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July 19th, 2012
Hundreds of Broken Bow High School alumni returned to the community July 13-14 for Alumni Weekend, and one of the highlights of the event was the presentation of the Broken Bow High School Distinguished Alumni Award.
One change that was made this year was that the award was presented during the all-alumni luncheon Saturday. The winner of this yearâ€™s award, Dr. Gene Armstrong, was also the guest speaker at the luncheon.
It would be difficult to find anyone who has had a more positive influence on more young lives than Gene Armstrong.
The Custer County Sheriffâ€™s Office responded to a two-vehicle accident shortly before 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 13, five and one half miles north of Broken Bow on Highway 2.
A 1988 GMC pickup, driven by David Archambault, 23 of Oconto, was traveling north on Highway 2 when the driver attempted to make a U-turn at Road 802 and Highway 2. A second vehcile, a 1991 Chevy sedan driven by 55-year-old Michael McAlevy of Merna, was also traveling north behind the Archambault vehicle.
The D.C. Lynch Carnival highlighted a busy weekend of activities in Broken Bow and Custer County. The carnival was set up at the Custer County Fairgrounds Thursday through Sunday.
Broken Bow alumni returned to the area for reunions this past weekend as well, with several honor classes hosting various activities.
The Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce hosted a barbecue at the Fairgrounds Saturday evening, and Crazy Days throughout local businesses Thursday through Saturday.
Aside from the activities in Broken Bow, Litchfield hosted its Old Settlers Picnic celebration.
Following a hearing by the Judicial Nominating Committee in Broken Bow yesterday afternoon, the names of two Broken Bow attorneys, Michael S. Borders and Tami K. Schendt, have been forwarded to Governor Heinemanâ€™s office for consideration for appointment to County Judge in the 8th Judicial District.
Custer Public Power is sending out a red flag. Nebraska Public Power and our local power district need your help.
On July 4, NPPDâ€™s customers set an all-time energy usage peak of an estimated 3,036 megawatts. The new all-time peak bettered a previous record of 2,851 megawatts reached the day before, July 3, 2012. Prior to this, NPPDâ€™s last all-time peak was 2,671 megawatts set on July 30, 2006.
Custer Public Power sets its own new record of 118 megawatts, 18 more than last year.
For the past two months or so, Broken Bow had been looking for a rainmaker.
At approxiametly 6:30 Thursday night, farmers crops and families yards received a much needed bath.
The most telling sign that there was a higher power that night, however, came when Chad Christensen stepped on the baseball field at Tomahawk Park.
Just as Christensen had done a week earlier at a Lincoln Saltdogs game, he threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the championship game that was postponed until Monday at 7 p.m.
Broken Bow High School alumni will be returning to the community this weekend, as both Crazy Days and Alumni Weekend are planned in Broken Bow.
The Kick-Off Event for the alumni will be Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the Broken Bow Municipal Building. This will give alumni a chance to meet, mingle and register for the weekend, while enjoying wine and cheese, or beer and pretzels. This event is hosted by the Broken Bow Schools Foundation Board of Directors.
Saturday, alumni can enjoy a bus tour of Broken Bow, which will depart from the Municipal Building at 10 a.m.
'Ahh, the Nebraska Sandhills. Its surreal beauty has captivated poets, artists and teachers alike. Beholding its golden waves reaching into the distant horizon, time seems to subside; leaving one in union with its artistry.'
The beauty of the Sandhills has captivated Mitch Hunt, so much so in fact that the young man has set out to capture the land and people of the Sandhills in a special documentary film. The above quote was written by Hunt for a flyer promoting his project.
The Smoke Shack in Broken Bow is about to get a new parking stall in front of its business. Mark Walker was present at the Monday morning Broken Bow City Council meeting to talk about the request.
â€śIâ€™m losing 40 percent of my business on Thursdays due to Farmerâ€™s Market sellers parking there all day and I have the receipts to prove it,â€ť explained Walker.
The community of Merna had plenty to celebrate this past weekend with its annual Heritage Days Festival. Not only did this year mark the 25th anniversary of the festival, but it is also the 125th anniversary of the community. A large birthday cake, so big it had to be hauled on a flat-bed trailer, was served as part of the celebration.
For more on this story, and lot of pictures, see this week's Custer County Chief!