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August 2nd, 2012
The fair is kicking off this week, but the fairgrounds donâ€™t look this good by accident. Leon Meyer and his crew; Bill Shirkey Jr., Roger Hodge,
Rachel Cunningham and Tom Shirkey, have been fixing up the fair grounds for more than a month.
On the 4-H, FFA side, Colleen Peterson, Troy Walz, Jessye Goertz and their crew have been doing the same. â€śThe buildings donâ€™t get clean by themselves,â€ť said Peterson. â€śWe have a schedule of what has to be finished each day to be ready on time.â€ť
Ellen Ruth Headden was born in Mt. Vernon, NewYork, July 23, 1918. John Wesley Churchill was born Feb. 11, 1920, in New York City. On Aug. 1, 1942, the two became husband and wife and began their married life together - a life that has now spanned 70 years.
Friends and family gathered at Off Broadway in Broken Bow Sunday afternoon, July 29, to wish the Churchillâ€™s a happy 70th wedding anniversary - a feat few couples accomplish. But then these two people have a history of a strong resolve that sets them apart.
In 1912, Woodrow Wilson was elected president of the United States, the Titanic sunk on its very first voyage, New Mexico and Arizona were admitted as states, and the Girl Scouts of America was founded. It was also the year the current Custer County Courthouse was built.
Next week, Custer County will throw a birthday party - marking the centennial of the Courthouse. The main event is planned for all day Monday, Aug. 6, with a full slate of activities.
When there is a need, the people of central Nebraska tend to answer the call. Saturday, July 21, that opportunity presented itself, as a benefit for Randy Franzen brought well over 100 people to the event.
The benefit began with participants meeting downtown at Tiffany Theater, where organizational plans for the poker run were made prior to viewing the classic movie, â€śEvery Which Way But Loose.â€ť The movie was shown free, through the generosity of Stuart Fox, one of the benefitâ€™s sponsors.
MASON CITY - - Although the Lincoln Town Site company named this town Mason after Judge O. P. Mason of Lincoln, the post office refused to accept that name because it could be too easily confused with Macon. So, the railroad referred to it as Mason and the post office became known as Mason City.
Each year Mason City hosts a â€śHomecoming Celebrationâ€ť, which not only beckons alumni of the communityâ€™s now extinct school, but to all who have fond memories of life in a small town.
The Custer Public Power District is experiencing historic levels of demands for electricity.
The extreme pressure placed on the system during this irrigation systems due to the hot, dry weather is stressing transmission systems, the high voltage lines that move electricity from power plants to CPPDs substations. To reduce that stress, CPPD has placed controls on irrigation wells.
Late last week, Rick Nelson met with a group of NPPD customers to review their options, and decided to divide up its nine power districts into three groups for more effective control of transmission relief.
The Custer County Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously voted to approve a conditional use permit to CPI for a new grain storage facility south of Arnold.
Dan Olson of Hastings, representing CPI, presented his request to the board at Tuesday mornings meeting. The co-ops in Arnold and Anselmo both recently merged with CPI, and Olson says the company is looking for ways to improve the facilities in this area.
The display in Troy Walzâ€™s office contains Cavalry equipment from the late 1800â€™s all the way up to the 1940s.
Walz grew up on a ranch, and developed an interest in horses from a very early age.
â€śWhen I grew up a little, I got into reading about horses but then I saw some of the pictures of the different equipment and I realized that I had no idea what they were. Thatâ€™s when I started to research into the equipmentâ€™s time frames and uses,â€ť explained Walz.
Did you ever wonder where all of the doors in Tiffany Theatre lead to? Well, it turns out that a good majority of them are supply closets, however, behind the screens of Tiffany Theatre are some pretty amazing things.
UPDATE: The Custer County Chief has learned that Brett Kramer died Sunday, July 29, as the result of injuries sustained in an accident south of Broken Bow July 23. His obituary appears on the obituary page of this site.
A two-vehicle accident Monday afternoon, July 23, injured a 21-year-old Litchfield man.