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November 15th, 2010

More stars confirmed for Comstock 2011

November 16, 2010

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.

November 12th

Top seed hands Ansley first loss

November 12, 2010

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.

November 11th

Ground broken for visionary effort

November 11, 2010

Nebraska is the happiest state in the country, announced Lt. Governor Rick Sheehy, one of the state’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.com’s Happiness Index, which used unemployment figures, foreclosures and nonmortgage debt to determine a state's overall financial well being.
“It shows Nebraskans aren’t spending money we don’t have,” said Sheehy. “It’s individuals stepping up in communities and making things happen.”

Scott honored for 30 years service

November 11, 2010

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.
“My dream back then was to be a patrolman,” Scott remembers.

National Commander visits Callaway school

November 11, 2010

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 students’ 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 Veteran’s Day.

November 5th

Final numbers are in - - Custer County sees high turnout

November 5, 2010

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 – 8,366
Number of ballots cast, Custer County – 4,259
Voter Turnout, Custer County – 50.91%

CONGRESSIONAL TICKET

Kugler fulfills brother’s last request

November 5, 2010

“To my little brother, Bob - you have got more talent in your little finger than I have got in my whole body. You have got dreams - chase them!”
Poignant words written by a soldier to his little brother, also a soldier, as they went off to war. Words that Rob Kugler has taken to heart, from a man he deeply admired.
Rob, the son of Kathy Kugler, grew up in Broken Bow and graduated from Broken Bow High School, before going off to serve his country as a U.S. Marine. He followed in big brother Mike Doheny’s, footsteps. Mike, too, was a Marine.

Custer Campus hosts groundbreaking

November 5, 2010

The Custer Campus Board of Directors and Custer Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) officially broke ground on the site of the seven acre Custer Campus in Broken Bow Friday, Nov. 5, at 4 p.m.
U.S. Senator Ben Nelson, Lieutenant Governor Rick Sheehy, Mid-Plains Community College President Dr. Michael Chipps, Custer Campus Board of Directors, CEDC Board of Directors, and
officials from the City of Broken Bow participated in the ceremonies.

LeFever charged with five felonies

November 5, 2010

Luke LeFever, 22, was arraigned in Custer County District Court last week on five felony counts, all stemming from incidents which took place in Custer County Aug. 13, 2010.
LeFever has been charged with; Count 1: felon in possession of a firearm, Count 2: possession of a stolen firearm; Count 3: possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; Count 4: willful reckless driving; and Count 5: operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest.

October 27th

Shoebox gifts: Give a smile to a child this year

October 27, 2010

COLLECTION TIMES AND DATES: First Christian Church, Broken Bow: NOV. 16 - 5-7 p.m.; NOV. 17 - 3-5 p.m.; NOV. 18 - 3-5 p.m.; NOV. 19 - 6-7 p.m.; NOV. 20 - 3-5 p.m.; NOV. 21 - noon - 1 p.m

It is that time of year again - the time when our hearts turn to those less fortunate that us. The time for Operation Christmas Child, and local coordinator Fae Beaumont says her goal is to make this year’s collection the biggest and best one yet!

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