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Archive - Apr 2012

April 11th

Engineer updates Council on progress of pool project

April 11, 2012

CITY APPROVES SPEED REDUCTION: The Broken Bow City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Monday to change the speed limit on West Highway 2. Ordinance No. 2012-1115 will reduce the speed limit to 55 mph to the edge of the city limits, rather than the current 65. This will create more of a transition for motorists, who instead of going from 45 to 65, as it is now, the speed limit will go from 45 to 55 to 65. The council approved waiving the three readings and approving the ordinance as presented.

BREAKING NEWS: Arrest made in patrol car shooting

April 11, 2012

Trent Esch, 35, of Broken Bow, has been arrested on charges of Felony Criminal Mischief and Use of a Firearm to Commit a Felony.
The charges were the result of an incident that occurred March 18, 2012, in which a Deputy Sheriff’s vehicle was shot at multiple times. The vehicle was parked at the deputy’s home and he was not in the vehicle at the time.

April 10th

Governor applauds Bow's growth

April 10, 2012

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman spent the day in Broken Bow Monday, attending six ribbon cuttings, visiting the Public Library, greeting people and hearing from area interest groups. He concluded the busy day with a special Republican dinner at the Country Club. The first stop on the busy afternoon tour was a ribbon cutting at the new Trotter Service truck stop on the west edge of Broken Bow. The Governor and Jim Trotter shared a laugh or two during the ceremony. For pictures and information from each ribbon cutting and stop along the way, see this week's Custer County Chief.

April 9th

Leadercast Broadcast set for May 4 in Broken Bow

April 9, 2012

Community business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders by attending Chick-fil-A Leadercast at the Tiffany Theater 3 in Broken Bow, May 4, 2012. This event is sponsored by Custer Economic Development Corp-oration and the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce. Chick-fil-A Leadercast is a one-day leader development event broadcast LIVE from Atlanta, to hundreds of sites throughout the nation, including Broken Bow.

April 4th

Twin Loup, Anselmo-Merna perform well at Mullen Invite

April 4, 2012

Broken Bow tops Gothenburg at Wild Horse

April 4, 2012

Broken Bow Scores

Tanner Johnson-39
Marcus Miller-38
Dalton Schnase-55
Nate Hanson-48
Austin Reynolds-44
Grayson Minnick-49
Zak Harper-53
Lane Albus-57
Jaden Garey-49
Jarod Allen-62
Ben Nelson-56
Noah Garey-56
Johnathan Lindner-63
Grant Cole-71
Tyrel Garner-68
Ben Skeen-76

Team Total-620

Gothenburg Scores
Jackson Graham- 42
Jeramie VanAcker-42
Alix Meisinger-56
Dillon Linegar-51
Adam Speck-55
Trent Long-47
Cale Moore-53
Drake Brand-55
Cody Cooper-68
Brett Mann-62
Eric Linnemeyer-47
Zach Wolfe-46
Dalton Sylvan-64
Archer Jensen-76

Team Total-640

Friends of NRA provide thousands in grant funds

April 4, 2012

Since 2005, Mid Nebraska Friends of NRA has contributed more than $55,000 in grant money for equipment, and youth and adult education in Custer County and surrounding area. Next weekend the committee’s one major fundraiser will take place in Broken Bow, with the 8th Annual Mid Nebraska Friends of NRA Banquet.

Anselmo BNSF crossing under debate

April 4, 2012

ANSELMO – There is a new grain loading facility under construction near Anselmo, across the Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks from State Highway 2 to the north. The facility wants to be operational for the 2012 harvest season.

Land was acquired, contracts signed, agreements underway. And then things changed.

Citizen soldiers respond to plane crash

April 4, 2012

Tragedy struck in Broken Bow the afternoon of March 28 when a privately owned aircraft went down short of the runway.

The passenger died at the scene, and the pilot was severely burned.

First on-scene was a Nebraska National Guard UH72 helicopter en route into Broken Bow on a training mission.

“We heard the call. It was an emergency and any incoming traffic needed to clear out, so we did,” said Chief Warrant Officer Stephen Gonifas, one of two pilots on board the UH72.

Walter F. Blake, 89

April 4, 2012

Walter F. Blake, son of Walter and Lucy (Baker-Peterson) Blake, was born June 26, 1922, in Mason City. He entered into rest Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island at the age of 89 years.
Walter attended school in Brewster where he graduated high school in 1940. He worked on the family farm raising cattle. He also attended Louisiana State University for a year where he studied mechanical engineering.
Walter joined the United States Army Dec. 7, 1942.
He was united in marriage to Dorothy Pauline Clinard July 22, 1944, in Hopkinsville, Kent.

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