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January 14th, 2011

Snow: Second weekend storm hits area

January 14, 2011

A large winter storm system spun over the Northern and Central Rocky Mountains over the weekend, bringing heavy snows to much of the Central Plains. By the time the snow finally made its way out of the area Monday, nearly a foot of the white stuff was on the ground in much of central and north central Nebraska.

January 11th

Rick Maas heads to ‘semi retirement’

January 11, 2011

This year marks Rick Maas’s 30th year working for Mead Lumber and he plans to go from full-time to staying on part-time.
“I’m kind of cutting back,” is how Rick phrased his semi-retirement. By this he means he’ll 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.

2010 - The year in review Part 2

January 11, 2011

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.

JULY

Alaska or Bust

January 11, 2011

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

2011 BB Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

January 11, 2011

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

2010 - The year in review

December 29, 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.

JANUARY

Custer County Implement part of merger

December 29, 2010

Plains Equipment Group is pleased to announce the addition of the following Nebraska John Deere dealerships:
• Custer County Implement Inc. in Broken Bow
• Elkhorn Valley Implement in O’Neill
• GreenIron in Ord
• 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 you’ve experienced over the years!

Upgrades made during holiday break

December 29, 2010

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.

Sounds of the Season

December 29, 2010

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 BBHS’s most talented musicians.

December 27th

DAR presents 2010 Service Award

December 27, 2010

The Custer County Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution hosted a Christmas luncheon Dec. 16, and presented the chapter’s Community Service Award to the Rev. Kathy LaRocque.
“The fabric of Broken Bow will have a big hole in it when she leaves,” said DAR service committee chair Rosa Tiff about LaRocque. “She is simply a caring person who wants to help anyone who needs help.”

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