Archive - 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.
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."
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.
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.
HALSEY - - The students at Sandhills Elementary School participated in the âOne School, One Bookâ 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.
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 ... âyou enjoy helping people. Thatâs what weâre there for.â
The local organization has donated to the Childrenâs Christmas fund through their âRent a Santaâ 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.
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:
âą Extended the contract for Kirk Crawley, assistant elementary principal, for the 2013-14 school year with $4,000 on base.
âą Extended the contract for Elementary Principal Kim Jonas for the 2013-14 school year with $3,000 on base.
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 âdeer tackling incidentâ at the ball diamond than for his prowess at the plate.
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 Rexâs own family. He loved his children and was devoted to them in every sense of the word.
Glen Govier, age 89, of Broken Bow, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Society in Grand Island. Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 16, at Govier Brothers. Mortuary in Broken Bow with Jan Dobesh officiating. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery.
Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of the arrangements. Memorials have been established to the Shinersâ Childrenâs Hospital or the Custer County Foundation.