November 2nd, 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.
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.
Last week I went to The Bonfire and I sat down next to a couple of older folks. Being the nosey person I am, I listened to their conversation because they were talking about college football.
We will call them Bill and Bob...because I don't know their names.
They were talking about Taylor Martinez's inability to throw a football correctly and how the loss of Jared Crick for the season might be a good thing because he wasn't a force to be reckoned with.
Then the conversation went like this:
" Exactly who's our rival, Bob?" - Bill
" You know, I don't know. "- Bob
Ansley (28-1) will square off with Giltner (19-7) on Thursday night for the District D2-4 championship at 7:00 p.m. The match will be played at Kearney Catholic High School.
Twin Loup (22-7) will play Sutherland (20-11) on Thursday for the District D1-6 championship at 7:00 p.m. That match will take place at Cozad High School.
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.
There are three local playoff football games Wednesday night.
Burwell travels to South Loup in a rematch from earlier in the season.
Anselmo-Merna takes on Sargent, also a rematch of a game played last month.
SEM travels to Bertrand. Bertrand dropped the Mustangs in their regular-season finale.
The Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a childrenâ€™s â€˜Trick or Treatâ€™ 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.
Golden LivingCenter in Broken Bow invites all area children to their â€˜Great Candy Giveawayâ€™ Oct. 31 from 4-5:30 p.m.
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 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 Sheriffâ€™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.
Arlington 22, Milford 0
Bishop Neumann 42, Raymond Central 0
Boone Central 60, Gordon/Rushville 7
Chadron 19, St. Paul 18
Columbus Lakeview 53, Lincoln Lutheran 33
Columbus Scotus 42, Centennial 21
David City 34, Ashland-Greenwood 24
Gothenburg 33, Sandy Creek 30, OT
Minden 49, Central City 7
Norfolk Catholic 6, Battle Creek 0
Ogallala 49, Cozad 20
Omaha Roncalli 28, Fort Calhoun 13
Pierce 54, Grand Island Central Catholic 14
Platteview 42, Conestoga 6
Valentine 42, Kimball 14
Wahoo 55, Syracuse 0