Archive - Nov 2011 - News Article
Thanks to the combined effort of three local civic organizations, some special needs students at Broken Bow Schools will be able to received some very special - and much needed - exercise.
Ann Kujath, life skills teacher at BBPS, approached the three groups - the Lions, the Elks and the Knights of Columbus - about the project more than a year ago. At a cost of $2,500, the suspension walker was not in the school's budget. And the three groups were more than happy to help.
It takes a savvy business person to recognize a niche in a community, then seize the opportunity to fill it. And though neither Bethany Knudsen or Dustin Spanel has ever owned their own business before, that is exactly what they did.
Dustin says he became aware of the opportunity when the western store Way Out West closed. "It left a hole in the community," he says. That is when the wheels started turning in his head of starting a business of his own - and a western store seemed perfect.
Custer County Board of Supervisor District lines have been reconstructed. State law says that each district within a county must be organized so that the population base is as even as possible. Although the population in Custer County decreased from 11,793 to 10,939 in the last census, Broken Bowâs population gain from 3515 to 3559 helped move the supervisors' district lines off balance.
The Board of Supervisors passed resolution 50-2011 Tuesday morning establishing the new voting districts. For more on the redistricting process see this weekâs Custer County Chief.
Speaker of the Legislature Mike Flood of Norfolk brought the ninth day of the special session to sudden and unexpected calm and content. Â
About 90 minutes into debate of Schuyler Sen. Chris Langemeierâs oil pipeline routing bill, Flood stunned lawmakers and onlookers with news that TransCanada will voluntarily re-route its controversial pipeline. Called Keystone XL, the pipeline would have bisected Nebraska, its fragile Sandhills and the massive Ogallala Aquifer as it pumped Albert, Canada, tar sands oil to American refineries along the Gulf of Mexico.
Broken Bow High School presented Drama and Dessert last Friday and tackled a tough subject at the same time. Their production of the one-act drama âTurning Points,â provided a startling glimpse into teenage alcohol abuse. Proceeds from the evening went toward the 2012 One Act production. For more on Drama and Dessert, see this weekâs Custer County Chief.
LINCOLN â The Nebraska Legislature got one step closer to enacting new pipeline laws last week as they closed the first round of committee hearings that opened debate on five bills.
As of Thursday, Nov. 10, just one bill has so far been voted into first-round debate on the Unicameral floor, Schuyler Sen. Chris Langemeierâs Legislative Bill 4. Committees have not yet voted on the four other pipeline bills.
Everyone is invited to a Veteran's Day Soup & Sandwich Supper this evening, Nov. 11, serving from 4-7 p.m. at the Broken Bow Municipal Building. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Proceeds will be used to support maintenance of the Veterans Memorial Building in Broken Bow. The event is sponsored by the American Legion and VFW Post of Broken Bow.
There will be a special Veterans Day program at Anselmo-Merna School, Friday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. in the gym. The public is invited to attend and show your support for our Veterans.
Linda Bomberger is a lady on a mission. As a matter of fact, she has spent the better part of her life on a mission, first for the U.S. Navy and now as the Custer County Veterans Administrator.
Bomberger feels she has been blessed, and she is driven to do the best she can for those who served their country.
She too is a veteran, entering the service at the end of the Viet Nam conflict. She served from 1974-1995 retiring as a Command Master Chief, one of only 13 females in the Navy to have reached that rank at the time of her retirement.
The Andersons formally âbroke groundâ Friday on a 3.8 million bushel capacity grain elevator east of Anselmo. The facility is slated to be open in time for the 2012 harvest.
Standing in a newly harvested corn field, company executives, board members from the Custer Economic Development Corporation, members of the Anselmo Village Board, Custer County Board of Supervisors, Broken Bow Chamber and Anselmo-Merna FFA, grabbed the shovels and dug in.
Scot Holcomb never had intentions of going into the building renovation business, or the landlord business. Yet he has found himself in both - in what may be one of the most talked about happenings in Broken Bow this year.
Downtown Broken Bow is alive with history and culture. Perhaps nothing demonstrates that history more than the beautiful architecture that remains in many of the old buildings in the downtown area. The loss of one of those historic buildings in a 2007 fire, reminded all citizens of Broken Bow just how special - and irreplaceable that history is.