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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.

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.

February 10th

Collins carries on family's 'hairy' tradition

February 10, 2011

Elmer Collins went to work at the barber shop on the north side of the square in Broken Bow, in April 1951. Sixty years later the shop remains in the family, with Elmer’s granddaughter now at the helm.
Jamie Collins took over Ache & Pain April 1, 2009, when her aunt - Elmer’s daughter - Patty Knoell retired. Like Patty, Jamie has lived her entire life in Broken Bow and literally grew up at the shop.

Kids Count Part 2: Education for our future

February 10, 2011

Most of us agree that all children should have access to safe, affordable and high-quality early childhood care and education. During this critical period, children grow and learn more than at any other time in their lives.
By investing in quality experiences for young children, we can increase a child’s opportunities to develop - intellectually, socially and emotionally. Early experiences create the foundation upon which a child’s future success and productivity are built.

Allen receives statewide PF award

February 10, 2011

LINCOLN - - Bob Allen of Broken Bow received the 2011 Special Recognition Award for the State of Nebraska from Pheasants Forever Jan. 29 at National Pheasant Fest in Omaha.
Nebraska Game and Parks Commissioner Lynn Berggren of Broken Bow, representing District VI, presented the award to Allen at the Qwest Center.
Allen was noted for his years of support and dedication to wildlife habitat, conservation efforts and outdoor activities in Nebraska. His support and efforts significantly affected wildlife habitat and created new partnerships in central Nebraska.

February 7th

Custer County Spelling Bee

February 7, 2011

The annual Custer County Spelling Bee was held February 8, 2011 at the Broken Bow Municipal Building. Representative students from all six Custer County Schools and two home-school students arrived to test their spelling knowledge. After three rounds, 13 students advanced to the finals. Two rounds later, a spell-off was held to determine the winner.

Elks throw party for local Scouts

February 7, 2011

What do more than 12 gallons of chili, five gallons of lemonade, dozens of brownies, 20 scouts and families, various ELKS, snow and sleds create? ANSWER: A first-annual Elks Lodge sponsored sledding party for local Cub Scouts and their families!
A chilly - but fine - time was had by all Sunday, Jan. 15, on a slippery slope located on the Longfellow ranch. Five Elks members helped 52 kids and adults maneuver the slope for more than an hour and a half.

February 3rd

Motivational author visits A/M school

February 3, 2011

Written by Mike Davis, Superintendent,
Anselmo-Merna Schools

MK Mueller gave an inspirational USembly to the students in grades 7 through 12 at Anselmo-Merna High School Jan. 25, 2011. US stands for Unlimited Solutions.
She covered the first three high ways out of her 8-to- Great curriculum and kept the students involved throughout the our and a half presentation.

Kids Count Part 1: Families in crisis have new hope

February 3, 2011

An 8-year-old girl with a history of aggressive behavior is having “an episode” at home. She has just returned from a week-long hospital stay after making suicidal threats. Her mother is scared.

A full day is in store Saturday with the finals of the following events scheduled for competition....
Broken Bow golfers dualed Swedes at Wild Horse in Gothenburg April 8 There were three flights of...
ARNOLD -- Anselmo-Merna, Mullen, Sandhills/Thedford and Twin Loup all participated in the Mullen...