January 26th, 2012
For the past 18 years, Chris Jacobsen has had an estimated 2,200 miles of Custer County roads under his care. Decisions of today, he said, are not the same as they were in 1994 when he accepted the job as Custer Countyâ€™s Highway Superintendent.
In the early 1990s the surface area of choice was asphalt, today, it may very well be gravel.
He explained. Many of Custer Countyâ€™s roads were paved in the late 1960s, and early 1970s when oil for asphalt was cheap. In 2012, it is anything but cheap.
Voters in five precincts in Custer County will have a new place to vote in the next election. Changes in redistricting following the 2010 census allow this to happen. The change begins with the 2012 Primary and General election and for all elections following.
Myrtle and Westerville will now vote at the Ansley Community Hall; Lillian, Milburn and Loup will vote at the Veterans Building in Broken Bow.
Broken Bow 30
BROKEN BOW - - Valentine used tough defense to put away Broken Bow 42-30 this past Saturday.
The match-up was close in the first quarter with Valentine barely outscoring Broken Bow 9-8.
It was in the second quarter when the Valentine defense flexed their muscle and held the Lady Indians to only two points and Valentine would take a 16-10 lead into halftime.
The Lady Indians were able to snap out of their offensive funk in the third quarter and scored six points.
THEDFORD - - Sandhills/Thedford showed their offensive power in an 81-18 pasting of Hyannis last week.
The Longhorns didn't know what hit them.
The Knights quickly jumped out to a 13-0 first quarter lead before the Longhorns hit a point.
The Knights would keep the pressure on the Longhorns throughout the first quarter and would take a 21-7 lead into the second quarter.
From there the Knights continued to push the floor and wear out the Longhorns.
S/T outscored Hyannis 22-5 in the second quarter and would take a 43-12 lead into halftime.
MULLEN - - This past Saturday the Anselmo-Merna, Mullen, Sandhills/Thedford and SEM wrestling teams competed at the Mullen Invitational.
Plainview won the team title with a score of 189.50, but Mullen and Sandhills/Thedford were right behind.
Mullen placed third with a score of 122.00 and Sandhills/Thedford placed fourth with a score of 91.00.
SEM placed twelfth with a score of 30.00 and Anselmo-Merna was right behind with a score of 27.00.
Multiple area wrestlers advanced to the championship match in their respective weight class.
The Broken Bow School Board will conduct follow-up interviews with two superintendent candidates this week.
Mark Sievering, current superintendent at Conestoga Schools, will interview at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Matt Fisher, current superintendent at Chase County Public Schools, will interview at 7:00 p.m. The interviews will be open to the public.
A Texas truck driver and his passenger had a close call Sunday morning, escaping what could have been a critical accident with only minor injuries.
According to the Custer County Sheriffâ€™s Office, the semi, owned by Southern Refrigerated Transport, was being driven by Steven Dale Allvord. Approximately 1 1/2 to 2 miles east of Broken Bow on Highway 2, the truck attempted to pass a slower moving vehicle in front of him.
Mid-Plains Community College Board of Governors officially accepted Dr. Michael Chippsâ€™ resignation Jan. 20, releasing him from his duties as president effective immediately.
According to Ms. Benjamin, "Dr. Chipps is very excited about starting this new phase of his life and we believe that it is in the best interest of both Northeast Community College and Mid-Plains Community College to assist him in realizing his next set of professional goals as quickly as possible."
Mark John Doty, 60 of Lexington, died Jan. 16, 2012, at Lexington Regional Health Center, Lexington.
Mark was born May 20, 1951, to Mary Catherine (Mecke) and William Charles Doty in Ogallala. The oldest of four children, he moved to Broken Bow with his younger sister, Julie Ann, and spent his childhood there joined by brother Patrick William Doty and Scott Martin Doty.
Lois Turner, age 80 of North Platte, formerly of Arnold, died at her home Jan. 9, 2012. Graveside services were Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at the Custer Center Cemetery near Broken Bow, with the Rev. Don Schauda officiating.
Lois Evelyn Turner was born Feb. 23, 1931, at Broken Bow, to Roy Frank Wilson and Anna Mae (Dainton) Wilson. She graduated from Anselmo High School. Lois later attended Kearney State Teachers College.
October 19, 1951, Lois was married to Howard "Sonny" Turner at Broken Bow. They made their home in Milburn. Mrs. Turner worked as the Postmaster in Milburn.