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September 9th, 2013
The outdoor tennis courts at Tomahawk Park have received a face lift - thanks in part to a generous donation from a local citizen.
At a council meeting in May in which discussion ensued on the scope of the project to refurbish the tennis courts, Dr. Lance Jones gave more than his two cents worth on the project - in fact, he felt so strongly about the importance of preserving the three outdoor courts that he donated $5,000 of his own money to the city to do it.
In this neck of the woods, folks love Husker football. They also generously support local causes. Next week, area citizens will have the opportunity to demonstrate their support for both.
The Tiffany Theater in Broken Bow will host a special fundraising evening for the Little Feet, Big Dreams campaign Sunday, Sept. 8. The theater will be showing the HuskerMax documentary film, Through These Gates, beginning at 4 p.m.
According to new data released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service, 13.4 percent of Nebraska households struggled with hunger on average in the years 2010-2012. The data comes from the USDAâ€™s annual report on food insecurity.
Nationally, more than 48.9 million people lived in households that were food insecure in 2012 â€“ 14.1 percent of all adults and 21.6 percent of all children lived in food insecure households.
As this school year gets underway, there is one group of students who is seeing a reduction in services - and it happens to be our youngest.
March 1, 2013, budget sequestration went into effect, forcing across-the-board cuts in several federal spending categories. For Head Start, that translated into a 5.27-percent budget cut to individual grants across the nation.Â
The monthly testing of the tornado sirens in the city of Broken Bow was changed this month from the first Tuesday of the month (today) to Thursday, Sept. 5. Part of the reason for that change was to allow the newly installed sirens in town to be tested with the others.
Many people view Labor Day as the end of summer and their last chance to travel, hit the beach and fire up the grill. The American Red Cross offers safety tips to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable holiday.
â€śWhile many people will spend the Labor Day weekend traveling and spending time with family and friends, no one should take a vacation from safety,â€ť said Tina Labellarte, Region CEO. â€śItâ€™s still important that people work to remain vigilant on the road, near the water and at cookouts.â€ť
People should follow these safety tips:
Tips for Safe Travel
The criminal case against Tyler C. Bain has hit yet another glitch. Bain appeared in Custer County District Court Aug. 22, with his attorney, Steven Potter, for a hearing on a motion to withdraw filed by the State.
The prosecution of the case was turned over to the Stateâ€™s Attorney Generalâ€™s Office when Steven Bowers was appointed Custer County Attorney. Prior to that appointment, Bowers served as a public defender, and had represented Bain in this case. Due to a conflict of interest the Custer County Attorneyâ€™s office removed themselves from the prosecution.
CALLAWAY - - In late summer, kites fill the sky and crowds fill the community of Callaway during the Annual Callaway Kite Flight Labor Day weekend, Sept. 7-8. This event, sanctioned by the American Kite Association, brings guests from across the country and overseas to fly, display and watch kites of all colors, shapes and sizes.
â€˘ Hickenbottom breaks tie, motion passes 4-3
Itâ€™s officially a done deal - a new radio station is coming to Broken Bow.
The request for a conditional use permit to build a new radio tower north of Broken Bow was brought before the Custer County Planning & Zoning Commission twice, and the County Board of Supervisors twice, and each time the vote was close. Tuesdayâ€™s final vote by the county commissioners was no exception.
County Board of Supervisors will host public hearing Tuesday, 11 a.m., on new radio tower
When the Custer County Zoning Board met in July to consider a request for a conditional use permit to build a new radio tower north of Broken Bow, the board split the vote down the middle, 4-4. The reason, they said, for not approving the request was because it did not meet the setback guidelines.