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Archive - Jul 2012

July 12th

Spirit Softball earn second place at league tournament

July 12, 2012

Broken Bow’s Kelsie Myers recently returned from a mission trip to
Haiti where she worked as a medical helper in a tent that cared for
the needy.
The Spirit were glad to have her back, as Myers gave the team the
right dose of strong hitting they needed to finish a strong second
place in the league tournament.
Spalding ended the team’s run with an 8-3 victory over the Spirit in
the championship game July 7th.
Myers batted 8-14 in the tournament, which is good for a .571 batting average.

July 11th

Bow welcomes alumni, shoppers, carnival goers and barbecue lovers this weekend

July 11, 2012

Broken Bow High School alumni will be returning to the community this weekend, as both Crazy Days and Alumni Weekend are planned in Broken Bow.
The Kick-Off Event for the alumni will be Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the Broken Bow Municipal Building. This will give alumni a chance to meet, mingle and register for the weekend, while enjoying wine and cheese, or beer and pretzels. This event is hosted by the Broken Bow Schools Foundation Board of Directors.
Saturday, alumni can enjoy a bus tour of Broken Bow, which will depart from the Municipal Building at 10 a.m.

Arcadia youth brings Sandhills stories to life in documentary

July 11, 2012

'Ahh, the Nebraska Sandhills. Its surreal beauty has captivated poets, artists and teachers alike. Beholding its golden waves reaching into the distant horizon, time seems to subside; leaving one in union with its artistry.'
The beauty of the Sandhills has captivated Mitch Hunt, so much so in fact that the young man has set out to capture the land and people of the Sandhills in a special documentary film. The above quote was written by Hunt for a flyer promoting his project.

Christensen to throw out first pitch in league championship game

July 11, 2012

Broken Bow's Chad Christensen will be throwing out the first pitch at the Mid-Nebraska League Championship game this week. The game is set to start at 7 p.m. against Aurora at Tomahawk Park.

July 9th

City Council approves 15 minute parking stall at Smoke Shack

July 9, 2012

The Smoke Shack in Broken Bow is about to get a new parking stall in front of its business. Mark Walker was present at the Monday morning Broken Bow City Council meeting to talk about the request.

“I’m losing 40 percent of my business on Thursdays due to Farmer’s Market sellers parking there all day and I have the receipts to prove it,” explained Walker.

Tim Holcomb, 47

July 9, 2012

Tim Holcomb, 47 of Kearney, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Online condolences or personal reflections may be submitted at www.osrfh.com. O'Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HaPpY bIrThDaY MeRnA!!

July 9, 2012

The community of Merna had plenty to celebrate this past weekend with its annual Heritage Days Festival. Not only did this year mark the 25th anniversary of the festival, but it is also the 125th anniversary of the community. A large birthday cake, so big it had to be hauled on a flat-bed trailer, was served as part of the celebration.

For more on this story, and lot of pictures, see this week's Custer County Chief!

July 7th

Increased energy demand sets new records

July 8, 2012

Hot weather, high energy use force NPPD to new record

Independence Day proved to be more than just hot. NPPD's customers set an all-time energy usage peak of an estimated 3,036 megawatts (MW). The new all-time peak bettered a previous record of 2,851 megawatts reached the day before, July 3, 2012. Prior to this, NPPD's last all-time peak was 2,671 megawatts set on July 30, 2006.

July 5th

Camp 5 Fire 100 percent contained

July 5, 2012

Halsey - Fire Officials declared the Camp 5 Fire as 100 percent contained at 3 p.m. on the 4th of July. Tim Buskirk, Bessey District Ranger said, "I can't think of a better message to celebrate this holiday than to say Camp 5 Fire is 100 percent contained. We will continue to monitor the area with a couple of engines and small crew but will be releasing the rest for assignment to other fires or to their home units."

July 3rd

Barn welcomes visitors

July 3, 2012

Rhonda and Michael B. stopped into the Byway Barn on July 2 just looking for a travel book but instead found so much more. The couple is from mid-Arkansas and on their way to Mount Rushmore. They had stopped by four Visitor’s Centers after driving into Nebraska looking for the Nebraska Travel Book, finding none that were open.

In Broken Bow, their luck changed. Chard Hirsch had opened the Byway Barn less than half an hour earlier and she has a plethora of brochures ranging from Nebraska maps, attraction brochures and, of course, Nebraska Travel Books.

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