Archive - Nov 2013
It was not a popular decision, and one all four council members said they wish they did not have to make, but they did. For the second consecutive year, the Broken Bow City Council unanimously approved a rate hike Tuesday for city water use fees and for city sewer use fees.
The votes on the two ordinances came following lengthy discussion on the issues, led by Water & Sewer Superintendent Darren Marten. Marten explained to the Council that each year the Rural Water Association comes in to and does an overall survey of the communityâs utilities and then makes recommendations accordingly.
Arcadia native Sheila Greenland is a country gal. Sheâs has made her way in the music world to Nashville and back, and at the end of last month, was inducted into the Nebraska Country Music Foundation Hall of Fame.
For a career that started at age 6 with appearances at the local music festivals, itâs been a long time coming.
âI received a letter about a month and a half ago saying that I had been nominated,â said Sheila, from her home in Arcadia. âThey wanted a bio, and I sent it in.â
*Broken Bow 8th grade girls basketball vs. Lexington in Broken Bow at 4:30
*School Board meeting at 7:00pm
*5th and 6th grade Band & Choir concert at the Junior High auditorium starting at 7:00pm
*Share the Joy of Reading" Book Drive starting Nov. 18th at the Broken Bow Public Library
For more information on the above events, check out the calendar found on the homepage of this website.
Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:
*Board of Education of School District 21 at the Broken Bow High School Room 414 at 7:00pm
*Broken Bow Elks Lodge 1688 invites all area veterans to a special Appreciation Dinner - Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the BPOE Lodge Room in Broken Bow. Social hour will begin at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m.
*A special Boy Scout Flag Retirement Ceremony will be held Monday, Nov. 11 in the Broken Bow City Square beginning at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.
Programs at area schools
Ansley Public School - - Program Monday, Nov. 11 - 9 a.m. High School gym
LINCOLN--Only one person stepped forward to testify Thursday on a proposed revision to Nebraska's good-time rules for prisoners.
The Department of Correctional Services held a public hearing at the Lincoln Regional Center seeking comment on the proposal.
Currently, prisoners can shave off time from their sentences if they are well behaved in prison. The state can take away earned good time if a prisoner does something wrong. The proposed changes would double the amount of good time that could be taken away.
When I was 7 years old and the Miss America pageant was on TV, it was a family night to watch. Letâs face it all those women are gorgeous and talented. My friends and I took turns playing 3rd runner up, 2nd runner up, 1st runner up and then Miss America. One of us would do the teary eye walk, of course with the elbow, elbow, wrist, wrist, wave, as the other 3 three would sing âThere she is Miss America.â
THEDFORD - - Saturday, Oct. 26, a ranch tour encompassing ranches in Cherry, Blaine and Thomas counties was held. This was the first tour organized by the Nebraska Cattlemen, Sandhills Affiliate (NCSA).
Officers of the NCSA - President Brenda Masek of Purdum, Vice-President Marc Ericksen of Mullen and Secretary-Treasurer Craig Miles of Brownlee - were on hand to greet the attendees at the first stop, TLC Ranch located northeast of Thedford. Sponsors assisting in the effort included Harsh Mercantile and Western Nebraska Bank of Purdum, and Pearson Livestock Equipment of Thedford.
Chandra and Austin Lewis of Meade, Kan., are proud to introduce the world to their son, Pace James Lewis, born Oct. 5, 2013. Pace was born at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, Kan., weighing 6 pounds 8 ounces and measuring 21 3/4 inches in length. Pace is welcomed home by a sister, Kinslee. Also welcoming him are grandparents Mike and Carolyn Criss of Sargent, and Jim and Shari Lewis of Culbertson; great-grandparents, Nora and the late Bob Lewis of McCook, and Marv and Betty Harms of Culbertson, and great-great-grandmother, Evelyn Aden of Gothenburg.
Proud big sister, Ruby Mae, along with her parents Chris and Sarah Russell, announce the birth of Kenneth Reid Russell born at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Oct. 10, 2013. Kenny weighed 8 pounds 1 ounce and measured 20.5 inches long. Grandparents are Roger and Judy Russell of Broken Bow, Ken and Judy Fehringer of Peetz, Colo. Great-grandparents are Dona Russell of Broken Bow, Dorys Fehringer of Peetz, Colo., and Wilbur and Joyce Lucore of Grand Junction, Colo.
Rodger Dean Ritchie, age 64, of rural Broken Bow, died Nov. 3, 2013, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Aug. 14, 1949, at the family home west of Broken Bow to Charles J. "Doc" and Wanda L. (Cool) Ritchie. He and his brothers and sister grew up in the Union Valley Community. Rodger attended the Ryno country school through the 8th grade and was graduated from the Merna High School in 1968.