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Archive - 2013

May 14th

Accident east of Bow results in fatality

May 14, 2013

Broken Bow emergency personnel were called to the scene of a motorcyle/tractor accident Monday night at 9:45 p.m. The accident occured on Highway 70, one mile east of Broken Bow.

According to the Nebraska State Patrol, Lucas Heusman, 30 of Broken Bow, was killed when the motorcycle he was driving rear ended farm equipment being pulled by a tractor driven by Jack Longfellow, 67, also of Broken Bow. Heusman's motorcycle was eastbound on Highway 70, when it rear ended the farm equipment. Heusman was wearing a helmet.

May 10th

Budget debate goes into second day

May 10, 2013

LINCOLN --  Nebraska senators voted 36-0 yesterday (Thursday) to advance the state’s main budget bill after a two-day debate over several amendments related to property tax relief, railroad inspectors and funding for the University of Nebraska.
The Legislature has spent more time debating the budget on the floor than in previous years.

An amendment introduced by Sen. Ken Schilz of Ogallala would have added an additional $15 million to the $230 million allocated over the next biennium for the Property Tax Credit Program.

May 9th

Nebraskans get chance to weigh in on death penalty

May 9, 2013

While Nebraska’s 49 state senators debate a proposal that would abolish Nebraska’s death penalty and replace it with a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole, Nebraskans can express their opinions on Monday, May 13, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. CT during an NET News live chat (netNebraska.org/chat) scheduled to coincide with a portion of the Legislature’s floor debate on LB543.

May 8th

Jada Lynn Jenkins

May 8, 2013

Jared and Erica Jenkins of Minden proudly introduce their daughter, Jada Lynn Jenkins, born April 5, 2013, at Mary Lanning Hospital in Hastings. Jada weighed 6 pounds 9 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. She is welcomed home by siblings Megan and Sydney Jenkins. Also welcoming Jada are her grandparents John and Terri Oliver of Minden, and Randy and Vicki Jenkins of Broken Bow. Proud great-grandparents are Irvin and Marilyn Hyatt of Broken Bow.

Malaika Albin & Brandon Hanika

May 8, 2013

Roger and Carlene Albin of Broken Bow, and Rick and Judy Hanika of Lincoln, proudly announce the engagement of their children, Malaika Louise Albin and Brandon Cole Hanika. The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Broken Bow High School and a 2013 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Kearney, where she received an award for student of the year in health-physical education 7-12. The prospective groom is a 2008 graduate of Lincoln Southeast High School and a 2013 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Kearney, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.

Amy Grantzinger & Nathan Filipi

May 8, 2013

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Grantzinger of Merna announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Lynn Grantzinger, to Nathan Jerry Filipi, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Filipi of Shickley. The future bride received a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in marketing communication from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She is employed as an account manager at Archrival, a youth marketing agency in Lincoln. The future groom received a bachelor's degree in small business and history from Hastings College.

Karen L. Shea, 31

May 8, 2013

Karen Luann Shea was called home to the Lord Sunday, May 5, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Karen was born Sept. 17, 1981, to Louis Baumann and Alice Lucas. She graduated from Broken Bow High School in 2000. She graduated Suma Cum Laude from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and Mary Lanning School of Radiologic Technology in Hastings, with a degree in Radiography. She also earned a degree in Diagnostic Sonography from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

Clyde "Tyke" Arnold, 76

May 8, 2013

Clyde Calvin “Tyke” Arnold, age 76 of Broken Bow, died Friday, May 3, 2013, at Bryan LGH in Lincoln.
Tyke was born Aug. 16, 1936, in Broken Bow to Clyde Arthur and Vava Aleida (Condron) Arnold. He grew up and attended school in Broken Bow, graduating in 1954, where he excelled at football, basketball, and track. In 1984, he was inducted into the Broken Bow Athletic Hall of Fame, an honor he really appreciated. Tyke attended college at University of Nebraska Lincoln, HastingsCollege and Kearney State College.

Litchfield school rallied for bucks

May 8, 2013

Thanks to a special program funded by U.S. Bank, Litchfield Public Schools has made a significant stride in acquiring the funding for a new playground at their school. And the elementary students let out squeals of delight when the pictures of the new playground were revealed.
During a presentation ceremony Monday afternoon, Litchfield school was presented with a check for $2,500 from U.S. Bank. The cash reward was the result of the school winning the bank’s “Rally 4 Reward$” contest.
The Rally 4 Reward$ program is funded by U.S. Bank and promoted by the Nebraska School

May 6th

April 29 - May 5 Bill Roundup

May 6, 2013

LINCOLN - Senators continued debating bills last week and passed many bills through their final reading. Here is a debrief of the week:

LB507: Sen. Kathy Campbell of Lincoln sponsored this bill to improve the quality of child care centers, which passed on a 27-0 vote Tuesday. It would require certain child care centers to participate in a quality rating and improvement system and change the eligibility for families to get assistance to use child care centers.

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