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May 8th, 2012
Warm temperatures in March and April kick started the farming/gardening season across western and north central Nebraska. However, the National Weather Service in North Platte reminds us that typically we still have the potential for freezing temperatures into the month of May. Many plants are sensitive to frosting and/or freezing conditions. Frost can develop when the temperature reaches or drops below 36 degrees, while a freeze will occur when temperatures reach or fall below 32 degrees.
THEDFORD - - A dozen high school seniors received their diplomas at the 2012 Thedford High School graduation ceremony May 5. The school also recognized six foreign exchange students during the ceremony.
A list of graduates, their future plans, scholarships received, and more photos can be found in this week's Custer County Chief. For the next two weeks, we will be saluting the Class of 2012 from our area high schools, and will feature our Senior Salutes in the May 10 edition. Be sure and get your copy and join us in congratulating this class of young adults!
A Class A fire (a fire that produces ash) was quickly brought under control Thursday evening by the ever diligent members of the Junior Fire Patrol. The long-standing tradition sponsored by the Broken Bow Fire Department invites fifth graders to spend six Thursday evenings at the department learning about fire safety.
May 3, the students put out their own â€˜house fires,â€™ after moving themselves and younger siblings to a safe meeting space and pretending to call 911. Next week the students will conclude their training with a party and a â€˜test.â€™
Nebraska's Senator Ben Nelson and a bipartisan group of 42 other senators today urged the U.S. Postal Service to extend a moratorium on its plans to close many mail processing centers and 3,700 mainly rural post offices, including 90 post offices in Nebraska, until postal reform legislation is enacted into law.
Steve Sommer has a passion for challenging the theory of evolution - enough so that he is working tirelessly on a very special museum dedicated to that challenge.
The Bone Yard Creation Museum is set to open some time this summer. Steve is shooting for mid to late June, but that is still up in the air. When completed, however, the museum will be quite the attraction. The museum and its counterpart, The Book Pile, is located along west Highway 2 in Broken Bow.
SARGENT/TAYLOR - - The Nebraska Department of Roads is busy on US - 183 near Sargent and Taylor, and the department has recently hosted informational meetings in both communities to engage the public in making some decisions on certain aspects of the project.
The NDOR has announced some new plans for the Taylor North Bridge. According to District Engineer Mark Kovar, after further assessment of the bridge condition and input from the recent public information meeting held in Taylor, a permanent repair project will be scheduled rather than replacing the bridge.
A new Rotary Club is in the process of being chartered in Broken Bow. The Club needed 25 members to form and the magic number has been reached, but there is room for more. The cutoff date to be a Charter member is May 1. If you are interested in learning about Rotary contact any of the board members pictured: front row from left, Vice President Doug Campbell, President Jason Stephens and Director Mike Steckler; back row, Past President Deb McCaslin, Treasurer Michelle Zlomke, Secretary Janet Loughran and Director Sandy Priest. Not pictured is Director Melissa Larson.
Late in the day April 26th, the U.S. Department of Labor withdrew proposed regulations of Child Labor in Agriculture. Nebraska Cattlemen submitted comments in opposition to the proposed regulations last fall when they were first introduced. These comments were among thousands that the Department of Labor received.
WEISSERT -- John Richards of Nebraska Public Power District presented NPPDâ€™s approach to wind development to the Weissert Grange community April 20. John is an engineer of renewable energy development. His goal through his presentation was to educate Weissertâ€™s citizens on the many benefits of wind generated power.
WASHINGTON - By just two votes more than the minimum required, the U.S. Senate Wednesday passed S 1789, the bipartisan 21st Century Postal Act, 62 to 37. NNA (National Newspaper Association) President Reed Anfinson, publisher of the Swift County Monitor-News in Benson, Minn., hailed the Senate's vote as a critical step toward restoring the U.S. Postal Service to soundness.