October 26th, 2011
Mary Bell Cooksley of Weissert, departed this life Oct. 20, 2011 after a long, eventful career in community service and agriculture. She was born Sept. 12, 1920, the elder daughter of Frank Joseph and Hetty Bell Haumont, and spent her childhood on her grandfather Jules Haumontâ€™s French Table homestead a few miles north and west of Weissert. She and her sister, Elizabeth Lucille (Betty), rode horseback to attend nearby Elton School, and rode even farther to attend Rose Valley School for grades nine and ten. Both sisters graduated from Broken Bow High School.
The Mid-Plains Community College Board of Governor's meeting scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday, Oct. 26) in Broken Bow has been canceled due to predicted bad weather and schedule conflicts of several Board members. The Board's next regularly scheduled meeting will be Nov. 16 in McCook.
There was standing room only in Comstock last night at the Community Center for a meeting conducted by the U.S. Postal Service. The community's post office is one of 4,000 nationwide on the list for closure. For more on the story and the community's fight to keep their Post Office open see this week's Chief.
LINCOLN - - Today, Gov. Dave Heineman announced that he will be calling the Nebraska Unicameral into Special Session to determine if siting legislation can be crafted and passed for pipeline routing in Nebraska. The purpose of the Special Session will be to find a legal and constitutional solution to the siting of oil pipelines within the state.
The Broken Bow Police Department is asking for your help. They are asking for help in stopping the vandalism occurring at the parks in Broken Bow. Over the weekend vandals did the damage pictured with this story to one of the picnic tables at Tomahawk Park.
Captain Steve Scott is asking the public for help. He asks that if you see something going on in one of the parks that shouldn't be, please report what you see. Your call can remain anonymous if you wish. If you have any information as to the cause of this on-going vandalism please call 308-872-6424.
Tonight, Oct. 24, all citizens concerned about the possible closing of the Comstock Post Office are asked to meet at the Community Center from 7-8 p.m. Comstock is just one of several small-town Post Offices in the area being placed on the chopping block, and everyone is encouraged to join in the fight to keep the Comstock office open. The more who show up the better support it shows and the odds increase of the Post Office remaining open.
2011 NSAA first-round pairings.
Six local teams qualified for the state playoffs. The opening round features numerous rematches from the regular season. All game are set for Thursday.
Sandhilld/Thedford at Shelton
Clearwater/Orchard at South Loup
Litchfield at Pleasanton
Mullen at Sargent
Stuart at Anselmo-Merna
Brady at SEM
ANSLEY - - When new renovations and construction began at Ansley School, little did everyone realize they would be losing their kitchen. Soon after that, they would lose their cooks too.
But prayers would be answered and two new cooks would start work before the new school year. The two newly hired cooks, Luanne Wiese and Renee Lenstrom, didnâ€™t quite realize what they were getting themselves into.
If you attended Thursday night's Broken Bow football game against Cozad, you may have noticed the new helmets. They still display the red double B insignia that numerous Broken Bow athletes have worn proudly, however this Broken Bow squad was wearing brand-new Zenith football helmets funded by an extensive fundraising drive created by the grandparents of the Broken Bow community.
Bev Reynolds, chairman of the Grandparents for Helmets campaign, heard of a group of individuals who raised money in Holdrege and thought, â€śWhy canâ€™t we do that here?â€ť
Alma 42, Elm Creek 18
Amherst 49, Wilcox-Hildreth 18
Aquinas 48, Cross County 8
Archbishop Bergan 48, Louisville 12
Bertrand 45, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 30
Bishop Neumann 49, Auburn 15
Blair 35, South Sioux City 6
Bloomfield 52, Wynot 14
Boone Central 21, Central City 13
Cambridge 40, Sutherland 26
Centennial 35, Lincoln Lutheran 26
Chadron 34, Kimball 7
Chambers 58, Newcastle 14
Chase County 35, Bayard 7
Clearwater/Orchard 44, West Boyd 6
Columbus Lakeview 28, Columbus Scotus 21
Cozad 42, Broken Bow 16
Crofton 62, Plainview 7
Deshler 84, Friend 32