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September 5th, 2012
PURDUM - - Many area communities and counties are celebrating major anniversaries in 2012, be they Centennial or Quasicentennial (125 years) due in large part to the railroad coming through, but also to the perseverance and courage of those following their dreams of a better life here.
Such were Levi and Elenora Cox, who came from Ohio in 1887, arriving in Blaine County, three miles west of what is now Purdum. Saturday, Sept. 1, the Cox family celebrated their own Quasicentennial, treating family and friends to a great day of food, fun, socializing and reminiscing.
Many people, including a large host of farmers and land owners, benefit from the Middle Loup River, and from being able to access the water. Last week, many of those who benefit from its use gathered for a dedication for the new Sargent Diversion Dam.
The dam has been more than two years in the works. The new dam replaces the one which was destroyed by a flood which occurred June 13, 2010, and will divert water into a canal to provide water to some 5,000 acres downstream.
It was a busy Labor Day weekend in Custer County and the surrounding area, capped off with the annual Fall Festival in Arcadia Monday. One of the highlights of the annual event is the crowning of the Fall Festival Queen, and this year's queen is Elizabeth Einspahr.
The 22nd Annual Kite Flight in Callaway was also this past weekend. Be sure and see this week's Custer County Chief for lots of pictures of the Labor Day weekend events, along with local news and sports.
A couple of personnel issues came before the Broken Bow City Council Monday, Aug. 27 - one in open meeting, and one in closed session.
During the open meeting, discussion was had on creating a position in the city for a full-time zoning administrator. For several years the city has had a part-time zoning administrator, a position currently held by Cindy Pearson. This is an appointed position, which would not require an election.
Glenn Clark was formally appointed Custer Countyâ€™s County Attorney, at least for the next 45 days.
It is up to the Custer County Board of Supervisors to fill the position being vacated by Tami Schendt as she steps into the job of County Judge. There are two years left on her previous appointment. Clark is the current Deputy County Attoney.
In a letter to the Supervisors, Clark stated that he would accept a 45-day appointment but that he was not interested in the job on a permanent basis. The County Clerk has started advertising for the position.
In other business, the Supervisors:
22nd Annual Callaway Kite Flight
CALLAWAY - - In late summer, kites fill the sky and crowds fill the community during the Annual Callaway Kite Flight Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-2. This event, sanctioned by the American Kite Association, brings guests from across the country and overseas to fly, display and watch kites
ANSELMO --- The Andersons, Inc., officially opened their newly constructed 3.8 million bushel elevator in Custer County Aug. 27, celebrating the event with a formal ribbon cutting, speeches, and then dinner.
The Broken Bow Athletic Booster Club will be hosting their Scholarship tailgate party Friday, Aug. 31 at 5:00 pm. This is before the first football game of the season against Ogallala. The menu includes pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, cole slaw, chips, cookies, iced tea and Kool Aid. The charge for adults will be $7.00, $5,00 for students and $2.00 for children age five and under.
Broken Bow Police Department alerts Broken Bow and Custer County residents of a possible theft operation, involving a group of magazine salespersons going door-to-door in this area.
Chief Steve Scott said these salespersons are asking to come into the homes and use the restroom, then they are possibly going through the medicine cabinets to steal prescription drugs.
The Broken Bow Police Department had two complaints yesterday from residents reporting the above suspicious activity within Broken Bow and in Gothenburg.
NEWS UPDATE: As of 12:30 p.m. approximately two-thirds of the necessary funds had been raised. As of 2;30 p.m. an agreement with the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samritan Society to acquire the rest home's operation had been signed. See this week's Custer County Chief for more on the story.
CALLAWAY RALLIES TO SAVE NURSING HOME
Callaway, Nebraska, is all about community. Monday night, an estimated 200-250 people, nearly half of the population 539 community, packed the bleachers at the Community Center to discuss the fate of the Callaway Good Life Center Nursing Home.