Archive - 2011 - News Article
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.
Stateâs 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.
âWhen the opportunity came up to buy it, I called Cody and we went for it,â Kevin says.
The Nebraska State Bandmasters Association presented their highest honor, the Donald A. Lentz Outstanding Bandmaster Award, last Friday, and the award winner Broken Bow music educator Bill Reichert, could not have been more surprised.
It was retired fellow music educator Joyce Patchâs job to see that he was in attendance. She asked Reichert to be there saying she was going to receive an award and sheâd be honored if heâd come. He did. Little did he know she was to be one of the presenters, and the award was to go to him.
This week Broken Bow will officially welcome a new business to town, when Becky Pearson hosts a ribbon cutting and Business After Hours at her new business - Pearson Physical Therapy, PC.
For now, the business is located at the former home of Debâs Embroidery on North 10th Avenue. However, this is just a temporary location as Becky and her husband, Chris, are in the process of building a professional building on West Highway 2. This building will be the permanent home of the PT office, as well as other local business offices.
The Litchfield fire department was dispatched to the scene of a house fire at 1:52 a.m. Monday morning at the home of John LeFever, east of Litchfield. Mason City and Loup City fire departments also responded to the blaze. A total of 12 trucks and nearly 30 fire fighters were on scene for about three hours, but were unable to save the house. A wood burning stove has been determined to be the cause of the fire.
LITCHFIELD - He is 102-years-old, still lives in his own home on the farm, and eats lunch at the cafe in Litchfield nearly every day. It is a feat not many have accomplished, but Clyde McFadden thinks of himself as anything but âspecial.â
Clyde was born Jan. 6, 1909, on a farm south of Loup City, where he grew up. He graduated from Loup City High School in 1927.
He recalls the summer after his high school graduation when he and a buddy took off and traveled around the state picking corn. He says they finished up just in time to come home for Christmas, and made 4.5 cents a bushel.
This year, at the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerceâs Annual Banquet, Bill Reichert was named Citizen of the Year. An award he will admit, he wasnât expecting to receive.
As a band teacher for Broken Bow for 37 years now, he now finds himself teaching the children, and sometimes grand-children, of the first students he taught here.
A man dedicated to music, he has shared his love and commitment with many people in the community.
In March 1986, Ron and Cheri Chytka took a chance at starting their own business. A chance that has proven to be an excellent move.
The Chytkas have held to their philosophy of âHaving good quality furniture at a fair price, and youâll get repeat customersâ and opening two stores - one in Broken Bow and one in Ord - and after 25 years of business, it seems to have worked for them.
By LIZ BABCOCK, CEDC President
Special for the Chief
Economic Development is more than simply bringing new business into a community; it is also about promoting a positive attitude and helping to retain our current businesses. The founding members of the Custer Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) knew that when they made the decision to form CEDC.
The CEDC is privately funded by businesses and individuals in Custer County. Since its inception in 2003, CEDC has provided support and resources to new and expanding businesses, fostering business growth and retention in the area.