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September 14th, 2011
Forty-six percent of registered voters in the Broken Bow school district went to the polls Tuesday to cast their vote on whether or not to approve a $5.8 million bond for an addition and renovation to North Park school. The OFFICIAL results of that election are:
960 - YES
700 - NO
This was the third attempt at a school bond for the district, and is less than half the cost of the previous bond requests.
The project will accomplish the following goals:
1. Eight additional classrooms to house 3rd and 4th grade.
Two Broken Bow men appeared in Custer County District Court Sept. 8 for arraignment. Each is charged with three felony counts stemming from a June 25 incident involving the brutal assault of another Broken Bow man in his apartment.
Geoffrey J. Eng, 24, and Lewis J. Dominguez, 19, both of Broken Bow, have each been charged with false imprisonment, making terroristic threats and 1st degree assault.
A small group of community members met with several UNL students Monday evening to discuss the assets, drawbacks and future vision for Broken Bow.
The students are members of the UNL landscape architect program, and with the help of Professor Kim Wilson and Sandy Scofield of the UNL Rural Initiative, they will be working with the community to develop a comprehensive plan for the city. The outcome will be full of ideas for projects, ways to involve the citizenry, different approaches to consider and suggestions based on community input.
*Editorâs Note: In Remembering 9/11: 10 Year Anniversary, the Custer County Chief asked some of our citizens about 9/11: Did they remember where they were and what they were doing when the planes hit ... they did; Do they believe this event impacted the United States and if so, how? And where they impacted directly?
Deputy Roy Crites was working for the Custer County Sheriffâs Office at the time of 9/11. He said then Sheriff Ted Henderson came into the room and said,âHoly cow! I think weâre under attack!â
The Arcadia Fall Festival Parade takes place annually on Labor Day Monday. This year's parade started with a show of colors. Legion Posts from Arcadia, Ashton, Burwell, Comstock, Greeley, Loup City, Mason City, North Loup, Scotia, Ord, Sargent and Taylor proudly carried the red, white and blue.
For more photos of the parade see the Sept. 8 edition of the Custer County Chief.
Broken Bow Public Schools staff and administration once again hosted an Open House at North Park school Tuesday, to give citizens the opportunity to walk through the school, hear about the proposed building project and have any questions they may have answered.
This open house, however, was a little different than last weekâs, in that this one was held during school hours. Elementary Principal Kim Jonas and Superintendent Virginia Moon felt it was important to allow the public to see what they have been talking about concerning issues with the lunchroom, first hand.
September 11, 2001, began as any other Tuesday in the Graham home. Trevor had just returned home from PT and was in the shower, while his wife Jolie was preparing breakfast for the couple and their two children.
She had the TV on as she was working in the kitchen. As the news began to capture her attention, she saw the second plane hit the World Trade Center. She quickly ran into the bathroom and told Trevor what she was seeing.
âAt first I didnât believe her,â recalls Trevor. âI thought, yeah, some small Cessna must have flown into the side of the building.â
The year is 1945. The world is at war. Back in Norfolk, Virginia, standing in a Navy chow line, Ray Brown steps out and shouts, "Hey! Anybody here from Nebraska?" With a hand in the air, one man out of hundreds answered Ray. With a loud "Yah! Right here!" Don Denesia would become one of Ray's closest friends and , later, successful business partner.
On a troop train loaded with thousands of military personnel bound for Houston, Texas, Denesia would again run into his friend "Brownie" (as Don would nickname him).
Custer Public Power is looking down the road, 10 years down the road. And what they are seeing is growth. And with this growth comes a need for more power.
Last Thursday, Nebraska Public Power Sub T and Planning Supervisor Evan Kinney presented a plan to address what NPPDs study sees in the future.
âThe ultimate goal,â explained Kinney, âis to treat the sub-transmission system as one integrated system. And to have the power companies work together to meet the needs of all parties.â
These needs include load growth, capacity, condition and back-up.
Following the results of a community wide telephone survey regarding the facility needs of Broken Bow Public Schools, the school board agreed to take another bond issue proposal to the voters. During an Open House at North Park school Tuesday evening, details of the bond issue were outlined to a large number of district patrons.