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September 12th, 2011

Envisioning a Bold Future for Broken Bow

September 12, 2011

A small group of community members met with several UNL students Monday evening to discuss the assets, drawbacks and future vision for Broken Bow.
The students are members of the UNL landscape architect program, and with the help of Professor Kim Wilson and Sandy Scofield of the UNL Rural Initiative, they will be working with the community to develop a comprehensive plan for the city. The outcome will be full of ideas for projects, ways to involve the citizenry, different approaches to consider and suggestions based on community input.

September 9th

Remembering 9/11 . . . Roy Crites volunteers

September 9, 2011

*Editor’s Note: In Remembering 9/11: 10 Year Anniversary, the Custer County Chief asked some of our citizens about 9/11: Did they remember where they were and what they were doing when the planes hit ... they did; Do they believe this event impacted the United States and if so, how? And where they impacted directly?

Deputy Roy Crites was working for the Custer County Sheriff’s Office at the time of 9/11. He said then Sheriff Ted Henderson came into the room and said,”Holy cow! I think we’re under attack!”

Proud display of red, white & blue

September 9, 2011

The Arcadia Fall Festival Parade takes place annually on Labor Day Monday. This year's parade started with a show of colors. Legion Posts from Arcadia, Ashton, Burwell, Comstock, Greeley, Loup City, Mason City, North Loup, Scotia, Ord, Sargent and Taylor proudly carried the red, white and blue.
For more photos of the parade see the Sept. 8 edition of the Custer County Chief.

September 8th

Voters will decide bond or no bond Tuesday

September 8, 2011

Broken Bow Public Schools staff and administration once again hosted an Open House at North Park school Tuesday, to give citizens the opportunity to walk through the school, hear about the proposed building project and have any questions they may have answered.
This open house, however, was a little different than last week’s, in that this one was held during school hours. Elementary Principal Kim Jonas and Superintendent Virginia Moon felt it was important to allow the public to see what they have been talking about concerning issues with the lunchroom, first hand.

Remembering 9/11 ... Graham answers ‘call to arms’

September 8, 2011

September 11, 2001, began as any other Tuesday in the Graham home. Trevor had just returned home from PT and was in the shower, while his wife Jolie was preparing breakfast for the couple and their two children.
She had the TV on as she was working in the kitchen. As the news began to capture her attention, she saw the second plane hit the World Trade Center. She quickly ran into the bathroom and told Trevor what she was seeing.
“At first I didn’t believe her,” recalls Trevor. “I thought, yeah, some small Cessna must have flown into the side of the building.”

Brothers in arms create business

September 8, 2011

The year is 1945. The world is at war. Back in Norfolk, Virginia, standing in a Navy chow line, Ray Brown steps out and shouts, "Hey! Anybody here from Nebraska?" With a hand in the air, one man out of hundreds answered Ray. With a loud "Yah! Right here!" Don Denesia would become one of Ray's closest friends and , later, successful business partner.
On a troop train loaded with thousands of military personnel bound for Houston, Texas, Denesia would again run into his friend "Brownie" (as Don would nickname him).

September 6th

CPPD tackles expected 10-year growth

September 6, 2011

Custer Public Power is looking down the road, 10 years down the road. And what they are seeing is growth. And with this growth comes a need for more power.
Last Thursday, Nebraska Public Power Sub T and Planning Supervisor Evan Kinney presented a plan to address what NPPDs study sees in the future.
“The ultimate goal,” explained Kinney, “is to treat the sub-transmission system as one integrated system. And to have the power companies work together to meet the needs of all parties.”
These needs include load growth, capacity, condition and back-up.

August 31st

Open house provides public forum

August 31, 2011

Following the results of a community wide telephone survey regarding the facility needs of Broken Bow Public Schools, the school board agreed to take another bond issue proposal to the voters. During an Open House at North Park school Tuesday evening, details of the bond issue were outlined to a large number of district patrons.

Hartman takes crayfish to conference

August 31, 2011

Broken Bow 4th grade teacher Jim Hartman knows his crawdads - and any kid who has gone through his science class knows all about them too.
For more than 20 years Hartman has been using the little crustacians to teach his students a variety of science lessons with hands-on, fun experiments using crayfish. This month, Hartman will be presenting a workshop on that subject at the Nebraska Association of Teachers of Science State Conference.

Never to young to help meet a need

August 31, 2011

Hunger knows no boundaries. A group of neighborhood friends in Broken Bow realized that too, and decided to come together and do something about it. The kids hang out and play together nearly every day, but on one Saturday afternoon they had even more fun, they say, working to help someone else.
Results of a new study supported by the ConAgra Foods Foundation, the Howard G. Buffett Found-ation and Nielsen shows approximately 20 percent of children in Nebraska under the age of 18 are at-risk for hunger.

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