City Slickers' Grill Could Be Operational By Next Week: Several sources say that City Slickers' new grill and completely refurbished dinning quarters could be open by next week. Our scoop was confirmed when City Slickers' Facebook account announced that inspections will be Thursday, Friday and Monday. The grill has been closed since mid-November when a minor fire caused smoke damage and shut down the establishment for several weeks. Last week, City Slickers unveiled the outdoor portion of their renovation, revealing three new and attractive windows on the north section of the establishment. The new-and-improved City Slickers' features: a new kitchen; much larger dining area, with many tables separate from the bar area for a pleasant dining experience; deluxe salad bar; a pool area; and a dance floor with a band/DJ area. Many, many dollars have been poured into City Slickers for its new interior and structural reinforcements. Word is there may be a line to get into the place once the grill is fired up.
Farm Show At Saline Center Next Wednesday: The Southeast Nebraska Farm Show is coming to Saline Center Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The theme this year is “Showcasing Nebraska Agriculture” The event is sponsored by the Wilber-Clatonia FFA Alumni and admission is free of charge to all agricultural producers. A pork meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and a silent auction will be held during the Farm Show to further support the Wilber-Clatonia FFA Chapter and to provide scholarships for FFA members. To get to Saline Center from Dorchester, go three miles west on Highway 33 to Highway 15, then nine miles south on Highway 15 (Highway 15 and County Road M).
Exeter Moves Ahead To Tear Down Historic Building On Main Street: Recently, the Exeter Village Board unanimously approved a motion to seek bids to tear down the old Tag factory. The two-story building is in disrepair and appears to be a safety concern. This is a reminder for Dorchester and every other community with neglected old buildings: once they are gone, they are gone forever. Even if something is rebuilt in the space left behind, it will likely be a tin building, with little character or eye appeal. When it comes to old buildings, you only get one shot to preserve the past.
Nebraska Robotics Expo Is Saturday: Are the kids looking for something to do this weekend? The Strategic Air and Space Museum near Ashland is hosting the 7th Annual Nebraska Robotics Expo on Saturday, Feb. 20. Nebraska students, team leaders and math and science teachers from the four corners of the state will gather for the event that features two big robotics competitions. The public is invited to attend and are encouraged to participate with many of the activities. The opening ceremonies start at 8:30 a.m.