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August 2nd, 2012
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.
The fair is kicking off this week, but the fairgrounds donât look this good by accident. Leon Meyer and his crew; Bill Shirkey Jr., Roger Hodge,
Rachel Cunningham and Tom Shirkey, have been fixing up the fair grounds for more than a month.
On the 4-H, FFA side, Colleen Peterson, Troy Walz, Jessye Goertz and their crew have been doing the same. âThe buildings donât get clean by themselves,â said Peterson. âWe have a schedule of what has to be finished each day to be ready on time.â
Ellen Ruth Headden was born in Mt. Vernon, NewYork, July 23, 1918. John Wesley Churchill was born Feb. 11, 1920, in New York City. On Aug. 1, 1942, the two became husband and wife and began their married life together - a life that has now spanned 70 years.
Friends and family gathered at Off Broadway in Broken Bow Sunday afternoon, July 29, to wish the Churchillâs a happy 70th wedding anniversary - a feat few couples accomplish. But then these two people have a history of a strong resolve that sets them apart.
In 1912, Woodrow Wilson was elected president of the United States, the Titanic sunk on its very first voyage, New Mexico and Arizona were admitted as states, and the Girl Scouts of America was founded. It was also the year the current Custer County Courthouse was built.
Next week, Custer County will throw a birthday party - marking the centennial of the Courthouse. The main event is planned for all day Monday, Aug. 6, with a full slate of activities.
When there is a need, the people of central Nebraska tend to answer the call. Saturday, July 21, that opportunity presented itself, as a benefit for Randy Franzen brought well over 100 people to the event.
The benefit began with participants meeting downtown at Tiffany Theater, where organizational plans for the poker run were made prior to viewing the classic movie, âEvery Which Way But Loose.â The movie was shown free, through the generosity of Stuart Fox, one of the benefitâs sponsors.
MASON CITY - - Although the Lincoln Town Site company named this town Mason after Judge O. P. Mason of Lincoln, the post office refused to accept that name because it could be too easily confused with Macon. So, the railroad referred to it as Mason and the post office became known as Mason City.
Each year Mason City hosts a âHomecoming Celebrationâ, which not only beckons alumni of the communityâs now extinct school, but to all who have fond memories of life in a small town.
The Custer Public Power District is experiencing historic levels of demands for electricity.
The extreme pressure placed on the system during this irrigation systems due to the hot, dry weather is stressing transmission systems, the high voltage lines that move electricity from power plants to CPPDs substations. To reduce that stress, CPPD has placed controls on irrigation wells.
Late last week, Rick Nelson met with a group of NPPD customers to review their options, and decided to divide up its nine power districts into three groups for more effective control of transmission relief.
The Custer County Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously voted to approve a conditional use permit to CPI for a new grain storage facility south of Arnold.
Dan Olson of Hastings, representing CPI, presented his request to the board at Tuesday mornings meeting. The co-ops in Arnold and Anselmo both recently merged with CPI, and Olson says the company is looking for ways to improve the facilities in this area.