June 1st, 2012
If you looking for a place to sink your teeth into some good barbecue, then Oconto is the place to be this Saturday, June 2.
Once again, an array of some of central Nebraskaâ€™s finest barbecue specialists will square off in the Oconto Blowinâ€™ the Doors Off BBQ competition.
The event is sponsored by the Oconto Volunteer Fire Department. The competitive event draws about 10 cooks who provide all-you-can-eat good cooking. Gates open at 5 p.m., and an on-site beer garden will serve ice cold drinks from 5 p.m. till 1 a.m.
Low and away.
Thatâ€™s the rule pitcher Michael Coleman stuck to in the season opener against Gothenburg Saturday.
The philosophy didnâ€™t steer him wrong. Broken Bow cruised to a 10-0 victory behind Colemanâ€™s 10 strikeouts.
Colemanâ€™s confidence in his arm didnâ€™t leave him surprised at his stellar outing.
â€śIt was nice because I didnâ€™t have to throw a lot of curve balls. I just threw a lot of fastballs low and away and they couldnâ€™t handle it.â€ť
While striking out 10, Coleman was also extremely efficient, allowing no walks and only giving up two hits in his five innings of work.
The Spirit softball team recovered from a tough first inning, where they allowed nine runs, to win 18-12 in the home opener against Ravenna. Further coverage will be provided in the June 7 edition of the Custer County Chief.
While the Spirit softball team didnâ€™t come away with a win in the tournament to open the season, they did come away with some valuable lessons.
â€śWeâ€™ve been working on covering the bases when the other team bunts a lot,â€ť said pitcher/shortstop Kelsie Myers.
In the teamâ€™s second round robin game against Alliance, errant throws in the infield aided an Alliance victory.
It was from this game that the team learned how to keep the runners contained
Trent Esch, 35 of Broken Bow, was arraigned in Custer County District Court Thursday morning on two felony charges: Count 1 - use of a weapon to commit a felony, and Count 2 - criminal mischief.
The charges stem from a March 18, 2012, incident in which Esch is accused of shooting at an unoccupied Custer County Deputy Sheriff's vehicle in front of the home of Deputy Sheriff Dan Spanel.
Becky and Joel Kaelin would like to announce the birth of their daughter and son, born April 27, 2012, at Saint Elizabeth Hospital.
Macie Jo weighed 8 pounds 15 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Aiden Scott weighed 5 pounds 3 ounces and was 17 inches long.
Grandparents are Scott and Nancy Pohl of Crete, and Scott and Denise Kaelin of Ansley. Great-grandparents are Patricia and Dale Danekas of Crete, Sharon Pohl of York, Dennis and Judy Stunkel of Broken Bow, and Dean and Marlene Kaelin of Ansley.
Perry and Brenda Miller of Rising City, and Randy and Dian Franzen of Broken Bow, proudly announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Amanda Leigh Miller and Daniel Joseph Franzen.
Amanda is a 2008 graduate of David City High School, and a 2012 graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University where she majored in business administration with minors in accounting and finance. She is currently employed at Midwest Medical Transport Company in Columbus.
Harvey H. Kleeb, the third child of Harvey H. and Jardis Amundsen Kleeb, was born Dec. 12, 1940, at their French Table home near Weissert. Harvey passed away quietly at his home in Broken Bow May 27, 2012.
He attended elementary school at Elton located off the north edge of French Table where he, like most children in attendance, rode his horse (Chief ) to school every day. He later went to school at Weissert, and finally Broken Bow High School where he graduated in 1959. Harvey entered the Air Force and was stationed at Offutt Air Force Base during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Itâ€™s been seven years in the making, and it is finally here ... Broken Bowâ€™s new aquatic center is now open, and ready for business.
Those involved are excited.
â€śI just love it,â€ť said swimming pool manager Jenna Smith. â€śIt is more user friendly for our younger crowd. At one end the pool starts at zero depth, the old pool started at 3 feet."
City Manager Tony Tolstedt echoes the praises, emphasizing that there is something for everyone, all ages.
The Broken Bow landscape is in for a change. By the next snowfall, 50 wind turbines will peak their heads into the clouds along the ridge line northeast of the community.
The $145 million wind project, known as Broken Bow Wind LLC, didnâ€™t happen overnight, itâ€™s been years in the making. The wind farm is owned and operated by Edison Mission Group and when online, will be capable of generating up to approximately 80 megawatts of electricity, enough energy to meet the needs of about 25,000 homes.
This is EMGâ€™s third wind energy project in Nebraska.