LINCOLN â€“ Two siblings from the Scottsbluff area spent much of their youth in the Nebraska foster care system, but had different lives.
Sarah Peters, 22, left the foster care system at 16 when a couple became her guardian. She lost their support at 19 because they adopted a baby, and she was no longer eligible for state Â medical assistance. She had to drop out of pre-med school because of a $10,000 hospital bill.
â€˘Local instructors say education, not restrictions, is key
As debates over proposed gun control laws continue to be waged on the national, state and local levels, a lively discussion over gun and ammunition control legislation took place during a Judiciary Committee hearing of the Nebraska Legislature just last week.
Among the bills discussed was LB50, introduced by Sen. Brad Ashford of Omaha. The bill would hold gun owners civilly liable for damages resulting from the unreasonable placement of a firearm where a minor or mentally handicapped individual could get it.
MERNA -- Authorities arenâ€™t exactly for sure what caused the head-on collision on State Highway 2 south of Merna Tuesday morning.
Ambulances and rescue crews from Merna and Broken Bow responded to the 8 a.m. call and the drivers of each vehicle were transported from the scene. Life Flight was called back due to the weather.
The Sandhills/Thedford boys basketball team and Mullen girls basketball team became Sandhills Conference Champions Friday night with ST edging Mullen in the boys contest 44-41 while Mullen took out Brady 50-31.
Mullen and Sandhills/Thedford both saw their boys teams advance to the Sandhills Conference Tournament final with a 58-34 victory over SMC and a 62-37 win over Brady respectively. The Knights will play the Broncos Friday night at 6:30.
Duane and Eugenia Vannice celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary Jan. 9. The couple, formerly from Halsey where Duane was postmaster for almost 30 years and Jean was an elementary education teacher, moved to Lincoln in 2007. Cards of best wishes can be sent to them at: Gateway Senior Living, 225 N. 56th St., Apt. 217, Lincoln, NE 68504.
Valentineâ€™s Day is just around the corner, and if youâ€™re looking for a sweet gift for your sweetie Broken Bowâ€™s newest business has the solution.
Simply Sweet, located in the Arrow Mini Mall on Highway 2 in Broken Bow, opened for business Tuesday. The store features craft and gift items, along with the star of the store - chocolate!
Michele Staggs is the owner and operator of Simply Sweet. She and her husband, Ed, moved to Broken Bow in July 2012, living the previous two years in Denver.
The search for a new Broken Bow senior high/junior high principal is over. After narrowing down a field of nearly 30 applicants, a contract has been offered and accepted by Rusty Kluender.
Kluender (who will quickly tell you his name rhymes with blender) accepted the offer to become the 7-12 principal at Broken Bow last Wednesday. He will officially begin his duties here Aug. 1, 2013.