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Archive - Jan 2012

Horse slaughter ban lifted

January 31, 2012

Hold your horses.

While a federal ban on horse slaughtering has been lifted, a state study ordered last year by the legislature indicates setting up a state slaughtering system would be costly and complicated.  

Last session, Sen. Tyson Larson of O’Neill introduced a bill, LB305, which would have created a State Meat and Poultry Inspection Program.  The possibility of having horse slaughtering in the state was a “major factor” in introducing the bill, Larson said.

January 27th

New Superintendent hired

January 27, 2012

The Broken Bow School Board has selected the next superintendent of schools.

Mark Sievering accepted the position following a second round of interviews in the district this week. The contract with Sievering will be finalized next week.

Sievering has been the superintendent at Conestoga Public Schools in southeast Nebraska since 2003. He has also been a superintendent at Franklin Public Schools and was the superintendent/principal at Arthur County High School in Arthur.

Sievering will begin his position with Broken Bow Schools July 1, 2012.

January 26th

Colbie Lynn Eggleston

January 26, 2012

Jayson and Dani Eggleston are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Colbie Lynn Eggleston, born Nov. 29, 2011. Colbie weighed 7 pounds 3 1/2 ounces and was 20 inches long.
She is welcomed home by her big brother, Colton.
Grandparents are Don and Sherry Purvis of Kearney, and Dennis and Connie Eggleston of Oconto.
Great-grandparents are Harold and Delores Richards of Hayes Center, and Vi Eggleston of Oconto.

Hayden Russell Leisy

January 26, 2012

Scott and Mary Leisy of Thedford are proud to announce the birth of their son Hayden Russell Leisy.
Hayden was born Thursday, Jan. 19, at 8:16 p.m. at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte. He weighed 8 pounds 0.5 ounces, and was 21 inches long.
Grandparents are Darrel and Wilda Leisy of Atkinson, and Rick and Nancy Hendricks of Atkinson. Great-Grandparents are Hilda Yung of Hastings, Rita Muhm of Alliance, Bob & Marilyn Hendricks of Atkinson, and Gene and Della Schwindt of Salina, Kan.

Kristen Neth & Nathan Houska

January 26, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Neal Neth of Broken Bow are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristen Lee, to Nathan Michael Houska, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Houska of Bloomfield.
Kristen is a 2004 graduate of Broken Bow High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a bachelor of science degree in Dietetics. She is currently employed as a Nutrition Assistant at the University of Nebraska’s Nutrition Education Program through Extension.

Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Mason

January 26, 2012

Jessica Lynn Chandler and Andrew Mason were united in marriage Sept. 23, 2011, at Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater at Pioneers Park in Lincoln. The wedding was officiated by J.D. Furrow.
The bride is the daughter of Mike and Carolyn Chandler of Anselmo, and the granddaughter of Bob and Dolores Call of Merna. She is a recent graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a master’s degree in Social Work.
The groom is the son of Marlyn and the late Tom Mason of Superior. He is employed as a Physical Therapist at the University of Nebraska Health Center.

Kids Count Part 2: The health of Nebraska’s children

January 26, 2012

Quality and consistent preventive health care, beginning even before birth, gives children the best chance to grow up to be healthy and productive adults.
Adequate levels of immunization, public health efforts to prevent disease and disability, and support for maternal health and positive birth outcomes are examples of measures that help children now and later. Good health, both physical and behavioral, is an essential element of a productive and fulfilling life.

County converts roads to gravel

January 26, 2012

For the past 18 years, Chris Jacobsen has had an estimated 2,200 miles of Custer County roads under his care. Decisions of today, he said, are not the same as they were in 1994 when he accepted the job as Custer County’s Highway Superintendent.

In the early 1990s the surface area of choice was asphalt, today, it may very well be gravel.

He explained. Many of Custer County’s roads were paved in the late 1960s, and early 1970s when oil for asphalt was cheap. In 2012, it is anything but cheap.

Redistricting leads to change in voting venues

January 26, 2012

Voters in five precincts in Custer County will have a new place to vote in the next election. Changes in redistricting following the 2010 census allow this to happen. The change begins with the 2012 Primary and General election and for all elections following.

Myrtle and Westerville will now vote at the Ansley Community Hall; Lillian, Milburn and Loup will vote at the Veterans Building in Broken Bow.

January 25th

Indians come up short

January 25, 2012

Valentine 42
Broken Bow 30

BROKEN BOW - - Valentine used tough defense to put away Broken Bow 42-30 this past Saturday.
The match-up was close in the first quarter with Valentine barely outscoring Broken Bow 9-8.
It was in the second quarter when the Valentine defense flexed their muscle and held the Lady Indians to only two points and Valentine would take a 16-10 lead into halftime.
The Lady Indians were able to snap out of their offensive funk in the third quarter and scored six points.

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