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October 7th

Grass fire near Cumro burns 60-70 acres

October 7, 2010

“Where’s the fire at?” This is what neighbors of Beryl Popp must have been thinking as emergency vehicles swamped the country roads near Cumro. The call for help went out a little before 2:50 in the afternoon on Tuesday and many of the surrounding communities fire departments answered. When asked how Beryl discovered the fire, he said that Rick Shoemaker and Brian Eberle were in the area looking at cattle when they noticed smoke. They pulled into his yard to tell him and the first call Beryl made was to the Eddyville fire department.

PPC celebrates 30 years of service to area seniors

October 7, 2010

In the spring of 1979, the administrative board of the Broken Bow United Methodist Church approved proceeding with a plan to open a senior center in the community of Broken Bow. That plan eventually evolved into what we now know as the Prairie Pioneer Center, which this month celebrates its 30th anniversary.
That first senior center was held in a room at the church which was being used as a youth rec room at the time. The first meals were contracted to be brought in to the center from the Tumbleweed Café.
Memories from the center’s first Director

October 4th

Comstock couple wins conservation award

October 4, 2010

Pat and Vicky Hruby of Comstock have been awarded the 2010 Nebraska Outstanding Grassland Conservation Award by the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts. The Association presents the award annually to honor and promote outstanding grassland management.
The Hruby’s livestock operation covers 1,800 acres in western Valley and eastern Custer Counties. The Hrubys have implemented range planting and rotational grazing plans on their ranch to improve livestock forage, provide wildlife cover, and reduce erosion.

September 29th

Odd weather rocks the area

September 29, 2010

Most people talk about the weather when trying to make small talk. But for the past few months, folks in central Nebraska have had a lot of weather to talk about - and this last week has brought some severe and unusual events.
Severe thunderstorms made their way across central Nebraska Sept. 22, prompting tornado warnings for most of Custer County and adjoining counties. Fairly heavy damage was reported from the storm just south of Broken Bow, including a building at the Rod Leak residence three miles south of town.

Junk Jaunt welcomes Sisters on the Fly

September 29, 2010

There was a hit pop song back in the 80s titled “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” which could serve as the theme song for this national sisterhood of women. They are called Sisters on the Fly, and fun is exactly what they are all about.
A group of 21 “sisters” with 15 colorful camper trailers met at Victoria Springs State Recreation Area near Anselmo for a weekend of camping adventure and junk jaunting fun. The women came from Nebraska, Iowa, Colorado and Wyoming.

First “union” occurs at family reunion

September 29, 2010

Mike Crawford recalls knowing he was adopted from the time he was able to comprehend the term. Both he and his wife, Becky, agree that they think it’s best for a child to find out they have been adopted while they’re young.
Recently, Mike took on the task of contacting his birth family, after his son Michael needed more information about their lineage for some genealogy research. This prompted Mike to take action - and he began by calling the Nebraska Children’s Home.

Bow wind farm agreement finalized

September 29, 2010

Right Drug pharmacy under new ownership

September 29, 2010

September 23rd

Last of Pioneers

September 23, 2010

Rite Drug changes hands. Bow store takes over.