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September 26th, 2011
BEATRICE - The United States welcomed 60 new citizens Sept. 16, during a swearing in ceremony that marked the end of a long journey for most, but also the start of a new life.
They came from across the globe, born in 38 different countries, speaking as many languages, with as many stories of their long, hard journey, and as many reasons why the day was so very special.
Broken Bowâs Custer Campus, and Mid Plains Community College campus was given the opportunity to shine Monday. Community leaders from Ogallala were in town to tour the campus and talk to project promoters R.J. Thomas and Jerry Adams about the communityâs vision.
Mid Plains has been working with Ogallala to build an onsite campus in their community. The building has been purchased and plans developed. Dr. Chipps set up the tour, he said, to ârechargeâ project energies.
Don Davis was given the President's Appreciation Award by MPCC President Michael Chipps in recognition of my part in the growth of the Broken Bow Extended Campus. In his remarks, Davis gave credit for the new facility to the Custer County Economic Development Corporation and a lot of very progressive citizens who know the value of lifelong learning, and credit to the citizens of Custer and surrounding counties for their support of the college's efforts in Broken Bow for the past 11 years. The award was presented Sept. 6 in McCook at an inservice for all the college's employees.
In open hearings prior to the start of the regular meeting Monday evening, the Broken Bow School Board presented the proposed 2011-2012 budget and final tax request. Later in the meeting, both were approved.
Look out central Nebraska - here come the junkers! By the time you read this the number of people along the Sandhills Journey and Loup Rivers Scenic Byways will have already begun to increase - thanks to the 8th annual Junk Jaunt.
The event was born in 2004, when members of the Loup Rivers Scenic Byway were discussing ideas of promoting the area. Someone threw out the idea of a garage sale marathon, which received laughs from some in attendance. Others thought it might be worth a try, and after some brainstorming the name âJunk Jauntâ was chosen - and the rest as they say is history.
When Tanya Woodward felt the calling to serve in the missionary field, she answered. Just last month, Tanya returned from a 5-week trip to Madagascar, and Saturday evening she shared her experiences of that trip during a special presentation at the Broken Bow Berean Church.
Tanya is a junior at Northwestern University in Orange City, Iowa, majoring in English. This past summer she took the opportunity to participate in a service program through the college - an experience she says changed her life.
Pastor Roger Gillming wears more than one uniform. He is the pastor of the Callaway United Methodist Church, and he is also a a first responder and fireman.
Sunday, Sept. 11, the United Methodist, St. Boniface Catholic and Lutheran churches joined together for a service honoring area first responders, the Custer County Sheriffâs office and the area men and women currently serving in the Armed Services.
Gillming wore his blue first responder shirt, and a tie. He said this was the first and last time anyone would see him in that shirt, and a tie.
New owners Lisa and Kip Russell hosted an open house and ribbon cutting at Pleasure Lanes Sept. 9. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the Broken Bow business.
Lisa began working at the bowling alley when she was just 14-years-old. She worked there for 10 years, took a 5-year break for college and to work with her mom, and came back about a year and a half ago.
When long-time owner Jerry Pomplun decided to sell the business, Lisa says she and Kip toyed with the idea, but didnât really give it serious thought until it had been on the market for several months.
Forty-six percent of registered voters in the Broken Bow school district went to the polls Tuesday to cast their vote on whether or not to approve a $5.8 million bond for an addition and renovation to North Park school. The OFFICIAL results of that election are:
960 - YES
700 - NO
This was the third attempt at a school bond for the district, and is less than half the cost of the previous bond requests.
The project will accomplish the following goals:
1. Eight additional classrooms to house 3rd and 4th grade.
Two Broken Bow men appeared in Custer County District Court Sept. 8 for arraignment. Each is charged with three felony counts stemming from a June 25 incident involving the brutal assault of another Broken Bow man in his apartment.
Geoffrey J. Eng, 24, and Lewis J. Dominguez, 19, both of Broken Bow, have each been charged with false imprisonment, making terroristic threats and 1st degree assault.