Archive - Oct 2012
Mary Teresa McCaslin, born Oct. 6, 1933, died Oct. 16, 2012, at the age of 79. Mary grew up in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. She was the daughter of Ronald and Margaret MacNeill, who both died a few years apart when Mary was a young girl. Mary moved to Cambridge, Mass., to finish her high school education. She met her husband, Merle R. McCaslin of Broken Bow, who was in the Air Force at the time stationed at Hanscom Air Force Base, outside of Boston.
One of the most common calls to the Nebraska Regional Poison Center this time of year involves glow sticks - the plastic tubes that are filled with a glowing liquid. Last year the Poison Center had 282 calls concerning this product â this is an increase from the previous year. The glow sticks make children more visible in the dark while trickâorâ treating â but they are soft to chew on and can be easily broken open. If children get some of the liquid in their mouth or eye there is no need to run to an emergency room. Call the Poison Center and the specialist will tell you what you need to do.
The 52nd annual Nebraska One Box Pheasant Hunt is just around the corner - Nov. 1 - 3 - in Broken Bow. This year seven new teams will take part in the hunt.
Among those participating are the Nebraska Lieutenant Governor Rick Sheehy, who will captain the VIP team. That team also includes the Director of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Jim Douglas.
Jon Koncak, an Olympic gold medalist and former NBA player, will hunt with the Nebraska Team.
The Custer County Clerkâs office will be open until 6 p.m. Oct. 26 for the purpose of receiving new voter registrations or changes to existing voter registrations for the upcoming General Election. For more information contact Constance Gracey, Custer County Clerk.
The Ansley Economic Development Corporation cut the ribbon Oct. 17 on their largest project to date: The restoration of the Hawk Building on the west side of Main Street. The former American Legion club now houses five fully functional, newly renovated offices.
âThe concept of this project was for it to be a business incubator.â Said Jeremy Shiers, Chairman of the Economic Development Corporation. The goal is to entice business to come and operate in Ansley, Nebraska.
The Broken Bow City Council met in in open session Oct. 23 to discuss several topics, including community branding, and the playground equipment located at Custer School.
SARGENT - - Felony child abuse charges have been filed in both Buffalo County and Custer County against a Sargent woman, following a crash that resulted in the death of two people..
Amanda M. Wilder, 28 of Sargent, has been charged with two counts of felony child abuse in Buffalo County, and one count of felony child abuse in Custer County. The charges are the result of an accident Aug. 22 near Miller, in which the pickup truck Wilder was driving rolled and killed 11-year-old Destani Wilder and 24-year-old Rebecca Veeder of Sargent.
City crews worked to clean up a grain spill on East Highway 2, in front of Pump & Pantry in Broken Bow, Monday. The spill happened shortly after noon. The Broken Bow Police Department reports that the truck hauling the grain by-product was forced to make a sudden stop, spilling the grain. The highway was closed for about two hours, and traffic diverted around Memorial Drive, while crews cleaned up the spill.
Photo by Nate Williams
Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, the lives of Alexis Calfee and Chris Olberg were abruptly ended. A drunk driver struck Chris's motorcycle while driving on the wrong side of the road, instantly killing the young couple outside of Emerson, Neb.
The alexis PROJECT is a non-profit organization devoted to carrying on the legacy of Alexis and Chris though education and community outreach about the dangers of drunk driving.
Area high school football playoff matchups: #9 Anselmo-Merna @ #8 Leyton. #10 Mullen @ #7 Spalding. # 12 South Loup @ #7 Arapahoe. #11 Gibbon @ #6 Broken Bow. All games start Thursday.