Archive - 2013
ARCADIA - - Twenty-nine teachers were recently awarded the MIT Inspirational Teacher Award for inspiring excellence in current MIT students. The teachers represented 14 of the United States, and two teachers from outside the US were recognized, representing Ecuador and Hungary.
Marie Nielsen, the science teacher at Arcadia High School, was awarded the 2013 MIT Inspirational Teacher Award for inspiring excellence in a current MIT student and Arcadia High School alumnus.
The Homestead Act of 1862 brought thousands of settlers to central Nebraska, and the vast majority of them turned to agriculture as a means to make a living. Today that is still the major industry in this area, with many farmers and ranchers tracing their roots back to those early pioneers.
Later this month that history and agricultural community will come together for an event that is designed to be both fun and financially beneficial for one local entity. It is the 1st Annual Custer County Tractor Ride - featuring old tractors, with proceeds benefiting Custer Care Center in Broken Bow.
All of you shutterbugs out there ... Sunday, June 16, is the day. Here at the Custer County Chief we have a special edition planned for July that features you ... our friends, neighbors, and acquaintances. We're calling it "A Day in the Life in Central Nebraska."
What we are asking is for you to take a snapshot or two, or three or more, of whatever Sunday brings. If you are cooking a meal - send it in, if friends come over - send it in, if you work in your garden - send it in, if it's a day off with family- send it in, if you're working - send it in.
All corporations should be aware that many Nebraska corporations are receiving letters from an entity named Corporate Records Services. Many of the envelopes are green. These letters look official and state on the outside of the envelope â€śIMPORTANT â€“ Annual Minutes Requirement Statementâ€ť.
The inside document asks for corporate officer, director and shareholder information and a fee of $125.00. Do not return this form or any money. Annual minutes are required for Nebraska corporations, but this is usually handled by your own attorney or by some corporations themselves.
WASHINGTON â€“ U.S. Sens. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) today announced that the U.S. Department of Interior (DoI) has extended the public comment period for the proposed Niobrara Confluence and Ponca Bluffs Conservation area until September 30, 2013. The DoI proposal under review could result in government management or acquisition of more than 1.4 million acres in Nebraska and South Dakota. The majority of the acreage is in Nebraska.
In a battle for town softball bragging rights, the Broken Bow 16u team earned an 8-7 victory over their 18u counterparts.
Jasmyn Brooks cranked three-run home run while Mariah Lane finished with a single and a double while driving in two runners as part of the 16u effort. Kerri DeGroff, Ashley Markham and Jordan Linn also finished the game with RBIs.
Markham, Hanna Lane and DeGroff each finished the game with three singles.
Brooks pitched all six innings played while striking out six, walking six and allowing five earned runs.
June 17th to 21st, 2013 is National Small Business week. Each year all states select their choice to vie for national small business of the year, which will be announced in Washington D.C June 21st. Though not winning the state award, to receive honorable mention is pretty amazing in itself, says a retired business owner from Thedford.
Jack Johnston, former owner of Pearsonâ€™s Livestock Equipment of Thedford, earlier this year was awarded a plaque by a representative from the NE SBA for honorable mention in the U.S. Small Business Administration from Nebraskaâ€™s Congressional 3rd District.
There was a point in time where Burwell softball was the team to beat. The Broken Bow Spirit 18u has proved that times have changed.
The Spirit 18u dominated Burwell at home 18-2 June 5 to improve their record to 4-2 on the season. The win also marked their second straight.
The sticks came alive for every girl in the Spirit lineup, lead by Katie Kirkpatrick's three RBIs. She drove in all three with a triple while going 1-3 from the plate. Kelsie Myers, Lizzie Griffith, Tressa Ripp and Hannah Evans also drove in one run each.
On June 6, the Broken Bow senior baseball team finished off their season sweep of Cozad, winning 12-8 after beating them 6-2 in the first matchup of the season.
They trailed 8-5 heading into the bottom of the 6th inning, where they broke the game open with a seven-run showing.
Hunter Campbell and Josey Evans powered the Indians at the plate. Campbell went 2-3 with a single and a double with an RBI and scoring two runs himself. Evans reached base three times in his four plate appearances with three singles. He had two RBIs and also scored twice.
The Broken Bow junior baseball team rebounded from two straight losses with an 18-2 win against Overton June 8 in the Holdrege junior tournament. They opened the tournament with an 11-4 loss to Kearney. On June 6, Broken Bow fell to Cozad 16-2.
Against Overton Broken Bow put the game away in the third inning, scoring 15 runs. Hunter Minnick was the leading RBI man, driving in three as he went 2-3 from the plate with a single and double. Josey Evans, Travis Kleeb, Josh Jacobsen and Noel Chapin each added two singles.