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November 26th, 2012
The Merna Fire Department was called to the scene of a skidsteer on fire in a pasture last Wednesday afternoon, but before they even arrived at the scene it was apparent the fire had gotten much bigger than that - and Merna called for back-up. Within the next few minutes fire departments from Anselmo, Broken Bow, Callaway and Arnold were also called in to help battle the blaze spreading through the dry pasture ground about five miles west of Merna. With assistance from the air as well, the fire was finally extinguished Wednesday evening, but not before it had burned an estimated 300 acres.
Zig Zigler once said â€śIâ€™ve never met an ungrateful person who was happy, and Iâ€™ve never met a grateful person who wasnâ€™t.â€ť
The power of positive thinking and boldly taking risks while running toward your dreams was the message that met more than 70 high school juniors and seniors from seven area schools Nov. 14, during the 2012 Central Nebraska Technical Career Day. The event is spearheaded by the Custer Economic Development Corporation and supported in multiple capacities by twenty local businesses.
Construction on the North Park school building project is progressing ahead of schedule, and while that is a good thing for the project it also means the school board has to make some decisions a little earlier than anticipated.
At the Monday meeting of the Broken Bow Board of Education, three motions for construction options were slated for discussion and action. The first of those involves the type of siding to be used on the exterior of the building.
The giving season has arrived. So as you dust off your ornaments, unpack the snowmen and scurry through your day, take a moment to remember the little ones.
Thanksgiving official kicks off the fund-drive for the Childrenâ€™s Christmas Fund. Last year, working in partnership, the Broken Bow Does, the Custer County Chief, the Childrenâ€™s Christmas Fund Board of Directors, and you, through the generosity of your giving, the Childrenâ€™s Christmas Fund helped make the holiday season a little brighter for 519 children and their families.
Should it stay or should it go? That is the question surrounding the playground equipment at Custer School, addressed again by the Broken Bow School Board Monday evening.
Nicholas Saner, 31 of Broken Bow, was arraigned in Custer County District Court Nov. 8 on five felony charges, stemming from a Sept. 8, 2012 incident involving a Broken Bow woman.
According to the complaint, Broken Bow police were called to a residence on South 13th Avenue in Broken Bow Sept. 8, 2012, at about 2:35 a.m. after receiving a call that someone was threatening to burn down the house. Officers picked up Saner immediately upon arriving at the scene.
Saner has been charged with the following:
Count 1 - criminal attempt, sexual assault, Class III felony
In July 2006, the 1074th Transportation Company of the Army National Guard deployed to Iraq. Gene Hendricks of Broken Bow was a member of that unit - it was his first overseas deployment. It was also the first deployment for a young soldier from McCook, named Randy Matheny.
Unfortunately, Matheny did not make it home with the rest of his unit.
HALSEY - - The Bessey Ranger District has Christmas tree permits available for sale again this year, beginning November 19th at their office from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Bessey office is located at 40637 River Loop, near Halsey.
The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the percentage of households headed by older adults has grown significantly over the last half century. The share of householders age 75 and older grew from 6 percent in 1960 to 10 percent in 2012.
Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) is once again helping to collect cards for the Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes program which gives Americans the opportunity to send holiday greetings and thanks to servicemembers, veterans and their families around the world.