Archive - Nov 11, 2010 - News Article
Nebraska is the happiest state in the country, announced Lt. Governor Rick Sheehy, one of the stateâs dignitaries on hand for the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Mid-Plains Community College Custer Campus last Friday.
The designation as the happiest state came from MainStreet.comâs Happiness Index, which used unemployment figures, foreclosures and nonmortgage debt to determine a state's overall financial well being.
âIt shows Nebraskans arenât spending money we donât have,â said Sheehy. âItâs individuals stepping up in communities and making things happen.â
When Steve Scott graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1978, he knew exactly what he wanted to do. Thirty years later, he is still doing it.
Last week, Broken Bow Police Chief Scott celebrated 30 years of service to the police department and to the community of Broken Bow. He says from the time he was a sophomore in high school he knew he wanted to be a police officer.
âMy dream back then was to be a patrolman,â Scott remembers.
American Legion National Commander Jimmie L. Foster and department of Nebraska officials, visited Nebraska Legionnaires last week as they toured Nebraska. One of their stops was in Callaway, where the group paid a visit to the school.
Commander Foster, of Anchorage, Alaska, had some fun with the high school students at Callaway Nov. 4, during a short program in which he tested the studentsâ knowledge of history. He asked a series of questions about American history, specifically about the various wars, branches of military and origin of what we now know as Veteranâs Day.