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September 6th, 2011
Custer Public Power is looking down the road, 10 years down the road. And what they are seeing is growth. And with this growth comes a need for more power.
Last Thursday, Nebraska Public Power Sub T and Planning Supervisor Evan Kinney presented a plan to address what NPPDs study sees in the future.
â€śThe ultimate goal,â€ť explained Kinney, â€śis to treat the sub-transmission system as one integrated system. And to have the power companies work together to meet the needs of all parties.â€ť
These needs include load growth, capacity, condition and back-up.
Following the results of a community wide telephone survey regarding the facility needs of Broken Bow Public Schools, the school board agreed to take another bond issue proposal to the voters. During an Open House at North Park school Tuesday evening, details of the bond issue were outlined to a large number of district patrons.
Broken Bow 4th grade teacher Jim Hartman knows his crawdads - and any kid who has gone through his science class knows all about them too.
For more than 20 years Hartman has been using the little crustacians to teach his students a variety of science lessons with hands-on, fun experiments using crayfish. This month, Hartman will be presenting a workshop on that subject at the Nebraska Association of Teachers of Science State Conference.
Hunger knows no boundaries. A group of neighborhood friends in Broken Bow realized that too, and decided to come together and do something about it. The kids hang out and play together nearly every day, but on one Saturday afternoon they had even more fun, they say, working to help someone else.
Results of a new study supported by the ConAgra Foods Foundation, the Howard G. Buffett Found-ation and Nielsen shows approximately 20 percent of children in Nebraska under the age of 18 are at-risk for hunger.
Julie Lindstrom says she has known since she was in grade school that she wanted to be a doctor. Now more than 20 years since she graduated from high school, she has come full circle and will soon be practicing medicine in the same clinic where she grew up watching her dad practice.
Voters in the Broken Bow school district will head to the polls Tuesday, Sept. 13, for a special election to decide the future of the city's elementary schools.
This is a new project and a new requested bond amount. After conducting a telephone survey in late April among the district patrons, the school board has reviewed the results of that survey and have come up with what they believe is the most practical solution for meeting the educational needs of Broken Bowâ€™s elementary students.
Anderson Inc. has their eyes on Custer County. They would like to build an elevator and 124 car shuttle train loading facility off State Highway 2 east of Anselmo on the BNSF line.
The company, represented by Jim Cripe, formally asked the Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning for a zoning variance so that they can move forward with the project. The land is currently zoned Ag. The project received its approval from the Custer County Zoning Commission last week.
CALLAWAY - - Mickey Gavin has known for a long time that her son, Todd, is an excellent cook. Very soon the rest of the area will know that, too.
Mother and son are venturing in to a business together, and bringing a much-needed business back to Callaway. Triple T Steakhouse, formerly Doxees Steakhouse, will open on main street in Callaway Sept. 1 - just in time for the communityâ€™s annual Kite Flight celebration.
Midwest Energy officially withdrew their request to build five wind turbines within the Airportâ€™s land jurisdiction Thursday. Tom Swierczewski, Midwest Energy Senior Project Developer told the Chief that they have withdrawn the application with the Airport Authority, and that it is their desire to work with a community in their development of Wind Energy.
He said they felt there was enough uncertainty with these locations that it was better to relocate the turbines.
The Airport Authority said no. They cannot in good conscious prepare a letter of no objection to five wind-tower sites selected by Mid-West Energy within the airportâ€™s three mile traffic area. The vote at last Thursdayâ€™s meeting was three to two. The Airport Authority doesnâ€™t have the last say. It is their job to pass on a recommendation, or in this case their objection, to Broken Bowâ€™s Board of Adjustment.
Midwest Energy representative Tom Swierczewski says he believes their concern is unwarranted.