Archive - Nov 2012 - News Article
Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you are aware that elections are next week. While most attention has been focused on the presidential and senatorial campaigns, there are also a few local races of interest in the 2012 election.
Sales Tax Proposed
Two Custer County communities are asking their residents to vote on a proposed sales tax in those towns. Residents of the village of Ansley will vote yes or no to impose a sales and use tax of 1.50 percent, on top of the existing state sales tax.
Take-back programs for electronics in Nebraska could save taxpayers almost $2 million and create over 700 new private-sector jobs, according to new projections by The Nebraska Product Stewardship Coalition, an alliance of state and national organizations committed to shifting Nebraskaâs waste management system from one focused on government funded waste diversion to one that relies on producer responsibility.
ARNOLD - - If you have ever doubted the adage, âage is nothing but a numberâ, you need to meet Miriam Brower. Soon to be 106-years-old, she most certainly proves that saying is true!
Miriam lives in Arnold, where she has resided for the past 75 years. She raised her family here, taught Sunday school here, and proudly calls the Custer County community her home.
Miriam Leach was born Nov. 11, 1906, in Emmett, Idaho. She was the only girl in a family of seven - four older brothers, and two younger.
The Broken Bow Wind farm is complete, the towers are dedicated, and final testing and commissioning is in its final stages.
A key component to the operation is a nine mile long, 115,000-volt transmission line planned and built by Nebraska Public Power.
When a wind tower generates, the power has to have some place to go, and the job of the new transmission line is to make sure this takes place.
âThis has been a successful project due to outstanding cooperation by the community and landowners involved,â said NPPD Project Manager Jedd Fischer, in the October NPPD newsletter âGRID.â
As Nebraska weather patterns cycle from wet to dry periods, drought finds its way here eventually. Still, it is an understatement to say that 2012 has been a challenge for agricultural producers and the ag businesses, organizations and agencies that work alongside them. According to the University of Nebraska Lincolnâs website www.-drought.unl.edu/ranchplan/Overview:
Are our kids getting enough to eat in school? That is a question that has been inundating the media, and weighing heavily on the hearts of parents since new guidelines were issued last Spring.
With a heavy push by First Lady Michelle Obama, effective this school year the USDA made its first major changes in school meals in 15 years. While the reforms were designed to offer kids more nutritious meals, and in turn raise a healthier generation, the new guidelines have been met with some resistance - by both students and parents.