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September 8th, 2011
Broken Bow Public Schools staff and administration once again hosted an Open House at North Park school Tuesday, to give citizens the opportunity to walk through the school, hear about the proposed building project and have any questions they may have answered.
This open house, however, was a little different than last weekâs, in that this one was held during school hours. Elementary Principal Kim Jonas and Superintendent Virginia Moon felt it was important to allow the public to see what they have been talking about concerning issues with the lunchroom, first hand.
September 11, 2001, began as any other Tuesday in the Graham home. Trevor had just returned home from PT and was in the shower, while his wife Jolie was preparing breakfast for the couple and their two children.
She had the TV on as she was working in the kitchen. As the news began to capture her attention, she saw the second plane hit the World Trade Center. She quickly ran into the bathroom and told Trevor what she was seeing.
âAt first I didnât believe her,â recalls Trevor. âI thought, yeah, some small Cessna must have flown into the side of the building.â
The year is 1945. The world is at war. Back in Norfolk, Virginia, standing in a Navy chow line, Ray Brown steps out and shouts, "Hey! Anybody here from Nebraska?" With a hand in the air, one man out of hundreds answered Ray. With a loud "Yah! Right here!" Don Denesia would become one of Ray's closest friends and , later, successful business partner.
On a troop train loaded with thousands of military personnel bound for Houston, Texas, Denesia would again run into his friend "Brownie" (as Don would nickname him).
Custer Public Power is looking down the road, 10 years down the road. And what they are seeing is growth. And with this growth comes a need for more power.
Last Thursday, Nebraska Public Power Sub T and Planning Supervisor Evan Kinney presented a plan to address what NPPDs study sees in the future.
âThe ultimate goal,â explained Kinney, âis to treat the sub-transmission system as one integrated system. And to have the power companies work together to meet the needs of all parties.â
These needs include load growth, capacity, condition and back-up.
Following the results of a community wide telephone survey regarding the facility needs of Broken Bow Public Schools, the school board agreed to take another bond issue proposal to the voters. During an Open House at North Park school Tuesday evening, details of the bond issue were outlined to a large number of district patrons.
Broken Bow 4th grade teacher Jim Hartman knows his crawdads - and any kid who has gone through his science class knows all about them too.
For more than 20 years Hartman has been using the little crustacians to teach his students a variety of science lessons with hands-on, fun experiments using crayfish. This month, Hartman will be presenting a workshop on that subject at the Nebraska Association of Teachers of Science State Conference.
Hunger knows no boundaries. A group of neighborhood friends in Broken Bow realized that too, and decided to come together and do something about it. The kids hang out and play together nearly every day, but on one Saturday afternoon they had even more fun, they say, working to help someone else.
Results of a new study supported by the ConAgra Foods Foundation, the Howard G. Buffett Found-ation and Nielsen shows approximately 20 percent of children in Nebraska under the age of 18 are at-risk for hunger.
Julie Lindstrom says she has known since she was in grade school that she wanted to be a doctor. Now more than 20 years since she graduated from high school, she has come full circle and will soon be practicing medicine in the same clinic where she grew up watching her dad practice.
Voters in the Broken Bow school district will head to the polls Tuesday, Sept. 13, for a special election to decide the future of the city's elementary schools.
This is a new project and a new requested bond amount. After conducting a telephone survey in late April among the district patrons, the school board has reviewed the results of that survey and have come up with what they believe is the most practical solution for meeting the educational needs of Broken Bowâs elementary students.
Anderson Inc. has their eyes on Custer County. They would like to build an elevator and 124 car shuttle train loading facility off State Highway 2 east of Anselmo on the BNSF line.
The company, represented by Jim Cripe, formally asked the Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning for a zoning variance so that they can move forward with the project. The land is currently zoned Ag. The project received its approval from the Custer County Zoning Commission last week.