June 21st, 2012
CALLAWAY - - The activity calendar heats up this weekend, as two Custer County towns will host annual community celebrations - Callaway and Anselmo.
The Callaway Pioneer Picnic will be June 22-24, and includes lots of games and fun activities in Morgan Park Saturday and Sunday. The Seven Valleys Rodeo Association will host its annual rodeo at the arena south of Callaway beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Sunday. There will also be a teen dance Friday after the rodeo.
Itâ€™s not easy beingâ€™ greenâ€™ nor is it cheap. One doesnâ€™t jump into a green project just because it sounds like a good idea. There have to be incentives on the other end.
In 2007, Nebraska a new law created Production Tax Credits (PTC) for Community-Based energy Development or C-BED. State law allows for these incentives because of Nebraskaâ€™s unique situation as a public power state.
The key discussion item in Mondayâ€™s meeting of the Broken Bow Board of Education was a hot-button topic in just about every business or entity - salaries. The board adjourned into closed session to discuss administrator and classified salaries, and nearly two and a half hours later announced the agreed upon figures.
The board unanimously approved a negotiated agreement with a base salary of $30,500 for the 2012-13 school year, and $31,200 for the 2013-14 school year.
The oldest church in Custer County officially closed its doors Sunday. The congregation voted unanimously last January to decommission the church.
It was time they said. Their congregation was getting older and the upkeep becoming hard. It wasnâ€™t a decision that came easy, many grew up between its walls, as did their children.
â€śThere have been a lot of lasts this year,â€ť said Denise Kaelin, â€śthe last Christmas Eve service, the Last Lords Supper auction â€¦ We knew it was coming.â€ť
Arcadia just couldn't catch a break.
Broken Bow's bats were too much to handle Wednesday night as the Spirit overpowered their foes, winning 19-9.
Third basemen Tressa Ripp had another fine offensive outing, tallying three singles and one doubles. She had plenty of help around here. Every batter finished with at least one hit and eight of the nine batters had at least one extra base hit.
"I think we had really good base-running and good hitting," shortstop Sydney Holcomb said. "Hannah and Jasmyn did really well on the mound too."
From now on if your vehicle crosses the center line while traveling east of Broken Bow on Highway 2, you will know it.
As part of a statewide project, State Highway 2 between Broken Bow and the Custer County line is slated for installation of center line rumble bars. The first portion of that project has already been completed, with the rumble bars installed between Broken Bow and Berwyn.
It was meant to be the final goodbye - a special celebration of the lives of two special men who impacted a school and a community. Mission accomplished.
It was standing room only Monday evening, as hundreds of students, parents, alumni, friends, family and community members packed into the Broken Bow Municipal Auditorium for a final tribute to Coach Zane Harvey and Coach Anthony Blum, killed in a June 1 traffic accident near Ansley. Hosted by Broken Bow Public Schools, Principal Ken Kujath had promised a â€śpositiveâ€ť celebration service, and that is exactly what it was.
A daughter, Lillian Rose, was born April 6, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney to Marty and Stephanie (Cunningham) Coble of Kearney.
She weighed 7 pounds 5 ounces.
Lillianâ€™s grandparents are Doug and Ellen Cunningham of Lexington, and Marv and the late Janet Coble of Broken Bow.
Her great-grandfather is Paul Cunningham of Cozad. Great-grandmother is Rose Goodman of Broken Bow.
Shawn and Brandi Corbin of Arnold, proudly announce the birth of a daughter, Avery Renee Corbin, born April 17, 2012 at 9:29 p.m. at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
She weighed 9 pounds 6 ounces and was 22 inches long.
Grandparents are Pat Kreider of Pampa, Texas, Shaun Kreider of Sargent, Jeff and Donna Corbin of Arnold, and Tammy Will of Benkleman.
Great-grandparents are Forrest and Kris Kreider of Pampa, Texas, Darrell and Maryann Jones of Sargent, Don and Ellen Chrisp of Arnold, and Gary and Peggy Ketler of Milliken, Colo.
Larry and Linda Kastens of Anselmo, would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lynnett Kastens of Lincoln, to Brandon Paneitz of Lincoln. He is the son of Mark and Sheri Paneitz of Lincoln.
A June 23 wedding is planned in Lincoln.
Grandparents are Doris Bowers and the late Lawrence Lynch of Arnold, Keith and Marie Kastens of Merna, Jerry and Bette Mangels of DeWitt, and Eugene Paneitz of Plymouth, Neb.
Lynnett is an instructor of medical laboratory technology at Southeast Community College in Lincoln.