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September 4th, 2012

BB Council approves tax request

September 4, 2012

A couple of personnel issues came before the Broken Bow City Council Monday, Aug. 27 - one in open meeting, and one in closed session.
During the open meeting, discussion was had on creating a position in the city for a full-time zoning administrator. For several years the city has had a part-time zoning administrator, a position currently held by Cindy Pearson. This is an appointed position, which would not require an election.

August 31st

Clark appointed temporary County Attorney

August 31, 2012

Glenn Clark was formally appointed Custer County’s County Attorney, at least for the next 45 days.
It is up to the Custer County Board of Supervisors to fill the position being vacated by Tami Schendt as she steps into the job of County Judge. There are two years left on her previous appointment. Clark is the current Deputy County Attoney.
In a letter to the Supervisors, Clark stated that he would accept a 45-day appointment but that he was not interested in the job on a permanent basis. The County Clerk has started advertising for the position.
In other business, the Supervisors:

Fall season kicks off this weekend in Arcadia and Callaway

August 31, 2012

22nd Annual Callaway Kite Flight

CALLAWAY - - In late summer, kites fill the sky and crowds fill the community during the Annual Callaway Kite Flight Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-2. This event, sanctioned by the American Kite Association, brings guests from across the country and overseas to fly, display and watch kites

The Andersons celebrate opening

August 31, 2012

ANSELMO --- The Andersons, Inc., officially opened their newly constructed 3.8 million bushel elevator in Custer County Aug. 27, celebrating the event with a formal ribbon cutting, speeches, and then dinner.

August 29th

Broken Bow Athletic Booster Club Scholarship Tailgate Party

August 29, 2012

The Broken Bow Athletic Booster Club will be hosting their Scholarship tailgate party Friday, Aug. 31 at 5:00 pm. This is before the first football game of the season against Ogallala. The menu includes pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, cole slaw, chips, cookies, iced tea and Kool Aid. The charge for adults will be $7.00, $5,00 for students and $2.00 for children age five and under.

August 28th

ALERT: BBPD investigates local scam

August 28, 2012

Broken Bow Police Department alerts Broken Bow and Custer County residents of a possible theft operation, involving a group of magazine salespersons going door-to-door in this area.
Chief Steve Scott said these salespersons are asking to come into the homes and use the restroom, then they are possibly going through the medicine cabinets to steal prescription drugs.
The Broken Bow Police Department had two complaints yesterday from residents reporting the above suspicious activity within Broken Bow and in Gothenburg.

NEWS UPDATE: Papers signed in Callaway to save nursing home

August 28, 2012

NEWS UPDATE: As of 12:30 p.m. approximately two-thirds of the necessary funds had been raised. As of 2;30 p.m. an agreement with the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samritan Society to acquire the rest home's operation had been signed. See this week's Custer County Chief for more on the story.

CALLAWAY RALLIES TO SAVE NURSING HOME

Callaway, Nebraska, is all about community. Monday night, an estimated 200-250 people, nearly half of the population 539 community, packed the bleachers at the Community Center to discuss the fate of the Callaway Good Life Center Nursing Home.

August 27th

Russell Title and Escrow set to have new owner

August 27, 2012

Russell Title and Escrow in Broken Bow is on the move. After 32 years in the Abstract and Title business, Carla Allen is selling the business and moving into retirement.

She is pleased with the decision and is looking forward to ‘actually having time’ to attend her grandchildren’s activities, spend time at Plum Creek Canyon, and to winter in Florida.

August 24th

Most trails re-open at Bessey Ranger District before Labor Day

August 24, 2012

Halsey – Most of the roads and trails at Bessey Ranger District near Halsey will re-open next week in time to welcome Labor Day weekend visitors. The roads and trails have been closed since early July due to hazard tree dangers and damage to the trails that occurred during the Camp 5 Fire earlier this summer.

State and local governments employ 16.4 million full-time equivalent employees in 2011

August 24, 2012

In March 2011, there were 16.4 million full-time equivalent employees working in state and local governments in the U.S., down 1.4 percent from 2010. According to estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau, the majority of these employees (8.9 million) worked in education, followed by those working in hospitals (964,381), police protection (923,951) and corrections (717,940).