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February 17th, 2011

Bow’s ‘Rock honored

February 17, 2011

After years of giving to the schools and the community, one of Broken Bow’s own is being honored by his peers for his service.
Dennis “Rock” Jones has been selected as one of 10 Nebraska State Outstanding Service Award Winners by the Nebraska State Interscholastic Ath-letic Administrators Association (NSIAAA). Jones will be honored and awarded at the organization’s Spring Luncheon March 9, at the Champions Club across from Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.

Middle Loup crop production threatened

February 17, 2011

SARGENT - - The bid has been awarded and construction is slated to begin April 1, or as soon as the spring weather allows, on a project to rebuild the Sargent Diversion Dam.
Perrett Construction of Valentine, was awarded the contract as the low bidder on the Sargent Diversion Dam at the regular meeting of the board of directors of the Middle Loup Public Power and Irrigation District in Arcadia Feb. 7. The bid, which was submitted and accepted, was in the amount of $2, 150,297.88.

Sentence delayed in DUI case

February 17, 2011

A requested breath alcohol test delayed the sentencing of a Broken Bow man in Custer County District Court last week.
Kyle McLaughlin, 56, was scheduled for sentencing on a charge of 4th offense Driving Under the Influence, in district court Feb. 10. However, prior to the proceeding the state requested a breathalizer test be performed on the defendant. McLaughlin blew .23 at that time.

February 16th

Coach of the Decade

February 16, 2011

Ansley volleyball and track coach Pat Hoblyn was named Custer County Chief Coach of the Decade, and awarded a plaque Tuesday night at the Broken Bow Indian High School gym. The Best of the Decade team, coach, and male and female athletes were voted on by you, the public. Hoblyn is in her 36th year of teaching and coaching at AHS. She was awarded a plaque of recognition by Custer County Chief Sports Editor Tim Brown.
See this week's Custer County Chief "Spirit of the Sandhills" section for a complete story on Pat Hoblyn.

Scott signs Letter Of Intent, commits to Wayne State

February 16, 2011

WAYNE -- Wayne State College head football coach Dan McLaughlin announced today that 16 student athletes have signed national letters of intent and/or written offers of admission and financial aid to attend Wayne State College and continue their football careers with the Wildcats. The 2011 recruiting class includes 14 high school recruits and two transfers. Seven of the 14 high school signees are from Nebraska with two more from Iowa.

Lady Broncos, Knights, Warriors advance to subdistrict finals

February 16, 2011

BROKEN BOW -- While the basketball season ended for eight area teams, three teams advance to the subdistrict finals, just two wins away from the State Tournament.
The Ansley Lady Warriors advanced to the D2-8 subdistrict final with a 59-39 win over Arcadia Tuesday night. The Lady Warriors will play North Loup-Scotia who was a 49-40 winner over Sargent.
The Mullen Lady Broncos will play Cody-Kilgore Thursday night for the D2-12 subdistrict title. The Lady Broncos were 61-23 winners over South Platte while Cody-Kilgore defeated Hyannis 42-17.

February 15th

Lady Indians, Huskies advance to subdistrict semifinals

February 15, 2011

COZAD -- The Broken Bow Lady Indians scored back-to-back baskets within nine seconds to break open a 32-32 tie game with less than two minutes remaining in the game. The Lady Indians held on to win 38-33 and advance to the Class C1-11 subdistrict semifinals against top seed, Hershey tonight at 6 p.m. in Lexington. The second game in the C1-11 subdistrict will pair Southern Valley against Cozad.

Lady Indians, Huskies advance to subdistrict semifinals

February 15, 2011

COZAD -- The Broken Bow Lady Indians scored back-to-back baskets within nine seconds to break open a 32-32 tie game with less than two minutes remaining in the game. The Lady Indians held on to win 38-33 and advance to the Class C1-11 subdistrict semifinals against top seed, Hershey tonight at 6 p.m. in Lexington. The second game in the C1-11 subdistrict will pair Southern Valley against Cozad.

February 11th

A-M becomes 100th mentoring Chapter

February 11, 2011

MERNA - - Anselmo-Merna will join communities across Nebraska, Iowa and California in an effort to provide mentors for youth in grades three through 12. TeamMates of Anselmo-Merna will have the distinction of being the 100th TeamMates Chapter.
“We are thrilled to welcome the students, staff and community of Anselmo-Merna to the TeamMates team,” said Suzanne Hince, the executive director of the TeamMates Mentoring Pro-gram. “Anselmo-Merna marks the significant milestone of our 100th Chapter and we look forward to providing great mentoring services for youth in the area.”

Public hearing set for wind farm project

February 11, 2011

Nebraska Public Power District will continue its public involvement process for its proposed Broken Bow 115,000-Volt Transmission Line project with a public hearing set for Feb. 22 in Broken Bow.
The public hearing is the third step in NPPD’s process that included two earlier public open houses used to gather information to develop a proposed route.
The public hearing will begin at 7 p.m. at the Broken Bow Municipal Building. NPPD and its consultants will present information regarding the need, engineering aspects, line route selection, and easement acquisition to the public.