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August 10th, 2012
This weekend, Custer County welcomes open-road racing enthusiasts from all across the country for one of the premiere events of the summer. The Sandhills Open Road Challenge is a 55- mile rally style open road race through the scenic Nebraska Sandhills. Arguably the most demanding event of its kind in America, the SORC offers a duanting series of "S" Curves, straights, and 90 degree turns to challenge the most talented of drivers. The SORC pioneered the concept of the one mile shoot out in 2002 and enjoys great popularity with drivers and spectators alike.
Back-to-school can be financially challenging for many parents. The list of necessary school supplies is daunting - and for families with multiple children to buy for, it can become overwhelming.
The Custer County unit of the Salvation Army understands the strain that back-to-school can put on many families, and for the past several years have been doing what they can to help out. The unit is again this year hosting a book bag/school supplies giveaway, Monday, Aug. 13, from 4-6 p.m.
When the Missoula Childrenâs Theater suddenly cancelled their stop in Broken Bow last spring, some of the parents and their child actors became concerned. When word got out that the local community playhouse would no longer be sponsoring the childrenâs theater, the parents decided to take action.
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.