• The Return of Arnold's Fall Festival

    According to research completed by Norene Hall Mills for One Hundred Years on the South Loup, Arnold's annual Fall Festival began in 1933.

    After a short hiatus, Arnold's beloved Fall Festival has returned for 2018.

    Set for Saturday, September 15, it's a full day of activities for the entire family. The day starts with a parade, followed by kid's games at the park, a car show, free barbecue, awards and entertainment, cosmic bowling, and a street dance for adults with live band. A new event is "Community Olympics."

    Be sure to show your support for the hard work of the many volunteers who made this happen! Your attendance is greatly appreciated!

    Detailed information of the day can be found in the September 6 issue of The Arnold Sentinel, or visit the Arnold Fall Festival Facebook page.

  • Shaking Things Up: Sandhills Open Road Challenge Is August 9-11

    The rumbling and shaking in Arnold this week could be an earthquake...but it's most likely the arrival of the annual Sandhills Open Road Challenge.

    Fast, sleek cars with an abundance of horsepower will converge at Arnold the second week of August for an ambitious event found only in Arnold, Nebraska, and two other locations in the United States.

    This year's Sandhills Open Road Challenge has been sold out since opening day last October. It draws participants from all over the United States and Canada. Arnold is said to have the most difficult race course out of the three open road races in the United States.

    Get up close and personal with these sleek machines, drivers, and navigators during the three-day event. The Loup 2 Loup open road race kicks things off Thursday morning. Friday is a great day for spectators, with the half-mile and one-mile shootout, parade, car show, and burnout contest. The most anticipated event is the 55-mile Sandhills Open Road Challenge on Saturday, followed by a barbecue, awards banquet, and street dance.

    KCNI/KBBN will provide radio coverage all three days, and new this year is television coverage and live streaming on the web for Saturday's open road race by News Channel Nebraska (

    The Sandhills Open Road Challenge is a nonprofit organization and has donated over $1 million to area groups and organizations since its inception. For more information, visit their website.


  • Don't Forget Yer Paddle: Arnold River Battle

    Get yer kayaks, canoes, or tubes ready; the Arnold River Battle is Saturday, July 21!

    Registration: July 21 at 12 noon
    Cost: $30, includes T-shirt and lunch
    Lunch before the race at Hidden Valley Campground
    Race Start Time: 1:30 p.m.

    If interested in participating, you may contact Della Dailey, 308-520-5905, or Michelle Preston, 402-984-1921, before July 21, or register day of event.

    You can also find us on Facebook!

    Categories Include:

    • Adult Class, 18 or Older—Canoeing, Kayaking, and Tubing
    • Youth Class—Kayaking and Tubing (18 and under must have waiver signed by parent or guardian)


    • All gear must be provided by competitor.
    • Life jacket has to be in boat for each competitor.
    • 18 and under must have waivers signed by parent or guardian.
    • 18 and under must wear a life jacket.

    Arnold River Battle will be a timed event. It’s up to you how fast or how slow you want to go down the river. Each class will start at different times and prizes will be awarded. So bring your canoe, kayak, or tube and have a great time participating in the Arnold River Battle!

    Remember, river will be as is and may include narrow spots, fallen trees, sandy spots, fences, and whatever else you may come across!

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