November 1st, 2012
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
Broken Bow pulled out a dramatic win over Gibbon Thursday night to advance to the next round of the class C1 state playoffs. Broken Bow trailed 10-6 with just under five minutes left in the game and were stopped on a 4th down. The very next play, Gibbon snapped the ball over the head of the quarterback into the back of the end zone, resulting in a safety, cutting the score to 10-8. On the next possession, Marcus Miller hooked up with Hunter Campbell for the second time on the night, giving Broken Bow a 16-10 lead.
From Dan Osmond - Custer County Sheriff
The Custer County Sheriffâ€™s Office receives reports of phone or email scams on a weekly basis. These types of crimes cost people thousands of dollars and are very difficult to trace. The phone calls or emails are originated in foreign countries making the recovery of money almost impossible. The best way to protect yourself from these crimes is to learn what to watch for and understand what is a legitimate call or email and what isnâ€™t. I have put together a few things that will help you identify a scam.