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June 1st, 2012
If you looking for a place to sink your teeth into some good barbecue, then Oconto is the place to be this Saturday, June 2.
Once again, an array of some of central Nebraskaâ€™s finest barbecue specialists will square off in the Oconto Blowinâ€™ the Doors Off BBQ competition.
The event is sponsored by the Oconto Volunteer Fire Department. The competitive event draws about 10 cooks who provide all-you-can-eat good cooking. Gates open at 5 p.m., and an on-site beer garden will serve ice cold drinks from 5 p.m. till 1 a.m.
Trent Esch, 35 of Broken Bow, was arraigned in Custer County District Court Thursday morning on two felony charges: Count 1 - use of a weapon to commit a felony, and Count 2 - criminal mischief.
The charges stem from a March 18, 2012, incident in which Esch is accused of shooting at an unoccupied Custer County Deputy Sheriff's vehicle in front of the home of Deputy Sheriff Dan Spanel.
Itâ€™s been seven years in the making, and it is finally here ... Broken Bowâ€™s new aquatic center is now open, and ready for business.
Those involved are excited.
â€śI just love it,â€ť said swimming pool manager Jenna Smith. â€śIt is more user friendly for our younger crowd. At one end the pool starts at zero depth, the old pool started at 3 feet."
City Manager Tony Tolstedt echoes the praises, emphasizing that there is something for everyone, all ages.
The Broken Bow landscape is in for a change. By the next snowfall, 50 wind turbines will peak their heads into the clouds along the ridge line northeast of the community.
The $145 million wind project, known as Broken Bow Wind LLC, didnâ€™t happen overnight, itâ€™s been years in the making. The wind farm is owned and operated by Edison Mission Group and when online, will be capable of generating up to approximately 80 megawatts of electricity, enough energy to meet the needs of about 25,000 homes.
This is EMGâ€™s third wind energy project in Nebraska.
Memorial Day Services will be conducted throughout the area at the following locations:
Broken Bow Township Cemetery sponsored by the American Legion Post 126 beginning at 9 a.m.
Ansley Legion Hall beginning with coffee and rolls at 8 a.m., with Memorial Services at the Ansley Cemetery beginning at 11 a.m. followed by dinner at 11:30 a.m. at the Ansley Legion Hall sponsored by the Ansley American Legion Auxiliary.
Arnold Cemetery beginning at 10 a.m.
Rose Hill Cemetery at Callaway beginning at 10 a.m.
Douglas Grove Cemetery at Comstock beginning at 10 am
After a grueling interview process of seven candidates last Wednesday night, the Broken Bow School Board elected David Glendy to serve as the new member, replacing the retiring Don Davis. Glendy was sworn in by Superintendent Dr. Virginia Moon at the board's regular monthly meeting Monday evening.
For more, see this week's Custer County Chief.
Jennie Melham Memorial Medical Center hosted an open house and ribbon cutting event Sunday for the brand new Wellness Center. An addition was built on the north side of the Ellen B. Marachek Tennis Center at Tomahawk Park to house the Wellness Center, allowing patrons to utilize the tennis court as well.
A large crowd was in attendance Sunday afternoon for the event, and many took the opportunity to test out some of the new equipment.
For pictures and complete story see this week's Custer County Chief.
The Twin Loup boys set a new personal best and won gold Saturday in the 4x100 meter relay at the State High School Track Meet in Omaha. The team of Guy Fenske, Kirby Pomplun, Tyke Kozeal and Jed Fenske will also go down in the record book by besting the Class D State Record: 43.73 set by St. Edward in 2002.
1 Twin Loup 43.589 10
2 Cambridge 44.321 8
3 Garden County 44.387 6
4 South Loup 44.453 5
LINCOLN - - NMPP Energy awarded the City of Broken Bow Utilities with a Project of the Year Award in the 1,501-5,000 population category for its LED city light conversion project at its 37th Annual Meeting and Conference in Hastings, Neb., March 28.
The United States Postal Services has a problem. The organization is losing money, lots and lots of money.
One solution presented last year was to close some of the rural post offices. The residents of the local communities spoke up, and the U.S. Postal Service listened.
Area post offices listed for closure on the first go around included: Comstock, Mason City, Sumner, Oconto and Purdum. Every indication at the time was that more were to be added. Public hearings were conducted and residents were asked to provide reasons why their post office should stay open.