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May 3rd, 2012

Junior Fire Patrol tests new skills

May 3, 2012

A Class A fire (a fire that produces ash) was quickly brought under control Thursday evening by the ever diligent members of the Junior Fire Patrol. The long-standing tradition sponsored by the Broken Bow Fire Department invites fifth graders to spend six Thursday evenings at the department learning about fire safety.

May 3, the students put out their own ‘house fires,’ after moving themselves and younger siblings to a safe meeting space and pretending to call 911. Next week the students will conclude their training with a party and a ‘test.’

Twin Loup, Ansley Litchfield LVC champs

May 3, 2012

Twin Loup and Ansley-Litchfield took home the mens and womens LVC titles Thursday. A-L's Siera Rohde set a new record in the 400 meter dash, winning in 58 seconds flat. For extended coverage, check out the May 10th edition of the Custer County Chief.

Nelson joins call for extending moratorium on post office closings

May 3, 2012

Nebraska's Senator Ben Nelson and a bipartisan group of 42 other senators today urged the U.S. Postal Service to extend a moratorium on its plans to close many mail processing centers and 3,700 mainly rural post offices, including 90 post offices in Nebraska, until postal reform legislation is enacted into law.

May 2nd

Bow soon to be home to Creation Museum

May 2, 2012

Steve Sommer has a passion for challenging the theory of evolution - enough so that he is working tirelessly on a very special museum dedicated to that challenge.
The Bone Yard Creation Museum is set to open some time this summer. Steve is shooting for mid to late June, but that is still up in the air. When completed, however, the museum will be quite the attraction. The museum and its counterpart, The Book Pile, is located along west Highway 2 in Broken Bow.

Sargent citizens weigh in on highway project

May 2, 2012

SARGENT/TAYLOR - - The Nebraska Department of Roads is busy on US - 183 near Sargent and Taylor, and the department has recently hosted informational meetings in both communities to engage the public in making some decisions on certain aspects of the project.
The NDOR has announced some new plans for the Taylor North Bridge. According to District Engineer Mark Kovar, after further assessment of the bridge condition and input from the recent public information meeting held in Taylor, a permanent repair project will be scheduled rather than replacing the bridge.

May 1st

McCook Rodeo results, April 28-29

May 2, 2012

Bareback Riding
1. Wyatt Gewinner-Weeping Water-80.0
3. Rowdy Moon- Sargent-69.0

Barrel Racing
1. Brandy Brown- North Platte-15.599
10. Shaina Simonson- Dunning- 16.394
18. Kylee Odenbach- Taylor-16.821
30. Sidney Troxel- Broken Bow- 18.235
46. Kerri Degroff- Broken Bow- 27.035

Mens Cutting
1. Sterling Atkins- Broken Bow-73

Breakaway Roping
1. Tori Vineyard- Oshkosh- 3.260
17. Kadi McFadden- Dunning- 13.600
32. Chantelle Milleson- Dunning- 100.00
34. Kylee Odenbach- Taylor- 100.00
35. Shaina Simonson-Dunning- 100.00
36. Mariah Utter- Brewster- 100.00

Broken Bow hires new girls basketball coach

May 2, 2012

Broken Bow High School has hired Brice King as its new womens basketball coach. Brice currently teaches 4th grade in the Broken Bow public school system. Look for extended coverage of this story in the May 10th edition of the Custer County Chief.

April 30th

Eleanor I. Haskell, 99

April 30, 2012

Eleanor Irene Yearick Haskell passed away at the Kearney Good Samaritan Hospital April 17, 2012 at the age of 99.
Eleanor was born Sept. 5, 1912, at Pender, to George and Evelyn Gatzmeyer Yearick. Her early childhood was spent in eastern Nebraska.
Eleanor graduated from Burwell High School in 1931. After high school she received a teaching certificate and taught in rural schools in Brown County.

Rotary launches in Broken Bow

April 30, 2012

A new Rotary Club is in the process of being chartered in Broken Bow. The Club needed 25 members to form and the magic number has been reached, but there is room for more. The cutoff date to be a Charter member is May 1. If you are interested in learning about Rotary contact any of the board members pictured: front row from left, Vice President Doug Campbell, President Jason Stephens and Director Mike Steckler; back row, Past President Deb McCaslin, Treasurer Michelle Zlomke, Secretary Janet Loughran and Director Sandy Priest. Not pictured is Director Melissa Larson.

April 27th

Proposed child labor regulations withdrawn

April 27, 2012

Late in the day April 26th, the U.S. Department of Labor withdrew proposed regulations of Child Labor in Agriculture. Nebraska Cattlemen submitted comments in opposition to the proposed regulations last fall when they were first introduced. These comments were among thousands that the Department of Labor received.