One of the orders of business at Tuesdayâ€™s Broken Bow City Council meeting was the swearing in of incumbent council members Chad Schall, representing the West Ward, and Bill Adams, representing the East Ward. Adams was appointed to the council in December 2010, while Schall was elected.
Following the swearing in, Schall was elected by his peers as president of the council. The council also approved Mayor Cecil Burtâ€™s annual appointments of city engineer - J.E.O., city physician - Dr. Shawn Lawrence, and city finance committee - Chad Schall, Bill Adams, Cody Schmick and Kelly Clay.
Tourism continues to be a growing industry in the state of Nebraska, and when it comes to visitors Custer County has its fair share.
The Custer County Tourism Council, under the direction of Chard Hirsch, has completed the 2012 final report for â€śThe Red Barnâ€ť travel center - and the numbers are very encouraging. The Barn, technically the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway Interpretive Center, opened for its fourth season May 1, and closed Sept. 30, 2012.
The Broken Bow First Baptist Church invites everyone to attend a special Christmas Pageant, Sunday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. The church is located at 1002 South E Street in Broken Bow. Refreshments will be served following the program.
The Custer Elementary gymnasium was a fitting scene Dec. 5 for the upcoming holiday season. The gym housed a large group of 4th grade students making birdhouses in order to raise money for an upcoming field trip to Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha.
With all the hammering and woodworking going on, it wasnâ€™t much less than shop chocked full of Santaâ€™s elves.
The birdhouse building project is a long-standing Custer Elementary School tradition that is headed by Jim Hartman, who is in his 36th year of teaching.
Robert (Bob) Lee Miller, 54, of West Point, was peacefully gathered in Christ's arms and taken to his heavenly home, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.
Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 10, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in West Point with the Rev. Richard Bringewatt officiating. Burial was at Mount Hope Cemetery. Stokely Funeral was in charge of arrangements.
Nola C. Duryea, 77, of Broken Bow, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at the Heritage Living Center in St. Paul.
Services were Saturday, Dec. 8, at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow, with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul was in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Duryea was born Dec. 13, 1934, at Broken Bow, the youngest of seven children, to Charles and Nelle (Pinkley) Carland.
Harley Richard "Dick" Hanson, 88 of Scotia, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at the Grand Island Veteran's Hospital in Grand Island.
Funeral services were Dec. 11, 2012 at the Oconto Community Building in Oconto with Pastor Jonathan Musgraves officiating. Burial with full military honors was in the Oconto Community Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Shiners or Grand Island Veterans Hospital Hospice Unit.
New Mexico Bowl: Arizona (7-5) vs. Nevada (7-5)- There are a lot about these teams that are similar. They both have the same record, powerful offenses and defenses that just plain don't show up. This should be a shootout out west. I'm going to give Rich Rodriguez and the Arizona Wildcats the edge here.
Twin Loup and Ansley-Litchfield squared off in Ansley Tuesday night. Here are the stats.
Austin Rohde- 12 points
Tyson Howard- 11 points
Caleb Unick- 5 points
Garrett Amsberry- 4 points
Michael Shoemaker-Hoblyn- 4 points
Taylor Monks- 2 points
The Spartans shot 4-5 from the Free Throw line
Brayden Davis- 11 points
Zeb Stefka- 5 points
Jack Gibbens- 4 points
Ryan Mosier- 2 points
Final approval of the agreement between the city and school for the Custer Elementary playground equipment is one of the items on the agenda for today's City Council meeting in Broken Bow. The complete agenda for the noon meeting is as follows:
AGENDA - -CITY COUNCIL MEETING
CITY OF BROKEN BOW
TUESDAY â€“ DECEMBER 11, 2012
Open meeting at 12:00 Noon
Announcement of Posting of the Open Meeting Laws Act
Approval of Consent Agenda
Minutes â€“ November 27, 2012 Council Meeting