Beginning next month, Broken Bow Municipal Utilities customers will see a 7.2 percent rate increase in their electric rate. The increase was approved by the City Council Monday.
The request for the customer rate increase was made, explained Electric Superinten-dent Doug Staab, because the city itself has experienced a rate increase from its electricity provider. The rate increase passed on to the customers is the same increase, 7.2 percent, as the city is seeing from its wholesale provider.
A large host of auction items - 49 crock pots of chili - generous bidders - dedicated sponsors. All of these elements came together Saturday night at Sylvesterâ€™s Bar, and when the night was over, $16, 534.34 was raised for two community organizations.
This was the seventh year for the fundraising event, which organizers Jeannie Connely Skolil and Sylvesterâ€™s owner Fred Schumacher say started as just a random idea. Each year the public is invited to enter their favorite chili recipe to be judged by a panel of community volunteers.