Ag Society Plans to Purchase New UTV

BROKEN BOW—The Custer County Ag Society voted to approve plans to research and eventually purchase a new UTV. Grounds Manager JJ Marten reported on Thursday night (November 9) that a recent consignment auction brought in $4,038.00.

During the regular meeting held at the Shooting Sports Building, Treasurer Steve Horn updated the board that the annual audit was conducted by RJ Meyer and Assoc. on November 7. Results will be presented at a later date.

Troy Walz with the Custer County Extension reported that the Livestock committees will meet on November 21 to discuss any changes for next year’s fair.

JJ Marten also explained that he has been working with Chris Pearson regarding the damaged door on the east side of Building 19. The board voted to accept a bid from Mid Nebraska Garage Doors that will cost $6,700, not including the electrical needed to power the motor, nor the cost from Pearson Construction to frame the area.

The board also passed a motion to accept a bid from Josh Woods to repair siding, windows, and roof of the house on the Custer County fairgrounds. The labor was estimated at around $9,550 but the insurance company will likely work with the board, according to the meeting minutes.

The board went into executive session and upon resuming the regular meeting, the board moved to give both JJ Marten and Events Coordinator Michelle Nelson a five percent pay increase to take effect January 1.

The Ag Society Winter Ball will be held at the One Box Convention Center on January 27.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:36 p.m.