Internship leads to community improvement

Jacob Nikodym (left) and Jared Knobbe empty a wheelbarrow
full of branches during a cleanup project Thursday afternoon
in Red Cloud. Knobbe is one of two University of Nebraska-
Lincoln students in Red Cloud this summer as part of the Rural
Futures Internship program.

RED CLOUD — With the help of Red Cloud FFA members, Jared Knobbe gathered load after load of pruned tree limbs onto a trailer attached to his white Chevy pickup and took the debris to the landfill.

The activitiy was right in his wheelhouse.
Knobbe, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln sophomore majoring in agribusiness, is one of two UNL students spending eight weeks in Red Cloud as part of the inaugural Nebraska Rural Futures internship program focused on community betterment.

Knobbe and fellow intern Jeff Story organized Thursday's clean-up effort in Red Cloud.

Ethan Evert, co-chair of the community foundation and coordinator of the cleanup effort they are calling Red Cloud cares, helped the interns put that project together.
"They're definitely cool guys, we appreciate their help a lot," he said.

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