June 21st, 2012
Itâ€™s not easy beingâ€™ greenâ€™ nor is it cheap. One doesnâ€™t jump into a green project just because it sounds like a good idea. There have to be incentives on the other end.
In 2007, Nebraska a new law created Production Tax Credits (PTC) for Community-Based energy Development or C-BED. State law allows for these incentives because of Nebraskaâ€™s unique situation as a public power state.
The key discussion item in Mondayâ€™s meeting of the Broken Bow Board of Education was a hot-button topic in just about every business or entity - salaries. The board adjourned into closed session to discuss administrator and classified salaries, and nearly two and a half hours later announced the agreed upon figures.
The board unanimously approved a negotiated agreement with a base salary of $30,500 for the 2012-13 school year, and $31,200 for the 2013-14 school year.
The oldest church in Custer County officially closed its doors Sunday. The congregation voted unanimously last January to decommission the church.
It was time they said. Their congregation was getting older and the upkeep becoming hard. It wasnâ€™t a decision that came easy, many grew up between its walls, as did their children.
â€śThere have been a lot of lasts this year,â€ť said Denise Kaelin, â€śthe last Christmas Eve service, the Last Lords Supper auction â€¦ We knew it was coming.â€ť
Arcadia just couldn't catch a break.
Broken Bow's bats were too much to handle Wednesday night as the Spirit overpowered their foes, winning 19-9.
Third basemen Tressa Ripp had another fine offensive outing, tallying three singles and one doubles. She had plenty of help around here. Every batter finished with at least one hit and eight of the nine batters had at least one extra base hit.
"I think we had really good base-running and good hitting," shortstop Sydney Holcomb said. "Hannah and Jasmyn did really well on the mound too."
From now on if your vehicle crosses the center line while traveling east of Broken Bow on Highway 2, you will know it.
As part of a statewide project, State Highway 2 between Broken Bow and the Custer County line is slated for installation of center line rumble bars. The first portion of that project has already been completed, with the rumble bars installed between Broken Bow and Berwyn.
It was meant to be the final goodbye - a special celebration of the lives of two special men who impacted a school and a community. Mission accomplished.
It was standing room only Monday evening, as hundreds of students, parents, alumni, friends, family and community members packed into the Broken Bow Municipal Auditorium for a final tribute to Coach Zane Harvey and Coach Anthony Blum, killed in a June 1 traffic accident near Ansley. Hosted by Broken Bow Public Schools, Principal Ken Kujath had promised a â€śpositiveâ€ť celebration service, and that is exactly what it was.
James Earl Reed, age 91 of Broken Bow, died June 6, 2012, at Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow. Funeral services were Monday, June 11, at Govier Brothers Mortuary with Floyd Ditson officiating. Interment was in the Custer Center Cemetery, with Govier Brothers Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Reed was born Sept. 10, 1920, at Broken Bow to James and Nancy (Ditson) Reed. He grew up in Custer County and moved to Dunning in May of 1940. He married May Peirson Nov. 30, 1940. They lived in the Dunning area until 1954, when they moved 25 miles north of Thedford.
Jerry Keyser, 80, of Callaway, formerly of Arnold, died Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Callaway District Hospital in Callaway, following a lengthy illness.
Jerry was born Jan. 19, 1932, at Kearney Hospital in Kearney, to Lester and Emma (Cruise) Keyser. Jerry moved to Arnold in September 1946, where he met his future bride, Jo Anne Spargo.
The couple was married Nov. 22, 1950, at North Platte. Four children were blessed to this marriage.
He was a member of the Elkâ€™s Lodge, the Eagles Club, Moose Lodge, and a member of the Arnold Volunteer Fire Department, where he was an active EMT.
Herman George Haefele, 83, entered into God's presence Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, with his famity at his side.
He was born Oct. 24, 1928, on the Haefele family homestead, east of Callaway. His grandparents were pioneer homesteaders in Custer County.
He was the eldest of five sons born to Gecrge Vernon Haefele and Helen Elizabeth Neth Haefele. He grew up and
attended schools in Broken Bow, and graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1947. In that same year, Herm enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and earned the rank of Sergeant.
After a 5-3 loss to Kearney, Broken Bow rebounded to stay undefeated in league play with a 14-4 victory over Gothenburg on Saturday. Broken Bow will take on Ainsworth Sunday to cap a busy week of games for the team. For more coverage, check out the June 21 edition of the Custer County Chief.