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November 16th

Field of Dreams: Community responds

November 16, 2012

It was a treasure hunt - meets fellowship dinner - meets hard day’s work. More than 150 people of all ages and walks of life converged on a corn field northeast of Broken Bow Saturday with one common goal - helping our school.
It was a first-time experience for me, and I was not the only one.
“I’m a city girl - I have never done anything like this before!” exclaimed Nancy Harrold, who spent nearly four hours bending over picking up ears of corn.

November 13th

Career Day tomorrow in Bow

November 13, 2012

Custer Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) will be holding their 4th
Annual Career Day for the Junior and Senior High School students in central Nebraska Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. The day is designed to allow
students to visit participating businesses in Broken Bow, giving them a view of the possible career choices that would serve the needs of central
Nebraska.

"Our Career Day is an excellent opportunity for both the students of

November 12th

Managing Drought: Ag businesses, what we can do

November 12, 2012

Part Two of a three-part series:

Drought not only affects the agricultural producers who depend on snow and rainfall to produce crops, graze cattle, and feed their livestock. It also affects the very businesses who supply goods and services to agricultural operations. While the short term for delivering fuel to irrigation wells may provide a boom year, the long term outlook can be financial stress for the producer and, by association, the fuel supplier.

November 9th

Local communities honor veterans

November 9, 2012

ANSLEY - students and community are invited to a Veterans Day program Monday, Nov. 12, at 9 a.m. in the high school gym.

ARNOLD - Veterans would like to invite everyone to attend a special program in the school gym Monday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m.. Special speaker will be State Commander Jim Siedel.

LITCHFIELD - students will host a special program honoring the area’s veterans Monday, Nov. 12, at 10:30 a.m. in the school gym. A dinner for the veterans will follow the program.

Arcadia RFD seeks public support

November 9, 2012

ARCADIA - - If you feel you have so much stuff that your house feels cramped, just imagine what it would be like if it wasn’t just stuff, but equipment that saves lives and people’s property. That’s the exact problem the Arcadia Volunteer Fire Department and EMS have.
Last Sunday, the Arcadia Fire Department and EMS conducted an open house so that the public could see how cramped they really are and some of the dangers involved. Their hope is that the citizens of Arcadia and the surrounding areas will see the need for a new facility.

NPPD Board approves rate increase

November 9, 2012

Today, Nebraska Public Power District's Board of Directors approved a 3.75 percent average rate increase for both its wholesale and retail customers that will take effect Jan. 1, 2013. NPPD has been discussing this rate adjustment amount with customers since early this year, and is down slightly from the four percent originally forecasted.

Austrian native gives first hand account of life with Hitler

November 9, 2012

MERNA - Kitty Werthmann has made it her mission to educate people and set the record straight about what really happened during one of the most important events in history. Last Friday, Kitty brought her presentation to the student body and the public at Anselmo-Merna Public Schools.
The year was 1938 - Kitty was a 12-year-old girl living in her native land of Austria, which was in the midst of a deep economic depression. The unemployment rate in the country had climbed to 30 percent; farmers, banks and small businesses were going broke.

November 8th

Help needed Saturday for ‘Field of Dreams’

November 8, 2012

Thanks to the voters in the Broken Bow school district, the dream of building a new and improved elementary school is coming true. Now one local organization is working to complete that dream, and they need your help.
“Little Feet, Big Dreams” is the name of the campaign that has been launched to achieve those final touches on the school project that the bond does not cover - namely quality flooring and equipment for the new gym, and playground equipment at North Park School. The committee also has long-range plans of renovating the Middle School gym as a performing arts center.

Election 2012: It’s in the books

November 8, 2012

Barack Obama may have been declared the winner of the presidential race Tuesday night, but the state of Nebraska did not agree. And with Custer County and surrounding areas reporting high numbers of voters going to the polls, Mitt Romney was the clear favorite here.
In the race for U.S. Senate the distance between Deb Fischer and Bob Kerrey was about as great as in the presidential race, with Fischer taking this area by a landslide. Custer County voters turned in 4,245 ballots for Fischer, compared to 1,018 for Kerrey.

November 7th

Preliminary election results for local school boards

November 7, 2012

The polls are closed and the ballots are in, but election results are not final ... the following totals for the local school boards do not include provisional, paper or absentee ballots. Write-in votes are not included in these numbers except in Litchfield, where the addition of a write-in candidate may impact the outcome of the elections.

Preliminary local school board results include:

Anselmo-Merna School District 15 : Jason Chandler-445, Joel A. Bartak-406, Kevin Safranek-368, Joyce Christen-322

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