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November 29th, 2010
This year marked the 3rd Annual National Guard Appreciation Deer Hunt, founded and organized by Mike Christen.
When asked what inspired Mike to coordinate such an event, he responded by telling that heâ€™d been in the guard for 34 years, though was never deployed. After he retired, he wanted to do some sort of appreciation for other guard members.
Initially, the hunt was set up for two groups, junior and senior members, but this year there were three, including a females only group.
Saturday, Arnold saw a flurry of activity as more than 100 women converged on the community center for a potluck salad luncheon. The luncheon was the opening to the annual housing tour, sponsored by the Arnold Chamber of Commerce. Those who attended were divided into groups and given directions to each home being showcased. For this yearâ€™s event, four families opened their homes to the public, with each bringing their own unique style and history to the table.
There are those who know what they want to do with their lives from an early age, and then there are those who have to take awhile to find themselves. Rebecca Cassel Roese admits she falls in the latter category, but this 30-something mom of three believes she has found her lifeâ€™s passion.
Rebecca teaches medical classes at College America in Denver, Colo., and this past July was promoted to Associate Dean of the schoolâ€™s medical program. The fact that she would end up as an instructor surprises even her.
The blueprints were drawn in March but it took until September to actually break ground. This is in regards to the building of a smoking addition to Slyvesterâ€™s Bar in Broken Bow.
Following some contention regarding the statewide smoking-ban, patrons began wondering if a smoker-friendly sector would happen at all.
Fred Schumacher, owner/manager of Slyvesterâ€™s Bar, explained that there was a lot of legal requirements and red tape regarding the addition.
Last summer Comstock Music Festival organizer Bill Kann promised a bigger and better festival next year - and he is living up to that promise. As we begin to wind down 2010, Kann and his staff have been busy making preparations for a three-festival summer in 2011.
Kann, owner of Up the Creek Promotions LLC and chief executive officer of Comstock Music Festivals, will be bringing three festivals back to Custer County next summer. The country festival is set for June 2-5, rock festival July 7-10 and Godstock Christian festival in August.
Two area teams participated in the quarter finals of the State High School Volleyball tournament Thursday, with one team advancing to the semi-finals and one team seeing their season come to an end.
Nebraska is the happiest state in the country, announced Lt. Governor Rick Sheehy, one of the stateâ€™s dignitaries on hand for the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Mid-Plains Community College Custer Campus last Friday.
The designation as the happiest state came from MainStreet.comâ€™s Happiness Index, which used unemployment figures, foreclosures and nonmortgage debt to determine a state's overall financial well being.
â€śIt shows Nebraskans arenâ€™t spending money we donâ€™t have,â€ť said Sheehy. â€śItâ€™s individuals stepping up in communities and making things happen.â€ť
When Steve Scott graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1978, he knew exactly what he wanted to do. Thirty years later, he is still doing it.
Last week, Broken Bow Police Chief Scott celebrated 30 years of service to the police department and to the community of Broken Bow. He says from the time he was a sophomore in high school he knew he wanted to be a police officer.
â€śMy dream back then was to be a patrolman,â€ť Scott remembers.
American Legion National Commander Jimmie L. Foster and department of Nebraska officials, visited Nebraska Legionnaires last week as they toured Nebraska. One of their stops was in Callaway, where the group paid a visit to the school.
Commander Foster, of Anchorage, Alaska, had some fun with the high school students at Callaway Nov. 4, during a short program in which he tested the studentsâ€™ knowledge of history. He asked a series of questions about American history, specifically about the various wars, branches of military and origin of what we now know as Veteranâ€™s Day.
More than 50 percent of Custer County's registered voters cast their ballots in the general election Tuesday.
With all precincts, absentee and provisional ballots counted, Cecil Burt was officially declared the winner in the race for Broken Bow mayor over incumbent Reynold C. McMeen. Below are the OFFICIAL results of the 2010 election for Custer County and surrounding area.
Number of registered voters, Custer County â€“ 8,366
Number of ballots cast, Custer County â€“ 4,259
Voter Turnout, Custer County â€“ 50.91%