Since 2005, Mid Nebraska Friends of NRA has contributed more than $55,000 in grant money for equipment, and youth and adult education in Custer County and surrounding area. Next weekend the committeeâ€™s one major fundraiser will take place in Broken Bow, with the 8th Annual Mid Nebraska Friends of NRA Banquet.
ANSELMO â€“ There is a new grain loading facility under construction near Anselmo, across the Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks from State Highway 2 to the north. The facility wants to be operational for the 2012 harvest season.
Land was acquired, contracts signed, agreements underway. And then things changed.
Tragedy struck in Broken Bow the afternoon of March 28 when a privately owned aircraft went down short of the runway.
The passenger died at the scene, and the pilot was severely burned.
First on-scene was a Nebraska National Guard UH72 helicopter en route into Broken Bow on a training mission.
â€śWe heard the call. It was an emergency and any incoming traffic needed to clear out, so we did,â€ť said Chief Warrant Officer Stephen Gonifas, one of two pilots on board the UH72.