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August 8th, 2012
One building in downtown Omaha has been given a facelift, and an entire neighborhood a burst of color, thanks to the artistic talents of a Custer County native.
Craig Lee was born in Broken Bow in 1959, to Donald and Roberta Lee of Ansley, long-time owners of Lee's Variety Store on Ansley's Main Street. He is the youngest of four children and attended Ansley Public School, graduating with the class of 1978.
The jumping, sliding and mud-slinging action of the 24th Annual Mini-Sprint, Motorcycle, Quad and Go-Kart races is set for tonight, Wednesday, Aug. 8 at the Custer County Fairgrounds.
Pit gates open at 5 p.m.; hot laps start at 6 p.m. and the races start at 7 p.m.
Admission is $10 for ages 12 and older and $5 for ages 3-11. Admission is free for ages 2 and under. Pit passes are $15 for all ages, no exceptions.
Buck Moon left the Custer County Fairgrounds Monday as a winner. He won the short round with an 88 point ride, and put an 80 point ride onto the scoreboard in the long go. He was the only rider to put two qualified rides together for the evening.
This the 14th year for the Custer County Classic Bull Riding to be featured as a staple for the Custer County Fair.
The Centennial Celebration of the Custer County Courthouse begins today in Broken Bow and will run all week. Each office in the courthouse plans to display items related to that office, past and present. There will also be self-guided tours.
MULLEN - - A big celebration will continue throughout the weekend in Mullen, as Hooker County celebrates 125 years of history, and the 100th
birthday of the Hooker County Courthouse.
The theme of the 2012 Hooker County Fair, the year that marks these two huge milestones, is âBack to the Future.â And the fair board has gone all out with a full slate of activities through Sunday. The celebration in Mullen has been going on all week, with swimming events, a bicycle rodeo, animal show and movie in the park.
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.
So far, so good.
The Broken Bow Wind Project now has 36 of the 50 towers âtopped offâ 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.
The fair is kicking off this week, but the fairgrounds donât 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. âThe buildings donât get clean by themselves,â said Peterson. âWe have a schedule of what has to be finished each day to be ready on time.â
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 Churchillâs 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.
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.