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August 4th

Mid Plains launches new digs

August 4, 2011

Central Nebraska celebrated Friday with the ribbon cutting at a new $1.8 million educational facility in Broken Bow.
Custer Campus will now serve as the new home of Mid Plains Extended Campus in Broken Bow.
“You want to see how a community grows? You are seeing it here today!” Gov. Dave Heineman told the estimated 400 present for the open house and launching.
He tagged Broken Bow as a role model for the entire state, and said that he was going to tell others about what was able to be done.

Happy 103rd BD Merle Strawder!

August 4, 2011

Turning 103 is a milestone worth celebrating. Merle Strawder has achieved that milestone, but says an incident when he was a baby could have cut his life very short.
The family lived in a sod house near Benkelman, and Merle recounts the story as it was told to him many times by his parents.
“My parents were asleep one night and heard a really loud thud from my bedroom, and thought I had fallen out of bed. They rushed into my room and found a very large bull snake that had fallen from a ceiling rafter onto the floor, right next to my cradle.”

August 3rd

Broken Bow B-6 Area Champions; knocked out in state tournament

August 3, 2011

CENTRAL CITY--The Broken Bow Seniors saw their season come to a conclusion at the Class B American Legion Baseball Tournament at Central City.
In an elimination game Sunday morning, Broken Bow lost an 8-0 decision to league rival Aurora and finished their season with a 16-13 overall record. In the first inning both teams were held scoreless. Aurora scored a run in the bottom of the second inning, added three runs in the fourth inning and two runs in both the fifth and sixth innings.

August 2nd

2011 Custer County Classic

August 2, 2011

Hundreds battled the heat and watched the 2011 Custer County Classic. Results and pictures will be available in this weeks issue of the Custer County Chief.

Iconic pool to close for last time

August 2, 2011

For more than 35 years the Broken Bow Swimming Pool has been a fixture in the community and surrounding area. Soon the pool that’s served the community for three decades will close its door for the final time.
In May 2010, residents voted 508 to 504 to approve a $3.25 million bond for the construction of a new pool and water park.
Jenna Smith, manager of the pool for five years, is happy to see the construction of the new pool because the current pool is old and hard to maintain.

August 1st

Broken Bow Seniors eliminated at Class B State Baseball Tournament

August 1, 2011

CENTRAL CITY-- The Broken Bow Senior Baseball squad was eliminated over the weekend at the Class B American Legion Baseball Tournament at Central City. Broken Bow lost to Seward 12-2 in the first round. Broken Bow faced league rival Aurora Sunday morning in an elimination game and lost 8-0. Recap and statistics will be in this weeks issue of the Custer County Chief.

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