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December 9th

Training for disaster

December 9, 2010

Broken Bow Volunteer Firemen and members of the EMT crew, along with staff from Jennie Melham Medical Center and local law enforcement all participated in a special Haz Mat training session Wednesday evening. The training was held at the Broken Bow fire hall, with several local teens portraying "victims" of a chemical spill in the mock drill.

December 8th

Family transforms old school into beautiful home

December 8, 2010

Last Saturday, Gary and Melanie Doyle opened up their home to visitors - lots and lots of visitors.
Those visitors came from miles away, most of them curious to see just how an old schoolhouse can function as a family home. Nearly everyone was very impressed with what they saw.
The Doyle’s say they were very surprised at the turnout for their Open House, with 130 guests signing the guest book in the front entrance of the home. Many of those attending had gone to school in the building, while others were simply intrigued at the thought of such a transformation.

Men arraigned for burglary

December 8, 2010

Ongoing investigations by the Broken Bow Police Department have led to the arrests last week of two men on burglary charges involving local businesses, according to Broken Bow Police Chief Steve Scott.
William A. Byrne, 21 of Broken Bow, was arraigned in Custer County Court Monday. Byrne was charged with a Class III felony for burglary, and a Class III felony for theft in connection with the Oct. 6, 2010, burglary at the McDonald’s Restaurant in Broken Bow. Chief Scott said that a second person has also been charged in connection with this crime, but no details are available at this time.

War hero dog mistakenly put to sleep

December 8, 2010

The Chief has learned of a tragic mistake, which cost a war hero her life.
Her name was Target - a shepherd mix dog who traveled all the way to the United States from Afghanistan. On Nov. 15, a county employee in Arizona mistakenly euthanized Target - an error that cost that employee their job and outraged a nation.

Nebraska deer harvest sets record

December 8, 2010

Nebraska's November firearm deer harvest set a record this fall, rising 18 percent over last year, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.
The 2010 November firearm deer harvest was 63,300, compared to 53,767 in 2009. Most of the increase is from antlerless white-tailed deer harvest, as 21,000 bonus antlerless white-tailed deer tags were added this year.

Protect yourself from would-be scammers

December 8, 2010

Part 2 of a 2-part series.
We are fortunate to live in an area where we know our neighbors, where we feel like we can trust people. And for the most part, we can. However, our rural setting does not make us immune to scam artists. If anything, it makes us even more susceptible.
Last week we presented a lot of information on how to recognize a scam and what to do to protect yourself from being deceived. This week, to conclude our series, we will focus on what to do if you discover you have been the victim of fraud.

December 6th

Bow businesses display Christmas spirit

December 6, 2010

The Festival of Lights parade was cancelled last week in Broken Bow due to the weather, but the floats were already put together and plaques purchased so those businesses had their floats on display for the judges and the public. The viewing took place on the north side of the square last Thursday evening. Pictured are Santa and some of his elves, who appeared on the float entered by The Kloset. This float was awarded second place by the judges. See this week's Custer County Chief for more Christmas float pictures.

December 1st

Youth group offers holiday lawn decorating service

December 1, 2010

With Thanksgiving behind us many are now turning their sights to decorating for the Christmas season. The United Methodist Church junior high youth group would love to help people with that project, but it might not be what you think.
The youth group is planning a mission trip/fun trip to South Dakota next summer and has been looking for innovative ways to raise money for their trip. That is how they came up with the idea of the Ugly Christmas Lawn Ornament fundraiser.

Seniors beware: scam artists are targeting you

December 1, 2010

Part 1 of a 2-part series.
Unfortunately, there are scam artists across the country and around the world trying to defraud Nebraskans every day. Nationwide, scams against seniors are generating billions of dollars each year for criminals. Together, we must fight back.

Local givers spread message of hope

December 1, 2010

Shoe boxes packed with gift items for children of all ages were collected the week prior to Thanksgiving at First Christian Church in Broken Bow, the local relay center for Operation Christmas Child. A project of the mission group Samaritan's Purse, founded by Franklin Graham, Operation Christmas Child collects and distributes Christmas gift boxes to children all around the world.

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