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August 1st, 2013
The Custer County Fair wraps up today with the annual livestock auction, and for many area 4-H kids it has been a very busy and exhausting week. One local group can go home from fair week knowing that their efforts resulted in a nicer looking fairgrounds.
The Ansley Junior Livestock 4-H Club came up with the idea last year to do something to help beautify the fairgrounds. The project the club decided to tackle was barns 5 and 6.
Kristen Kelly and the Casey Donahew Band performed in concert last night (Tuesday) during the Custer County Fair. The country artists had the crowd rocking, even throwing in some classic rock numbers just for fun.
Tonight the fair action continues, with the 25th annual Custer County Fair Races, in front of the grandstand. Featuring go karts, mini sprints, motorcycles and four-wheelers, the races will get underway this evening at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the gate for $10 for grandstand seating for ages 12 and over, $5 for ages 3 and under. Pit passes are $20, regardless of age.
Two of the hottest new acts to hit the country music stage will be coming to Broken Bow Tuesday, July 30, to perform live at the Custer County Fair. And area youth are being given a special invitation to get up close and personal with Casey Donahew and Kristen Kelly.
In an exclusive meet-and-greet session, sponsored by Great Plains Communications, students in grades 3-8 will be given access to ask questions, hear personal stories and listen to a few songs by these two artists. The FREE event will begin Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. and will last an hour.
TAYLOR - - Did you know that the Village of Taylor is home to one of the only Certified Butterfly Gardens in the area? The Butterfly Garden is located south of the Taylor Visitor Center and surrounds the old jalopy that draws many visitors to stop and explore.
The Butterfly Garden is certified by the North American Butterfly Association and has been certified since 2011. A Butterfly Garden creates an environment for butterflies to thrive in and encourages habitat for pollinators. Three main steps need to be taken in order to create a certified Butterfly Garden.
Plans are in the works for a new FM radio station to come to Broken Bow. However, neither the Custer County Zoning Board or the Custer County Board of Supervisors have given their approval for the project.
After a split 4-4 vote by the zoning board, the matter came before the county commissioners during their regular meeting Tuesday. Presenting the request is Mark Jensen, owner of MJ Leasing. Jensen owns a handful of small radio stations in Nebraska, and recently purchased the station in Sargent.
Etta Wilder of Broken Bow is the lucky winner of two tickets to the 15th Annual Custer County Bullriding Classic July 29, thanks to the Custer County Chief! Etta won her tickets by reading our website and being the first to call in on Monday morning. Thank you for reading custercountychief.com - and congratulations Etta!
For 15 years, fair goers have delighted to the thrills of the Custer County Classic Bull Riding. The event always follows the free pit barbeuce, and this year is slated for Monday, July 29, at 7:30 p.m.
Admission to the Bull Riding Classic is $16 for reserved seating, $12 for general seating, and $6 for kids 5-10 at the gate; tickets are all $1 less if bought in advance.
There will be $7,000+ in money and prizes awarded to the cowboys at the event.
This yearâs Bull Riding Classic will feature PRCA & PBR bullfighter, Frank Newsom, and barrel man Lecile Harris.
CALLAWAY - - The old saying, âgood things come in small packagesâ, certainly holds true with the Seven Valleys Museum in Callaway. Though not a large community, this little town boasts one of the nicest museums in the area - and thanks to the efforts of a lot of local volunteers, it is getting even nicer.
The Seven Valleys Historical Society began a major restoration project on the museum the first of this year. They are calling it âFacelift Project 2013.â
Deep within the boundaries of the state of Nebraska and along three major highways and BNSF Railroad, lies an amazing group of EMTs and firemen. This well trained team has been paged out too many times to horrific scenes, and yet answers these pages with the utmost professionalism and calm presence of minds (even though their hearts are pounding in wonder of whatâs ahead of them.)â
These words were written by Cozad Fire and Rescue Chief Marlene Williams in reference to the Ansley Volunteer Rescue Service. Williams nominated the Ansley crew for a special award from the state, and they won.
The Custer County Foundation presented a grant award in the amount of $3,000 to the Sargent Women's Action Team (SWAT). The grant will go towards the purchase of a new liner for the Sargent swimming pool. The pool has a crack in the deep end and this liner will fix the problem and add years to the life the pool. Another benefit of the liner is it will illuminate the need and the expense of having to pain the pool every year.
Karl Davis, Custer County Foundation Board Member and past President, presented the check to SWAT members and pool staff on Thursday, July 11th.