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October 20th

Bow PD awarded alcohol breath testers

October 20, 2011

The Broken Bow Police Department has received six hand-held alcohol breath testing units through a traffic safety grant award. The units, valued at $350 each, were provided by the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety as part of the state's ongoing effort to prevent underage drinking and alcohol related traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities.

Woodward steps back in time in Moldova

October 20, 2011

The Republic of Moldova is a tiny landlocked state in Eastern Europe, located between Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north, east and south. For nearly three months this past summer, this small nation was home to Broken Bow alum Tara Woodward.
Tara attends Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, where she is a junior majoring in accounting with a minor in Christian missions. As part of the school’s missions program, Tara had the opportunity to visit Moldova with the group HOPE International.

Board gets block grant update; approves meteorological towers

October 20, 2011

Eight low-income families in Custer County will get their homes upgraded with low monthly payments and zero to little interest, thanks to funds made available through Community Development Block Grants.
Judy Peterson with Central Nebraska Housing Development gave an updated report of the grants to the Custer County Board of Supervisors at their monthly meeting Oct. 11. The county had been awarded a $254,000 grant to rehabilitate eight homes, each receiving a maximum of $25,000.

New pool is right on schedule

October 20, 2011

The Broken Bow Aquatic Center is taking shape. The water slide is in and the play features have arrived. According to City Manager Tony Tolstedt, construction is ahead of schedule. “We are on track to open at the start of the 2012 swim season.”
A $3,250,000 bond for the project was approved in May 2010 by a 508 to 504 vote. On April 4, 2011, city officials broke ground. The project has been nearly a decade in planning.

October 19th

Area youth experience mentor hunt

October 19, 2011

Last weekend, area youth were given the opportunity to learn a variety of outdoor sporting activities from experienced hunters at the Nebraska One Box Complex near Broken Bow. Created in 1996, Pheasants Forever, along with the Nebraska Games and Parks Commission, developed a program, the Youth Mentor Hunt, for kids age 12 to 15 to experience hunting and related activities.

October 18th

Free Coats!

October 18, 2011

The Community Connection in Broken Bow is giving away free coats beginning Tuesday, Oct. 18 and ending...well, when the coats run out! Come down to the Community Connection and prepare for the winter season. There is a one-coat-per-person limit. The Community Connection is located on the north side of the Broken Bow Square and is open Monday-Thursday from 10-5:30.

Committee examines sex offender registry rules

October 18, 2011

LINCOLN -- The Legislature’s Judiciary Committee is examining the effects of a federal statute that has changed Nebraska law on sex offenders, their classification and their presence on national sex offender registries.
The Oct. 11 meeting was held to study the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 and recent changes to Nebraska statutes on sex offender registries.

October 17th

Oconto next on USPS chopping block

October 17, 2011

The U.S. Postal Service, in a notice posted in the Oconto Post Office and a form letter to customers, proposes to CLOSE the Oconto Post Office and offer Highway Contract Route Service under the administration of the Callaway Post Office.

October 13th

Ansley, Litchfield announce coop agreement

October 13, 2011

Due to declining student enrollments and a desire to continue providing quality extra-curricular athletic programs, the Ansley and Litchfield Boards of Education have voted to approve a cooperative agreement involving girls’ and boys’ athletic programs for grades 7-12. Some of the cooperative agreement will be phased in during the existing school year with the start of Junior High Wrestling, Junior High girls’ and boys’ basketball and track along with High School girls’ and boys’ track.

Hospital set to build new fitness center

October 13, 2011

Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center and the City of Broken Bow have struck a deal.
On Tuesday, the city and the hospital entered into a 50-year lease agreement for operation and maintenance of the Ellen B. Marchek Tennis Center and the land that sits between the indoor center, and the outdoor courts.
The hospital is going to use the land to build a fitness center. They have outgrown their current facility. There will be an access to the new facility through the tennis center, and also through an outside door.

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