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Archive - 2012

March 8th

North Loup Bridge to be replaced

March 8, 2012

TAYLOR - - The Nebraska Department of Roads will hold an Information Open House March 15, regarding the replacement of the North Loup Bridge on U.S. Highway 183 north of Taylor.
The open house will be from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Loup County Community Center, 406 4th Street, in Taylor.
The proposed project would be constructed entirely within Loup County. This project would build permanent repairs for flood damage that occurred in 2010. These repairs include roadway reconstruction and the replacement of the existing 90-foot bridge with a bridge that is
approximately 300-feet in length.

Don’t Chew ... Results aren’t pretty

March 8, 2012

By his own admission he is sometimes difficult to understand. Yet, even with only half a tongue, Gruen VonBehrens captivates a room full of teenagers, his story commanding an emotional silence.
There are many programs and public speakers designed to raise awareness for teens to issues such as alcohol or tobacco use, but few seem able to relate to them on the level Gruen can. As the spotlight shines on him and his tragic story begins to unfold, it quickly becomes clear the kids are listening.

Chief introduces new staff

March 8, 2012

The Custer County Chief is proud to introduce two new staff members. One is a native returning to the area, the other a transplant from the eastern part of the state.

David Merrill-Sports
Joining the editorial staff as sports editor is David Merrill.
David hails from Nebraska’s largest city, and graduated from Millard North High School in Omaha in 2007.
David became interested in journalism as a high school sophomore. He has always loved sports, especially basketball, but says trying to make the team in a school that size is tough.

March 5th

REMINDER: Siren testing

March 5, 2012

The city of Broken Bow reminds residents that monthly testing of the tornado sirens within the city will be the first Tuesday of each month, beginning March 6. The sirens will be tested at 4 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month through until further notice.

Foundation receives $12,000 grant

March 5, 2012

The Custer County Foundation, Inc. was recently awarded a $12,000 emergency human needs grant from the Peter Kiewit Foundation. The grant dollars will be put to immediate use by being re-allocated to local nonprofit organizations that can meet emergency food, utility and housing needs in Custer County.

According to a letter received from the Peter Kiewit Foundation, "Our Trustees are heartened to know that agencies like yours are able to assist our fellow Nebraskans when they are most in need."

March 2nd

Library requests additional space

March 2, 2012

The Broken Bow Library has a proposal. In a written request to the Broken Bow City Council Feb. 9, the Library Board is asking for additional space and they have an idea on how this can be accomplished.
Established more than 100 years ago, the Broken Bow Public Library began with the formation of the Ladies Library Association in 1885. The current building became their home in the fall of 1971.
The Broken Bow Library Board, and Library Foundation Board want to make sure Broken Bow’s Library fulfills the needs of the community in the years to come.
This is what they know.

Variety show launches fund-raiser

March 2, 2012

Mark your calendars now, and make plans to attend the Broken Bow Schools theater renovation ‘Kick-off Fundraiser” March 5 at the Broken Bow Middle School Auditorium beginning at 7 p.m.
An evening of music, drama and speech is planned featuring Broken Bow High School students and the Custer County Community Choir.
The suggested donation is $5 for adults and $3 for 12 and under, with the proceeds going to Broken Bow Public Schools Foundation for the renovation of the Middle School Auditorium for use as a Fine Arts facility.

March 1st

Arthur Bendig, 81

March 1, 2012

Arthur Bendig, age 81 of Kearney (formerly of Fremont), died Feb. 26, 2012, at Mt. Carmel Nursing Home after a long battle with diabetes. Funeral services will be Sunday, March 4, at 3 p.m. at O'Brien-Straatmann-Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney with the Rev. Dean Pofahl officiating.Memorials are suggested to the family. Condolences may be submitted at www.osrfh.com. O'Brien-Straatmann-Redinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Charlene Rhoades, 79

March 1, 2012

Charlene H. Glause Rhoades was born Nov. 3, 1932, and went to her final rest Feb. 25, 2012.
She was born to Paul and Genevieve Glause at Halsey. She married Claude E. Rhoades at Brewster, June 10, 1951. Together they raised four children and ranched in the central Sandhills area for the last 60 years. She will be remembered for her devotion to family, her amazing work ethic, and as someone who was always ready to extend a helping hand to others.

2012 Citizen of the Year - - Dr. Virginia Moon

March 1, 2012

When Broken Bow’s Superintendent of Schools resigned in May 2010, the school board faced the tough challenge of trying to find a replacement on short notice. That late in the year is not a good time to begin a search for a school superintendent for the fall, so the board - with the help of the Nebraska Association of School Boards - made the decision to hire an interim superintendent for one year, to give them more time to conduct a proper search for a full time administrator.

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