Archive - Apr 2012 - News Article
A new Rotary Club is in the process of being chartered in Broken Bow. The Club needed 25 members to form and the magic number has been reached, but there is room for more. The cutoff date to be a Charter member is May 1. If you are interested in learning about Rotary contact any of the board members pictured: front row from left, Vice President Doug Campbell, President Jason Stephens and Director Mike Steckler; back row, Past President Deb McCaslin, Treasurer Michelle Zlomke, Secretary Janet Loughran and Director Sandy Priest. Not pictured is Director Melissa Larson.
Late in the day April 26th, the U.S. Department of Labor withdrew proposed regulations of Child Labor in Agriculture. Nebraska Cattlemen submitted comments in opposition to the proposed regulations last fall when they were first introduced. These comments were among thousands that the Department of Labor received.
WEISSERT -- John Richards of Nebraska Public Power District presented NPPDâ€™s approach to wind development to the Weissert Grange community April 20. John is an engineer of renewable energy development. His goal through his presentation was to educate Weissertâ€™s citizens on the many benefits of wind generated power.
WASHINGTON - By just two votes more than the minimum required, the U.S. Senate Wednesday passed S 1789, the bipartisan 21st Century Postal Act, 62 to 37. NNA (National Newspaper Association) President Reed Anfinson, publisher of the Swift County Monitor-News in Benson, Minn., hailed the Senate's vote as a critical step toward restoring the U.S. Postal Service to soundness.
The Department of Economic Developmentâ€™s Travel and Tourism Division is once again hosting its â€śPassportâ€ť program, and this year five area entities have been included on the list.
Designed to encourage travel and tourism across Nebraska, the Passport program includes a number of specialized tours. Broken Bowâ€™s own Arrow Hotel is one of the stops featured on the Unique Accommodations Tour.
SARGENT - - Sargent Elementary School is getting a new playground. Years of weathering has made the current Woodchuck equipment no longer safe.
With the dedication of the students and effort from the community, the playground is underway. Various student fund-raisers included selling popcorn after school, paying to wear pajamas to school, buying extra recess time and selling homemade cookies. The 6th grade class even wrote letters asking for donations.
The Broken Bow Aquatic center is nearing completion, and the Broken Bow City Council voted today to plan a celebration around its opening. As long as the weather cooperates, the pool will open to the public at noon May 28, with a celebration and ribbon cutting planned for the following Saturday.
"Outdoor pools are weather sensitive," reminded City Parks Superintendent Dan Anderson at Monday's City Council meeting.
A budget of $3,000 has been approved for the celebration for food and fun drawings, including a family fun pass.
Trent Esch, 35 of Broken Bow, was arraigned in Custer County Court Monday morning on two charges related to a March 18 incident of a shooting at an unoccupied Custer County Deputy Sheriff's vehicle. Esch turned himself in to authorities April 10.
Esch was arraigned on: Count 1 - felony criminal mischief, a Class IV felony; Count 2 - use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, a Class IC felony.
The defendant also requested a reduction of bond, which was denied. Esch remains in custody on $5 million bond with 10 percent privilege.
A preliminary hearing was set for May 14 at 2 p.m.
April 22, 2012, marks the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day â€• a day intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earthâ€™s natural environment. The day came from reaction to a massive oil spill in waters near Santa Barbara, Calif., in 1969. In honor of Earth Day â€• and Earth Week (April 16-22) the U.S. Census Bureau put out a special edition of Profile America Facts for Features which includes examples of Census Bureau statistics pertaining to energy and the environment.
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The Custer County Chief celebrated 120 years in business Friday evening with a Birthday Bash, and lots and lots of cake. And at 6:30 p.m. the grand prize winner of the Amazing-Give-A-Way was announced. Deb Weatherly wasn't immediately onhand, but it didn't take her long to get to Huckleberry's to receive twenty $100 bills, counted out one at a time by the nice sized crowd.
The staff of the Chief would like to thank everyone for attending, to the staff of Huckleberry's and especially to the Amazing-Give-Away business sponsors.