• 17 Years of Open Road Racing in Arnold—August 9-12, 2017

    This August will mark the 17th year of the Sandhills Open Road Challenge. A large majority of our small community has worked hard, learned a lot, and made many new friendships. It has been amazing! 

    This year is significant because once the dust has settled, it will push SORC's donations over the $1 million mark to various local organizations. We are so thankful for all the volunteers and participants who return each year!

    If you're new to this event, read more about it in a recently published article on Nebraska Rural Living or visit their website.

    We hope to see you there!

  • Solar Eclipse Glasses Available at Mills Hardware

    Arnold, Nebraska, sits in the center of a narrow band only 70 miles wide that stretches from Oregon to South Carolina in which viewers will be able to see the 2017 Great American Total Solar Eclipse in totality. 

    The last time an eclipse crossed the U.S. from coast to coast was in 1918. This is the first total solar eclipse that is exclusive to the U.S. in our nation's history.

    Plan ahead to view this rare phenomenon! Proper eye protection is a must—viewing the eclipse without it can permanently damage your eyes. Sunglasses or a few spotty clouds will not protect your eyes from the harmful UV rays. You will need sunglasses that are made especially for viewing a solar eclipse. 

    Mills Hardware will have commemorative "Arnold" solar eclipse glasses available for purchase. All proceeds will go to Homeward Trail Bible Camp, and your purchase also includes a special guide book.

    This major event will take place on Monday, August 21. Totality will begin at 12:54 p.m. and will last two minutes thirty-three seconds, one of the longest totality times on the map. (See local circumstances here.)

    Please be respectful of local landowners! Ask permission to view this event from any area and obey No Trespassing signs. There may be safety reasons a landowner isn't allowing public viewing.

    Click on map below to view larger.

  • Cool Off at the Arnold River Battle on July 15

    It's been hot, but you can find some reprieve at the annual River Battle to be held this Saturday, July 15, at Hidden Valley Campground. Bring your kayak, tube, or canoe and battle the twists, turns, and natural obstacles of the South Loup River. Adults and children welcome (children must have a signed waiver by parent or legal guardian). 

    Registration starts at 12 noon, followed immediately by a cookout. The cookout is open to the public, so you don't have to be a participant to enjoy this delicious meal! Participants will head to the river about 1:00 or 1:15, and the battle will begin at 1:30 p.m.

    Cost to participate in the River Battle is $25 and includes a bottle of water, T-shirt, and lunch. Prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place in the adult and children categories.

    Visit the River Battle Facebook page for more information.

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