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March 2nd, 2011

The Music Man: Bill Reichert named ‘Citizen of the Year’

March 2, 2011

This year, at the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Banquet, Bill Reichert was named Citizen of the Year. An award he will admit, he wasn’t expecting to receive.
As a band teacher for Broken Bow for 37 years now, he now finds himself teaching the children, and sometimes grand-children, of the first students he taught here.
A man dedicated to music, he has shared his love and commitment with many people in the community.

February 28th

Family Furniture begins 25th year

February 28, 2011

In March 1986, Ron and Cheri Chytka took a chance at starting their own business. A chance that has proven to be an excellent move.
The Chytkas have held to their philosophy of “Having good quality furniture at a fair price, and you’ll get repeat customers” and opening two stores - one in Broken Bow and one in Ord - and after 25 years of business, it seems to have worked for them.

February 25th

CEDC focuses on health of business communities

February 25, 2011

By LIZ BABCOCK, CEDC President
Special for the Chief

Economic Development is more than simply bringing new business into a community; it is also about promoting a positive attitude and helping to retain our current businesses. The founding members of the Custer Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) knew that when they made the decision to form CEDC.
The CEDC is privately funded by businesses and individuals in Custer County. Since its inception in 2003, CEDC has provided support and resources to new and expanding businesses, fostering business growth and retention in the area.

Public hearing nets few questions

February 25, 2011

Nebraska Public Power intends to build 115,000-volt transmission line to connect the 80 megawatt planned wind farm to the substation south of Broken Bow.
Tuesday evening a public hearing was conducted to give, among others, land owners a chance to ask how they will be compensated for their inconvenience and their property.
The projected cost of the nine mile line is $5.5 millions.

Arnold, Callaway vote to combine prom

February 25, 2011

CALLAWAY/ARNOLD - As school funds become harder and harder to come by, many rural schools are finding innovative ways to try and save money. For a number of area schools that fat-trimming has come in the way of consolidating athletic programs. For two area high schools, however, that consolidation has gone one step further.
This spring, students and Arnold High School and Callaway High School will be attending the same Prom - and it was the students idea.

February 24th

County hires: New faces, New positions

February 25, 2011

Effective March 1 there will be some new faces behind the titles. Tuesday, the Custer County Board of Supervisors hired Shawn Owens as the new Emergency Manager/Weed Superintendent. This is the first time the job description has covered both jobs.
Current Weed Superintendentdent/Zoning Administrator Larry Gibbens has accepted a position with the Nebraska Board of Lands, the organization that manages and oversees the states’ educational land holdings.

February 21st

STATE CHAMPIONS!!!

February 21, 2011

The Broken Bow High School cheerleading squad brought home the state championship trophy following Saturday's State High Cheer & Dance Championships in Grand Island. Broken Bow was crowned state champs in the Class C Sideline Division. Members of the squad are Emily Smallcomb, Nicole Evans, Ashly Raff, Nathan Geranis, Shamra Fritsch, Shelby Allen, Bridget Behrends, Neleigh Hall, Sami Gaston and Emilee Franssen.

For more photos from the state competition, see the Feb. 24 Custer County Chief.

February 18th

BREAKING NEWS: Cold case murder suspect arrested in Bow

February 18, 2011

Broken Bow Police Department assisted investigators from Grand Rapids, Mich. this week in an investigation that led to the arrest of Robert L. (Bobby) Brown, 38, for the fatal shooting of an 8-year-old girl at Grand Rapids in 1993, according to Broken Bow Police Chief Steve Scott.

Bow Council says: Number Up!

February 18, 2011

Come June 1, every building, from residences to businesses will have to have a building number posted, and visible from the street.
Ordinance 1095 will require the posting of address numbers on buildings. It will be a help for the Utility Department and for Emergency Services.
The numbers are to be on the building, not on the curb. They are to be at least three inches high and two inches wide and made metal or some other durable material.
The Broken Bow City Council passed the ordinance at the Monday noon city council meeting and waved the three readings.

February 17th

Ag Society tackles money challenges

February 17, 2011

It isn’t going to be business as usual for the Custer County Ag Society. It can’t be. Faced with aging buildings and an increase in expenses, the Custer County Fair Grounds’ Board of Directors are having to take a hard look at ways to increase revenue and decrease expenses.
They can’t have a repeat over last year, when they ended their fiscal year $38,775,63 in the red.
“Tough times call for tough choices,” said Ag Society President Kevin Cooksley, “and we aren’t exempt from those choices.”

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