Archive - News Article
July 7th, 2011
By Ben Wheeler,
Pheasants Forever Coordinating Wildlife Biologist
The recent floods of the Missouri River have not only displaced people, but also wildlife.
Federally threatened piping plovers typically nest on open, elevated sandbars in several of Nebraskaâ€™s river systems, including the Missouri.
Because of the high water on the Missouri River, the sandbars where these birds establish nests are under water, leaving them with no nesting habitat. In order for these birds to produce a successful clutch, they had to find suitable nesting habitat somewhere else.
The Broken Bow Volunteer Fire Department again sponsored a spectacular fireworks display Monday evening over Melham Lake in Broken Bow. The display capped off a full weekend of area activities, which included alumni gatherings, parades, barbecues and much more.
See this week's Custer County Chief for photos of area Independence Day weekend events!
MASON CITY - - While his classmates were playing ball, dating and going to Prom their senior year of high school, Harry Ray Boyles was half a world away - jumping out of airplanes with a gun, and fighting to preserve the freedom of a nation.
He was barely 18-years-old, drafted into the Army while in his final year at Ansley High School. He was inducted Oct. 25, 1944, at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. Harry completed basic training at Camp Hood, Texas. Life had dealt young Harry blows before, but nothing could have prepared him for what was to come.
ANSLEY - - Jordan Rapp may be only an incoming high school junior, but he already has clear-cut goals for his future. And he is spending part of his summer paving the way toward achieving those goals.
*Adams Land and Cattle Co. will be doubling its production, but not at its current cattle feeding sites.
Adams Land & Cattle Company (ALCC) publicly announced today its plans to again double the size of its business.
Since inception in 1973, ALCC has become one of the premier cattle feeders in the state of Nebraska, by focusing on innovative approaches and research driven production models. ALCC looks to build upon this foundation and has set its sights on becoming one of the major leaders and largest cattle feeders in the nation.
State Sen. Deb Fischer of Valentine, Tuesday announced her candidacy for the United States Senate.
â€śIâ€™m running for the United States Senate to help America regain its economic strength and rebuild its cultural foundations,â€ť Sen. Fischer stated. â€śAmerica must meet a new generation of challenges by strengthening our economy, balancing our books, and in Nebraska, revitalizing our communities.â€ť
By Elizabeth Babcock
The ribbon cutting has been scheduled, furniture has been ordered, and if you have driven west of town on Highway 2, you have seen the exciting progress that has happened with the vision of Custer Campus finally becoming a reality for Custer County.
If you have been following the news much at all, you are likely aware that the districts in the state of Nebraska, as well as nearly every other state in the union, have changed.
What you may not be fully aware of is the fact that those changes have already gone into effect, and as a result Sen. Deb Fischer is no longer the state representative for Custer County. That is because Custer County is no longer in the 43rd Legislative District; rather, we are now part of the 36th District represented by Sen. John Wightman of Lexington.
Many of Nebraskaâ€™s rural Post Offices are in jeopordy - and the communities those Post Offices serve are fighting back.
The U.S. Postal Service is currently conducting studies on the stateâ€™s smaller and rural Post Offices to determine the fate of those offices. The Postal Service is calling it â€śDelivery Unit Optimizationâ€ť, but community members are calling it absurd.
The 43rd Army Band of the Nebraska National Guard will be performing at the Town Square in Broken Bow, Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 2 p.m. The 43rd Army Bandâ€™s concert will include patriotic selections, marches and popular music performed by the 55 member Concert Band.
This concert also includes performances by the jazz band and the rock combo. This concert is free and open to the public â€“ no admission ticket is required. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Broken Bow High School gym.