August 15th, 2012
As Broken Bow Public Schools gets ready to begin a new school year, they welcome 10 new teachers and a new superintendent.
A reception to welcome the new staff and give the public opportunity to meet them, will be Friday, Aug. 17 from 5-7 p.m. at Huckleberryâ€™s Hideout. Joining Superinten-dent Mark Sievering as new staff to Broken Bow for the 2012-13 school year are:
By the time you read this, all 50 towers in the first phase of the Broken Bow wind farm project will be erected. A contingency of state representatives visited the wind farm Tuesday afternoon and got a first hand, up close and personal look at the giant turbines.
Mondayâ€™s City Council meeting began with an unexpected order of business. Pending the resignation of council president Scott Spanel, Mayor Cecil Burt appointed councilman Chad Schall as temporary president.
The council then voted to accept Spanelâ€™s resignation, though Schall commented that he would like to have more explanation as to the reason of the resignation.
Just last week, Custer County celebrated the centennial of its courthouse. While county officials all share a sense of pride and heritage in the history of the courthouse, they also realize the old building in its current state no longer effectively meets the needs of its users.
Tuesday morning, the Custer County Board of Supervisors were presented with a couple of possible solutions to those issues.
From Aug. 17 through Labor Day, the Broken Bow Police Department will participate in a statewide â€śYou Drink, You Drive, You Loseâ€ť Selective DUI Enforcement campaign.
According to Police Chief Steve Scott, this is a coordinated effort of law enforcement agencies across the state to decrease the number of drunk and impaired drivers in our communities. The program is funded through a grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety.
Several Nebraska Alcohol-Related Statistics:
* In 2011, there were 1,822 alcohol-related vehicle crashes.
Ronald C. Dittmar, age 83 of Oconto, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012 at the Callaway Good Samaritan Center. Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 10, at the First Lutheran Church at Buffalo, south of Oconto, with the Rev. Victor Rasmussen officiating. Burial was in the Christ Lutheran Cemetery. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of the arrangements. Memorials have been suggested to the First Lutheran Church Building Fund.
Woodrow H. "Woody" Sells, 95, former resident, passed away Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at his home in Carlsbad, N.M.
Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at Denton-Wood Funeral Home Chapel in Carlsbad, with the Rev. David W. Rogers officiating. Masonic Service was performed by Eddy Lodge 21 AF&AM. A Lodge of Sorrow convened Friday, August 10, in Carlsbad. Interment followed in Carlsbad Cemetery, Carlsbad. Carlsbad Veterans Honor Guard provided military honors.
Denton-Wood Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Drivers from all across the United States brought their road-racers to Arnold this past weekend, for the 12th Annual Sandhills Open Road Challenge. Along with the traditional one-mile shootout, burn out contest and open road challenge, a new event was added this year. The Loup 2 Loup race took drivers up and down hills across the open Sandhills between Halsey and Purdum, in a Thursday morning event to kick off the weekend's big event.
For pictures, race results and more from the SORC, see the Aug. 16 issue of the Custer County Chief.
The Super Kids Club has had a phenomenal summer. The summer program has been active for years but theyâ€™ve added something a bit different into this summerâ€™s line-up. Four, week-long, camps have been hosted though-out the summer focusing on Music, Technology, Art and Cooking.
For two hours each day, children of different age groups were given the opportunity to experiment with these different activities. Children entering the 3-5 grades participate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays while the younger kids, K-2, were given similar opportunities on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
This weekend, Custer County welcomes open-road racing enthusiasts from all across the country for one of the premiere events of the summer. The Sandhills Open Road Challenge is a 55- mile rally style open road race through the scenic Nebraska Sandhills. Arguably the most demanding event of its kind in America, the SORC offers a duanting series of "S" Curves, straights, and 90 degree turns to challenge the most talented of drivers. The SORC pioneered the concept of the one mile shoot out in 2002 and enjoys great popularity with drivers and spectators alike.