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February 18th, 2011

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.”

Bow’s ‘Rock honored

February 17, 2011

After years of giving to the schools and the community, one of Broken Bow’s own is being honored by his peers for his service.
Dennis “Rock” Jones has been selected as one of 10 Nebraska State Outstanding Service Award Winners by the Nebraska State Interscholastic Ath-letic Administrators Association (NSIAAA). Jones will be honored and awarded at the organization’s Spring Luncheon March 9, at the Champions Club across from Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.

Middle Loup crop production threatened

February 17, 2011

SARGENT - - The bid has been awarded and construction is slated to begin April 1, or as soon as the spring weather allows, on a project to rebuild the Sargent Diversion Dam.
Perrett Construction of Valentine, was awarded the contract as the low bidder on the Sargent Diversion Dam at the regular meeting of the board of directors of the Middle Loup Public Power and Irrigation District in Arcadia Feb. 7. The bid, which was submitted and accepted, was in the amount of $2, 150,297.88.

Sentence delayed in DUI case

February 17, 2011

A requested breath alcohol test delayed the sentencing of a Broken Bow man in Custer County District Court last week.
Kyle McLaughlin, 56, was scheduled for sentencing on a charge of 4th offense Driving Under the Influence, in district court Feb. 10. However, prior to the proceeding the state requested a breathalizer test be performed on the defendant. McLaughlin blew .23 at that time.

February 16th

Coach of the Decade

February 16, 2011

Ansley volleyball and track coach Pat Hoblyn was named Custer County Chief Coach of the Decade, and awarded a plaque Tuesday night at the Broken Bow Indian High School gym. The Best of the Decade team, coach, and male and female athletes were voted on by you, the public. Hoblyn is in her 36th year of teaching and coaching at AHS. She was awarded a plaque of recognition by Custer County Chief Sports Editor Tim Brown.
See this week's Custer County Chief "Spirit of the Sandhills" section for a complete story on Pat Hoblyn.

February 11th

A-M becomes 100th mentoring Chapter

February 11, 2011

MERNA - - Anselmo-Merna will join communities across Nebraska, Iowa and California in an effort to provide mentors for youth in grades three through 12. TeamMates of Anselmo-Merna will have the distinction of being the 100th TeamMates Chapter.
“We are thrilled to welcome the students, staff and community of Anselmo-Merna to the TeamMates team,” said Suzanne Hince, the executive director of the TeamMates Mentoring Pro-gram. “Anselmo-Merna marks the significant milestone of our 100th Chapter and we look forward to providing great mentoring services for youth in the area.”

Public hearing set for wind farm project

February 11, 2011

Nebraska Public Power District will continue its public involvement process for its proposed Broken Bow 115,000-Volt Transmission Line project with a public hearing set for Feb. 22 in Broken Bow.
The public hearing is the third step in NPPD’s process that included two earlier public open houses used to gather information to develop a proposed route.
The public hearing will begin at 7 p.m. at the Broken Bow Municipal Building. NPPD and its consultants will present information regarding the need, engineering aspects, line route selection, and easement acquisition to the public.

February 10th

Collins carries on family's 'hairy' tradition

February 10, 2011

Elmer Collins went to work at the barber shop on the north side of the square in Broken Bow, in April 1951. Sixty years later the shop remains in the family, with Elmer’s granddaughter now at the helm.
Jamie Collins took over Ache & Pain April 1, 2009, when her aunt - Elmer’s daughter - Patty Knoell retired. Like Patty, Jamie has lived her entire life in Broken Bow and literally grew up at the shop.

Kids Count Part 2: Education for our future

February 10, 2011

Most of us agree that all children should have access to safe, affordable and high-quality early childhood care and education. During this critical period, children grow and learn more than at any other time in their lives.
By investing in quality experiences for young children, we can increase a child’s opportunities to develop - intellectually, socially and emotionally. Early experiences create the foundation upon which a child’s future success and productivity are built.

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