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October 12th, 2011

UNL team presents plan to city

October 12, 2011

Students from the University of Nebraska Lincoln presented Phase 1 of a three phase project to a packed city council room Tuesday evening, and their presentation was met with a rousing applause.

October 10th

Grain loading site to begin construction soon

October 10, 2011

The Andersons, Inc. announced Oct. 5, it will soon begin construction on a 3.8 million bushel capacity grain elevator facility near the towns of Anselmo and Broken Bow. The facility is slated to be open in time for the 2012 harvest.
"Constructing a new facility located in the center of Nebraska fits well with our strategy to provide service to customers west of our traditional eastern cornbelt market," says CEO Mike Anderson. "During the past 15 months we've expanded our operations in Nebraska to nine locations, both through acquisitions and merchandising agreements."

BBHS Homecoming

October 10, 2011

Broken Bow High School crowned its Homecoming King and Queen Friday night to round out a full week of spirit-filled activities. Meanwhile, the Indians hosted the Gothenburg Swedes in a rivalry match-up that went into three overtimes before Broken Bow eventually lost a heartbreaker on a gutsy call by head coach Mike Garner.

See photos of the Homecoming royalty and all the details of the game in this week's Custer County Chief!

October 6th

Mason City Post Office faces closure; Meetings planned

October 6, 2011

MASON CITY - - Residents of Mason City are urged to attend an important meeting in their community next week.
The U.S. Postal Service has scheduled a meeting for all Mason City postal customers about the possible closing of the Mason City Post Office. The meeting will be at the Mason City Community Building Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. Representatives of the Postal Service will explain options, answer questions and listen to comments from local citizens. If you have a 68855 zip code, you are strongly encouraged to attend this meeting in Mason City.

Pipeline threatens Sandhills

October 6, 2011

ATKINSON - Sandhills residents turned out in force last Thursday in Atkinson for a special public hearing convened by the State Department on a proposed pipeline to be built across Nebraska by TransCanada (partnered with ConocoPhillips).

October Focus ... To raise cancer awareness, promote research

October 6, 2011

Joann Still radiated in the glow of the October sun Saturday during the Cancer Walk, a glow reflected in the faces of the cancer survivors joining for a day on the square in Broken Bow, and in the faces of families and friends there to support the activity.

October 5th

Landkamer named Genealogist of the Year

October 5, 2011

The citizens of Custer County havelong been aware of the tireless effort Mary Landkamer has put in to preserving our area’s history - and now the rest of the state of Nebraska knows it too.
This week, Mary was presented with the 2010 Nebraska Genealogist of the Year award by Nebraska State Geneological Society president Floyd Smith. The presentation took place at the Historical Museum, where Mary served as curator for 26 years.

September 30th

Controlled burn helps create habitat

September 30, 2011

Earlier this month, you may have been concerned about the smoke slowly filling the sky east of Broken Bow. Grass fires are not uncommon this time of year and the weather has been a bit drier. However, you can rest at ease as what you were seeing was the result of a controlled burn just outside of Berwyn, a fire started on purpose by Robert Harrold and his crew at Prescription Pyro, a custom burning business in Broken Bow. Habitat management was the goal.

Eng enters plea agreement; Sentencing set for Nov. 3

September 30, 2011

Geoffrey J. Eng, 24 of Broken Bow, appeared in Custer County District Court Sept. 22 for a pretrial conference hearing. At that hearing, Eng entered a plea of no contest on an amended charge after reaching a plea agreement with the state.

September 29th

SORC seeks second venue

September 29, 2011

HALSEY - - The Sandhills Open Road Challenge (SORC) board of directors, came to the Halsey Elementary School gym Sept. 21 to invite area residents to “grab the chance to enhance your economy.” Since its conception, SORC has stimulated a positive economic impact to Custer County. Board members Joe Shown, Donny Olson, Clay Mohr, and Alan, Becky and Brock Dailey, came to invite the residents of Thomas and Blaine counties to do the same.

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