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Junior Fire Patrol tests new skills

May 3, 2012

A Class A fire (a fire that produces ash) was quickly brought under control Thursday evening by the ever diligent members of the Junior Fire Patrol. The long-standing tradition sponsored by the Broken Bow Fire Department invites fifth graders to spend six Thursday evenings at the department learning about fire safety.

May 3, the students put out their own ‘house fires,’ after moving themselves and younger siblings to a safe meeting space and pretending to call 911. Next week the students will conclude their training with a party and a ‘test.’

Nelson joins call for extending moratorium on post office closings

May 3, 2012

Nebraska's Senator Ben Nelson and a bipartisan group of 42 other senators today urged the U.S. Postal Service to extend a moratorium on its plans to close many mail processing centers and 3,700 mainly rural post offices, including 90 post offices in Nebraska, until postal reform legislation is enacted into law.

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