April 4th, 2013
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.
An investigation by the Broken Bow Police Department, with assistance from the Custer County Sheriffâ€™s Office, has led to the arrest of five people in Broken Bow on methamphetamine charges.
The local law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant during the very early morning hours Saturday, March 30.
The five arrested were: Jay Hundstad, 44 of Cheyenne, Wyo., Amanda Hoffman, 42 of Cheyenne, Wyo., Patrick Mortensen, 35 of Broken Bow, Soyon Chessmore, 29 of Broken Bow, and Marty Gottschalk, 29 of Broken Bow.
There is a rejuvenated feeling of excitement at the Central Nebraska Commission Company, Broken Bowâ€™s sale barn. Pens are being repaired, the yards are filling up, and trucks last week lined up for blocks waiting to unload cattle.
One communityâ€™s loss, is anotherâ€™s gain.
Those now in charge are Wendell and Kathy Brott, their son Cooper, Sam Teply and Kenny Kramer.
Added to the Broken Bow crew already in place, the sale barn this last week has been busy, busier than it has been for a long, long time.
Itâ€™s a team thing, says Wendell.
For the first time in recent memory, Broken Bow will not have a senior baseball team this upcoming summer due to lack of numbers.
DYO President Mike Evans came to this executive decision Monday.
While this is a recent decision, the possibility of having a senior team this season was low.
Although there were great hopes that Christensen, one of the teamâ€™s top pitchers last season, wonâ€™t be ready by the time the season starts due to his injuries from the accident last summer.
According to the Nebraska State Patrol, Lloyd Taber is wanted on five warrants in the state of Missouri, and one in South Dakota for a stolen car.
He ditched that stolen car east of Halsey, and it was recovered around noon today. State troopers are searching the area, and he is considered to be armed and dangerous. He was last seen in the Halsey/Dunning area near the Shinn Turkey Ranch.
He is 5'6", 175 lbs., brown eyes, and bald.
If you have information on his whereabouts contact the NSP by calling 911 immediately.
THEDFORD - - Some call her Rev. Martin, some call her Pastor Linda, most call her Linda, and that is how Linda Martin, Pastor of the First Congregational United Church of Christ (UCC) in Halsey, Thedford, and Seneca prefers to be called.
â€śTitles are pretentious, I am Linda.â€ť
The City of Broken Bow will not be renewing its contract with Energy Pioneer Solutions. The council members did not agree with Council President Chad Schall, who strongly voiced his support of renewing the contract, and the motion made by Schall to do so died for lack of a second.
Several people gathered in The Outfitter in Broken Bow Monday evening for the announcement of this year's headline entertainment at the Custer County Fair. Adam Smith, of KRVN - The River of Lexington, was broadcasting live from the store as the announcement was made that The Casey Donahew Band will be performing at the fair July 30.
A 51-year-old Ansley man has been sentenced to federal prison for possession of child pornography, as the result of a joint investigation involving the Custer County Sheriffâ€™s Office, Nebraska State Patrol and Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force.
Anthony Lewandowski was arrested June 21, 2012, after a warrant was issued following an investigation in which a computer that Lewandowski possessed was found to have child pornography on it. The computer, along with other electronic devices, was seized. He was charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography.
Margaret Bradley, age 66 of Brewster, went home into the welcoming arms of Jesus Friday, March 15, 2013, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island, after a recent battle with multiple myeloma.
Funeral Services were March 19, at St. Josephâ€™s Catholic Church in Broken Bow, with Fr. Jim Hunt officiating. She was laid to rest at the Brewster Cemetery.