Archive - Sep 2011 - News Article
When Tanya Woodward felt the calling to serve in the missionary field, she answered. Just last month, Tanya returned from a 5-week trip to Madagascar, and Saturday evening she shared her experiences of that trip during a special presentation at the Broken Bow Berean Church.
Tanya is a junior at Northwestern University in Orange City, Iowa, majoring in English. This past summer she took the opportunity to participate in a service program through the college - an experience she says changed her life.
Pastor Roger Gillming wears more than one uniform. He is the pastor of the Callaway United Methodist Church, and he is also a a first responder and fireman.
Sunday, Sept. 11, the United Methodist, St. Boniface Catholic and Lutheran churches joined together for a service honoring area first responders, the Custer County Sheriffâs office and the area men and women currently serving in the Armed Services.
Gillming wore his blue first responder shirt, and a tie. He said this was the first and last time anyone would see him in that shirt, and a tie.
New owners Lisa and Kip Russell hosted an open house and ribbon cutting at Pleasure Lanes Sept. 9. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the Broken Bow business.
Lisa began working at the bowling alley when she was just 14-years-old. She worked there for 10 years, took a 5-year break for college and to work with her mom, and came back about a year and a half ago.
When long-time owner Jerry Pomplun decided to sell the business, Lisa says she and Kip toyed with the idea, but didnât really give it serious thought until it had been on the market for several months.
Forty-six percent of registered voters in the Broken Bow school district went to the polls Tuesday to cast their vote on whether or not to approve a $5.8 million bond for an addition and renovation to North Park school. The OFFICIAL results of that election are:
960 - YES
700 - NO
This was the third attempt at a school bond for the district, and is less than half the cost of the previous bond requests.
The project will accomplish the following goals:
1. Eight additional classrooms to house 3rd and 4th grade.
Two Broken Bow men appeared in Custer County District Court Sept. 8 for arraignment. Each is charged with three felony counts stemming from a June 25 incident involving the brutal assault of another Broken Bow man in his apartment.
Geoffrey J. Eng, 24, and Lewis J. Dominguez, 19, both of Broken Bow, have each been charged with false imprisonment, making terroristic threats and 1st degree assault.
A small group of community members met with several UNL students Monday evening to discuss the assets, drawbacks and future vision for Broken Bow.
The students are members of the UNL landscape architect program, and with the help of Professor Kim Wilson and Sandy Scofield of the UNL Rural Initiative, they will be working with the community to develop a comprehensive plan for the city. The outcome will be full of ideas for projects, ways to involve the citizenry, different approaches to consider and suggestions based on community input.
*Editorâs Note: In Remembering 9/11: 10 Year Anniversary, the Custer County Chief asked some of our citizens about 9/11: Did they remember where they were and what they were doing when the planes hit ... they did; Do they believe this event impacted the United States and if so, how? And where they impacted directly?
Deputy Roy Crites was working for the Custer County Sheriffâs Office at the time of 9/11. He said then Sheriff Ted Henderson came into the room and said,âHoly cow! I think weâre under attack!â
The Arcadia Fall Festival Parade takes place annually on Labor Day Monday. This year's parade started with a show of colors. Legion Posts from Arcadia, Ashton, Burwell, Comstock, Greeley, Loup City, Mason City, North Loup, Scotia, Ord, Sargent and Taylor proudly carried the red, white and blue.
For more photos of the parade see the Sept. 8 edition of the Custer County Chief.
Broken Bow Public Schools staff and administration once again hosted an Open House at North Park school Tuesday, to give citizens the opportunity to walk through the school, hear about the proposed building project and have any questions they may have answered.
This open house, however, was a little different than last weekâs, in that this one was held during school hours. Elementary Principal Kim Jonas and Superintendent Virginia Moon felt it was important to allow the public to see what they have been talking about concerning issues with the lunchroom, first hand.
September 11, 2001, began as any other Tuesday in the Graham home. Trevor had just returned home from PT and was in the shower, while his wife Jolie was preparing breakfast for the couple and their two children.
She had the TV on as she was working in the kitchen. As the news began to capture her attention, she saw the second plane hit the World Trade Center. She quickly ran into the bathroom and told Trevor what she was seeing.
âAt first I didnât believe her,â recalls Trevor. âI thought, yeah, some small Cessna must have flown into the side of the building.â