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Open house provides public forum

August 31, 2011

Following the results of a community wide telephone survey regarding the facility needs of Broken Bow Public Schools, the school board agreed to take another bond issue proposal to the voters. During an Open House at North Park school Tuesday evening, details of the bond issue were outlined to a large number of district patrons.

Hartman takes crayfish to conference

August 31, 2011

Broken Bow 4th grade teacher Jim Hartman knows his crawdads - and any kid who has gone through his science class knows all about them too.
For more than 20 years Hartman has been using the little crustacians to teach his students a variety of science lessons with hands-on, fun experiments using crayfish. This month, Hartman will be presenting a workshop on that subject at the Nebraska Association of Teachers of Science State Conference.

Never to young to help meet a need

August 31, 2011

Hunger knows no boundaries. A group of neighborhood friends in Broken Bow realized that too, and decided to come together and do something about it. The kids hang out and play together nearly every day, but on one Saturday afternoon they had even more fun, they say, working to help someone else.
Results of a new study supported by the ConAgra Foods Foundation, the Howard G. Buffett Found-ation and Nielsen shows approximately 20 percent of children in Nebraska under the age of 18 are at-risk for hunger.

August 26th

BBHS alum comes home to practice

August 26, 2011

Julie Lindstrom says she has known since she was in grade school that she wanted to be a doctor. Now more than 20 years since she graduated from high school, she has come full circle and will soon be practicing medicine in the same clinic where she grew up watching her dad practice.

School proposal has lower price tag, big benefits for kids

August 26, 2011

Voters in the Broken Bow school district will head to the polls Tuesday, Sept. 13, for a special election to decide the future of the city's elementary schools.
This is a new project and a new requested bond amount. After conducting a telephone survey in late April among the district patrons, the school board has reviewed the results of that survey and have come up with what they believe is the most practical solution for meeting the educational needs of Broken Bow’s elementary students.

Grain loading site approved

August 26, 2011

Anderson Inc. has their eyes on Custer County. They would like to build an elevator and 124 car shuttle train loading facility off State Highway 2 east of Anselmo on the BNSF line.
The company, represented by Jim Cripe, formally asked the Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning for a zoning variance so that they can move forward with the project. The land is currently zoned Ag. The project received its approval from the Custer County Zoning Commission last week.

Gavins bring family restaurant back to Callaway

August 26, 2011

CALLAWAY - - Mickey Gavin has known for a long time that her son, Todd, is an excellent cook. Very soon the rest of the area will know that, too.
Mother and son are venturing in to a business together, and bringing a much-needed business back to Callaway. Triple T Steakhouse, formerly Doxees Steakhouse, will open on main street in Callaway Sept. 1 - just in time for the community’s annual Kite Flight celebration.

August 18th

Midwest Energy withdraws turbine sites

August 18, 2011

Midwest Energy officially withdrew their request to build five wind turbines within the Airport’s land jurisdiction Thursday. Tom Swierczewski, Midwest Energy Senior Project Developer told the Chief that they have withdrawn the application with the Airport Authority, and that it is their desire to work with a community in their development of Wind Energy.
He said they felt there was enough uncertainty with these locations that it was better to relocate the turbines.

Airport Board says thanks, but no thanks

August 18, 2011

The Airport Authority said no. They cannot in good conscious prepare a letter of no objection to five wind-tower sites selected by Mid-West Energy within the airport’s three mile traffic area. The vote at last Thursday’s meeting was three to two. The Airport Authority doesn’t have the last say. It is their job to pass on a recommendation, or in this case their objection, to Broken Bow’s Board of Adjustment.
Midwest Energy representative Tom Swierczewski says he believes their concern is unwarranted.

ALCC agrees to pay fine

August 18, 2011

Adams Land and Cattle and the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality have settled out of court.
According to records filed with the court, NDEQ charged ALCC with water pollution following heavy September rains in 2010.
The complaint was filed in Lancaster Court by the State Attorney General’s office Aug. 9 of this year.
In a consent decree filed Aug. 10, ALCC agreed to a $11,682 fine, $5,800 of which will go to the state, $5,800 will go to the Broken Bow Chapter of Pheasants Forever to be used as habitat restoration and enhancement, and $82 will go to the cost of the court.

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