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June 2nd, 2012
The community of Broken Bow came together Saturday morning at the City Square for a time of remembrance and reflection following a tragic accident Friday afternoon that claimed the lives of two Broken Bow teachers and coaches, and an Ansley man. Coach Zane Harvey, 38, Coach Anthony Blum, 24, and Albert Sherbeck, 70, were killed in the accident on Highway 2 one mile west of Ansley shortly before 4 p.m. Friday.
A two vehicle crash on Highway 2 in Custer County has claimed the life of three Custer County men and sent eight Broken Bow High School students to area hospitals.
Will and Julie (Sybrant) White have lived in Haiti for 12 years, where Will is a pilot for Mission Aviation Fellowship. MAF provides transportation for mission, church and relief workers within Haiti.
A usual term with MAF is three and a half years overseas and a six month furlough in the US. However, this time the Whiteâs extended this furlough so the kids could have an entire school year in an American school.
Will and Julieâs daughter, Abby, was in third grade this year, and her classmates decided they wanted to do a service project for Haiti.
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 Nebraskaâs 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.
Itâs been seven years in the making, and it is finally here ... Broken Bowâs new aquatic center is now open, and ready for business.
Those involved are excited.
âI just love it,â said swimming pool manager Jenna Smith. âIt 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, didnât happen overnight, itâs 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 EMGâs 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.