October 28th, 2011
The weather has cooled, the leaves started their colorful changes, and the holidays are just around the corner. Take time for yourself to gather real greenery in the beauty of Halsey National Forest and expand your creative side in making wreaths, swags, and centerpieces for Thanksgiving or Christmas decorations.
Arnold rescue personnel were called to the scene of an accident Monday, Oct. 17, in the parking area just south of the Arnold School, at 12:30 p.m.
According to the Custer County Sheriffâs Office, the accident occurred when 14-year-old Grace Magill jumped on the hood of a vehicle driven by her 16-year-old sister, Hannah, as it was pulling away from the school. Grace slid off the hood and under the vehicle and was accidentally run over.
Arlington 22, Milford 0
Bishop Neumann 42, Raymond Central 0
Boone Central 60, Gordon/Rushville 7
Chadron 19, St. Paul 18
Columbus Lakeview 53, Lincoln Lutheran 33
Columbus Scotus 42, Centennial 21
David City 34, Ashland-Greenwood 24
Gothenburg 33, Sandy Creek 30, OT
Minden 49, Central City 7
Norfolk Catholic 6, Battle Creek 0
Ogallala 49, Cozad 20
Omaha Roncalli 28, Fort Calhoun 13
Pierce 54, Grand Island Central Catholic 14
Platteview 42, Conestoga 6
Valentine 42, Kimball 14
Wahoo 55, Syracuse 0
Four criminal cases were heard in Custer County District Court Thursday morning; two involved motions to revoke probation, one plea hearing and one arraignment.
The Fire Lookout Tower at Halsey National Forest recently received a much-needed renovation because of safety concerns. The aging Scott Lookout Tower, the only working fire tower in Nebraska, has been out of commission the last two years.
Originally built in the mid-1940s, this is the third tower to stand on this location. The previous two are believed to have been lost to fires. To bring the current tower up to code, workers replaced all of the wood steps and decking, replaced handrails, and reinforced the base with concrete. The tower was also reshingled and repainted.
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Nebraska State Bank and Trust has opened its new branch in Broken Bow. The Nebraska State Bank East Branch offers extended hours and a full range of services to the community.
The new branch, located on East Highway 2 in Broken Bow, has a full-service lobby and teller line, two drive-up lanes and a drive-up ATM. The drive up is open from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and the lobby is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The lobby and drive-up are also open on Saturday mornings.
One doesnât normally think of a funeral as a place to get inspired, but for Leah Peterson that is exactly what happened.
It was at a funeral not too long ago that Leah heard the message, âdonât wait to pursue your dreams, because you never know how much time you have.â She took that advice to heart and decided to finally pursue her dream of writing a book.
Leah says she actually penned the childrenâs story, An Apple for Dapple, a couple of years ago. Creative writing is something she has always enjoyed, and she got the inspiration for her story from her own daughter, Maggie Bell.
Mary Bell Cooksley of Weissert, departed this life Oct. 20, 2011, after a long, eventful career in community service and agriculture.
Loyd Yarrington, age 62 of Broken Bow, died Oct. 19, 2011, at the Callaway District Hospital in Callaway.