August 28th, 2012
NEWS UPDATE: As of 12:30 p.m. approximately two-thirds of the necessary funds had been raised. As of 2;30 p.m. an agreement with the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samritan Society to acquire the rest home's operation had been signed. See this week's Custer County Chief for more on the story.
CALLAWAY RALLIES TO SAVE NURSING HOME
Callaway, Nebraska, is all about community. Monday night, an estimated 200-250 people, nearly half of the population 539 community, packed the bleachers at the Community Center to discuss the fate of the Callaway Good Life Center Nursing Home.
Russell Title and Escrow in Broken Bow is on the move. After 32 years in the Abstract and Title business, Carla Allen is selling the business and moving into retirement.
She is pleased with the decision and is looking forward to â€˜actually having timeâ€™ to attend her grandchildrenâ€™s activities, spend time at Plum Creek Canyon, and to winter in Florida.
Halsey â€“ Most of the roads and trails at Bessey Ranger District near Halsey will re-open next week in time to welcome Labor Day weekend visitors. The roads and trails have been closed since early July due to hazard tree dangers and damage to the trails that occurred during the Camp 5 Fire earlier this summer.
In March 2011, there were 16.4 million full-time equivalent employees working in state and local governments in the U.S., down 1.4 percent from 2010. According to estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau, the majority of these employees (8.9 million) worked in education, followed by those working in hospitals (964,381), police protection (923,951) and corrections (717,940).
The Broken Bow Girl Scouts will be having a Girl Scout sign up at Tomahawk Park Monday, August 27th, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. for any girls interested in signing up for Girl Scouts. They will meet some of the existing girl scouts and join them for ice cream. If they would like to join GS but are unable to be at the sign up event please call Kay Richardson, Girl Scout Membership Specialist at 800-879-6123.
The Broken Bow Girl Scouts are pictured at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo, where they spent the night under the aquarium Aug. 18. A total of 43 girl Scouts and leaders attended the event.
A single vehicle accident south of Miller Wednesday afternoon has taken the life of a Sargent woman and 11-year-old girl.
Amanda Wilder, 28, her two daughter - Destani, 11, and Montannah, 8 - along with Amanda's friend, 24-year-old Rebecca Veeder, all of Sargent, were traveling in a 1989 GMC pickup around 12:30 Wednesday, when Amanda lost control of the vehicle 2 1/2 miles south of Miller on Highway 183. Veeder and Destani Wilder were killed in the crash. Amanda and Montannah were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Broken Bow senior Tanner Johnson didn't have the typical high school kid summer. In between his summer job and hanging out with his friends, he managed to fit in a summer full of golf.
Most recently, Johnson competed in the Kansas vs. Nebraska Cup, played earlier this month at the Colbert Hills Golf Course in Manhatten, Kan.
This is a "Ryder Cup" style competition that pits each state's top golfers against each other for a team match play.
"It was a great experience," Johnson said. "I was the last one to get picked and I got to play with a lot of division one recruits."
The weather was perfect, the cars sufficiently noisy and the action right on target at the 2012 Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce Demolition Derby.
With over $6,000 in prize money sitting on the table, as well as several two foot tall trophies for bragging rights, the cars appeared.
For Duane Ducker of Broken Bow, this year marks his 32nd running of the Broken Bow Derby at the Custer County Fairgrounds, and his last. He can feel the hits in his back, he said following the end of the Hobo Class. He was passing the keys to his son Preston.
The first day of school this week was especially meaningful for one Broken Bow High School senior and his family. Nearly 11 weeks after a horrific automobile accident nearly took his life, 17-year-old Chad Christensen is back in school - and he admits he looked forward to his first day this year more than he ever has before!
Nearly 30 years after opening their doors in Custer County, Birthright is closing its Broken Bow office.
Birthright was started in Broken Bow in October 1983, by a group of local women involved with Right to Life. The Birthright office was located in the basement of the hospital for the first 10 years or so, before moving to the second floor of the post office, where it has remained since.