May 8th, 2012
Warm temperatures in March and April kick started the farming/gardening season across western and north central Nebraska. However, the National Weather Service in North Platte reminds us that typically we still have the potential for freezing temperatures into the month of May. Many plants are sensitive to frosting and/or freezing conditions. Frost can develop when the temperature reaches or drops below 36 degrees, while a freeze will occur when temperatures reach or fall below 32 degrees.
THEDFORD - - A dozen high school seniors received their diplomas at the 2012 Thedford High School graduation ceremony May 5. The school also recognized six foreign exchange students during the ceremony.
A list of graduates, their future plans, scholarships received, and more photos can be found in this week's Custer County Chief. For the next two weeks, we will be saluting the Class of 2012 from our area high schools, and will feature our Senior Salutes in the May 10 edition. Be sure and get your copy and join us in congratulating this class of young adults!
A Class A fire (a fire that produces ash) was quickly brought under control Thursday evening by the ever diligent members of the Junior Fire Patrol. The long-standing tradition sponsored by the Broken Bow Fire Department invites fifth graders to spend six Thursday evenings at the department learning about fire safety.
May 3, the students put out their own â€˜house fires,â€™ after moving themselves and younger siblings to a safe meeting space and pretending to call 911. Next week the students will conclude their training with a party and a â€˜test.â€™
Twin Loup and Ansley-Litchfield took home the mens and womens LVC titles Thursday. A-L's Siera Rohde set a new record in the 400 meter dash, winning in 58 seconds flat. For extended coverage, check out the May 10th edition of the Custer County Chief.
Nebraska's Senator Ben Nelson and a bipartisan group of 42 other senators today urged the U.S. Postal Service to extend a moratorium on its plans to close many mail processing centers and 3,700 mainly rural post offices, including 90 post offices in Nebraska, until postal reform legislation is enacted into law.
Steve Sommer has a passion for challenging the theory of evolution - enough so that he is working tirelessly on a very special museum dedicated to that challenge.
The Bone Yard Creation Museum is set to open some time this summer. Steve is shooting for mid to late June, but that is still up in the air. When completed, however, the museum will be quite the attraction. The museum and its counterpart, The Book Pile, is located along west Highway 2 in Broken Bow.
SARGENT/TAYLOR - - The Nebraska Department of Roads is busy on US - 183 near Sargent and Taylor, and the department has recently hosted informational meetings in both communities to engage the public in making some decisions on certain aspects of the project.
The NDOR has announced some new plans for the Taylor North Bridge. According to District Engineer Mark Kovar, after further assessment of the bridge condition and input from the recent public information meeting held in Taylor, a permanent repair project will be scheduled rather than replacing the bridge.
1. Wyatt Gewinner-Weeping Water-80.0
3. Rowdy Moon- Sargent-69.0
1. Brandy Brown- North Platte-15.599
10. Shaina Simonson- Dunning- 16.394
18. Kylee Odenbach- Taylor-16.821
30. Sidney Troxel- Broken Bow- 18.235
46. Kerri Degroff- Broken Bow- 27.035
1. Sterling Atkins- Broken Bow-73
1. Tori Vineyard- Oshkosh- 3.260
17. Kadi McFadden- Dunning- 13.600
32. Chantelle Milleson- Dunning- 100.00
34. Kylee Odenbach- Taylor- 100.00
35. Shaina Simonson-Dunning- 100.00
36. Mariah Utter- Brewster- 100.00
Broken Bow High School has hired Brice King as its new womens basketball coach. Brice currently teaches 4th grade in the Broken Bow public school system. Look for extended coverage of this story in the May 10th edition of the Custer County Chief.
Eleanor Irene Yearick Haskell passed away at the Kearney Good Samaritan Hospital April 17, 2012 at the age of 99.
Eleanor was born Sept. 5, 1912, at Pender, to George and Evelyn Gatzmeyer Yearick. Her early childhood was spent in eastern Nebraska.
Eleanor graduated from Burwell High School in 1931. After high school she received a teaching certificate and taught in rural schools in Brown County.