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January 27th, 2011

Geraldine Russell, 92

January 27, 2011

Geraldine Frances (Smith) Russell, 92, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, in Peoria, Ariz.
Retired from California State Service, she was born in Broken Bow, March 18, 1918, and was a graduate of Broken Bow High School. She attended Hastings Business College and for a time worked in Broken Bow and Kearney, before the family moved to Sacramento, Calif.

Snow smacks area; accidents multiply

January 27, 2011

The weathermen started out saying it would be scattered flurries. The next thing we knew, central Nebraska was in an all out weather watch, and the snows came, and so did the wind.
For two days, emergency personnel answered the calls.
“There were so many accidents, we wouldn’t even get one completed before the call came to answer another,” said Custer County Sheriff Dan Osmond.
And it wasn’t a staffing issue, everyone on call Tuesday was working.
“It usually takes one good storm for folks to remember how to drive in the snow. This last week I think they started all over.”

Readers beware!

January 27, 2011

•Legislative proposal includes the moving of legal notices to the Internet.

Dear readers,
You, as a citizen of a democracy have the right to know. You have a right to know how your elected officials conduct business on your behalf.
You as a citizen of Nebraska are in danger of losing that transparency. This newspaper contains a very important section called ‘Public Notices’ or Legals. This is where our elected officials are required, by law, to publically

Henderson trades badge for fishing pole

January 27, 2011

It was the love of being outdoors that first lured Ted Henderson into law enforcement back in 1973. After more than 37 years, Ted decided it was once again time for a change.
“I just retired from law enforcement, I didn’t completely retire,” Ted smiles.
His career began in the same area where his life began, Gage County. It was an unexpected job offer, which he decided to accept, that changed his life.

Broken Bow sheds a new light

January 27, 2011

Broken Bow is about to be a little brighter when the sun goes down. It will be installing 550 new street lights through a energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant.
The $189,580 grant has a $27,916 city match that the city feels it will recover in just a couple of years in electricity alone.
By replacing the current street lights with LED (Light emitting Diode) lights, there will be an estimated savings of 201,000 kilowatts per year, which equates to approximately $10,000 in electricity.

BBVFD saves burning barn

January 27, 2011

Fourteen Broken Bow firemen responded to a structure fire Jan. 19, at the residence of BBPD officer Dalen Woods. The call came in at 3:27 p.m. of smoke coming from the roof of a barn on the property.
The department responded with five trucks and one ambulance with three crew members aboard. The firemen were able to save the barn, with only minimal damage reported.
According to Andy Holland, the cause of the fire was determined to be a heat lamp. There were no injuries. The department was on scene for an hour.

FFA labor auction nets high bids for services

January 27, 2011

The Broken Bow High School FFA Chapter hosted its 75th annual Labor Auction Jan. 17, in the high school cafeteria. The auction followed a soup supper fundraiser.
A total of 55 students were auctioned off with the students required to work an 8-hour day for their buyer. Below is the list of this year’s students on the auction block, how they described themselves and how much they brought.
Seniors
Nate Birnie - “Most of the time people put what they like to do or what they are good at. For me it would be easier to tell what I don’t do. . . nothing comes to mind.” - $170 by his dad

January 26th

Custer County Chief Area High School Scoreboard

January 26, 2011

Tuesday (01/25/2011)
GIRLS
Ansley 51, Loup City 47
Arcadia 40, St. Edward 39 (OT)
Litchfield 56, Elba 38
Sargent 46, South Loup 30
Sandhills Conference Girls Tournament
Brady 55, Arthur County 8
Cody-Kilgore 38, Hyannis 21
Sandhills/Thedford 51, SMC 48

BOYS
Arcadia 48, St. Edward 33
Litchfield 71, Elba 22
Loup City 48, Ansley 28
Sargent 46, South Loup 30
Southwest Conference Boys Tournament
Ainsworth 68, Cozad 31
Ogallala 54, Gothenburg 51
Valentine 53, Broken Bow 48

January 25th

Lady Indians defeat Ainsworth, host Cozad Thursday

January 25, 2011

The Broken Bow Lady Indians defeated Ainsworth 52-38 in the first round of the Southwest Conference Tournament last night. The Lady Indians fell behind early and trailed throughout most of the first half.
After trailing at halftime, the Lady Indians increased their intensity on defense. The Lady Indians' full court pressure created a number of Ainsworth turnovers resulting in quick points to take the lead early in the third quarter.

Knights advance in Sandhills Conference Tournament

January 25, 2011

The Sandhills/Thedford Knights advanced to the semi-final round of the Sandhills Conference Tournament with a 71-44 win over Arthur County last night. The Knights will play Brady Thursday at 5 p.m. CT. Brady was a 71-42 winner over Hyannis.
Mullen, who had a first round bye, will play Cody-Kilgore Thursday at 3:30 p.m. CT. Cody-Kilgore defeated SMC in first round play 70-26.
Tonight, the girl's tournament begins. The Mullen Lady Broncos have free pass to the semi-finals while the Sandhills/Thedford Lady Knights play SMC at 5:30 p.m. this afternoon.

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