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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

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.

Knights crush Longhorns

January 25, 2012

Sandhills/Thedford 81
Hyannis 18

THEDFORD - - Sandhills/Thedford showed their offensive power in an 81-18 pasting of Hyannis last week.
The Longhorns didn't know what hit them.
The Knights quickly jumped out to a 13-0 first quarter lead before the Longhorns hit a point.
The Knights would keep the pressure on the Longhorns throughout the first quarter and would take a 21-7 lead into the second quarter.
From there the Knights continued to push the floor and wear out the Longhorns.
S/T outscored Hyannis 22-5 in the second quarter and would take a 43-12 lead into halftime.

Mullen wrestlers place third

January 25, 2012

MULLEN - - This past Saturday the Anselmo-Merna, Mullen, Sandhills/Thedford and SEM wrestling teams competed at the Mullen Invitational.
Plainview won the team title with a score of 189.50, but Mullen and Sandhills/Thedford were right behind.
Mullen placed third with a score of 122.00 and Sandhills/Thedford placed fourth with a score of 91.00.
SEM placed twelfth with a score of 30.00 and Anselmo-Merna was right behind with a score of 27.00.
Multiple area wrestlers advanced to the championship match in their respective weight class.

January 23rd

And then there were two

January 23, 2012

The Broken Bow School Board will conduct follow-up interviews with two superintendent candidates this week.
Mark Sievering, current superintendent at Conestoga Schools, will interview at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Matt Fisher, current superintendent at Chase County Public Schools, will interview at 7:00 p.m. The interviews will be open to the public.

January 22nd

Semi jackknifes on Highway 2

January 22, 2012

A Texas truck driver and his passenger had a close call Sunday morning, escaping what could have been a critical accident with only minor injuries.
According to the Custer County Sheriff’s Office, the semi, owned by Southern Refrigerated Transport, was being driven by Steven Dale Allvord. Approximately 1 1/2 to 2 miles east of Broken Bow on Highway 2, the truck attempted to pass a slower moving vehicle in front of him.

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