November 9th, 2011
Scot Holcomb never had intentions of going into the building renovation business, or the landlord business. Yet he has found himself in both - in what may be one of the most talked about happenings in Broken Bow this year.
Downtown Broken Bow is alive with history and culture. Perhaps nothing demonstrates that history more than the beautiful architecture that remains in many of the old buildings in the downtown area. The loss of one of those historic buildings in a 2007 fire, reminded all citizens of Broken Bow just how special - and irreplaceable that history is.
The Georgia Boys head home with this yearâ€™s bragging rights, following the 51st Annual One Box Pheasant Hunt in Broken Bow.
With one box of shells to work with, the five-member team scored 75 points with 15 pheasants, the daily limit, to place first.
Local guides Ron Klein and Logan Spanel and dog handler Tehl Keslar share the glory.
The BD Rooster Busters came in second with 50 points and the Plains Equipment Group came in third. (See B5 of todayâ€™s Chief for complete results and pictures of this yearâ€™s teams.)
The Broken Bow Fire Department was called to the scene of a vehicle fire Monday afternoon in the 700 block of North 10th Avenue.
The call came in of a car on fire at 4:12 p.m. Monday. The Broken Bow Fire Department arrived to find the 1976 Monte Carlo with fire in the engine compartment. The cause of the fire was determined to be a short in the battery.
A total of three fire trucks, nine firemen and two ambulances responded to the call, which came just as the department was finishing up a previous car accident assignment.
Sargent downed Medicine Valley 58-13 to advance to the D2 state semi-finals. They will host Loomis Monday night in Sargent.
South Loup suffered a 30-0 loss to top-ranked Elgin/Elgin Pope John. South Loup finishes their season with a 9-2 mark.
Broken Bow Rescue was called to the scene of a one vehicle rollover accident Monday afternoon at around 3:30 p.m.
Johnie Sikes, 66 of Anselmo, was driving a 2009 Dodge pickup approximately six and a half miles west of Broken Bow on Highway 2, when he lost control and rolled the pickup one and a half times. The pickup came to rest on the drivers side in the ditch on the north side of the highway, near the railroad tracks.
Students at Custer Elementary School in Broken Bow were treated to delicious fruit smoothies last week from Grocery Kart, as part of a campaign to encourage youngsters to make healthier food choices. Kenny Crawford, frozen foods manager at GK, was on hand to make smoothies, and some of the kids got to help out.
Kenny, a father himself, believes it is important to equip kids to make good decisions when it comes to what they eat, and was happy to be part of this program.
For more on this story, see this week's Custer County Chief.
The Nebraska Legislature announced the dates and times of public hearings on legislation introduced this week concerning oil pipelines.
Gov. Dave Heineman called the special session in light of TransCanadaâ€™s proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline route, which has grown in controversy in recent months. The governor atypically called the session without proposing any legislation.
The Unicameral will convene next week Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. in the Legislative chamber before public hearings are held.
Broken Bow's Thanksgiving Dinner Committee is busy gearing up in preparation for the Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Thursday, Nov. 24. The dinner is served at the Broken Bow Municipal Auditorium and is open to anyone and everyone. Serving will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Volunteers are needed for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner. If you would like to help, here is how to get involved:
Â¶Volunteer to cook a turkey, call Deb at the Chief office at 308-872-2471
Â¶Volunteer your time, call Dian or Pat at 308-872-2471
As you make your way around Broken Bow this weekend, you're likely to notice lots of individuals dressed in camouflage as the community welcomes hunting enthusiasts from all across the U.S. for the 51st Annual One Box Pheasant Hunt.
There will be eight teams competing in this yearâ€™s event for the third time in the eventâ€™s 51 years, said Thomas McCaslin, event chair.
â€śThe momentum is there. There will be lots of good shooters competing.â€ť
Trevor L. Haller, 17 of Kearney passed away November 1, 2011 at his home. Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Friday, November 4, 2011 at the Evangelical Free Church with the Revs. Mike Shields and Tim Stratton officiating. Visitation is 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Thursday at the O'Brien-Straatmann-Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney. Interment will be at the Kearney Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the family in lieu of flowers. Online condolences may be submitted at www.osrfh.com. Services entrusted to O'Brien-Straatmann-Redinger Funeral Home of Kearney.