August 15th, 2012
Just last week, Custer County celebrated the centennial of its courthouse. While county officials all share a sense of pride and heritage in the history of the courthouse, they also realize the old building in its current state no longer effectively meets the needs of its users.
Tuesday morning, the Custer County Board of Supervisors were presented with a couple of possible solutions to those issues.
From Aug. 17 through Labor Day, the Broken Bow Police Department will participate in a statewide â€śYou Drink, You Drive, You Loseâ€ť Selective DUI Enforcement campaign.
According to Police Chief Steve Scott, this is a coordinated effort of law enforcement agencies across the state to decrease the number of drunk and impaired drivers in our communities. The program is funded through a grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety.
Several Nebraska Alcohol-Related Statistics:
* In 2011, there were 1,822 alcohol-related vehicle crashes.
Ronald C. Dittmar, age 83 of Oconto, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012 at the Callaway Good Samaritan Center. Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 10, at the First Lutheran Church at Buffalo, south of Oconto, with the Rev. Victor Rasmussen officiating. Burial was in the Christ Lutheran Cemetery. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of the arrangements. Memorials have been suggested to the First Lutheran Church Building Fund.
Woodrow H. "Woody" Sells, 95, former resident, passed away Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at his home in Carlsbad, N.M.
Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at Denton-Wood Funeral Home Chapel in Carlsbad, with the Rev. David W. Rogers officiating. Masonic Service was performed by Eddy Lodge 21 AF&AM. A Lodge of Sorrow convened Friday, August 10, in Carlsbad. Interment followed in Carlsbad Cemetery, Carlsbad. Carlsbad Veterans Honor Guard provided military honors.
Denton-Wood Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Drivers from all across the United States brought their road-racers to Arnold this past weekend, for the 12th Annual Sandhills Open Road Challenge. Along with the traditional one-mile shootout, burn out contest and open road challenge, a new event was added this year. The Loup 2 Loup race took drivers up and down hills across the open Sandhills between Halsey and Purdum, in a Thursday morning event to kick off the weekend's big event.
For pictures, race results and more from the SORC, see the Aug. 16 issue of the Custer County Chief.
The Super Kids Club has had a phenomenal summer. The summer program has been active for years but theyâ€™ve added something a bit different into this summerâ€™s line-up. Four, week-long, camps have been hosted though-out the summer focusing on Music, Technology, Art and Cooking.
For two hours each day, children of different age groups were given the opportunity to experiment with these different activities. Children entering the 3-5 grades participate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays while the younger kids, K-2, were given similar opportunities on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
This weekend, Custer County welcomes open-road racing enthusiasts from all across the country for one of the premiere events of the summer. The Sandhills Open Road Challenge is a 55- mile rally style open road race through the scenic Nebraska Sandhills. Arguably the most demanding event of its kind in America, the SORC offers a duanting series of "S" Curves, straights, and 90 degree turns to challenge the most talented of drivers. The SORC pioneered the concept of the one mile shoot out in 2002 and enjoys great popularity with drivers and spectators alike.
Baseball is a game of failure.
This is no secret to anyone who knows the game; who h as been around it as long as Jerry Pomplun has.
Pomplun, who finished his 9th season as Broken Bowâ€™s Legion baseball coach this past summer, chalked up yet another successful season.
In a game full of failures, Broken Bow- the smallest school under the Class B roof,-has seen plenty of successes under Pomplun.
In his nine seasons, Broken Bow has been to the district championship six times, winning three of them.
A new season of league bowling is set to get underway. A meeting of the local Bowling Association will take place Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, beginning at 7 p.m. at Pleasure Lanes in Broken Bow.
Back-to-school can be financially challenging for many parents. The list of necessary school supplies is daunting - and for families with multiple children to buy for, it can become overwhelming.
The Custer County unit of the Salvation Army understands the strain that back-to-school can put on many families, and for the past several years have been doing what they can to help out. The unit is again this year hosting a book bag/school supplies giveaway, Monday, Aug. 13, from 4-6 p.m.