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August 21st, 2013
Nebraska State Bank & Trust Company is donating the historical Mason City Banking Company building to the Village of Mason City. On August 15th, the Village officially took over the building and plan to relocate their city offices. The Board of Directors for Nebraska State Bank felt that it was an important building and historical marker for Mason City and should belong to the township. âIt was the right thing to doâ stated Paul Parliament, Chairman and CEO of the bank. âThe board was pleased that the building would be utilized by the city and filled a need for its citizens.â
It is that time of year! Today marks the first day of school in Broken Bow, with most of the other area schools starting last week. This is a special first day for Broken Bow elementary students, who are entering the halls of either brand new or renovated classrooms at North Park. For those in the community who have pursued the dream of a new school for several years, this day was a long time coming
For more see this week's Custer County Chief.
One of several infrastructure items to come before the Broken Bow City Council last week involves the City Square. The city plans to replace all four sidewalks leading up to the bandstand, and Street Superintendent Monte Clark says his department plans to accomplish that yet this season.
There was also discussion on whether to leave the bricks in place between the curb and the sidewalk on the west, north and east sides of the square, or concrete all the way to the curb. Council President Chad Schall said he has heard from at least a half dozen residents who want the bricks left there.
The family of Charlene Page has asked us to notify the public that her funeral service planned for Saturday, Aug. 17, has been postponed. A date for the service has not yet been rescheduled. They family also wishes to thank everyone for their continued prayers and support, and for respecting the privacy of the family at this very difficult time.
BROKEN BOW, Neb. (AP) â Federal regulators say a central Nebraska feedlot underpaid dozens of employees and violated a program that hires workers from outside the United States.
The Labor Department announced Wednesday that Adams Land & Cattle Co. will pay more than $127,000 in back wages to nearly 70 employees. It will also pay more than $100,000 in penalties for violations under the H-2A program.
The voluntary H-2A program allows employers to hire and bring foreign workers to the U.S. for temporary or seasonal work when there is a shortage of domestic employees.
A large crowd which included students, parents, grandparents, teachers, school administrators and contractors gathered for the official ribbon cutting and open house of the new North Park Elementary School in Broken Bow Monday afternoon. The administration and school board have worked very hard to keep the children in the forefront of the bond election and construction process, and in keeping with that student representatives were selected for the ribbon cutting ceremony. A delegate from each of the five grades that will be attending North Park was drawn randomly from the class list of names.
A severe thunderstorm rolled through Custer County Friday night bringing hail, strong winds and heavy hail - and took many area residents by surprise. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Custer County, but by the time the warning was issued water was already rushing down many of the city's streets. This picture was taken at the intersection of South 5th and South C Streets about 8:50 p.m. Friday. Several cars became stalled trying to make their way through the deep water.
â¢North Park Ribbon Cutting, Open House & Tours: Aug. 12, 4-7 p.m.
â¢Elementary School Open House: Aug. 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
â¢Business After Hours at North Park: Aug. 16, 5-7 p.m.
Completion of the renovation and addition at the elementary school comes less than two years after voters approved a $5.83 million bond. The project also includes about $200,000 in improvements that were funded solely by community donations through the Little Feet, Big Dreams campaign.
The Broken Bow Lions have a dream. They would like to build a âHelping Hands Houseâ, a 28x66 foot building to house the Broken Bow Ministerial Associationâs Food Pantry, and to house the furniture and appliances they gather for families in need.
The building would be located on donated land. City variances have been approved, the State Fire Marshallâs office has approved the drawings and a 501c3 has been applied for.
They have raised $19,000 of the estimated $62,000 the project will cost.
Who has the most beautiful community in Custer County?
Grow Custer Communities, a group spearheaded by Custer Economic Development Corporation, spends time each month focusing on housing issues throughout the county. A recurring theme is that Custer County has some tremendous neighborhoods and properties with potential.
In order to put a spotlight on both, the group, in partnership with the Custer County Chief and KCNI/ KBBN, is issuing a friendly competition to determine who has the most beautiful community in the county.