Archive - Jan 27, 2011
It was the love of being outdoors that first lured Ted Henderson into law enforcement back in 1973. After more than 37 years, Ted decided it was once again time for a change.
â€śI just retired from law enforcement, I didnâ€™t completely retire,â€ť Ted smiles.
His career began in the same area where his life began, Gage County. It was an unexpected job offer, which he decided to accept, that changed his life.
Broken Bow is about to be a little brighter when the sun goes down. It will be installing 550 new street lights through a energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant.
The $189,580 grant has a $27,916 city match that the city feels it will recover in just a couple of years in electricity alone.
By replacing the current street lights with LED (Light emitting Diode) lights, there will be an estimated savings of 201,000 kilowatts per year, which equates to approximately $10,000 in electricity.
Fourteen Broken Bow firemen responded to a structure fire Jan. 19, at the residence of BBPD officer Dalen Woods. The call came in at 3:27 p.m. of smoke coming from the roof of a barn on the property.
The department responded with five trucks and one ambulance with three crew members aboard. The firemen were able to save the barn, with only minimal damage reported.
According to Andy Holland, the cause of the fire was determined to be a heat lamp. There were no injuries. The department was on scene for an hour.
The Broken Bow High School FFA Chapter hosted its 75th annual Labor Auction Jan. 17, in the high school cafeteria. The auction followed a soup supper fundraiser.
A total of 55 students were auctioned off with the students required to work an 8-hour day for their buyer. Below is the list of this yearâ€™s students on the auction block, how they described themselves and how much they brought.
Nate Birnie - â€śMost of the time people put what they like to do or what they are good at. For me it would be easier to tell what I donâ€™t do. . . nothing comes to mind.â€ť - $170 by his dad