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November 12th, 2010
Two area teams participated in the quarter finals of the State High School Volleyball tournament Thursday, with one team advancing to the semi-finals and one team seeing their season come to an end.
Nebraska is the happiest state in the country, announced Lt. Governor Rick Sheehy, one of the stateâ€™s dignitaries on hand for the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Mid-Plains Community College Custer Campus last Friday.
The designation as the happiest state came from MainStreet.comâ€™s Happiness Index, which used unemployment figures, foreclosures and nonmortgage debt to determine a state's overall financial well being.
â€śIt shows Nebraskans arenâ€™t spending money we donâ€™t have,â€ť said Sheehy. â€śItâ€™s individuals stepping up in communities and making things happen.â€ť
When Steve Scott graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1978, he knew exactly what he wanted to do. Thirty years later, he is still doing it.
Last week, Broken Bow Police Chief Scott celebrated 30 years of service to the police department and to the community of Broken Bow. He says from the time he was a sophomore in high school he knew he wanted to be a police officer.
â€śMy dream back then was to be a patrolman,â€ť Scott remembers.
American Legion National Commander Jimmie L. Foster and department of Nebraska officials, visited Nebraska Legionnaires last week as they toured Nebraska. One of their stops was in Callaway, where the group paid a visit to the school.
Commander Foster, of Anchorage, Alaska, had some fun with the high school students at Callaway Nov. 4, during a short program in which he tested the studentsâ€™ knowledge of history. He asked a series of questions about American history, specifically about the various wars, branches of military and origin of what we now know as Veteranâ€™s Day.
More than 50 percent of Custer County's registered voters cast their ballots in the general election Tuesday.
With all precincts, absentee and provisional ballots counted, Cecil Burt was officially declared the winner in the race for Broken Bow mayor over incumbent Reynold C. McMeen. Below are the OFFICIAL results of the 2010 election for Custer County and surrounding area.
Number of registered voters, Custer County â€“ 8,366
Number of ballots cast, Custer County â€“ 4,259
Voter Turnout, Custer County â€“ 50.91%
â€śTo my little brother, Bob - you have got more talent in your little finger than I have got in my whole body. You have got dreams - chase them!â€ť
Poignant words written by a soldier to his little brother, also a soldier, as they went off to war. Words that Rob Kugler has taken to heart, from a man he deeply admired.
Rob, the son of Kathy Kugler, grew up in Broken Bow and graduated from Broken Bow High School, before going off to serve his country as a U.S. Marine. He followed in big brother Mike Dohenyâ€™s, footsteps. Mike, too, was a Marine.
The Custer Campus Board of Directors and Custer Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) officially broke ground on the site of the seven acre Custer Campus in Broken Bow Friday, Nov. 5, at 4 p.m.
U.S. Senator Ben Nelson, Lieutenant Governor Rick Sheehy, Mid-Plains Community College President Dr. Michael Chipps, Custer Campus Board of Directors, CEDC Board of Directors, and
officials from the City of Broken Bow participated in the ceremonies.
Luke LeFever, 22, was arraigned in Custer County District Court last week on five felony counts, all stemming from incidents which took place in Custer County Aug. 13, 2010.
LeFever has been charged with; Count 1: felon in possession of a firearm, Count 2: possession of a stolen firearm; Count 3: possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; Count 4: willful reckless driving; and Count 5: operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest.
COLLECTION TIMES AND DATES: First Christian Church, Broken Bow: NOV. 16 - 5-7 p.m.; NOV. 17 - 3-5 p.m.; NOV. 18 - 3-5 p.m.; NOV. 19 - 6-7 p.m.; NOV. 20 - 3-5 p.m.; NOV. 21 - noon - 1 p.m
It is that time of year again - the time when our hearts turn to those less fortunate that us. The time for Operation Christmas Child, and local coordinator Fae Beaumont says her goal is to make this yearâ€™s collection the biggest and best one yet!
Third District Congressional Candidates, incumbent Republican Adrian Smith, Democrat Rebekah Davis and Independent Dan Hill sparred their way through an onslaught of questions Friday in front of a standing room only crowd at the Broken Bow County Club.
Moderator Mike Groene of the sponsoring Western Nebraska Taxpayers Association introduced the candidates summing up the purpose of the afternoon.
â€śWe hope to learn by the end of the debate who to vote for.â€ť