Archive - News Article
November 1st, 2012
The Broken Bow Wind farm is complete, the towers are dedicated, and final testing and commissioning is in its final stages.
A key component to the operation is a nine mile long, 115,000-volt transmission line planned and built by Nebraska Public Power.
When a wind tower generates, the power has to have some place to go, and the job of the new transmission line is to make sure this takes place.
âThis has been a successful project due to outstanding cooperation by the community and landowners involved,â said NPPD Project Manager Jedd Fischer, in the October NPPD newsletter âGRID.â
As Nebraska weather patterns cycle from wet to dry periods, drought finds its way here eventually. Still, it is an understatement to say that 2012 has been a challenge for agricultural producers and the ag businesses, organizations and agencies that work alongside them. According to the University of Nebraska Lincolnâs website www.-drought.unl.edu/ranchplan/Overview:
Are our kids getting enough to eat in school? That is a question that has been inundating the media, and weighing heavily on the hearts of parents since new guidelines were issued last Spring.
With a heavy push by First Lady Michelle Obama, effective this school year the USDA made its first major changes in school meals in 15 years. While the reforms were designed to offer kids more nutritious meals, and in turn raise a healthier generation, the new guidelines have been met with some resistance - by both students and parents.
Make plans to attend a Community Health Fair Oct. 30, from 3:30-7:30 p.m. at Mid Plains Community College in Broken Bow. The evening will focus on health issues prevalent in todayâs lifestyles.
Health Fair chair Kathy Hillje said she is excited about what is being offered.
â(The event) is not just focused on general health, but on all aspects of what constitutes a healthy lifestyle.â
From Dan Osmond - Custer County Sheriff
The Custer County Sheriffâs Office receives reports of phone or email scams on a weekly basis. These types of crimes cost people thousands of dollars and are very difficult to trace. The phone calls or emails are originated in foreign countries making the recovery of money almost impossible. The best way to protect yourself from these crimes is to learn what to watch for and understand what is a legitimate call or email and what isnât. I have put together a few things that will help you identify a scam.
One of the most common calls to the Nebraska Regional Poison Center this time of year involves glow sticks - the plastic tubes that are filled with a glowing liquid. Last year the Poison Center had 282 calls concerning this product â this is an increase from the previous year. The glow sticks make children more visible in the dark while trickâorâ treating â but they are soft to chew on and can be easily broken open. If children get some of the liquid in their mouth or eye there is no need to run to an emergency room. Call the Poison Center and the specialist will tell you what you need to do.
The 52nd annual Nebraska One Box Pheasant Hunt is just around the corner - Nov. 1 - 3 - in Broken Bow. This year seven new teams will take part in the hunt.
Among those participating are the Nebraska Lieutenant Governor Rick Sheehy, who will captain the VIP team. That team also includes the Director of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Jim Douglas.
Jon Koncak, an Olympic gold medalist and former NBA player, will hunt with the Nebraska Team.
The Custer County Clerkâs office will be open until 6 p.m. Oct. 26 for the purpose of receiving new voter registrations or changes to existing voter registrations for the upcoming General Election. For more information contact Constance Gracey, Custer County Clerk.
The Ansley Economic Development Corporation cut the ribbon Oct. 17 on their largest project to date: The restoration of the Hawk Building on the west side of Main Street. The former American Legion club now houses five fully functional, newly renovated offices.
âThe concept of this project was for it to be a business incubator.â Said Jeremy Shiers, Chairman of the Economic Development Corporation. The goal is to entice business to come and operate in Ansley, Nebraska.
The Broken Bow City Council met in in open session Oct. 23 to discuss several topics, including community branding, and the playground equipment located at Custer School.