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January 11th, 2011
This year marks Rick Maasâs 30th year working for Mead Lumber and he plans to go from full-time to staying on part-time.
âIâm kind of cutting back,â is how Rick phrased his semi-retirement. By this he means heâll be stepping down as manager and will refocus his time toward sales and working with contractors. He still plans to work an average of four days a week, down from seven, as was sometimes necessary in the past.
The second half of 2010 started off with good news, when it was confirmed that a college would be coming to the community. Thanks to the efforts of the local Custer Economic Development Corp., Custer Campus is expected to be operational in time for 2011 Fall classes.
This was just one of the stories making Chief headlines this past year. This week we will peruse the headlines for more area stories during the months of July-December, 2010.
The AmeriCorps program stations volunteers across the United States, including Alaska. On a whim, Broken Bow graduate Jonathon Crouch applied for a position and was appointed an AmeriCorps Education Volunteer.
In the last five months, Jonathan has spent his time teaching at a high school in Sitka, Alaska
The Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce held their annual Board retreat Dec. 12, 2010. New members to the board are pictured above, front row, from left, Mo Hunsberger, Danyelle Pflaster, Christie Schweitzer, Jeanette Denson and Dr. Virginia Moon. Other members are: second row, Chris Smith, Michelle Miller, Amy Cyboron, Stephanie Evans and Amy Wenquist; third row, Nate Bell, Carol Ostendorf, Tara Russell and Chuck Drake. Board members not present were Kelly Sanger and Bob Davis.
December 29th, 2010
In 2010, Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow completed a multi-year renovation and addition project, creating a state-of-the-art facility in our region. That was just one of the many positive things that occurred this year.
However, 2010 also saw its share of local tragedies. In the next two weeks we will recap some of the stories that made headlines in the Custer County Chief during 2010 - looking at the first six months this week.
Plains Equipment Group is pleased to announce the addition of the following Nebraska John Deere dealerships:
â˘ Custer County Implement Inc. in Broken Bow
â˘ Elkhorn Valley Implement in OâNeill
â˘ GreenIron in Ord
â˘ Niobrara Valley Equipment in Ainsworth
Effective Dec. 15, 2010, these four stores will be joining Plains Equipment Group, Inc. headquartered in Seward. Our employees want to ensure their loyal customers that going forward you can expect the same great service youâve experienced over the years!
After attending The Green School Summit in Lincoln in October, Joe Shea, Director of Operations for Broken Bow Public Schools, came home with lots of ideas.
Armed with the desire to make the Broken Bow schools more efficient and environmentally friendly, Shea presented his ideas for accomplishing that to the Broken Bow School Board at the November meeting. One phase of that plan is being completed while students are enjoying their holiday break from the classroom.
Broken Bow High School band and choir small groups and ensembles presented an annual Christmas event in Broken Bow Dec. 21 - the Holiday Notes concert. Pictured above, from left: Ashley Schweitzer, Andrew Pracht and Grant Shinn open the event with a trombone trio, playing "Fanfare and Invention."
A large crowd attended the event, which included dinner and festive holiday entertainment by some of BBHSâs most talented musicians.
The Custer County Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution hosted a Christmas luncheon Dec. 16, and presented the chapterâs Community Service Award to the Rev. Kathy LaRocque.
âThe fabric of Broken Bow will have a big hole in it when she leaves,â said DAR service committee chair Rosa Tiff about LaRocque. âShe is simply a caring person who wants to help anyone who needs help.â
Nineteen-year-old Skyler J. Linn was sentenced in Custer County District Court Dec. 16, to 12-15 months in the Nebraska Department of Corrections. The sentence was part of a plea agreement Linn and his attorney reached with the State.
Linn was arraigned in Custer County Court Dec. 6, and was charged with three counts of burglary and one count of possession of a stolen firearm. All are Class III felonies. The burglaries involved Broken Bow businesses, including Garrett Tire, Farritor Auto Parts and Clark Dental.