Archive - Jul 2011 - News Article
Back to school can be both an exciting and intimidating time for kids. It can also be an extremely stressful time for parents who are trying to provide back-to-school clothes and supplies while keeping the bills paid.
That stress can be greatly relieved for many parents thanks to a very special program through the local Salvation Army committee. A book bag give away is scheduled for Aug. 10 from 4-6 p.m. in the office of the Broken Bow Housing Authority. The program is a calling for the volunteers involved, and a God-send for the parents who benefit from it.
In the world of professional rodeo, Hadley Barrett is king. Barrett had a homecoming, of sorts, to Custer County this week where he served as co-announcer of the Bull Riding Classic at the Custer County Fair.
Barrett says it has been at least 30 years since he has been in Broken Bow, and he has been looking forward to returning. He holds a special fondness for this area, where his rodeo career began more than 40 years ago.
Bill Kann, chief executive officer of Comstock Music Festivals, says he is not giving up on bringing back the magic he fell in love with years ago in Comstock. And he is asking the legions of fans who have grown to love the festivals not to give up either.
Kann and festivals general manager Glen Zacek have cooperated with the Chief in recent weeks to provide as timely and accurate information as possible. They released the following exclusive press release just yesterday.
While the Comstock Country Music Festival organizers continue asking for patience, investors in last yearâs festival say their patience is wearing very thin. They say they are still waiting for their money, and have serious doubts about the future of the festival
The Custer County Car Club and Broken Bow Does hosted the annual Chrome and Classic Customs Auto Show Friday in the City Square Park in downtown Broken Bow. Grilled hot dogs and burgers, along with chips, cookies and drinks, were served at the square while people mingled in the park getting a close-up look at some beautiful classic automobiles.
See more pictures of this event in this week's Custer County Chief!
District 25 voters will get a third opportunity to decide on a bond issue for school improvements on the elementary level.
That was the decision reached by the Broken Bow Board of Education Monday as they approved a bond resolution in the amount of $5.83 million. The vote on the resolution was 5-1, with Haumont voting no. A special poll election will be held Sept. 13, with the final decision being up to the taxpayers.
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CALLAWAY - - While many women might tend to shy away from a fix-it or renovation project, Micki Blackburn of Callaway is not one of them. In fact, when she says âbring it onâ she means it.
Micki was born and raised in Callaway, and has always maintained a fondness for her hometown. When her father passed away a couple of years ago, she felt the pull even stronger to move back to be close to her family.
The battle against cancer is never ending.
That's why the Loup Valley Road Riders continue to host the annual Spring Fling, and why Dr. Ken Cowan, director of the UNMC Eppley Cancer Center, is so grateful for all the support he can get to help fund cancer research.
The Custer County Foundation reviewed grant requests for the period ending April 30, 2011 and is awarding a total of $17,800.00 to Custer County organizations.
âItâs always an exciting time when we get to announce our grant recipients,â said Lisa Bell, Executive Director of the Foundation.
âThe generous support we receive from our donors through our annual Custer County Christmas event enables the Foundation to continue to increase the amount of funds granted out each year.â
The Broken Bow Board of Education moved another step closer in preparation for a school facilities project Tuesday evening. In a special meeting, the board approved hiring BD Construction as the construction manager at-risk company.
The board met, also in a special meeting, Monday evening for the purpose of interviewing construction manager candidates. Three candidates were interviewed for the job, and the board agreed all were good candidates. However, the facilities committee recommended BD Construction and the board agreed.