October 26th, 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.
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Nebraska State Bank and Trust has opened its new branch in Broken Bow. The Nebraska State Bank East Branch offers extended hours and a full range of services to the community.
The new branch, located on East Highway 2 in Broken Bow, has a full-service lobby and teller line, two drive-up lanes and a drive-up ATM. The drive up is open from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and the lobby is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The lobby and drive-up are also open on Saturday mornings.
One doesnât normally think of a funeral as a place to get inspired, but for Leah Peterson that is exactly what happened.
It was at a funeral not too long ago that Leah heard the message, âdonât wait to pursue your dreams, because you never know how much time you have.â She took that advice to heart and decided to finally pursue her dream of writing a book.
Leah says she actually penned the childrenâs story, An Apple for Dapple, a couple of years ago. Creative writing is something she has always enjoyed, and she got the inspiration for her story from her own daughter, Maggie Bell.
Mary Bell Cooksley of Weissert, departed this life Oct. 20, 2011, after a long, eventful career in community service and agriculture.
Loyd Yarrington, age 62 of Broken Bow, died Oct. 19, 2011, at the Callaway District Hospital in Callaway.
Junior E. Roberts, 83, of rural Eddyville, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
He was born Dec. 4, 1927, at Kimball, to Ray and Amelia (Mikkelson) Roberts. Junior grew up and attended school in Weld County, Colo., and moved to Eddyville after marrying Sarah M. (Warner) Wiley Nov. 12, 1977, at Eddyville.
Mary Bell Cooksley of Weissert, departed this life Oct. 20, 2011 after a long, eventful career in community service and agriculture. She was born Sept. 12, 1920, the elder daughter of Frank Joseph and Hetty Bell Haumont, and spent her childhood on her grandfather Jules Haumontâs French Table homestead a few miles north and west of Weissert. She and her sister, Elizabeth Lucille (Betty), rode horseback to attend nearby Elton School, and rode even farther to attend Rose Valley School for grades nine and ten. Both sisters graduated from Broken Bow High School.
The Mid-Plains Community College Board of Governor's meeting scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday, Oct. 26) in Broken Bow has been canceled due to predicted bad weather and schedule conflicts of several Board members. The Board's next regularly scheduled meeting will be Nov. 16 in McCook.
There was standing room only in Comstock last night at the Community Center for a meeting conducted by the U.S. Postal Service. The community's post office is one of 4,000 nationwide on the list for closure. For more on the story and the community's fight to keep their Post Office open see this week's Chief.