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July 27th, 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 â€śHomecoming Celebrationâ€ť, which not only beckons alumni of the communityâ€™s now extinct school, but to all who have fond memories of life in a small town.
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.
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.
The display in Troy Walzâ€™s office contains Cavalry equipment from the late 1800â€™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.
â€śWhen 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. Thatâ€™s when I started to research into the equipmentâ€™s time frames and uses,â€ť explained Walz.
Did you ever wonder where all of the doors in Tiffany Theatre lead to? Well, it turns out that a good majority of them are supply closets, however, behind the screens of Tiffany Theatre are some pretty amazing things.
UPDATE: The Custer County Chief has learned that Brett Kramer died Sunday, July 29, as the result of injuries sustained in an accident south of Broken Bow July 23. His obituary appears on the obituary page of this site.
A two-vehicle accident Monday afternoon, July 23, injured a 21-year-old Litchfield man.
The Broken Bow City Council has decided the time has finally come to sell a piece of city property adjacent to the South 5th ball field. Council president Scott Spanel says the sale of the property has been discussed for several years.
The Broken Bow branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced its plans to sponsor a food drive to help meet the need for more food at the Broken Bow Food Pantry.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of business for Trotters, and in celebration of that milestone Jim and Sis Trotter threw a party! Hundreds of people came out to Bud Owens Field in Arcadia Saturday evening for a barbecue and concert featuring country music star, Mark Wills. There was no charge for the event, and Jim says it was just their way of saying thank you to everyone who has helped make the business a success all these years.
For much more on the anniversary celebration, and lots of pictures - see this week's Custer County Chief.
Gov. Dave Heineman today (Friday), in accordance with the proclamation from
President Barack Obama, announced all U.S. and Nebraska flags to be flown at half-staff in respect for the victims of the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado. Flags will be flown at half-staff until sunset, July 25, 2012.