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April 18th

The face of Rett Syndrome

April 18, 2013

Every day, 3-year-old Morgan Kaelin’s life consists of some form of therapy, lots of medications and feedings through a tube in her stomach. Oh - and watching her favorite show, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, on TV.
For the many things in her world that are so out of the ordinary for such a young child, things like getting excited when your favorite cartoon comes on make Morgan seem so . . . ordinary. But her life is anything but ordinary.

Board split on adding new teacher

April 18, 2013

Classroom size - How many students are too many for the most optimal learning environment? That was a key issue of discussion at last week’s special meeting of the Broken Bow Board of Education.
The discussion ensued when a number of parents of next year’s 5th graders addressed the board about adding another 5th grade teacher to the elementary staff. The current 4th grade class has 72 students, meaning that with the current three sections of 5th grade there would be 24 students in each section.

April 17th

Broken Bow events moved

April 17, 2013

Gibbon Ron Priebe Track Invite has been moved to Monday, April 29th.

- Field events will start at 12:00 pm and running events 1pm.

- All running events will be finals against time and field events will be finals only with 3 trials.

Gothenburg Swedes Golf Invite = moved to Thursday, April 25th at 9:00.

Sandhills JV Golf Meet Scheduled for Thursday, April 18th has been CANCELLED!!!!

April 15th

Lawrence Swartz, 74

April 15, 2013

Lawrence Niel Swartz, 74 of Oconto, died Sunday,April 14, 2013, at Callaway District Hospital. Memorial services will be Friday, April 19, 2013, at 4 p.m. at the Oconto Community Center in Oconto. A potluck will follow the service at 6 p.m. Lawrence is survived by his wife, Darlene; daughter, Margaret; son, Lawrence Thomas; numberous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and his brothers and sisters. He is also survived by his three special boys across the street.

BREAKING NEWS: Fugitive captured

April 15, 2013

Though it was firmly believed he was long gone from the area, folks in the area still felt a bit uneasy at the thought of a fugitive on the loose in their neighborhood. People across a number of states can now breathe a collective sigh of relief with the announcement that Lloyd Emer Tabor III has been captured.

Lawmakers address juvenile murderers, park fees and education funding

April 15, 2013

LINCOLN - Nebraska lawmakers continued consideration of bills on a wide range of subjects this week.  Here’s a roundup of some of them:

LB44: This bill advanced on a 30-2 vote Thursday. Sponsored by Sen. Brad Ashford of Omaha, the bill would set a 40-year minimum prison sentence for juveniles committing a 1A felony, which includes serious crimes such as murder, rape or kidnapping. Juveniles committing these crimes could still be able to be sentenced to life without parole.

April 11th

Arcadia fire serves a purpose

April 11, 2013

ARCADIA -- The building needed to come down and the department wanted the training ... With that in mind, on April 7 the community of Arcadia had a house fire, and all for a good cause. With the house on Main Street gone, Arcadia can now make way for a new fire hall.
“It was amazing to watch,” said Fire Board President Steve Kaps. “I couldn’t believe how long it took to get everything out and then how long it took to put everything back.”

Fair opening act announced

April 11, 2013

Two weeks ago, the announcement was made that The Casey Donahew Band would be headlining the entertainment at the 2013 Custer County Fair. This week another announcement was made of the act that will open the show and round out an evening of top-notch country music.
Kristen Kelly has recently burst onto the country music scene, and if you watched the Country Music Awards Sunday night you may have seen her as she was interviewed on the red carpet prior to the show. Kristen will open for The Casey Donahew Band in front of the grandstands at the Custer County Fair Tuesday night, July 30.

Fred Lewandowski, 82

April 11, 2013

Fred A. Lewandowski, 82, of Ansley, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at the Grand Island Veterans Home in Grand Island.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Josaphat's Catholic Church in Loup City. The Rev. Marty Egging will officiate. Inurnment will be at 1 p.m. at the Arcadia Cemetery in Arcadia, with graveside military honors by American Legion Post 48 of Loup City.
Visitation will be Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church, with a 6 p.m. vigil service. Peters Funeral Home of Loup City is in charge of the arrangements.

Put Me In Coach: Nebraska reminds us all that there is still glory left in college athletics

April 11, 2013

It was quite a week last week in the world of college sports. Overall, it wasn't a very positive one. The biggest story splashed across people's screens was the story of Mike Rice, the Rutgers mens basketball coach, after a video emerged of him shoving, cursing at and throwing balls at his players during a practice this past season. He could also be seen calling them homophobic slurs.

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