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June 22nd

Ansley man arrested for possession of child pornography

June 22, 2012

According to the Custer County Sheriff's Office:
On June 21, 2012, The Custer County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Nebraska State Patrol, arrested a 50 year old Ansley man on 10 ten counts of possession of child pornography.

A search warrant was served at the home of Anthony Lewandowski, 814 Hale Street, Ansley, Nebraska. The warrant followed an investigation in which a computer that Lewandowski possessed was found to have child pornography on it. The computer along with other electronic devices were seized.

June 21st

Weekend fun abounds for Callaway and Anselmo

June 21, 2012

CALLAWAY - - The activity calendar heats up this weekend, as two Custer County towns will host annual community celebrations - Callaway and Anselmo.
The Callaway Pioneer Picnic will be June 22-24, and includes lots of games and fun activities in Morgan Park Saturday and Sunday. The Seven Valleys Rodeo Association will host its annual rodeo at the arena south of Callaway beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Sunday. There will also be a teen dance Friday after the rodeo.

Bow goes green

June 21, 2012

It’s not easy being’ green’ nor is it cheap. One doesn’t jump into a green project just because it sounds like a good idea. There have to be incentives on the other end.

In 2007, Nebraska a new law created Production Tax Credits (PTC) for Community-Based energy Development or C-BED. State law allows for these incentives because of Nebraska’s unique situation as a public power state.

BBPS salaries approved

June 21, 2012

The key discussion item in Monday’s meeting of the Broken Bow Board of Education was a hot-button topic in just about every business or entity - salaries. The board adjourned into closed session to discuss administrator and classified salaries, and nearly two and a half hours later announced the agreed upon figures.
The board unanimously approved a negotiated agreement with a base salary of $30,500 for the 2012-13 school year, and $31,200 for the 2013-14 school year.

Westerville church closed

June 21, 2012

The oldest church in Custer County officially closed its doors Sunday. The congregation voted unanimously last January to decommission the church.

It was time they said. Their congregation was getting older and the upkeep becoming hard. It wasn’t a decision that came easy, many grew up between its walls, as did their children.

“There have been a lot of lasts this year,” said Denise Kaelin, “the last Christmas Eve service, the Last Lords Supper auction … We knew it was coming.”

June 18th

Highway 2 project designed for safety

June 18, 2012

From now on if your vehicle crosses the center line while traveling east of Broken Bow on Highway 2, you will know it.
As part of a statewide project, State Highway 2 between Broken Bow and the Custer County line is slated for installation of center line rumble bars. The first portion of that project has already been completed, with the rumble bars installed between Broken Bow and Berwyn.

Community meets for final tribute

June 18, 2012

It was meant to be the final goodbye - a special celebration of the lives of two special men who impacted a school and a community. Mission accomplished.
It was standing room only Monday evening, as hundreds of students, parents, alumni, friends, family and community members packed into the Broken Bow Municipal Auditorium for a final tribute to Coach Zane Harvey and Coach Anthony Blum, killed in a June 1 traffic accident near Ansley. Hosted by Broken Bow Public Schools, Principal Ken Kujath had promised a “positive” celebration service, and that is exactly what it was.

June 15th

Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben announce Pioneer Family awards

June 15, 2012

The Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben and the Nebraska Fair Managers Association along with the Nebraska Farm Bureau announces the 109 honorees from 55 counties for the 2012 Pioneer Farm Family Awards. In order to qualify for this distinction, members of the same family must have owned a partial of land consecutively for at least 100 years.

June 14th

Stealth Cruiser turns heads in Broken Bow

June 14, 2012

If one were to look on the road at the right time this past weekend, they might have seen a car unlike any other.

Bob Gifford, the son of Broken Bow resident Bev Kennedy, resides in Spokane, Washington. When Gifford went to visit his mother, she got to see something that took her son five years of hard work to build.

Gifford's "Stealth Cruiser" is modeled after the F1-17 stealth aircraft used by the military. This makes Gifford, a former Air Force officer, feel right at home.

June 11th

Legion Riders pay tribute to fallen warrior

June 11, 2012

More than 100 American Legion Riders gathered in Broken Bow this past weekend for the organization's State Romp. Sunday morning, the group held a special tribute at the Broken Bow Cemetery, where they conducted a wreath laying ceremony in honor of Michael Doheny, former Marine killed in Iraq in 2007.

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