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Esch arraigned in District Court - bond reduced

May 31, 2012

Trent Esch, 35 of Broken Bow, was arraigned in Custer County District Court Thursday morning on two felony charges: Count 1 - use of a weapon to commit a felony, and Count 2 - criminal mischief.
The charges stem from a March 18, 2012, incident in which Esch is accused of shooting at an unoccupied Custer County Deputy Sheriff's vehicle in front of the home of Deputy Sheriff Dan Spanel.

May 30th

New aquatic center now open

May 30, 2012

It’s been seven years in the making, and it is finally here ... Broken Bow’s new aquatic center is now open, and ready for business.

Those involved are excited.

“I just love it,” said swimming pool manager Jenna Smith. “It is more user friendly for our younger crowd. At one end the pool starts at zero depth, the old pool started at 3 feet."

City Manager Tony Tolstedt echoes the praises, emphasizing that there is something for everyone, all ages.

Bow’s landscape in for a change

May 30, 2012

The Broken Bow landscape is in for a change. By the next snowfall, 50 wind turbines will peak their heads into the clouds along the ridge line northeast of the community.

The $145 million wind project, known as Broken Bow Wind LLC, didn’t happen overnight, it’s been years in the making. The wind farm is owned and operated by Edison Mission Group and when online, will be capable of generating up to approximately 80 megawatts of electricity, enough energy to meet the needs of about 25,000 homes.

This is EMG’s third wind energy project in Nebraska.

May 27th

Memorial Day Service schedules

May 27, 2012

Memorial Day Services will be conducted throughout the area at the following locations:

Broken Bow Township Cemetery sponsored by the American Legion Post 126 beginning at 9 a.m.

Ansley Legion Hall beginning with coffee and rolls at 8 a.m., with Memorial Services at the Ansley Cemetery beginning at 11 a.m. followed by dinner at 11:30 a.m. at the Ansley Legion Hall sponsored by the Ansley American Legion Auxiliary.

Arnold Cemetery beginning at 10 a.m.

Rose Hill Cemetery at Callaway beginning at 10 a.m.

Douglas Grove Cemetery at Comstock beginning at 10 am

May 22nd

New board member sworn in

May 22, 2012

After a grueling interview process of seven candidates last Wednesday night, the Broken Bow School Board elected David Glendy to serve as the new member, replacing the retiring Don Davis. Glendy was sworn in by Superintendent Dr. Virginia Moon at the board's regular monthly meeting Monday evening.

For more, see this week's Custer County Chief.

New Wellness Center now open

May 22, 2012

Jennie Melham Memorial Medical Center hosted an open house and ribbon cutting event Sunday for the brand new Wellness Center. An addition was built on the north side of the Ellen B. Marachek Tennis Center at Tomahawk Park to house the Wellness Center, allowing patrons to utilize the tennis court as well.

A large crowd was in attendance Sunday afternoon for the event, and many took the opportunity to test out some of the new equipment.

For pictures and complete story see this week's Custer County Chief.

May 19th

Twin Loup Boys set new state record

May 19, 2012

The Twin Loup boys set a new personal best and won gold Saturday in the 4x100 meter relay at the State High School Track Meet in Omaha. The team of Guy Fenske, Kirby Pomplun, Tyke Kozeal and Jed Fenske will also go down in the record book by besting the Class D State Record: 43.73 set by St. Edward in 2002.

Final results
1 Twin Loup 43.589 10
2 Cambridge 44.321 8
3 Garden County 44.387 6
4 South Loup 44.453 5

May 18th

Broken Bow Utilities earns NMPP Energy’s Project of Year Award

May 18, 2012

LINCOLN - - NMPP Energy awarded the City of Broken Bow Utilities with a Project of the Year Award in the 1,501-5,000 population category for its LED city light conversion project at its 37th Annual Meeting and Conference in Hastings, Neb., March 28.

Good News! - - Rural Post Offices to stay open

May 18, 2012

The United States Postal Services has a problem. The organization is losing money, lots and lots of money.

One solution presented last year was to close some of the rural post offices. The residents of the local communities spoke up, and the U.S. Postal Service listened.

Area post offices listed for closure on the first go around included: Comstock, Mason City, Sumner, Oconto and Purdum. Every indication at the time was that more were to be added. Public hearings were conducted and residents were asked to provide reasons why their post office should stay open.

Glendy appointed to school board

May 18, 2012

In a special meeting of the Broken Bow Board of Education Wednesday, David Glendy was appointed to fill the seat vacated by the resignation of Don Davis, effective April 30. There are two years left on that term.

Glendy was one of seven applicants who interviewed for the board position, and it took three votes on three different candidates for the board to finally reach a majority decision. Glendy received a unanimous vote of approval from the five board members - Michelle Zlomke, Matthew Haumont, Tracy Popp, John Evans and Ken Myers.

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