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August 2nd, 2012

Hwy. 92 accident claims life of Arnold man

August 2, 2012

A two-vehicle accident late Wednesday morning west of Arnold claimed the life of an Arnold man. Rod Watson, 64 of Arnold, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Update: Bow Wind Project ahead of schedule

August 2, 2012

So far, so good.

The Broken Bow Wind Project now has 36 of the 50 towers ‘topped off’ which means the towers are up, generators are up and the blades are attached. According to site manager Bart Richardson, the remaining 14 are expected to be finished by Aug. 15.

Once all of the wind towers are topped, next comes the wiring, general alignment and mechanical completion. It is hoped that the electrical
infrastructure will be ready to go by the second week of September. At that point they will be ready to energize.

Workers get Custer County Fair ready

August 2, 2012

The fair is kicking off this week, but the fairgrounds don’t look this good by accident. Leon Meyer and his crew; Bill Shirkey Jr., Roger Hodge,
Rachel Cunningham and Tom Shirkey, have been fixing up the fair grounds for more than a month.

On the 4-H, FFA side, Colleen Peterson, Troy Walz, Jessye Goertz and their crew have been doing the same. “The buildings don’t get clean by themselves,” said Peterson. “We have a schedule of what has to be finished each day to be ready on time.”

Seventy years and counting

August 2, 2012

Ellen Ruth Headden was born in Mt. Vernon, NewYork, July 23, 1918. John Wesley Churchill was born Feb. 11, 1920, in New York City. On Aug. 1, 1942, the two became husband and wife and began their married life together - a life that has now spanned 70 years.

Friends and family gathered at Off Broadway in Broken Bow Sunday afternoon, July 29, to wish the Churchill’s a happy 70th wedding anniversary - a feat few couples accomplish. But then these two people have a history of a strong resolve that sets them apart.

August 1st

Courthouse Centennial Celebration

August 1, 2012

In 1912, Woodrow Wilson was elected president of the United States, the Titanic sunk on its very first voyage, New Mexico and Arizona were admitted as states, and the Girl Scouts of America was founded. It was also the year the current Custer County Courthouse was built.
Next week, Custer County will throw a birthday party - marking the centennial of the Courthouse. The main event is planned for all day Monday, Aug. 6, with a full slate of activities.

July 30th

Braving the heat for a good cause

July 30, 2012

When there is a need, the people of central Nebraska tend to answer the call. Saturday, July 21, that opportunity presented itself, as a benefit for Randy Franzen brought well over 100 people to the event.
The benefit began with participants meeting downtown at Tiffany Theater, where organizational plans for the poker run were made prior to viewing the classic movie, “Every Which Way But Loose.” The movie was shown free, through the generosity of Stuart Fox, one of the benefit’s sponsors.

July 27th

"Homecoming" in Mason City this weekend

July 27, 2012

MASON CITY - - Although the Lincoln Town Site company named this town Mason after Judge O. P. Mason of Lincoln, the post office refused to accept that name because it could be too easily confused with Macon. So, the railroad referred to it as Mason and the post office became known as Mason City.
Each year Mason City hosts a “Homecoming Celebration”, which not only beckons alumni of the community’s now extinct school, but to all who have fond memories of life in a small town.

CPPD sets new control schedule - Every kilowatt counts

July 27, 2012

The Custer Public Power District is experiencing historic levels of demands for electricity.
The extreme pressure placed on the system during this irrigation systems due to the hot, dry weather is stressing transmission systems, the high voltage lines that move electricity from power plants to CPPDs substations. To reduce that stress, CPPD has placed controls on irrigation wells.
Late last week, Rick Nelson met with a group of NPPD customers to review their options, and decided to divide up its nine power districts into three groups for more effective control of transmission relief.

July 26th

New grain facility approved

July 26, 2012

The Custer County Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously voted to approve a conditional use permit to CPI for a new grain storage facility south of Arnold.
Dan Olson of Hastings, representing CPI, presented his request to the board at Tuesday mornings meeting. The co-ops in Arnold and Anselmo both recently merged with CPI, and Olson says the company is looking for ways to improve the facilities in this area.

Walz saddles up with his cavalry collection

July 26, 2012

The display in Troy Walz’s office contains Cavalry equipment from the late 1800’s all the way up to the 1940s.

Walz grew up on a ranch, and developed an interest in horses from a very early age.

“When I grew up a little, I got into reading about horses but then I saw some of the pictures of the different equipment and I realized that I had no idea what they were. That’s when I started to research into the equipment’s time frames and uses,” explained Walz.

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