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February 3rd, 2012

Max Chrisp, 85

February 3, 2012

Max W. Chrisp, 85, of Rogers, Ark., died Wednesday, Jan. 25, at his home. He was born Jan. 5, 1927, at Central City, to Elmer J. Chrisp and Ernestine Pearsons Chrisp.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and two sons, Max William Chrisp Jr. and Terry Lee Chrisp.

Anna Schneider, 55

February 3, 2012

Anna “Annie” Marie Schneider, of Grand Island, died at home Jan 18, 2012, after a brave fight against cancer.
Memorial services were Jan. 28 at Apfel Funeral Home in Grand Island. Burial will be at a later date.
Annie was born May 24, 1956, in Callaway, to Joseph and Rose (Hladky) Rempe of Oconto. She grew up and attended school in Oconto, graduating in 1974 as salutatorian.
She participated in 4-H and was Girl’s State representative for Oconto in 1973.
She attended Mt. Marty College in Yankton, S.D. for one year, and attended Kearney State College for one and a half years.

Three departments fight Ansley structure fire

February 3, 2012

The Ansley Volunteer Fire Department was called to the scene of a fire in a warehouse on Fargo Street in Ansley Thursday afternoon. The fire department arrived and found the structure heavily engulfed in smoke, and called both the Broken Bow and Mason City departments for mutual aid. The warehouse, now owned by Mike Marsh, had once served as the livery stable in the community.

For more details on this story, see next week's Custer County Chief.

February 2nd

Slow Down: Citizens aim to put brakes on speed limit

February 2, 2012

The speed limit coming in to Broken Bow on West Highway 2, has been a topic of conversation at community meetings and coffee shops for the past few months. Now one local business entity has decided to do something more than just talk.

Callaway fights to keep nursing home open

February 2, 2012

CALLAWAY -- When the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society announced last September it wanted to close Callaway’s Rest Home, and that it had every intention of doing so, little did they know there would be a bull dog standing in the doorway.

Good Sam’s facility in Gibbon is closing in March, along with 35 jobs in that community. Callaway’s 36 jobs, due to some hard work from it’s citizenry, are proudly still intact.

CANCELLED: 2012 Hastings College Honor Music Festival

February 2, 2012

HASTINGS - - Based upon the most recent forecast of the National Weather Service in Hastings, NE, the 2012 Hastings College Honor Music Festival scheduled for February 2, 3, and 4 has been cancelled.

Although travel to Hastings on Thursday, February 2 will most likely be possible, the predicted decline in weather on Friday through Saturday may present a variety of "less than favorable" conditions for travel.

January 31st

Horse slaughter ban lifted

January 31, 2012

Hold your horses.

While a federal ban on horse slaughtering has been lifted, a state study ordered last year by the legislature indicates setting up a state slaughtering system would be costly and complicated.  

Last session, Sen. Tyson Larson of O’Neill introduced a bill, LB305, which would have created a State Meat and Poultry Inspection Program.  The possibility of having horse slaughtering in the state was a “major factor” in introducing the bill, Larson said.

January 27th

New Superintendent hired

January 27, 2012

The Broken Bow School Board has selected the next superintendent of schools.

Mark Sievering accepted the position following a second round of interviews in the district this week. The contract with Sievering will be finalized next week.

Sievering has been the superintendent at Conestoga Public Schools in southeast Nebraska since 2003. He has also been a superintendent at Franklin Public Schools and was the superintendent/principal at Arthur County High School in Arthur.

Sievering will begin his position with Broken Bow Schools July 1, 2012.

January 26th

Kids Count Part 2: The health of Nebraska’s children

January 26, 2012

Quality and consistent preventive health care, beginning even before birth, gives children the best chance to grow up to be healthy and productive adults.
Adequate levels of immunization, public health efforts to prevent disease and disability, and support for maternal health and positive birth outcomes are examples of measures that help children now and later. Good health, both physical and behavioral, is an essential element of a productive and fulfilling life.

County converts roads to gravel

January 26, 2012

For the past 18 years, Chris Jacobsen has had an estimated 2,200 miles of Custer County roads under his care. Decisions of today, he said, are not the same as they were in 1994 when he accepted the job as Custer County’s Highway Superintendent.

In the early 1990s the surface area of choice was asphalt, today, it may very well be gravel.

He explained. Many of Custer County’s roads were paved in the late 1960s, and early 1970s when oil for asphalt was cheap. In 2012, it is anything but cheap.

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