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‘Party at the river’ raises $22,000
March 04, 2016 Jerry Purvis   

Courtesy Photo by Dave Strang/KNEB From left to right, KNEB Polar Plunge team members Nik Chizek, Jeanna Boland, Jared Hoff, Tricia Strauch and Bill Boyer top the fundraising board with $7,440.

About 110 brave souls waded into a frigid North Platte River on Feb. 27 to help a special cause.

The fifth Polar Plunge raised more than $22,000 for Special Olympics. Historically, even when the weather warms to spring-like temperatures, the water remains below freezing.

“I remember the temperature from every one of them and this was the warmest,” said Mark Overman, Scotts Bluff County Sheriff.
“Last year it ...

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