Archive - News Article
October 22nd, 2012
Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, the lives of Alexis Calfee and Chris Olberg were abruptly ended. A drunk driver struck Chris's motorcycle while driving on the wrong side of the road, instantly killing the young couple outside of Emerson, Neb.
The alexis PROJECT is a non-profit organization devoted to carrying on the legacy of Alexis and Chris though education and community outreach about the dangers of drunk driving.
Fort Hartsuff State Historic Park, in conjunction with the Grand Army of the Frontier (GAF) will present, â€śThe Timeline of American Military Firearms 1860-1990â€ť Oct. 20-21, 2012.
Wind gusts over 60 mph literally blew the roof off a building in downtown Broken Bow Thursday afternoon. The building, on South D Street, houses Borders Law Office and the former site of Heritage Bank. Crews battled the strong winds to repair the roof and retrieve pieces of the blown off roof from neighboring buildings.
The Custer County Chapter of Pheasants Forever (PF) will host its 17th annual banquet on opening pheasant hunting weekend Oct. 26 at Huckleberryâ€™s Hideout in Broken Bow. The public is invited, as you do not need be a PF member to attend this event. Doors open at 5:30 pm with a BBQ brisket buffet dinner starting at 7 p.m. and a fundraising auction to follow. Along with a live and silent auction, the chapter will be conducting raffles for adults and kids of all ages on the night of the banquet.
Broken Bow - Custer County - you have some serious bragging rights.
October 16 Edison Mission Energy dedicated a 50-turbine wind farm, and city and county leaders joined energy developers from across the U.S. sitting front and center. Land owners filled in on the flanks.
The $145 million project know as Broken Bow LLC is located approximately three miles northeast of the city. The project, operated by Edison Mission Energy (EME) is capable of generating up to 80 megawatts of electricity, enough energy to meet the needs of about 25,000 homes in Nebraska.
Tackling childhood obesity, providing more nutritious meals for children - these are what you might call â€śhot buttonâ€ť topics right now. However, some caretakers of our youngest children are now trying to figure out how to provide those nutritious meals on less money.
Several Broken Bow in-home day care providers received letters from the food program a couple of weeks ago, informing them that the reimbursement they receive for the meals and snacks they provide is being cut - drastically cut.
The Weissert Church of God Lord's Acre Pancake Feed will be Wednesday, October 17, at the 4-H Building in Broken Bow. Ham, eggs, and all the pancakes you can eat will be served from 5:00-7:00pm. Adults $6.00, children $3.00. Please join us for food, fun and fellowship.
National Wildlife Refuge Week is being celebrated across the country during the week of October 14-20, 2012. Special events are scheduled at many refuges including Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge east of Valentine, Nebraska. Approximately 48 bison and several lots of skulls and antlers will be sold during a live auction at the refuge corrals on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 beginning at 12:00 noon C.D.T. National Wildlife Refuge Week posters "Drawn To Refuges" will be given away and lunch will be served on site by the German Settlement Ladies Organization.
Broken Bow residents Michael Steckler and Andra White asked questions and shared their opinions as part of the NET Television election year project "Voter Voices." Steckler talked about health care and White asked questions about immigration during a videotaped roundtable discussion at the Broken Bow Public Library last April. Their comments, along with others from across the state, are part of a new NET Television special "Campaign Connection 2012: Voter Voices," airing Friday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. CT on NET1/HD.
LINCOLN--Nebraskaâ€™s child welfare system might face another major change by the summer of 2013, continuing the overhaul of the system begun by the Legislature last spring.
The Legislatureâ€™s Health and Human Services committee held a hearing on Friday morning to explore changes to the way children enter the foster care system, how reports of child abuse are screened and investigated and how that can contribute to the number of children in foster care.