Archive - Sep 2011 - News Article
Earlier this month, you may have been concerned about the smoke slowly filling the sky east of Broken Bow. Grass fires are not uncommon this time of year and the weather has been a bit drier. However, you can rest at ease as what you were seeing was the result of a controlled burn just outside of Berwyn, a fire started on purpose by Robert Harrold and his crew at Prescription Pyro, a custom burning business in Broken Bow. Habitat management was the goal.
Geoffrey J. Eng, 24 of Broken Bow, appeared in Custer County District Court Sept. 22 for a pretrial conference hearing. At that hearing, Eng entered a plea of no contest on an amended charge after reaching a plea agreement with the state.
HALSEY - - The Sandhills Open Road Challenge (SORC) board of directors, came to the Halsey Elementary School gym Sept. 21 to invite area residents to âgrab the chance to enhance your economy.â Since its conception, SORC has stimulated a positive economic impact to Custer County. Board members Joe Shown, Donny Olson, Clay Mohr, and Alan, Becky and Brock Dailey, came to invite the residents of Thomas and Blaine counties to do the same.
Table after table of produce, baked goods and crafts bring in visitors from all over the county. Shoppers wander slowly from vendor to vendor, eyeing the pickup bed piled high with sweet corn, tables crowded with boxes of tomatoes, fresh watermelons, crisp greens, pungent onions, spicy peppers.
All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) drivers, the Broken Bow City Council is looking at a new ordinance which would allow the use of these types of vehicles on its city streets.
The ordinance would require the driver to carry at least a Class O or Farm Permit and to carry proper insurance.
The council discussed possibility at its Monday meeting as well as putting the first reading on the books of Ordinance 1106. The second reading will be it its next meeting, rescheduled from the Columbus Day holiday to Tuesday Oct. 11, beginning at noon in the Broken Bow Municipal Auditorium.
BEATRICE - The United States welcomed 60 new citizens Sept. 16, during a swearing in ceremony that marked the end of a long journey for most, but also the start of a new life.
They came from across the globe, born in 38 different countries, speaking as many languages, with as many stories of their long, hard journey, and as many reasons why the day was so very special.
Broken Bowâs Custer Campus, and Mid Plains Community College campus was given the opportunity to shine Monday. Community leaders from Ogallala were in town to tour the campus and talk to project promoters R.J. Thomas and Jerry Adams about the communityâs vision.
Mid Plains has been working with Ogallala to build an onsite campus in their community. The building has been purchased and plans developed. Dr. Chipps set up the tour, he said, to ârechargeâ project energies.
Don Davis was given the President's Appreciation Award by MPCC President Michael Chipps in recognition of my part in the growth of the Broken Bow Extended Campus. In his remarks, Davis gave credit for the new facility to the Custer County Economic Development Corporation and a lot of very progressive citizens who know the value of lifelong learning, and credit to the citizens of Custer and surrounding counties for their support of the college's efforts in Broken Bow for the past 11 years. The award was presented Sept. 6 in McCook at an inservice for all the college's employees.
In open hearings prior to the start of the regular meeting Monday evening, the Broken Bow School Board presented the proposed 2011-2012 budget and final tax request. Later in the meeting, both were approved.
Look out central Nebraska - here come the junkers! By the time you read this the number of people along the Sandhills Journey and Loup Rivers Scenic Byways will have already begun to increase - thanks to the 8th annual Junk Jaunt.
The event was born in 2004, when members of the Loup Rivers Scenic Byway were discussing ideas of promoting the area. Someone threw out the idea of a garage sale marathon, which received laughs from some in attendance. Others thought it might be worth a try, and after some brainstorming the name âJunk Jauntâ was chosen - and the rest as they say is history.