If you grew up in rural Nebraska, you remember what August in the country is like. The days are long and the nights are balmy; the corn is as high as an elephant’s eye; the swimming pool is crowded with happy children during the day and the games of hide and go seek can go on well into the evening. In August, things slow down a bit in Phelps County. There’s a little lull in the agricultural calendar before harvest, so August is a great time to wet a line or take in a round of golf.
A hot summer evening in August is the perfect opportunity to take in a movie at the completely updated and remodeled Sun Theater in Holdrege - the climate is air conditioned, the seats are fabulous, the sound and picture are state of the art, and the price is a lot less than you’ll pay in the city. Here’s a guide to what else is going on in August in Phelps County.