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March 24th, 2011

Wind Project clears zoning hurdle

March 24, 2011

Custer County took one more step toward housing a wind farm Tuesday when the Custer County Board of Supervisors voted 5-1 to approved a Conditional Use Permit for construction to begin.
Supervisor Richard Hodson cast the lone opposing vote.
The permit applicant was Broken Bow Wind, LLC, a division of Midwest Wind Energy.

March 23rd

Taylor was born with love of horses

March 23, 2011

* See this week's Custer County Chief - - 2011 Salute to Agriculture - - for more stories like the one featured below.

When asked how long she has been interested in horses, Cheryl Taylor is quick to answer - “all my life.”
“My mom says my favorite toys when I was little were always horses, and I wore out several rocking horses as a child,” Cheryl laughs.

March 18th

LVC announces All-Conference Basketball Teams

March 18, 2011

LVC GIRLS FIRST TEAM:
Siera Rohde, Jr. - Ansley
Mardee Sierks, Sr. - Mullen
Tricia Young, Sr. - Mullen
Shelby Saner, Jr. - Sandhills/Thedford
Kelsey Frink, Sr. - Sargent
LVC GIRLS SECOND TEAM:
Anna Finney, Sr. Anselmo-Merna
Katie Drake, Jr. - Ansley
Shayla Trotter, So. - Arcadia
Shayna Dunbar, Jr. - Loup County
Jamie Kirwan, Sr. - Sargent
LVC GIRLS HONORABLE MENTION:

March 17th

$10,000 raised at Sly's Chili Cook-off

March 17, 2011

What started as a simple idea six years ago, has grown into a major fund-raiser for a local charitable organization.
The Sixth Annual Chili Cook-off at Sylvester’s Bar and Lounge in Broken Bow is a testament to its value.
Each year, the business selects a local non-profit, charitable organization to raise money for. Head Start was chosen the first year, followed by the domestic violence prevention arm of Cedars, Central Plains Center for Services the third year, CNCS and their outreach program the fourth, Lions Club the fifth, and this year the Children’s Christmas Fund.

Strategic plan targets school facilities

March 17, 2011

By DEBORAH McCASLIN
Chief Publisher

The goals are in writing. They’ve been identified. Now it is time to formulate the plans. The Broken Bow School Board identified four main areas as short term goals in their board strategic planning retreat last January, and then discussed the plans in detail Monday night.
The four main focus areas are Technology, Budget and Staff, Curriculum and Facilities.
School facilities has been targeted as a major focus, and it is what was allotted the greatest amount of Monday’s discussion.

Anna Hunt, 78

March 17, 2011

Anna Margaret “Tully” Hunt was born June 8, 1932, to Patrick and Katie (Sherlock) Tully. She left this world March 11, 2011, at the home of her daughter, Jodi, of Milburn, surrounded by her family.
She spent her early childhood on a farm north of Oconto. In 1945, Anna and her family moved to Ortello Valley southwest of Anselmo. Anna graduated from Merna High School in 1950.
Shortly after graduating she began the journey to realizing one of her lifelong passions: teaching. Anna taught first at Cottage Country School off Ryno Road.

Delpha Hoblyn, 97

March 17, 2011

Delpha Deloris (Madsen) Hoblyn was born August 31, 1913, to William and Margaret (Stender) Madsen at Mason City. She grew up in the Basin area by Mason City.
At an early age, she was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and was a member of the Basin Zion Lutheran Church.
Delpha attended grade school at the Basin School and graduated from Mason City High School in 1931. After graduating from high school, she worked for the Doug Mills family.
April 27, 1937, Delpha married Ray Hoblyn at Ansley. To this union, four children were born, Robert, Dianne, James and DeLoris.

Ellen Karlberg, 83

March 17, 2011

Ellen L. Karlberg, 83, of Sumner, earthly life ended and she entered eternal life with her Lord and Savior March 11, 2011.
Ellen Lorraine Karlberg was born to Ralph and Mary (Lahm) Scoville Aug. 25, 1927, in Sumner. She attended school in Sumner for 12 years and graduated from Sumner High School in 1944, at age 16.

LeRoy Beshaler, 81

March 17, 2011

LeRoy C. Beshaler, 81, of Callaway, died March 12, 2011, at the Callaway District Hospital.
LeRoy was the beloved son of Charles and Della (Hickenbottom) Beshaler. LeRoy graduated from Callaway High School in 1948, and worked with his father on the Beshaler farm. He enlisted into the United States Army in 1951, and was honorably discharged in 1953. He was in the 3rd platoon Company “D” 634th Armored Infantry Division.
Following his time in the Army LeRoy moved back to Callaway and worked with his father on the farm.

March 15th

Trains derail near Seneca

March 15, 2011

Two trains derailed near Seneca on March 10, 2011. In total, 72 cars were involved in the derailment - 20 empty cars from the eastbound train and 52 cars from the westbound train. See this week's Custer County Chief for more information.

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