Archive - 2013
Slick road conditions forced school closings all across the coverage area, as well as numerous cancellations and postponements Tuesday and Wednesday. However, by far the biggest issue related to the storm has been the toll it has taken on the power lines.
Rick Nelson of Custer Public Power District reports the trouble began early, with his first crew getting called out shortly after midnight Tuesday morning. The crew was out all day Tuesday, working outages in the Taylor area and the Anselmo area.
A Broken Bow man was arraigned in Custer County District Court April 4 on two counts of 3rd Degree Sexual Assault of a Child.
Jason Royle, 37, appeared with his attorney, Christopher Wickham, for arraignment on the charges. According to County Attorney Steven Bowers, the alleged abuse took place from January 2007 through September 2010.
Royle entered a plea of not guilty on the charges, which are Class IIIA felonies. Possible penalties for the charges are 0-5 years in prison, and/or $10,000 fine.
The case was set for jury trial June 10, with a pretrial hearing set for May 23.
The Broken Bow City Council will meet today (Tuesday) at noon in the council room of the Broken Bow Municipal Building. The full agenda for the meeting is as follows:
Open meeting at 12:00 Noon
Announcement of Posting of the Open Meeting Laws Act
Approval of Consent Agenda
â€˘ Minutes - March 26, 2013 Regular Council Meeting
â€˘ Minutes â€“ Aril 1, 2013 Special Council Meeting
â€˘ Claims â€“ April 9, 2013 Council Meeting
After an August 2012 accident on Highway 183 south of Miller claimed the lives of a Sargent woman and young girl, the driver of the vehicle - and mother of the girl killed - has been convicted in the deaths of the two individuals.
In a plea agreement with the state, 29-year-old Amanda Wilder, of Sargent, plead no contest to two counts of felony manslaughter at her arraignment March 28 in Buffalo County District Court.
Ted Spencer, age 78 of Brewster, died March 26, 2013, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Funeral services were Saturday, March 30, 2013, at the Brewster Gymnasium in Brewster, with the Rev. David Hansen officiating. Interment was in the Brewster Cemetery, with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the Brewster Fire and Rescue Unit.
Pearl Marie (Karnes) Stevens, 100, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Rose Lane Home in Loup City.
Services were. Wednesday, April 3, at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow. Burial was in the Merna Cemetery.
Mrs. Stevens was born Nov. 29, 1912, at the family farm in Anselmo. She was the fifth child of six children born to Walter Michael and Mary Catherine (Ward) Karnes.
Melva Marten, age 70 of Grand Island, formerly of Halsey, died March 28, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Society Grand Island Village. Memorial services were Monday, April 1, 2013, at the Halsey Gymnasium in Halsey, with the Rev. Linda Martin officiating. Private family inurnment will be at the Purdum Cemetery.
Melva Louise Ryman was born in Buffalo, NY Sept 14, 1942, to Melvin Ryman and Clarine Rodocker Ryman. Melva grew up in Halsey and graduated in 1960 from Halsey High School. From there she graduated from Kearney State College with a degree in teaching.
The residents of Broken Bow and surrounding area now have access to a new mode of transportation - thanks to a generous donation from the Public Alliance for Community Energy.
ACE is distributing $4,333.04 to the City of Broken Bow as its share of $200,000 being distributed to the 69 Nebraska member communities of the not-for-profit, community-owned natural gas supplier. This year the City opted to use a large portion of those funds to help purchase a new bus, much larger than the van the City has been using. The new city bus went into use last week.
The community of Broken Bow is buzzing with talk of a new hotel and convention center coming to the city.
March 27, 2013 G4C, LLC signed a 10-year Franchise Agreement with Cobblestone Hotels with intent to build a Cobblestone Hotel and Suites in the spring of 2013.
â€śOur community is excited to join the Cobblestone family and welcome them to our community,â€ť says Craig Safranek, Chair of the investment group for the project. â€śWorking with BriMark Builders and the Cobblestone group has been an exciting process for our community.â€ť
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.