July 19th, 2012
Hundreds of Broken Bow High School alumni returned to the community July 13-14 for Alumni Weekend, and one of the highlights of the event was the presentation of the Broken Bow High School Distinguished Alumni Award.
One change that was made this year was that the award was presented during the all-alumni luncheon Saturday. The winner of this yearâ€™s award, Dr. Gene Armstrong, was also the guest speaker at the luncheon.
It would be difficult to find anyone who has had a more positive influence on more young lives than Gene Armstrong.
A rough first inning cost Broken Bow the league championship Monday night. Broken Bow fell to Aurora 15-5 in five innings. Aurora took at 12-0 in the first inning. The Indians outscored them the rest of the way, 5-3, but it wasn't enough. The game was a reschedule from the game on July 12 that was cancelled due to rain.
Broken Bow takes on Ravenna at home tonight at 7 p.m. It will be their final home game of the season before they start the district tournament on July 21 in Wahoo.
Their game is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. and they will take on the winner of Cozad and Shelton/Gibbon.
The Custer County Sheriffâ€™s Office responded to a two-vehicle accident shortly before 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 13, five and one half miles north of Broken Bow on Highway 2.
A 1988 GMC pickup, driven by David Archambault, 23 of Oconto, was traveling north on Highway 2 when the driver attempted to make a U-turn at Road 802 and Highway 2. A second vehcile, a 1991 Chevy sedan driven by 55-year-old Michael McAlevy of Merna, was also traveling north behind the Archambault vehicle.
The D.C. Lynch Carnival highlighted a busy weekend of activities in Broken Bow and Custer County. The carnival was set up at the Custer County Fairgrounds Thursday through Sunday.
Broken Bow alumni returned to the area for reunions this past weekend as well, with several honor classes hosting various activities.
The Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce hosted a barbecue at the Fairgrounds Saturday evening, and Crazy Days throughout local businesses Thursday through Saturday.
Aside from the activities in Broken Bow, Litchfield hosted its Old Settlers Picnic celebration.
Following a hearing by the Judicial Nominating Committee in Broken Bow yesterday afternoon, the names of two Broken Bow attorneys, Michael S. Borders and Tami K. Schendt, have been forwarded to Governor Heinemanâ€™s office for consideration for appointment to County Judge in the 8th Judicial District.
Custer Public Power is sending out a red flag. Nebraska Public Power and our local power district need your help.
On July 4, NPPDâ€™s customers set an all-time energy usage peak of an estimated 3,036 megawatts. The new all-time peak bettered a previous record of 2,851 megawatts reached the day before, July 3, 2012. Prior to this, NPPDâ€™s last all-time peak was 2,671 megawatts set on July 30, 2006.
Custer Public Power sets its own new record of 118 megawatts, 18 more than last year.
For the past two months or so, Broken Bow had been looking for a rainmaker.
At approxiametly 6:30 Thursday night, farmers crops and families yards received a much needed bath.
The most telling sign that there was a higher power that night, however, came when Chad Christensen stepped on the baseball field at Tomahawk Park.
Just as Christensen had done a week earlier at a Lincoln Saltdogs game, he threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the championship game that was postponed until Monday at 7 p.m.
Due to weather conditions, the Mid-America Legion Baseball championship has been postponed until Monday at 7 p.m.
Chad Christensen was on hand to throw out the first pitch. That still took place. That story will be posted shortly.
Broken Bowâ€™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 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 teamâ€™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.
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.