Archive - News Article
June 30th, 2011
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.
â€˘ FRIDAY NIGHT KICK-OFF, JULY 1, 4-7 P.M. - wine & cheese; beer & pretzels at BROKEN BOW MUNICIPAL BUILDING
It is that time of year again when many individuals look forward to going back to their home towns and reconnecting with old friends and classmates - class reunion time. For alumni of Broken Bow High School that time has long been the July 4th weekend; and while the date hasn't changed, the event's organizers have.
Monday was a special day for Chris Pearson and members of his family - the day it was announced his familyâ€™s legacy will live on.
Ground was broken on the west edge of Broken Bow in a noon ceremony Monday for the new Lomax Professional Building. The building was designed by Chris, initially to provide office space for his wife, Becky.
Becky is the owner/operator of Pearson Physical Therapy, PC in Broken Bow. Her office is temporarily located in Deb Brynerâ€™s former embroidery shop on 9th Avenue, pending completion of the new building.
MERNA - - A piece of history has returned home to Custer County, in the form of a hand-made block quilt. The story of the quilt and its travels are nothing short of amazing.
Some of the details remain a mystery, but for residents of Merna the important details are all there.
On the quilt are stitched many familiar names in our area, some of whom still have family members living here. For them the quilt is like a family heirloom - more like a community heirloom if you will. And it was one womanâ€™s curiosity and generosity that brought that heirloom back where it belonged.
From Texas Longhorns to Nebraska Angus, cattle often need the care of a good veterinarian - and cattle are Clayton Smith's specialty.
Smith is the newest vet in Broken Bow, joining the staff of Vet Care June 6. He originally hails from Lubbock, Texas - marriage brought him to central Nebraska. He met his wife, Lindsey, while attending vet school at Oklahoma State University. Lindsey grew up on a ranch near Burwell, and during the summers she and Clayton would return to Burwell to help out on the ranch.
One of the stateâ€™s most influential women, and a native of Broken Bow, passed away June 10. Pamela K. Brown was born Sept. 12, 1952.
She was the wife of Steve Brown of Omaha, daughter-in-law of the late Paul and Betty Brown, and daughter of Norma Kemp and the late Paul Kemp, all of Broken Bow.
â€˘Regional Hero Flight includes several area veterans
December 7, 1941, is often referred to as Americaâ€™s longest day. The attack that day on Pearl Harbor began our involvement in World War II.
During World War II, 85 percent of our nationâ€™s families had someone serving in active duty. Nearly 60 years after the end of that war, a memorial to those who served was finally erected in Washington, D.C. Last week, 20 WW II veterans from central Nebraska had the privilege of making the trip to Washington to visit that memorial.