Archive - Jul 2013
For as long as he can remember, Steve Sommer has loved collecting rocks and fossils.
âI use to haul them in, and my mom hauled them out,â he laughs.
Along with his life-long interest in fossils, Sommer has long fostered the desire to open a museum. That dream has finally come true.
The Bone Yard Creation Museum will host its grand opening this weekend, though the museum actually opened to the public May 15. Getting to this point has been a long process, involving lots of hard work and sweat and lots of help, Sommer says.
AURORA -- The Broken Bow senior baseball team saw its regular season come to an end Tuesday night with a 13-2 loss to Aurora.
Broken Bow actually outhit Aurora 9-8, but couldnât put anything together as they came up with just two runs.
Seth Quackenbush and Caleb Dodge recorded the two RBIs for Bow as they went 2-3 and 3-3 respectively with all of the five hits between them being singles.
Hunter Campbell had a solid day at the plate, going 2-3 with a single and a doule and scoring two runs.
The Indians also got singles from Chad Christensen and Jake McCormick.
Broken Bow is gearing up to welcome back high school alumni, as the annual Alumni Weekend is set for July 12 and 13.
Alumni weekend will get started Friday, July 12, with a time to meet and register at the kick-off event from 4-7 p.m. at the Municipal Building. Hosted by the Broken Bow Public Schools Foundation Board of Directors, the kick-off will feature wine and cheese and a chance for alumni to get reacquainted.
Registration will again be open Saturday morning from 9-11 a.m. Bus tours of Broken Bow will be offered from the Municipal Building beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Bill Wilcox graduated with the Broken Bow High School class of 1955, and had the opportunity to visit with some of his old classmates July 2 as he traveled through Nebraska.
Wilcox now lives in Newport Beach, Va., and is an avid antique car collector. He and long-time friend, Bob Woolfitt, are among a large contingency of antique car enthusiasts making their way across country in celebration of the centennial of the Lincoln Highway. The interstate, one of the nationâs first transcontinental highways, runs from New York to San Francisco, and the pair will drive that entire route.
*Julie White is a native of Broken Bow, and the daughter of Daryl and Donna Sybrant. She submitted this article updating us on the status of Haiti.
Three and a half years have passed since the 7.0 Haiti earthquake of Jan. 12, 2010. Will and Julie (Sybrant) White and their children, William (age 14) and Abby (age 10), have been living in Haiti for more than 13 years.
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The Broken Bow Volunteer Fire Department once again put on a spectacular fireworks display at Melham Park July 4. There was a very large crowd in attendance this year, with perfect weather for the display - as oohs and aahs could be heard through the crowd. Thank you BBVFD for the awesome display!
Broken Bow 18U- Softball- 12 Burwell-0
Broken Bow 16U Softball Doubleheader against Arcadia
Game 1: Bow- 17 Arcadia- 16 Game 2: Bow-8 Arcadia- 6
Broken Bow Junior Baseball doubleheader- Game 1: Broken Bow-4 Ogallala-11
Game 2: Broken Bow-8 Ogallala-0
Before 1913, travel by car was both an adventure and a challenge due to the poor quality of dirt roads. The Lincoln Highway was the first coast-to-coast road made for driving: instead of dirt, the highway was paved with concrete or gravel. The New York to San Francisco route made it possible for anyone with a car to drive across the country. The highwayâs construction was an early sign that cars would transform American society.
The Rodeo Museum in Berwyn, which is set for a grand opening sometime this fall, has added a few more pieces to its vast collection of rodeo history and memrobilia.
In September of 2012, Blaine Partridge, the owner of the museum, recieved a saddle from Paul Tierney, one of Broken Bowâs National Finals Rodeo contestants since its inception in 1959.
The museum will now also feature a hat from Lin Hilton, who was the NFR announcer in 1972 and served as the county extension agent in Burwell in the 1960s, where he also announced at junior rodeos across the state.