Archive - News Article
February 25th, 2011
By LIZ BABCOCK, CEDC President
Special for the Chief
Economic Development is more than simply bringing new business into a community; it is also about promoting a positive attitude and helping to retain our current businesses. The founding members of the Custer Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) knew that when they made the decision to form CEDC.
The CEDC is privately funded by businesses and individuals in Custer County. Since its inception in 2003, CEDC has provided support and resources to new and expanding businesses, fostering business growth and retention in the area.
Nebraska Public Power intends to build 115,000-volt transmission line to connect the 80 megawatt planned wind farm to the substation south of Broken Bow.
Tuesday evening a public hearing was conducted to give, among others, land owners a chance to ask how they will be compensated for their inconvenience and their property.
The projected cost of the nine mile line is $5.5 millions.
CALLAWAY/ARNOLD - As school funds become harder and harder to come by, many rural schools are finding innovative ways to try and save money. For a number of area schools that fat-trimming has come in the way of consolidating athletic programs. For two area high schools, however, that consolidation has gone one step further.
This spring, students and Arnold High School and Callaway High School will be attending the same Prom - and it was the students idea.
Effective March 1 there will be some new faces behind the titles. Tuesday, the Custer County Board of Supervisors hired Shawn Owens as the new Emergency Manager/Weed Superintendent. This is the first time the job description has covered both jobs.
Current Weed Superintendentdent/Zoning Administrator Larry Gibbens has accepted a position with the Nebraska Board of Lands, the organization that manages and oversees the statesâ educational land holdings.
The Broken Bow High School cheerleading squad brought home the state championship trophy following Saturday's State High Cheer & Dance Championships in Grand Island. Broken Bow was crowned state champs in the Class C Sideline Division. Members of the squad are Emily Smallcomb, Nicole Evans, Ashly Raff, Nathan Geranis, Shamra Fritsch, Shelby Allen, Bridget Behrends, Neleigh Hall, Sami Gaston and Emilee Franssen.
For more photos from the state competition, see the Feb. 24 Custer County Chief.
Broken Bow Police Department assisted investigators from Grand Rapids, Mich. this week in an investigation that led to the arrest of Robert L. (Bobby) Brown, 38, for the fatal shooting of an 8-year-old girl at Grand Rapids in 1993, according to Broken Bow Police Chief Steve Scott.
Come June 1, every building, from residences to businesses will have to have a building number posted, and visible from the street.
Ordinance 1095 will require the posting of address numbers on buildings. It will be a help for the Utility Department and for Emergency Services.
The numbers are to be on the building, not on the curb. They are to be at least three inches high and two inches wide and made metal or some other durable material.
The Broken Bow City Council passed the ordinance at the Monday noon city council meeting and waved the three readings.
It isnât going to be business as usual for the Custer County Ag Society. It canât be. Faced with aging buildings and an increase in expenses, the Custer County Fair Groundsâ Board of Directors are having to take a hard look at ways to increase revenue and decrease expenses.
They canât have a repeat over last year, when they ended their fiscal year $38,775,63 in the red.
âTough times call for tough choices,â said Ag Society President Kevin Cooksley, âand we arenât exempt from those choices.â
After years of giving to the schools and the community, one of Broken Bowâs own is being honored by his peers for his service.
Dennis âRockâ Jones has been selected as one of 10 Nebraska State Outstanding Service Award Winners by the Nebraska State Interscholastic Ath-letic Administrators Association (NSIAAA). Jones will be honored and awarded at the organizationâs Spring Luncheon March 9, at the Champions Club across from Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.
SARGENT - - The bid has been awarded and construction is slated to begin April 1, or as soon as the spring weather allows, on a project to rebuild the Sargent Diversion Dam.
Perrett Construction of Valentine, was awarded the contract as the low bidder on the Sargent Diversion Dam at the regular meeting of the board of directors of the Middle Loup Public Power and Irrigation District in Arcadia Feb. 7. The bid, which was submitted and accepted, was in the amount of $2, 150,297.88.