Archive - Mar 2011 - News Article
World War II Vets are invited to join the Central Nebraska Hero Flight headed to Washington, D.C. June 9-11. The focus of the trip is to provide the opportunity for WWII veterans to visit the Memorial built in their honor.
The trip, for Custer County WWII veterans is free of charge. The veterans are encouraged to bring along a family member as an escort. There is a $300 fee for their escort.
â€śThese trips are a small token for the price these humble heroes paid when they went to battle for their country,â€ť said WWII Hero Flight committee member Norm McCaslin.
The Broken Bow Board of Education continues to focus attention on trying to meet the challenging needs of the districtâ€™s facilities, and at Monday eveningâ€™s meeting information was presented on what could be a very promising financing solution.
Jay Spearman and Mark Mumford of Ameritas Investment Corp., discussed Qualified School Construction Bonds, of which BBPS has qualified for an allocation in the amount of $5,830,000. What makes these bonds special is the fact that they are very low interest, allowing the district to save lots of money in interest charges over the life of the bond.
Custer County took one more step toward housing a wind farm Tuesday when the Custer County Board of Supervisors voted 5-1 to approved a Conditional Use Permit for construction to begin.
Supervisor Richard Hodson cast the lone opposing vote.
The permit applicant was Broken Bow Wind, LLC, a division of Midwest Wind Energy.
* See this week's Custer County Chief - - 2011 Salute to Agriculture - - for more stories like the one featured below.
When asked how long she has been interested in horses, Cheryl Taylor is quick to answer - â€śall my life.â€ť
â€śMy mom says my favorite toys when I was little were always horses, and I wore out several rocking horses as a child,â€ť Cheryl laughs.
What started as a simple idea six years ago, has grown into a major fund-raiser for a local charitable organization.
The Sixth Annual Chili Cook-off at Sylvesterâ€™s Bar and Lounge in Broken Bow is a testament to its value.
Each year, the business selects a local non-profit, charitable organization to raise money for. Head Start was chosen the first year, followed by the domestic violence prevention arm of Cedars, Central Plains Center for Services the third year, CNCS and their outreach program the fourth, Lions Club the fifth, and this year the Childrenâ€™s Christmas Fund.
By DEBORAH McCASLIN
The goals are in writing. Theyâ€™ve been identified. Now it is time to formulate the plans. The Broken Bow School Board identified four main areas as short term goals in their board strategic planning retreat last January, and then discussed the plans in detail Monday night.
The four main focus areas are Technology, Budget and Staff, Curriculum and Facilities.
School facilities has been targeted as a major focus, and it is what was allotted the greatest amount of Mondayâ€™s discussion.
Two trains derailed near Seneca on March 10, 2011. In total, 72 cars were involved in the derailment - 20 empty cars from the eastbound train and 52 cars from the westbound train. See this week's Custer County Chief for more information.
CHS Agri-Service Center of Holdrege, All Points Cooperative, Gothenburg and Farmers Cooperative Grain Company, Merna want to expand the current options for how and where area farmers sell their crops.
March 1 these businesses announced their letter of intent to jointly build a shuttle train loading elevator on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail line serving the grain farmers of Custer County.
The Custer Economic Development Corporation understands what this could mean to the farmers of Custer County.
Stateâ€™s population shift will result in
redistricting Nebraska in 2011
The first local results from the 2010 Census are in, and they show Nebraska's population continues its trend of becoming more concentrated in its most populous counties. Since 2000, the state's largest three counties - Douglas, Lancaster and Sarpy - have grown by nearly 125,000 residents while the rest of the state lost nearly 10,000 residents.
Kevin Evans and Cody Schweitzer have been good friends since they were kids. Like many friends they use to talk about how much fun it might be someday to be business partners, never really knowing when - or if - that would ever happen.
In March 2004, it did happen for these two friends, when they formed a business partnership and purchased Ag Land ATV in Broken Bow.
Kevin was already familiar with the business, having worked there for then owner Justin Vandevort in 2002.
â€śWhen the opportunity came up to buy it, I called Cody and we went for it,â€ť Kevin says.