Archive - Oct 20, 2011
The Broken Bow Police Department has received six hand-held alcohol breath testing units through a traffic safety grant award. The units, valued at $350 each, were provided by the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety as part of the state's ongoing effort to prevent underage drinking and alcohol related traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities.
Edwin Payne Sr., age 71 of Purdum, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow is in charge of the arrangements.
Jean Louise (Tyler) Butterfield was born at Valentine, to John Howard and Daisy Mae (Mark) Tyler April 17, 1926; she was the second of four children.
When Jean was 2-years-old the family moved to the Antelope Ranch near Valentine. At age four the family moved to Saint Frances, S.D. near the Rosebud Reservation where her father had bought three quarters of land.
John Meyer, 101 years of age from Broken Bow, formerly of Minden and Upland, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
He was born May 16, 1910, in Kearney County near Norman, to H. T. and Minnie (Nielsen) Meyer. He grew up in that area and attended country school. He was baptized and confirmed at the Fredericksburg Lutheran Church south of Minden.
The Republic of Moldova is a tiny landlocked state in Eastern Europe, located between Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north, east and south. For nearly three months this past summer, this small nation was home to Broken Bow alum Tara Woodward.
Tara attends Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, where she is a junior majoring in accounting with a minor in Christian missions. As part of the schoolâ€™s missions program, Tara had the opportunity to visit Moldova with the group HOPE International.
Eight low-income families in Custer County will get their homes upgraded with low monthly payments and zero to little interest, thanks to funds made available through Community Development Block Grants.
Judy Peterson with Central Nebraska Housing Development gave an updated report of the grants to the Custer County Board of Supervisors at their monthly meeting Oct. 11. The county had been awarded a $254,000 grant to rehabilitate eight homes, each receiving a maximum of $25,000.
The Broken Bow Aquatic Center is taking shape. The water slide is in and the play features have arrived. According to City Manager Tony Tolstedt, construction is ahead of schedule. â€śWe are on track to open at the start of the 2012 swim season.â€ť
A $3,250,000 bond for the project was approved in May 2010 by a 508 to 504 vote. On April 4, 2011, city officials broke ground. The project has been nearly a decade in planning.