While the first week of December was exceptionally busy for the Broken Bow Volunteer Fire Department, facilitator Andy Holland says calls for the year are below the average - and that is a good thing.
As of Monday, the department had been dispatched to a total of 50 fire calls throughout the 2010 year, compared with the annual average of 70. However, December started out with a bang, with the BBVFD receiving five calls in the first seven days of the month.
The School Garden in Broken Bow had a very special guest last Friday, a bird of prey.
The 3-year-old Peregrine Falcon is one of the prides and joys of Michael Garcia, a falconer from Chicago. Michael says he tries to come to Nebraska every year to allow his birds to soar, to fly, to hunt.
The Blackburns thought he and his birds would be a fun âShow and tellâ. They were correct.
âThe sport of Falconry is at last 4,000 years old,â Michael explained later. âThere are those who would argue that it is at last 10,000 years old. You see the pictures inscribed as hieroglyphics. â