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July 29th, 2013
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.
The Broken Bow Board of Education will meet tonight, July 15, at 7 p.m. in the board room at the high school. Items on the agenda include approval of Superintendent Mark Sievering as district representative; annual approval of student, activity and teacher handbooks; and approval of the purchase of a 2013 Chevrolet pickup. A class grouping policy for establishing class size will also be discussed this evening, but is not listed on the agenda as an action item.
Summer is here, bringing with it dangerous excessive heat. The American Red Cross has steps people can follow to stay safe as the temperatures soar.
âExcessive heat can be deadly; it has caused more deaths in recent years than all other weather events,â said Tina Labellarte, Region CEO. âWe want everyone to stay safe during the hot weather and have some reminders for them to follow when the weather is hot and humid.â
NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN, PETS IN THE CAR, the inside temperature of the car can quickly reach 120 degrees. Other heat safety steps include:
For as long as he can remember, Steve Sommer has loved collecting rocks and fossils.
âI use to haul them in, and my mom hauled them out,â he laughs.
Along with his life-long interest in fossils, Sommer has long fostered the desire to open a museum. That dream has finally come true.
The Bone Yard Creation Museum will host its grand opening this weekend, though the museum actually opened to the public May 15. Getting to this point has been a long process, involving lots of hard work and sweat and lots of help, Sommer says.