July 13th, 2012
Custer Public Power is sending out a red flag. Nebraska Public Power and our local power district need your help.
On July 4, NPPDâ€™s customers set an all-time energy usage peak of an estimated 3,036 megawatts. The new all-time peak bettered a previous record of 2,851 megawatts reached the day before, July 3, 2012. Prior to this, NPPDâ€™s last all-time peak was 2,671 megawatts set on July 30, 2006.
Custer Public Power sets its own new record of 118 megawatts, 18 more than last year.
For the past two months or so, Broken Bow had been looking for a rainmaker.
At approxiametly 6:30 Thursday night, farmers crops and families yards received a much needed bath.
The most telling sign that there was a higher power that night, however, came when Chad Christensen stepped on the baseball field at Tomahawk Park.
Just as Christensen had done a week earlier at a Lincoln Saltdogs game, he threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the championship game that was postponed until Monday at 7 p.m.
Due to weather conditions, the Mid-America Legion Baseball championship has been postponed until Monday at 7 p.m.
Chad Christensen was on hand to throw out the first pitch. That still took place. That story will be posted shortly.
Broken Bowâ€™s Kelsie Myers recently returned from a mission trip to
Haiti where she worked as a medical helper in a tent that cared for
The Spirit were glad to have her back, as Myers gave the team the
right dose of strong hitting they needed to finish a strong second
place in the league tournament.
Spalding ended the teamâ€™s run with an 8-3 victory over the Spirit in
the championship game July 7th.
Myers batted 8-14 in the tournament, which is good for a .571 batting average.
Broken Bow High School alumni will be returning to the community this weekend, as both Crazy Days and Alumni Weekend are planned in Broken Bow.
The Kick-Off Event for the alumni will be Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the Broken Bow Municipal Building. This will give alumni a chance to meet, mingle and register for the weekend, while enjoying wine and cheese, or beer and pretzels. This event is hosted by the Broken Bow Schools Foundation Board of Directors.
Saturday, alumni can enjoy a bus tour of Broken Bow, which will depart from the Municipal Building at 10 a.m.
'Ahh, the Nebraska Sandhills. Its surreal beauty has captivated poets, artists and teachers alike. Beholding its golden waves reaching into the distant horizon, time seems to subside; leaving one in union with its artistry.'
The beauty of the Sandhills has captivated Mitch Hunt, so much so in fact that the young man has set out to capture the land and people of the Sandhills in a special documentary film. The above quote was written by Hunt for a flyer promoting his project.
Broken Bow's Chad Christensen will be throwing out the first pitch at the Mid-Nebraska League Championship game this week. The game is set to start at 7 p.m. against Aurora at Tomahawk Park.
The Smoke Shack in Broken Bow is about to get a new parking stall in front of its business. Mark Walker was present at the Monday morning Broken Bow City Council meeting to talk about the request.
â€śIâ€™m losing 40 percent of my business on Thursdays due to Farmerâ€™s Market sellers parking there all day and I have the receipts to prove it,â€ť explained Walker.
Tim Holcomb, 47 of Kearney, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Online condolences or personal reflections may be submitted at www.osrfh.com. O'Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The community of Merna had plenty to celebrate this past weekend with its annual Heritage Days Festival. Not only did this year mark the 25th anniversary of the festival, but it is also the 125th anniversary of the community. A large birthday cake, so big it had to be hauled on a flat-bed trailer, was served as part of the celebration.
For more on this story, and lot of pictures, see this week's Custer County Chief!