November 2nd, 2012
ARNOLD - - If you have ever doubted the adage, â€śage is nothing but a numberâ€ť, you need to meet Miriam Brower. Soon to be 106-years-old, she most certainly proves that saying is true!
Miriam lives in Arnold, where she has resided for the past 75 years. She raised her family here, taught Sunday school here, and proudly calls the Custer County community her home.
Miriam Leach was born Nov. 11, 1906, in Emmett, Idaho. She was the only girl in a family of seven - four older brothers, and two younger.
Burwell -- Ansley-Litchfield's long winning streak came to an end Thursday night with a 3-0 (26-24, 26-24, 25-18) loss to St. Marys. Ansley-Litchfield will likely be on their win to state due to the fact that Howells-Dodge and Sutherland both won their matchups. The Spartans will likely have enough wildcard points to advance.
Check the website for updates on this situation and in next week's edition of the Custer County Chief.
The Broken Bow Wind farm is complete, the towers are dedicated, and final testing and commissioning is in its final stages.
A key component to the operation is a nine mile long, 115,000-volt transmission line planned and built by Nebraska Public Power.
When a wind tower generates, the power has to have some place to go, and the job of the new transmission line is to make sure this takes place.
â€śThis has been a successful project due to outstanding cooperation by the community and landowners involved,â€ť said NPPD Project Manager Jedd Fischer, in the October NPPD newsletter â€śGRID.â€ť
As Nebraska weather patterns cycle from wet to dry periods, drought finds its way here eventually. Still, it is an understatement to say that 2012 has been a challenge for agricultural producers and the ag businesses, organizations and agencies that work alongside them. According to the University of Nebraska Lincolnâ€™s website www.-drought.unl.edu/ranchplan/Overview:
Are our kids getting enough to eat in school? That is a question that has been inundating the media, and weighing heavily on the hearts of parents since new guidelines were issued last Spring.
With a heavy push by First Lady Michelle Obama, effective this school year the USDA made its first major changes in school meals in 15 years. While the reforms were designed to offer kids more nutritious meals, and in turn raise a healthier generation, the new guidelines have been met with some resistance - by both students and parents.
Broken Bow ran into a buzz saw in Kearney Catholic, dropping the game 41-0, ending their season record at 7-3. Anselmo-Merna also saw their season come to an end with a 46-6 loss to Giltner Wednesday night. Giltner scored 90 points in their opening round playoff game. For more information, check out the next edition of the Custer County Chief
Make plans to attend a Community Health Fair Oct. 30, from 3:30-7:30 p.m. at Mid Plains Community College in Broken Bow. The evening will focus on health issues prevalent in todayâ€™s lifestyles.
Health Fair chair Kathy Hillje said she is excited about what is being offered.
â€ś(The event) is not just focused on general health, but on all aspects of what constitutes a healthy lifestyle.â€ť
Broken Bow ended it's regular season with a 3-2 (25-21, 14-25, 13-25, 25-17, 15-12) over Centura. For more details, check out the next edition of the Custer County Chief.
All games are Oct. 29
Class C1-10 at Burwell
The first matchup in the bracket is #4 Ainsworth vs. #5 0"Neill. The winner will advance to face #1 Ord. The winner of that game will get the winner of #3 Broken Bow vs. #2 Valentine (6:15 p.m.) .
Class C2-10 at Grand Island Central Catholic
#4 Doniphan-Trumbull vs. #5 Ravenna; winner will get #1 Wood River. #2 Arcadia Loup City will take on #3 Centura (6:00 p.m.)
Class D1-8 at Broken Bow
Mullen 24, Spalding 27
Broken Bow 14, Gibbon 10
Anselmo-Merna 42, Leyton 0
South Loup 13, Arapahoe 44
Arcadia will take on Silver Lake tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. in Bladen