Archive - Jan 2012 - News Article
Custer County rancher, Jim Jenkins is driving on change, and he is fed up with the status quo. He strongly believes one route to change is through the political process, but following a lifetime of entrepreunearship, he wants to tread down paths less trodden.
With Ben Nelsonâ€™s announcement that he was not going to rerun for the U.S. Senate, Jenkins focused on a seat in the U.S. Senate.
In conversation with the Custer County Chief, as well as through a press release, Jenkins said he is considering placing his name on the ballot.
Not since the days of the old Ben Franklin store downtown has Broken Bow had a place where a seamstress could purchase material, thread and about any sewing notion she could need - until now. Meet Susie Walker, owner of Broken Bow's newest business The Hobby Shack.
Susie and her husband, Mark, moved to Broken Bow in February 2008, when she took a job at BD. Prior to moving here the family had lived in California and Idaho, but it didn't take long for the couple to fall in love with Broken Bow and settle in.
Broken Bow may see some â€˜speedâ€™ relief off State Highway 2 at the west edge of town.
The city limits have changed and the Broken Bow City Council has hopes the State Department of Roads will allow the speed limit to be lowered from 65 to at least 45 beginning at the new city limits, now located at the west edge of the Trotter property.
Robert D. Booker was born in Callaway July 11, 1920, and joined the Army in June 1942. By April 9, 1943, Bob was serving as a private in the 34th Infantry Division.
On that day, near Fondouk, Tunisia, he advanced alone across open terrain despite intense hostile fire and began firing on the enemy with his machine gun. After being wounded, he continued to fire until receiving a second, fatal, wound.
For these actions, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor a year later, on April 25, 1944, one of only seven Nebraskans awarded that honor in World War II.
Four superintendent candidates are slated to interview at Broken Bow Schools next week.
Interviews begin Monday, and continue through Thursday. The Broken Bow School Board selected the candidates Tuesday following a closed session meeting to screen all applicants for the position, which will begin July 1, 2012.
The public is invited to meet each candidate at a Meet and Greets hosted by the PTA Monday through Thursday. One candidate will be introduced to patrons each day at a reception from 4:30-5:15 p.m. at the high school media center.
It was more than a week into the new year before Broken Bowâ€™s Melham Hospital welcomed the first baby of 2012. Jasper Theodore Lynn Borgelt was born Jan. 9, 2012, at 7:18 a.m.
Jasper weighed 8 pounds 15 ounces, and was 21 inches long at birth. Little Jasper joins four sisters at home; twins Abby and Rylee, age 14, Olivia, 11, and Julianne, 2. Jasper was given his two middle names in honor of his grandpaâ€™s. Grandparents are Ted and Kathy Henderson of Oconto, and Lynn and Marlene Borgelt of Wisner.
It is with great sadness that the Bosselman Companies mourn the loss of its leader and Chairman, Chuck Bosselman.
Omaha-based retailer, Pamida, has announced that it is merging with Green Bay, Wisc.-based Shopko in hopes of creating one of the largest U.S. retailers focused on serving smaller and rural communities.
Over the next year Pamida stores will be converted to the Shopko Hometown store format and will be rebranded as Shopko, officials said Wednesday. The resulting chain will have nearly 350 locations in 22 states.
Tyler C. Bain, 29, was arraigned in Custer County District Court Thursday on six felony counts, resulting from an incident Oct. 20, 2011, when he allegedly abducted and assaulted his wife, Kari Bain. Those charges are:
Count 1: 1st degree sexual assault, Class II felony
Count 2: 2nd degree assault, Class III felony
Count 3: terroristic threats, Class IV felony
Count 4: 1st degree false imprisonment, Class IIIA felony
Count 5: use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, Class II felony
Count 6: kidnapping, Class IA felony
Last week we reviewed some of the stories making headlines in the Custer County Chief during the first half of 2011. This week, we take a look back at some of the important stories and events from the second half of the year.
While much of the country has struggled this past year with a low economy and a high unemployment rate, our region has managed to not only remain healthy - but to grow! That is an accomplishment we should all be very proud of.