County is Fourth Healthiest County in the State
posted by Holdrege Chamber of Commerce on 2/22/2010
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A report examining how health is influenced by community says Cedar County is the healthiest county in the Nebraska, while Richardson County is the least healthy. The report released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation looked at counties in all 50 states. It ties standard measures _ general health and the rate of premature death _ with factors that play a role in those outcomes, including the unemployment rate, childhood poverty and air pollution. In Nebraska, Cedar County was followed by Wayne, Pierce, Phelps, Seward, Washington, Sarpy, Howard, York and Holt as the top 10 healthiest counties. Richardson was joined in the bottom 10 by Scotts Bluff, Thurston, Furnas, Kimball, Harlan, Knox, Gage, Dawson and Cheyenne. ___ On the Net: County health rankings: http://www.countyhealthrankings.org
Bertrand - A town that never met a stranger
Bertrand is a town that never met a stranger, and they sure know how to throw a summer festival. Residents turn into cooks, ticket takers, livestock handlers, judges, booth workers, concessionaires and game organizers. Volunteers established and frequently update the local rodeo grounds.
Another point of pride is the community school. A newly constructed gym provides a facility on par with any school in the state. The school boasts a graduation rate above 95% that would be the envy of many urban schools, and a favorable student-teacher ratio that makes sure everyone gets individual attention.
If you want to get involved in your community, Bertrand is just the kind of place that will welcome your participation.