Archive - Oct 2011 - News Article
There was standing room only in Comstock last night at the Community Center for a meeting conducted by the U.S. Postal Service. The community's post office is one of 4,000 nationwide on the list for closure. For more on the story and the community's fight to keep their Post Office open see this week's Chief.
LINCOLN - - Today, Gov. Dave Heineman announced that he will be calling the Nebraska Unicameral into Special Session to determine if siting legislation can be crafted and passed for pipeline routing in Nebraska. The purpose of the Special Session will be to find a legal and constitutional solution to the siting of oil pipelines within the state.
The Broken Bow Police Department is asking for your help. They are asking for help in stopping the vandalism occurring at the parks in Broken Bow. Over the weekend vandals did the damage pictured with this story to one of the picnic tables at Tomahawk Park.
Captain Steve Scott is asking the public for help. He asks that if you see something going on in one of the parks that shouldn't be, please report what you see. Your call can remain anonymous if you wish. If you have any information as to the cause of this on-going vandalism please call 308-872-6424.
Tonight, Oct. 24, all citizens concerned about the possible closing of the Comstock Post Office are asked to meet at the Community Center from 7-8 p.m. Comstock is just one of several small-town Post Offices in the area being placed on the chopping block, and everyone is encouraged to join in the fight to keep the Comstock office open. The more who show up the better support it shows and the odds increase of the Post Office remaining open.
ANSLEY - - When new renovations and construction began at Ansley School, little did everyone realize they would be losing their kitchen. Soon after that, they would lose their cooks too.
But prayers would be answered and two new cooks would start work before the new school year. The two newly hired cooks, Luanne Wiese and Renee Lenstrom, didnâ€™t quite realize what they were getting themselves into.
If you attended Thursday night's Broken Bow football game against Cozad, you may have noticed the new helmets. They still display the red double B insignia that numerous Broken Bow athletes have worn proudly, however this Broken Bow squad was wearing brand-new Zenith football helmets funded by an extensive fundraising drive created by the grandparents of the Broken Bow community.
Bev Reynolds, chairman of the Grandparents for Helmets campaign, heard of a group of individuals who raised money in Holdrege and thought, â€śWhy canâ€™t we do that here?â€ť
The Broken Bow Police Department has received six hand-held alcohol breath testing units through a traffic safety grant award. The units, valued at $350 each, were provided by the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety as part of the state's ongoing effort to prevent underage drinking and alcohol related traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities.
The Republic of Moldova is a tiny landlocked state in Eastern Europe, located between Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north, east and south. For nearly three months this past summer, this small nation was home to Broken Bow alum Tara Woodward.
Tara attends Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, where she is a junior majoring in accounting with a minor in Christian missions. As part of the schoolâ€™s missions program, Tara had the opportunity to visit Moldova with the group HOPE International.
Eight low-income families in Custer County will get their homes upgraded with low monthly payments and zero to little interest, thanks to funds made available through Community Development Block Grants.
Judy Peterson with Central Nebraska Housing Development gave an updated report of the grants to the Custer County Board of Supervisors at their monthly meeting Oct. 11. The county had been awarded a $254,000 grant to rehabilitate eight homes, each receiving a maximum of $25,000.
The Broken Bow Aquatic Center is taking shape. The water slide is in and the play features have arrived. According to City Manager Tony Tolstedt, construction is ahead of schedule. â€śWe are on track to open at the start of the 2012 swim season.â€ť
A $3,250,000 bond for the project was approved in May 2010 by a 508 to 504 vote. On April 4, 2011, city officials broke ground. The project has been nearly a decade in planning.