March 1st, 2012
Rick and Melissa Myers of Broken Bow, proudly announce the birth of a son, Tehl Wade Myers. He was born Jan. 18, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. At birth, Tehl weighed 9 pounds 15 ounces and was 22 1/2 inches long. He joins siblings Jordyn and Rylee at home. Grandparents are Ron and Barb Booten, and Rex and Joan Myers.
Braxton Bradley Green, the little brother of Brody and the son of Kelcee and Jami (Griebel) Green of Elm Creek, was born Feb. 17, 2012, at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Holdrege. Braxton weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces when he arrived at 5:25 pm and he was 20" long. Braxton's grandparents are Ann (Kallhoff) and Brad Griebel of Arnold, and Brad Green of Alliance. His great- grandparents are Don and Nina Griebel and Marilyn Rinke of Sargent, Bud and Phyllis Kallhoff of Arcadia, and Maury and Jurene Green of Alliance.
Bob and Marcia Keeney of Callaway, and Darryl and Michelle Williams of Marianna, Fla., would like to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Chelsea and Brit. Chelsea is a 2006 graduate of Callaway High School, and a 2010 graduate of Chadron State College. She is currently a medical student at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Brit is a 2007 graduate of Marianna Public Schools in Marianna, Fla. He will graduate in May 2012 from Chadron State College, and is currently student teaching at Ralston Public Schools.
Morgan Marie Booker and Spencer Joe Olson would like to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mike and Paula Booker. She is a 2008 graduate of Anselmo-Merna High School, and is currently employed at Great Western Bank in Broken Bow. Morgan is the granddaughter of Mary Hardin and Roy and Wanda Booker.
When Broken Bowâ€™s Superintendent of Schools resigned in May 2010, the school board faced the tough challenge of trying to find a replacement on short notice. That late in the year is not a good time to begin a search for a school superintendent for the fall, so the board - with the help of the Nebraska Association of School Boards - made the decision to hire an interim superintendent for one year, to give them more time to conduct a proper search for a full time administrator.
Cody Schmick is the newest member of Broken Bowâ€™s City Council. He was sworn in Feb. 24, taking a seat as a representative of the West Ward vacated by the death of Jim Franssen.
Schmick said he is pleased to be able to serve. Relatively new to Broken Bow, he had been looking for a place not just to volunteer, but to be useful.
â€śOwning a business in town, I know the uphill battle our business owners are fighting,â€ť he said. Schmick, 28, moved to Broken Bow when his family purchased a local grocery store and opened Schmickâ€™s Market in October 2010.
As some people already know, I accepted a position at the Kearney Hub and the girls state basketball tournament is going to be my final official work for the Chief. So, I guess it's customary to write a good-bye, so long and farewell column.
When I graduated from college I can honestly say returning to Broken Bow wasn't even in my vocabulary, but, I can tell you I'm happy I came back, even if it was just for eight months.
NORTH PLATTE - - Paxton was able to survive a late Sandhills/Thedford rally and defeat the Knights, earning a trip to the state tournament.
Sandhills/Thedford led for one minute the entire game.
After Cole Taylor and Matthew McLeod scored two early baskets and a free throw and led 5-4, Paxton would seize the lead and the Knights were forced to play from behind the rest of the game.
The Tigers were able to run out to a 16-9 first quarter lead, and that was mainly due to Paxton's full-court defense that caused six first quarter turnovers.
LINCOLN - - The Ansley Lady Warriors and Sandhills Lady Knights qualified for the 2012 NSAA Championships that are set to commence Thursday morning
The two Loup Valley Conference schools won't be competing in the same class. Ansley qualified in D2 and Sandhills/Thedford cashed in their ticket at the D1 level.
In the eight team bracket, Sandhills/Thedford (21-4) qualified as seed No. 7. The Lady Knights will take on No. 2 Hitchcock County (23-1) in the opening round. The match-up is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Lincoln Southwest High School.
Ansley (22-2) qualified as seed No. 4.
Look closely! That isn't snow Mike Kettleborough is scooping from his driveway on Memorial Drive in Broken Bow - it's hail! The unsettled weather pattern making its way across Nebraska Tuesday brought with it rumbles of thunder, rain and hail to Broken Bow. The path of the storm seemed to be rather narrow, as the north side of town received more hail than the south. Some areas of the city looked as if a winter snowfall had taken place, while other areas had no hail at all.