Archive - News Article
November 2nd, 2011
Traveling down Highway 70 east of Broken Bow, you might miss the small orange sign marking the turnoff for construction vehicles. The sign seems insignificant; you might not even notice it most days, the gravel and dirt road seems like any other country road. What lies down the road is far from insignificant. The construction project along this road is, in fact, one of the largest civil engineering projects Custer County has ever seen. This is the location of the new $145 million Broken Bow Wind Farm.
Sixteen Hastings College students, including Mark and Katrina (Holland) Shaw from Broken Bow, will be going to Corozol, Belize to work and student teach in the schools during January Term and Spring semester. Unfortunately, the schools are almost completely devoid of many things that we think of as necessities. Many of the classrooms have no books. If there are school libraries at all, they have very few books. The playgrounds are usually fenced in dirt fields with no playground equipment of any kind.
Don't miss this week's Chief when the Mullen kindergarten class takes on Mrs. Brown in a leaf fight ... all part of their study of the seasons.
The Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a childrenâ€™s â€˜Trick or Treatâ€™ Oct. 31 from 3-5 p.m. at local participating businesses. Look for the poster in their windows. Halloween Costume Contest at 5 p.m. in the Broken Bow Square.
Golden LivingCenter in Broken Bow invites all area children to their â€˜Great Candy Giveawayâ€™ Oct. 31 from 4-5:30 p.m.
The weather has cooled, the leaves started their colorful changes, and the holidays are just around the corner. Take time for yourself to gather real greenery in the beauty of Halsey National Forest and expand your creative side in making wreaths, swags, and centerpieces for Thanksgiving or Christmas decorations.
Arnold rescue personnel were called to the scene of an accident Monday, Oct. 17, in the parking area just south of the Arnold School, at 12:30 p.m.
According to the Custer County Sheriffâ€™s Office, the accident occurred when 14-year-old Grace Magill jumped on the hood of a vehicle driven by her 16-year-old sister, Hannah, as it was pulling away from the school. Grace slid off the hood and under the vehicle and was accidentally run over.
Four criminal cases were heard in Custer County District Court Thursday morning; two involved motions to revoke probation, one plea hearing and one arraignment.
The Fire Lookout Tower at Halsey National Forest recently received a much-needed renovation because of safety concerns. The aging Scott Lookout Tower, the only working fire tower in Nebraska, has been out of commission the last two years.
Originally built in the mid-1940s, this is the third tower to stand on this location. The previous two are believed to have been lost to fires. To bring the current tower up to code, workers replaced all of the wood steps and decking, replaced handrails, and reinforced the base with concrete. The tower was also reshingled and repainted.
Every day boys and girls worldwide suffer from war, poverty, disease and natural disaster. Through a very special program, you have the opportunity to bring a smile to the face of one of those children, and offer them hope and encouragement.
Nebraska State Bank and Trust has opened its new branch in Broken Bow. The Nebraska State Bank East Branch offers extended hours and a full range of services to the community.
The new branch, located on East Highway 2 in Broken Bow, has a full-service lobby and teller line, two drive-up lanes and a drive-up ATM. The drive up is open from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and the lobby is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The lobby and drive-up are also open on Saturday mornings.