Archive - Apr 2013
Some decisions are never easy, and when those decisions impact a small rural community, those decisions become excruciatingly difficult.
Nebraska State Bank and Trust Company announced in a press release Tuesday that the bankâ€™s branch offices in Mason City and Oconto would be closed, effective July 1, 2013.
The decision to close these two branches was not entered into lightly, says Nebraska State Bank President Stuart Fox, and just to dispel any rumors, the bank does not have any intent to close any other branches.
An investigation by the Broken Bow Police Department, with assistance from the Custer County Sheriffâ€™s Office, has led to the arrest of five people in Broken Bow on methamphetamine charges.
The local law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant during the very early morning hours Saturday, March 30.
The five arrested were: Jay Hundstad, 44 of Cheyenne, Wyo., Amanda Hoffman, 42 of Cheyenne, Wyo., Patrick Mortensen, 35 of Broken Bow, Soyon Chessmore, 29 of Broken Bow, and Marty Gottschalk, 29 of Broken Bow.
There is a rejuvenated feeling of excitement at the Central Nebraska Commission Company, Broken Bowâ€™s sale barn. Pens are being repaired, the yards are filling up, and trucks last week lined up for blocks waiting to unload cattle.
One communityâ€™s loss, is anotherâ€™s gain.
Those now in charge are Wendell and Kathy Brott, their son Cooper, Sam Teply and Kenny Kramer.
Added to the Broken Bow crew already in place, the sale barn this last week has been busy, busier than it has been for a long, long time.
Itâ€™s a team thing, says Wendell.
For the first time in recent memory, Broken Bow will not have a senior baseball team this upcoming summer due to lack of numbers.
DYO President Mike Evans came to this executive decision Monday.
While this is a recent decision, the possibility of having a senior team this season was low.
Although there were great hopes that Christensen, one of the teamâ€™s top pitchers last season, wonâ€™t be ready by the time the season starts due to his injuries from the accident last summer.