February 3rd, 2012
The Ansley Volunteer Fire Department was called to the scene of a fire in a warehouse on Fargo Street in Ansley Thursday afternoon. The fire department arrived and found the structure heavily engulfed in smoke, and called both the Broken Bow and Mason City departments for mutual aid. The warehouse, now owned by Mike Marsh, had once served as the livery stable in the community.
For more details on this story, see next week's Custer County Chief.
The speed limit coming in to Broken Bow on West Highway 2, has been a topic of conversation at community meetings and coffee shops for the past few months. Now one local business entity has decided to do something more than just talk.
CALLAWAY -- When the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society announced last September it wanted to close Callawayâ€™s Rest Home, and that it had every intention of doing so, little did they know there would be a bull dog standing in the doorway.
Good Samâ€™s facility in Gibbon is closing in March, along with 35 jobs in that community. Callawayâ€™s 36 jobs, due to some hard work from itâ€™s citizenry, are proudly still intact.
HASTINGS - - Based upon the most recent forecast of the National Weather Service in Hastings, NE, the 2012 Hastings College Honor Music Festival scheduled for February 2, 3, and 4 has been cancelled.
Although travel to Hastings on Thursday, February 2 will most likely be possible, the predicted decline in weather on Friday through Saturday may present a variety of "less than favorable" conditions for travel.
Hold your horses.
While a federal ban on horse slaughtering has been lifted, a state study ordered last year by the legislature indicates setting up a state slaughtering system would be costly and complicated. Â
Last session, Sen. Tyson Larson of Oâ€™Neill introduced a bill, LB305, which would have created a State Meat and Poultry Inspection Program. Â The possibility of having horse slaughtering in the state was a â€śmajor factorâ€ť in introducing the bill, Larson said.
The Broken Bow School Board has selected the next superintendent of schools.
Mark Sievering accepted the position following a second round of interviews in the district this week. The contract with Sievering will be finalized next week.
Sievering has been the superintendent at Conestoga Public Schools in southeast Nebraska since 2003. He has also been a superintendent at Franklin Public Schools and was the superintendent/principal at Arthur County High School in Arthur.
Sievering will begin his position with Broken Bow Schools July 1, 2012.
Quality and consistent preventive health care, beginning even before birth, gives children the best chance to grow up to be healthy and productive adults.
Adequate levels of immunization, public health efforts to prevent disease and disability, and support for maternal health and positive birth outcomes are examples of measures that help children now and later. Good health, both physical and behavioral, is an essential element of a productive and fulfilling life.
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.