May 30th, 2012
Itâs been seven years in the making, and it is finally here ... Broken Bowâs new aquatic center is now open, and ready for business.
Those involved are excited.
âI just love it,â said swimming pool manager Jenna Smith. âIt is more user friendly for our younger crowd. At one end the pool starts at zero depth, the old pool started at 3 feet."
City Manager Tony Tolstedt echoes the praises, emphasizing that there is something for everyone, all ages.
The Broken Bow landscape is in for a change. By the next snowfall, 50 wind turbines will peak their heads into the clouds along the ridge line northeast of the community.
The $145 million wind project, known as Broken Bow Wind LLC, didnât happen overnight, itâs been years in the making. The wind farm is owned and operated by Edison Mission Group and when online, will be capable of generating up to approximately 80 megawatts of electricity, enough energy to meet the needs of about 25,000 homes.
This is EMGâs third wind energy project in Nebraska.
Memorial Day Services will be conducted throughout the area at the following locations:
Broken Bow Township Cemetery sponsored by the American Legion Post 126 beginning at 9 a.m.
Ansley Legion Hall beginning with coffee and rolls at 8 a.m., with Memorial Services at the Ansley Cemetery beginning at 11 a.m. followed by dinner at 11:30 a.m. at the Ansley Legion Hall sponsored by the Ansley American Legion Auxiliary.
Arnold Cemetery beginning at 10 a.m.
Rose Hill Cemetery at Callaway beginning at 10 a.m.
Douglas Grove Cemetery at Comstock beginning at 10 am
South Loup's Lane Gascoigne wound up finishing in a tie for 21st at the Class D state golf tournament. He shot an 82 the first day and an 89 on the second day of the tournament. As a team, South Loup finished 13th overall with a team total of 772. Mullen also was able to qualify for state as a team and they finished 15th. Their total score has not yet been determined. For extended coverage, see the May 31st edition of the Custer County Chief.
Broken Bow junior Tanner Johnson came into the state invite on a hot streak and the higher stakes didn't deter him. Johnson finished 4th overall today completing a todays round with a score of 76, five strokes lower than his first round. Sophomore Marcus Miller had a respectable finish as well, he tallied an 82 on the day. This was also five strokes lower than his first round. He finished tied for 27th. Look for extended coverage in the May 31st edition of the Custer County Chief.
After the first round of play here are the Individual Stroke Play Results:
11. Lane Gasgoine-South Loup-82
T25. Clint Scheringer- South Loup-86
T29. Allan Elliot- Mullen- 87
T89. Justin Ross- South Loup-106
96. Trevor Halstead- South Loup-109
101. Ian Beshaler- South Loup- 115
102. Garrett Cox-Mullen-117
103. Kory Phillips- Mullen-118
In team play, South Loup sits at 12th with a total of 383 and Mullen is in 15th with 429.
After the first round of play, Tanner Johnson sits tied for 10th overall with an 81. Marcus Miller is tied for 28th after the first round with an 87. According to the NSAA scoreboard, Johnson tees of at 11 am today and Miller tees off at 9:50 to start round 2.
After a grueling interview process of seven candidates last Wednesday night, the Broken Bow School Board elected David Glendy to serve as the new member, replacing the retiring Don Davis. Glendy was sworn in by Superintendent Dr. Virginia Moon at the board's regular monthly meeting Monday evening.
For more, see this week's Custer County Chief.
Jennie Melham Memorial Medical Center hosted an open house and ribbon cutting event Sunday for the brand new Wellness Center. An addition was built on the north side of the Ellen B. Marachek Tennis Center at Tomahawk Park to house the Wellness Center, allowing patrons to utilize the tennis court as well.
A large crowd was in attendance Sunday afternoon for the event, and many took the opportunity to test out some of the new equipment.
For pictures and complete story see this week's Custer County Chief.
Team scoring: Scottsbluff 48, McCook 41, York 37, Grand Island NW 35, Elkhorn MM 34, Omaha Gross 34, Blair 33, Lexington 32, Cozad 28, Auburn 26, Columbus LV 25, Boys Town 22, Waverly 21, Gering 21, Aurora 20, Gretna 20, Omaha Skutt 18, Adams Central 14, Gothenburg 14, Crete 12, Platteview 11, Alliance 11, Sidney 10, OâNeill 10, Ogallala 9, Elkhorn South 9, Beatrice 9, Chadron 8, Seward 8, Columbus Scotus 8, Milford 6, Norris 4, Pierce 4, Omaha Roncalli 4, Arlington 4, Nebraska City 3, Bennington 3, Lincoln Lutheran 2, Elkhorn 2.