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November 2nd, 2011

One Box Hunt brings National Champ to town

November 2, 2011

A world-class shooter is coming to town. Bill McGuire won his first National Sporting Clay Championship this last weekend weekend in San Antonio, Texas, finishing just three targets ahead of runner-up Zachary Kienbaum.
This weekend he’ll be hunting pheasants as part of the 2011 One Box Pheasant Hunt in Broken Bow.
There will be eight teams competing in this year’s event for the third time in the event’s 51 years, said Thomas McCaslin, event chair.
“The momentum is there. There will be lots of good shooters competing.”

Work starts on wind energy project

November 2, 2011

Traveling down Highway 70 east of Broken Bow, you might miss the small orange sign marking the turnoff for construction vehicles. The sign seems insignificant; you might not even notice it most days, the gravel and dirt road seems like any other country road. What lies down the road is far from insignificant. The construction project along this road is, in fact, one of the largest civil engineering projects Custer County has ever seen. This is the location of the new $145 million Broken Bow Wind Farm.

Shaws prepare for unique teaching assignment

November 2, 2011

Sixteen Hastings College students, including Mark and Katrina (Holland) Shaw from Broken Bow, will be going to Corozol, Belize to work and student teach in the schools during January Term and Spring semester. Unfortunately, the schools are almost completely devoid of many things that we think of as necessities. Many of the classrooms have no books. If there are school libraries at all, they have very few books. The playgrounds are usually fenced in dirt fields with no playground equipment of any kind.

November 1st

Leaf Fight

November 1, 2011

Don't miss this week's Chief when the Mullen kindergarten class takes on Mrs. Brown in a leaf fight ... all part of their study of the seasons.

October 31st

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

October 31, 2011

TODAY'S EVENTS:
The Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a children’s ‘Trick or Treat’ Oct. 31 from 3-5 p.m. at local participating businesses. Look for the poster in their windows. Halloween Costume Contest at 5 p.m. in the Broken Bow Square.
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Golden LivingCenter in Broken Bow invites all area children to their ‘Great Candy Giveaway’ Oct. 31 from 4-5:30 p.m.
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October 28th

Gathering of the Greens- registration due Nov. 11

October 28, 2011

The weather has cooled, the leaves started their colorful changes, and the holidays are just around the corner. Take time for yourself to gather real greenery in the beauty of Halsey National Forest and expand your creative side in making wreaths, swags, and centerpieces for Thanksgiving or Christmas decorations.

Arnold teen recovering in Denver hospital

October 28, 2011

Arnold rescue personnel were called to the scene of an accident Monday, Oct. 17, in the parking area just south of the Arnold School, at 12:30 p.m.
According to the Custer County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred when 14-year-old Grace Magill jumped on the hood of a vehicle driven by her 16-year-old sister, Hannah, as it was pulling away from the school. Grace slid off the hood and under the vehicle and was accidentally run over.

October 27th

Four cases heard in District Court

October 27, 2011

Four criminal cases were heard in Custer County District Court Thursday morning; two involved motions to revoke probation, one plea hearing and one arraignment.

October 26th

Halsey National Forest renovates fire lookout

October 26, 2011

The Fire Lookout Tower at Halsey National Forest recently received a much-needed renovation because of safety concerns. The aging Scott Lookout Tower, the only working fire tower in Nebraska, has been out of commission the last two years.

Originally built in the mid-1940s, this is the third tower to stand on this location. The previous two are believed to have been lost to fires. To bring the current tower up to code, workers replaced all of the wood steps and decking, replaced handrails, and reinforced the base with concrete. The tower was also reshingled and repainted.

Give a gift of love to a hurting child

October 26, 2011

Every day boys and girls worldwide suffer from war, poverty, disease and natural disaster. Through a very special program, you have the opportunity to bring a smile to the face of one of those children, and offer them hope and encouragement.

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