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February 22nd

Anselmo BNSF crossing to come under gun at Tuesday's Supervisors meeting

February 22, 2013

The BNSF railroad crossings at Anselmo are scheduled for discussion and possible decision at this Tuesday's Custer County Board of Supervisor's meeting. The meeting starts at 9 a.m., in the basement of the Custer County Courthouse, with a report from the Zoning Commissioner at 9:30 a.m.; public hearings on the possible vacation of county roads 591, 222 and 2070 up for discussion at 10:10 a.m.; followed by discussions on a road maintenance agreement and the BNSF railroad crossing at 10:45 a.m. Sealed bids will be opened for a 14-yeard dump truck and 11:30 a.m.

Winter finally makes a strong appearance

February 22, 2013

The entire state of Nebraska was braced for an intense winter storm Thursday and Friday, and the system dubbed "Storm Q" lived up to its hype. According to the National Weather Service office in North Platte, Broken Bow received 8 inches of snow from Wednesday evening to Friday morning.

The heavy snow made travel difficult, as this trucker can attest! He got stuck while attempting to make a right turn, backing up traffic for two blocks. The truck was stuck for approximately 20 minutes before finally getting out and back on his way.

Friday Quonset fire at Mattox's

February 22, 2013

Fast action by Dave Mattox probably saved the building, but not before serious damage impacted the contents at a fire Friday morning, just off Weissert Road at Max Mattox's.

"Dave was there when it broke out and tried to knock it down," said Broken Bow Fire Chief Kem Oatman, "He was on the scene so he reported it quickly and that really helped."

February 21st

Travel safety stressed as winter storm claims first traffic death

February 21, 2013

The following information is a press release issued by the Nebraska State Patrol.

(Lincoln, Neb.)- A two vehicle crash on Interstate 80 in Hamilton County has claimed the life of a 19-year old Callaway woman.

The crash occurred just before 4:30 p.m., Wednesday February 20, on westbound Interstate-80 near the Giltner exit. The Nebraska State Patrol says a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer was eastbound on I-80 when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The SUV crossed the median and struck a 2000 Saturn. Both vehicles came to rest in the north ditch.

February 20th

Subdistrict and District basketball contests rescheduled

February 20, 2013

With the winter storm conditions, some of the basketball contests have been moved. Sandhills/Thedford and Mullen boys will now play for the subdistrict title Saturday at North Platte St. Pats at 4 pm. Anselmo-Merna boys subdistrict final against Bertrand has been moved to Saturday at 5 p.m. at Gothenburg. As of right now the Sandhills/Thedford vs. Sioux County girls basketball district title is still scheduled for Feb. 22 in Hemingford at 6:30 pm mountain time.

Sandhills students "visit" Grand Canyon

February 20, 2013

HALSEY - - The students at Sandhills Elementary School participated in the “One School, One Book” program during the month of January, reading the book "Brighty of the Grand Canyon" by Marguerite Henry.
Consolidated Telephone Company donated the money so that each family represented by students at the school could have a copy of this book to read at home according to a prearranged reading schedule.

Bow Lions live by ‘We Serve’ motto

February 20, 2013

The Broken Bow Lions have a common goal, to help their fellow man. These Knights of the Blind do more than help those who want to see, their charitable work here locally extends to those in need, with special emphasis on our children.
Don Wolford says the reason for his involvement is easy ... “you enjoy helping people. That’s what we’re there for.”
The local organization has donated to the Children’s Christmas fund through their ‘Rent a Santa’ program, and just last week raised over $1,100 for the local food pantry by sponsoring the Bliz and Glitz evening at the Municipal Building.

BBPS: Contracts, resignations approved

February 20, 2013

The Broken Bow Board of Education adjourned into closed session for about two hours Monday evening, for the purpose of discussing administrator contracts and possible land acquisition.
When the board came out of closed session they approved the following items:
• Extended the contract for Kirk Crawley, assistant elementary principal, for the 2013-14 school year with $4,000 on base.
• Extended the contract for Elementary Principal Kim Jonas for the 2013-14 school year with $3,000 on base.

Sterling J. Atkins, 18

February 20, 2013

Sterling James Atkins was born on a snowy day - April 11, 1994, in Kearney, to J.B. and Sonya Atkins. His life of fun loving mischief had begun. If Sterling had been born a horse, then he would have tested the electric fence daily just to see if it was still hot.
Sterling and his parents moved to Broken Bow in 1997, where he attended school and graduated in 2012. He was joined by a sister, Jayde, in 1998. Sterling enjoyed many local activities including 4-H and baseball, but may be more known for his “deer tackling incident” at the ball diamond than for his prowess at the plate.

Rex A. Baillie, 50

February 20, 2013

July 2, 1962, Rex Allen Baillie bounded into the arms of Lana and Lowell Baillie. He was greeted by his older brother, Ron, who became his protector, and his younger brother, Rod, who likely stood back and wondered what kind of brothers he had.
Rex grew up with an extended family that knew the value of children. This family value was carried through to Rex’s own family. He loved his children and was devoted to them in every sense of the word.

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