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July 14th, 2011

Resident unaccounted for as home burns

July 14, 2011

Owner out of town for the weekend;
Returned Sunday to find his home gone.

An early morning fire last weekend ended in the total loss of a home near Merna, and prompted a search for the home owner.
According to Merna Fire Chief Dave Beals, the call came in at 12:10 a.m. Saturday, July 9, of a house fire on the Victoria Springs Road east of Merna at the Robert Schmitz residence. Beals says when the fire department arrived at the scene they found the house fully involved with fire. He was also initially unsure whether or not anyone was in the house.

July 8th

TransCaer haz-mat training comes to Bow

July 8, 2011

Last week, area fire departments and emergency response personnel had a rare opportunity to receive training in handing an accident involving hazardous materials.
The training program is called TransCaer, and is a nationwide program sponsored by Dow Chemicals. Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railroad, NEMA and the Nebraska State Patrol were some of the entities responsible for brining this professional training program to Nebraska, and to Broken Bow.

July 7th

BBPS introduces new Foundation

July 7, 2011

As school districts across the nation continue to face budget cuts and decreases in state aid, it has become imperative for schools to come up with new ways of getting and maintaining funds. That is the premise behind the creation of the Broken Bow Schools Foundation.
Big projects - such as renovations and large facility projects - have the greatest need of funding when budget dollars are cut. Dr. Virginia Moon, BBPS Superintendent, says because of that districts need a vehicle in which to launch that scope of projects, and a foundation offers this vehicle.

Healing hearts one family at a time

July 7, 2011

Abuse against women, men and children is a widespread problem which occurs within every possible social, economic, racial, religious and age class. Battering often begins in the dating relationship. What appears to be harmless behavior may be identified as the early warning signs of future abuse.
Healing Hearts & Families is excited about completing their first year providing Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault services to eight counties in Central Nebraska. The area they cover includes the counties of Blaine, Custer, Garfield, Greeley, Loup, Sherman, Valley and Wheeler.

Custer County new home for Missouri River flood refugees

July 7, 2011

By Ben Wheeler,
Pheasants Forever Coordinating Wildlife Biologist

The recent floods of the Missouri River have not only displaced people, but also wildlife.
Federally threatened piping plovers typically nest on open, elevated sandbars in several of Nebraska’s river systems, including the Missouri.
Because of the high water on the Missouri River, the sandbars where these birds establish nests are under water, leaving them with no nesting habitat. In order for these birds to produce a successful clutch, they had to find suitable nesting habitat somewhere else.

July 5th

Area plays host to holiday weekend activities

July 5, 2011

The Broken Bow Volunteer Fire Department again sponsored a spectacular fireworks display Monday evening over Melham Lake in Broken Bow. The display capped off a full weekend of area activities, which included alumni gatherings, parades, barbecues and much more.
See this week's Custer County Chief for photos of area Independence Day weekend events!

June 30th

From the classroom to the battlefield

June 30, 2011

MASON CITY - - While his classmates were playing ball, dating and going to Prom their senior year of high school, Harry Ray Boyles was half a world away - jumping out of airplanes with a gun, and fighting to preserve the freedom of a nation.
He was barely 18-years-old, drafted into the Army while in his final year at Ansley High School. He was inducted Oct. 25, 1944, at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. Harry completed basic training at Camp Hood, Texas. Life had dealt young Harry blows before, but nothing could have prepared him for what was to come.

Ansley student sets sights on World Leadership Congress

June 30, 2011

ANSLEY - - Jordan Rapp may be only an incoming high school junior, but he already has clear-cut goals for his future. And he is spending part of his summer paving the way toward achieving those goals.

Bow company announces plans for significant growth

June 30, 2011

*Adams Land and Cattle Co. will be doubling its production, but not at its current cattle feeding sites.

Adams Land & Cattle Company (ALCC) publicly announced today its plans to again double the size of its business.
Since inception in 1973, ALCC has become one of the premier cattle feeders in the state of Nebraska, by focusing on innovative approaches and research driven production models. ALCC looks to build upon this foundation and has set its sights on becoming one of the major leaders and largest cattle feeders in the nation.

Fischer bids for U.S. Senate

June 30, 2011

State Sen. Deb Fischer of Valentine, Tuesday announced her candidacy for the United States Senate.
“I’m running for the United States Senate to help America regain its economic strength and rebuild its cultural foundations,” Sen. Fischer stated. “America must meet a new generation of challenges by strengthening our economy, balancing our books, and in Nebraska, revitalizing our communities.”

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