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April 26th, 2013

CC Sheriff Osmond honored

April 26, 2013

Custer County Sheriff Dan Osmond has been recognized by his peers for a job well done.
During a special reception April 18 at the Jail Standards Convention, Osmond was presented with the “Excellence in Detention Facility Administration” award, one of only two given each year by Nebraska’s Jail Standards Board across the entire state of Nebraska.
Nominations for the award are made by either the person’s boss or employees and then voted on by members of the board.

Lauryn Elizabeth Sell

April 26, 2013

Aaron and Emilea (Flesner) Sell of Arcadia, would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Lauryn Elizabeth Sell.
Lauryn arrived at 10:14 a.m. Monday, April 1, 2013, at Jennie Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow. She weighed 8 pounds 2 1/4 ounces and was 20 inches long.
Proud grandparents are Don Flesner of Red Cloud, and Marty and Lisa Sell of Arcadia. Proud great-grandparents are Leah Johnson of Hastings, Christine Flesner of Clay Center, Ralph and April Bose and Alberta and Carl Mendyk all of Arcadia.

Alayna Renea Keslar

April 26, 2013

Tehl and Kelsey Keslar of Omaha, are proud to announce the arrival of their baby girl, Alayna Renea Keslar.
Alayna was born March 14, 2013. She weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces, and was 20 3/4 inches long.
Grandparents are Pat and Carmen Keslar of Hyannis, and Webb and Dianne Johnson of Crawford. Great-grandparents are Mary Keslar of Stapleton, and Susana Guerrero of Kearney, Dirl and Shirley Steffe of Piedmont, S.D., Arnold and Merna Johnson of Crawford, and the late Byron Keslar and the late Frank Nova.
Alayna was also welcomed home by their yellow Labrador, “Bella.”

Scott Reinhard, 59

April 26, 2013

Scott Nelson Reinhard, resident of Broken Bow, died March 15, 2013. He was 59 years old.
To those who knew him, Scott Reinhard was a friendly and sociable member of his community. He will be remembered as a man of strong Christian faith who enjoyed helping his neighbors and working outdoors. As an engineer, a farmer and a photographer, Scott was passionately interested in the natural beauty of God’s creation.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Jean and Jerry Reinhard. He is survived by his siblings, children and grandchildren.

Charles Giles, 89

April 26, 2013

Charles Giles, age 89 of Broken Bow, died Tuesday April 16, 2013, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Friday, April 19, 2013, at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating. Interment was in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the United Methodist Church or the Custer County Foundation.

Dale Andersen, 86

April 26, 2013

Dale Andersen, 86, passed away at his home in Kearney Tuesday, April 16, 2013, after a year and a half’s illness. Memorial services were Monday, April 22, 2013, at the O'Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney with the Rev. Gary Main officiating. Interment will be in the Kearney Cemetery at a later time. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, Seneca Cemetery, or the First United Methodist Church in Kearney. Online condolences may be submitted to

Patrick "Joe" Tully, 97

April 26, 2013

Patrick Joseph "Joe" Tully journeyed home to his maker Nov. 16, 2012. He now joins the love of his life - his wife Frances, and their son Gale.
Services were held at the Holy Apostles Catholic Church in Meridian, Idaho Dec. 7, 2012. Burial followed at Cloverdale Memorial Park.

April 25th

New hotel/convention center breaks ground

April 25, 2013

An estimated crowd of 60-70 people gathered Thursday morning at the site of the new Cobblestone Hotel & Suites and Nebraska One Box Convention Center in Broken Bow. Brian Wogernese, co-founder and CEO of Cobblestone, and Jeremy Griesbach, Cobblestone Development, traveled from Michigan to take part in the event.

The new facility will be located on West Highway 2, just east of Trotter's truck stop, and is planned for opening in October 2013.

Brazilian visitors welcomed

April 25, 2013

In nearly every corner of the world, providing children with the highest quality education is a top priority. There are a number of resources available to help teachers in this quest, including sharing ideas and information with each other. And that resource is not limited by borders.
Just last week a team of four elementary teachers from Brazil visited Broken Bow as part of a Rotary International exchange program. It was the first time any of the four had visited the United States, and all said they were very impressed with our country’s educational system.

April 23rd

Senators debate state aid to schools

April 23, 2013

LINCOLN - A bill that would change the formula for state aid to schools pitted senators representing smaller, mostly rural school districts against those representing larger districts.
Lawmakers began debate Monday on LB 407, introduced by Sen. Kate Sullivan of Cedar Rapids.

The bill would slow the growth rate of state aid to schools to 6.3 percent for the upcoming school year, down from the current projected rate of 10.3 percent. The following year the growth rate would slow further to 5.1 percent.

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