September 14th, 2011
Forty-six percent of registered voters in the Broken Bow school district went to the polls Tuesday to cast their vote on whether or not to approve a $5.8 million bond for an addition and renovation to North Park school. The OFFICIAL results of that election are:
960 - YES
700 - NO
This was the third attempt at a school bond for the district, and is less than half the cost of the previous bond requests.
The project will accomplish the following goals:
1. Eight additional classrooms to house 3rd and 4th grade.
Two Broken Bow men appeared in Custer County District Court Sept. 8 for arraignment. Each is charged with three felony counts stemming from a June 25 incident involving the brutal assault of another Broken Bow man in his apartment.
Geoffrey J. Eng, 24, and Lewis J. Dominguez, 19, both of Broken Bow, have each been charged with false imprisonment, making terroristic threats and 1st degree assault.
A small group of community members met with several UNL students Monday evening to discuss the assets, drawbacks and future vision for Broken Bow.
The students are members of the UNL landscape architect program, and with the help of Professor Kim Wilson and Sandy Scofield of the UNL Rural Initiative, they will be working with the community to develop a comprehensive plan for the city. The outcome will be full of ideas for projects, ways to involve the citizenry, different approaches to consider and suggestions based on community input.
*Editorâs Note: In Remembering 9/11: 10 Year Anniversary, the Custer County Chief asked some of our citizens about 9/11: Did they remember where they were and what they were doing when the planes hit ... they did; Do they believe this event impacted the United States and if so, how? And where they impacted directly?
Deputy Roy Crites was working for the Custer County Sheriffâs Office at the time of 9/11. He said then Sheriff Ted Henderson came into the room and said,âHoly cow! I think weâre under attack!â
The Arcadia Fall Festival Parade takes place annually on Labor Day Monday. This year's parade started with a show of colors. Legion Posts from Arcadia, Ashton, Burwell, Comstock, Greeley, Loup City, Mason City, North Loup, Scotia, Ord, Sargent and Taylor proudly carried the red, white and blue.
For more photos of the parade see the Sept. 8 edition of the Custer County Chief.
BROKEN BOW--The Broken Bow football team was looking for redemption after dropping their first game of the season and did just that. After blocking Ordâs extra-point during the first possession of overtime Broken Bow running back Justin McCullough found the end zone and Tanner Johnson kicked an extra point and the Indians escaped with a 21-20 win over rival Ord.
The Indian defensive motto was "bend but don't break" last Friday night.
Kally Neben and Brett King were united in marriage June 18, 2011, at the Fellowship Bible Church in Newman Grove. Pastor Scott Carlson officiated the 4:30 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Galen and Pat Neben of Thedford. Her grandparents are Arlene and the late leroy Badgley, and the late Rudy and Mary Neben, all of Oconto.
Keith and Pam King of Newman Grove are the parents of the groom. His grandparents are Fern and the late Duane King, and Helen and the late Paul Schroeter, all of Newman Grove.
Leonard H. Nehls, age 74 of Arcadia, died Aug. 22, 2011, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Memorial services will be Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at 10 a.m. in the Arcadia Community Center in Arcadia with the Rev. Jeff Hale officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery at Loup City. Memorials have been established to the Arcadia Fire and Rescue Units.
Leonard H. Nehls was born March 23, 1937, at San Bernardino, Calif., to Henry and Mamie Pearl (Warford) Nehls. Leonard attended school in Kearney.
Nolan Lloyd Cooper, a resident of Ardmore and owner of Aerotech in Marietta, Okla., died Aug. 31. No services are scheduled at this time.
Nolan was born Dec. 13, 1940, in Dunning. He attended schools in Dunning, Anselmo, Minatare and Sargent, and graduated high school in Central City.
Jonathan H. Scott, 30, of Concordia, Kan., died Aug. 28, 2011, at Cloud County Health Center in Concordia.
Jonathan was born Nov. 23, 1980, in Seward, the son of Monte and Patricia (Young) Scott.
He is survived by his partner, Nathan Bargen of Concordia, Kan.; parents, Monte and Pat Scott of Sargent; sister, Alaunda J. Scott King of St. Joseph, Mo.; brothers David M. Scott of Sargent, Adam R. Scott of Sargent, Jacob E. Scott of Longmont, Colo., Jarod F. Scott of Broken Bow, and Michael J. Scott of Cheyenne, Wyo.; and grandmother, Mary Ann Young of Lamar, Colo.