April 11th, 2013
It was quite a week last week in the world of college sports. Overall, it wasn't a very positive one. The biggest story splashed across people's screens was the story of Mike Rice, the Rutgers mens basketball coach, after a video emerged of him shoving, cursing at and throwing balls at his players during a practice this past season. He could also be seen calling them homophobic slurs.
Though still just in the preliminary planning stages, the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce took steps Tuesday toward hosting a new event in the community this summer.
At Tuesdayâ€™s City Council meeting, Chamber Director Donnis Hueftle-Bullock presented a request for the Chamber to host a street dance and beer garden July 12, in conjunction with Crazy Days. Early plans are to have the event on South C Street, between South 8th and South 9th Avenues.
LINCOLN â€“ Juveniles convicted of Class 1A felonies would face a 40-year minimum prison sentence under a compromise Nebraska lawmakers agreed to Tuesday after nearly eight hours of debate.
Sen. Brad Ashford of Omaha introduced a bill (LB44), along with a committee amendment (AM151), that would have made the minimum sentence 30 years and the maximum sentence life without parole.
Funeral services for Lyle Eugene Peltzer, 75, of Broken Bow were held at Govier Brothers Mortuary with Pastors Doug Jones and Todd Karges officiating. Pastor Karges was also the vocalist. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Masonic rites were given.
Lyle passed away at Heritage Hall in Broken Bow April 3, 2013, after a brief illness, at the age of 75 years, five months and 17 days.
Clarrena F. Overholser, age 72, of Pleasanton, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Memorial services were Saturday, April 6, 2013 at St. James Catholic Church in Kearney with Father Joe Hannappel officiating. Burial will be later in Mason City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the family for designation at a later date. Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney was in charge of arrangements. A message of condolence, tribute or memory can be left at www.hlmkfuneral.com
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.