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June 13th, 2011
OCONTO - - God seemed to be smiling on the Oconto Volunteer Fire Department Saturday by providing picture perfect weather for the annual Blowinâ the Doors Off BBQ. And plenty of people took advantage of that nice weather to enjoy some great food, live entertainment and a good time with family and friends.
The population of Oconto increased by roughly 12.11 times Saturday night, with a total estimated attendance of 1,829. Ocontoâs current population, according to the 2010 census, stands at 151.
The attendance figures broke down as follows:
Adults (age 12 and up) - 1,689
Ronald J. Vincent, 49 of Sargent, appeared in Custer County District Court last week for arraignment. After reaching a plea agreement with the state, Vincent entered pleas of No Contest to three felony counts.
Vincent had originally been charged with seven felonies, following an April 26 incident northwest of Sargent in which he lost control of his 1994 Ford pickup and hit an embankment. Vincent threatened two passers-by who stopped to render aid, with a gun he had in the seat of the pickup. The two men were able to wrestle the gun away from Vincent.
By Anna Haynes
BREWSTER - - Les McCormick was drafted into the Army in 1942. He completed his basic training in Fort Smith, Ark., at Camp Chaffee. He then went to Nashville, Tenn. for maneuvers and then on to Camp Campbell, Kent. to prepare for battle in Europe.
The night before he shipped out of Camp Shanks, N. J., he won $300 playing dice. By the time they arrived in Marcelâs, France, he was broke from playing cards! They played rummy and pitch in their free time. He also remembers purchasing a carton of cigarettes for 50 cents.
When pharmacy students arrive for a rotation at Holcomb Pharmacy in Broken Bow, they can expect their comfort zone to, shall we say, expand.
Mike Holcomb, Pharm.D., a 1990 University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy graduate, likes to tailor the rotations through his pharmacy to the experience level of the students.
The power and majesty of Mother Nature continually mystifies us. There are those who make their living trying to predict what she will do next, and those who just enjoy watching her beauty unfold.
Last week both of those sectors came together in central Nebraska, and converged in Broken Bow on Memorial Day. The storm chasing party included a tour group from Colorado, a film crew with the Discovery Channel, and the Weather Channelâs âGreat Tornado Huntâ crew.
COMSTOCK - - Rumors and suspicion have been swirling for the past few weeks surrounding the upcoming Comstock music festivals. Are they going to happen, or arenât they?
This week that question was officially answered, when a press release was issued by the eventâs organizers. According to the press release, Comstock Music Festivals is currently working on some new and exciting things with its festival series. The festivals are under a new management regime which is currently in the process of purchasing the entire plot of land on which the festival resides on.
*Consolidated customers must transition to DISH Network before Aug. 20!
Husker fans are gearing up for a new season and a new conference, and cable television providers to central Nebraska are making sure we donât miss any of the action.
Consolidated Companies has partnered with DISH Network to bring the Big 10 network to their customers. However, customers in Merna, Anselmo, Halsey, Dunning, Thedford and Mullen have until Aug. 20 to make the transition from their current cable to DISH Network, or they will lose their cable all together.
This graduation season was particularly busy for one local family, who had three family members graduate from college within a week Tanya Allen, her daughter, Megan, and her niece, Ann Scott are all three Broken Bow High School alumni, and all received nursing degrees.
Megan is the youngest of the family trio of grads, a 2007 graduate of BBHS. She had taken some college classes while still in high school toward her degree, through Mid Plains Community College. Megan started full time at Central Community College-Kearney in the fall of 2007.
DUNNING - - In April 2009, a group of like-minded individuals in the Dunning/ Halsey area began talking about what they could do to promote their region. The group decided to organize in their effort, and formed the Blaine County Area Community Foundation.
âIt all started with a group of optimistic people to get the ball rolling,â says Christi Hafer of the Foundation.
Next month the BCACF will host an Outdoor Adventure Day, geared to generate funds for the Foundation as well as interest in the area.
Saturday afternoon turned out to be filled with a little more excitement than normal for Joe Cool.
Cool was working cattle that day when he noticed smoke coming from the barn. When the Callaway fire department arrived on the scene, the barn was completely engulfed.
âAn old wooden structure filled with ten to 15 tons of straw bales, there wasnât alot we could do besides contain it and watch it burn,â Callaway Fire Chief Charles Jorgensen stated.