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It was a short docket of criminal cases in Custer County District Court Thursday, Dec. 15, with two of the three cases being either continued or dismissed.
The one case that was completed as scheduled was the sentencing of Jade T. Gracey, 34. Gracey was arraigned April 21, 2011, on a charge of felony driving under revocation, from a Feb. 4, 2011 incident. His license had previously been revoked for a period of 15 years, and Gracey was six years into that revocation period at the time of his arrest.
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a lineage-based membership organization for women who are descended from a person involved in United States' independence. The organization has a rich heritage, with some state chapters dating from as early as Oct. 11, 1890.
DAR's motto is "God, Home, and Country." Patriotism and community involvement are a big part of the organization, and this week the local chapter of D.A.R. gave special recognition to a local woman who epitomizes both.
THEDFORD - - The Thomas County Commissioners approved a proposal to conduct an open road race on the Halsey-Purdum road at a meeting Dec. 6. Blaine County Commissioners endorsed the event in their November meeting.
The "Loup 2 Loup Open Road Race" will be held Aug. 9, 2012, and is an addition to the 12th annual Sandhills Open Road Challenge scheduled for Aug. 11. A grid of 50 cars will compete in three speed classes with the goal of finishing closest to pre-determined course times.
For the past three months, nine UNL landscape architecture students have been studying the community of Broken Bow - the businesses, the residential areas, the parks. Monday evening that group of students presented their final plans to the community consisting of their ideas for improving what we have and creating what we need for community growth and development.
Many of you may recall a scene from the popular movie National Lampoonâ€™s Christmas Vacation, where the Griswold family goes shopping for the family Christmas tree. While the movie does exaggerate the pitfalls of the experience, many of us are aware from our own experience that this family outing can sometimes be quite a hassle. For those of you searching for the perfect live Christmas tree, the Halsey forest might be just the ticket for that family outing.
The Custer County Sheriffâ€™s Office is looking for information in three incidents of damaged mail boxes over the weekend of Dec. 10.
Custer County Sheriff Dan Osmond says two of the vandalized mail boxes were located on Ryno Road, and both had been beaten with a deer leg. The deer leg was then left in one of the mail boxes. The other report of a vandalized mail box was on Meyers Road, but it is unclear at this time whether that incident is related to the Ryno Road vandalism.
An upcoming birthday became an opportunity for giving for one Broken Bow boy and his friends.
Destry Miller recently celebrated his 10th birthday, and as plans were being made for his party his mom made in interesting suggestion to Destry. Knowing he would be getting gifts from his parents, aunts and uncles, his mom suggested Destry donate the gifts he received from his friends to the Childrenâ€™s Christmas Fund. Destry agreed.
The Broken Bow School Board currently has two major issues before them - selecting a new superintendent for the district, and finalizing design plans for the new elementary school project. Both were topics of a special meeting of the board Monday evening.
E-mail scams are nothing new, even to residents of Custer County. But a report of a recent scam in which an area residentâ€™s life was threatened has authorities concerned.
Custer County Sheriff Dan Osmond says a report was made to his office from a Custer County woman, who prefers to remain unidentified, of an e-mail she received in which she was told a close friend of hers had hired this individual to kill her.
In the message, the man told the victim his boys had located her and were watching her, and she was not to contact police.
Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisiana, and New Mexico have suffered drought conditions this past year. Oklahoma is the driest on record since the 1930s. Already devastated by an ongoing drought, Texas was hit hard last summer with out of control wildfires that ravaged agriculture and created billions of dollars in economic damage, the worst on record. Called â€˜the Summer from Hellâ€™, the state experienced more than 21,000 wildfires that burned through nearly 3.7 million acres.