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February 17th, 2012

Senator wants pipeline route review back on track

February 17, 2012

LINCOLN - - The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality could continue to review alternative routes for the TransCanda Keystone XL pipeline to avoid the Sandhills, despite recent action by the federal government, if a bill introduced by Sen. Jim Smith of Papillion was passed.

On Feb. 16, the Natural Resources Committee heard testimony on the bill, LB1161. The bill is a "simple amendment" to the two pipeline-related bills passed during last year's special session, Smith said.
On Feb. 14, Smith introduced an amendment to his bill to address the recent federal action, he said.

February 16th

Roger Elfgren, 68

February 16, 2012

Roger Elfgren passed away at St. Johns Good Samaritan center in Kearney Feb. 8, 2012.
Roger was born Nov. 24, 1943, in East Killingly, Conn., the fourth of six children born to Ernest and Dorothy Elfgren. Roger was 12 when he traveled by covered wagon with his parents, brothers and sisters from Connecticut to Nebraska, arriving in Broken Bow in August 1956.
Roger attended school in Connecticut thru the 7th grade. Roger graduated from Broken Bow High School with the Class of 1961. After graduation, he attended business school in Omaha for a year.

Goldie Shepherd, 98

February 16, 2012

Goldie Shepherd, age 98, of Grand Island, formerly of Ansley, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at the Wedgewood Hospice Center in Grand Island.
Goldie was born March 26, 1913, near Arcadia. She was the youngest daughter of Samuel D. and Rhoda R. (Henry) Hurlbert.

Marie Allen, 87

February 16, 2012

Marie M. Allen, age 87, of North Platte, passed away Feb. 9, 2012, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 17, 1924, in Mason City, to Harry and Elva Tracy Holm. Marie graduated from Bridgeport High School.
After graduation she taught school in rural western Nebraska. She married James McVay in 1943. Marie traveled extensively with her husband who was in the Army Air Corps. Their travels included Alaska. To this union three children were born; James, Sue and John.

Norma Staab, 88

February 16, 2012

Norma M. Staab, 88 of Grand Island, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, at Tiffany Square Center. Services were Monday, Feb. 13, in the chapel of Evangelical Free Church with the Rev. Gary Schulte officiating.
To honor Mrs. Staab's request, cremation has taken place. Burial of ashes was at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. All Faiths Funeral Home is serving the family.
Mrs. Staab was born Sept. 27, 1923, at Mason City, the daughter of Charles and Petra (Lauridsen) Mohr.
Her husband, Glenn Staab, preceded her in death in 2004.

Marjory Myers, 95

February 16, 2012

Marjory Myers was in Hospice care at the Homestead CAre Facility in Lincoln, and left this world Feb. 7, 2012.
Marjory Ruth Clay Myers was born July 11, 1916, in the family sod house at the farm four miles west of Broken Bow. She was the 11th of 12 children born to J. William clay and Minnie Amsberry.
She attended grade school at the Crackerjack School through the eighth grade and then rode with her brothers to the Broken Bow High School. Some of her brothers played football for Broken Bow, and Marjory participated in some of the girl’s after school athletics while waiting for them.

Eldon Howard, 76

February 16, 2012

Eldon H. Howard, 76, of Grand Island, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Cathedral. The Reverend Richard Piontkowski will officiate. Burial will be in the Grand Island City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Thursday at All Faiths Funeral Home in Grand Island with a Rosary at 7 p.m.

New superintendent soon to call BB home

February 16, 2012

The contract has been signed and house hunting has begun for the new superintendent of Broken Bow Public Schools.
In a special meeting of the Broken Bow Board of Education Feb. 3, a two-year contract for superintendent Mark Sievering was approved. The contract includes an annual salary of $125,000 per year and benefits.
According to board president Michelle Zlomke, current interim superintendent Dr. Virginia Moon has been in contact with Sievering regarding any decisions that need to be made for the 2012-13 school year.

Broken Bow School Foundation launches new program

February 16, 2012

As Broken Bow Schools prepare to break ground on a long-awaited elementary school building project, community members have launched the “Little Feet, Big Dreams” capital improvement campaign to enhance the North Park Elementary project.

February 14th

35 area wrestlers qualify for state tournament

February 14, 2012

35 area wrestlers qualified for the 2012 Nebraska State Wrestling tournament that's scheduled to start Thursday morning at CenturyLink Center in Omaha. Qualifiers are listed as follows: (Name-weight class)

Broken Bow:

Jay Brass-160
Jake McCormick-195

Sargent/Burwell:

Justin Miller-113
Evan Gideon-120
Kirby Pomplun -126
Sam Lee-132
Sage Gideon-145
Jed Fenske-152 (38-0)
Tanner Balfour-160
Brett Mauler-170
Dakota Devine-285

Ansley/Arcadia:

Bo Slingsby-106
Tommy Roth-113
Lance Luehm-120

Anselmo-Merna:

Jake Wells-152
Clinton Fales-285

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