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July 20th

Governor orders flags to half-staff

July 20, 2012

Gov. Dave Heineman today (Friday), in accordance with the proclamation from
President Barack Obama, announced all U.S. and Nebraska flags to be flown at half-staff in respect for the victims of the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado. Flags will be flown at half-staff until sunset, July 25, 2012.

Area meetings set to dicuss tourism plans

July 20, 2012

Conventions, Sports and Leisure (CSL) has developed a state-wide strategic plan to cultivate and promote tourism in Nebraska. The Minnesota-based consulting firm was hired by the State Tourism Advisory Board to gather information and present a Tourism Strategic Plan to the industry and the Legislature.

Heat Streak Continues - DHHS warns to be cautious

July 20, 2012

A heat advisory is in effect throughout the weekend and into early next week. That means a period of hot temperatures is expected. When hot temperatures are combined with high humidity, there's potential for heat-related illnesses.
During a prolonged heat spell, people's heat tolerance can go down and heat-related illnesses usually go up according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is due to the buildup of heat in living and work areas, the body experiencing continued fluid shortage and air-conditioning equipment breaking down.

July 19th

Board approves hiring of three secondary teachers

July 19, 2012

The Broken Bow Board of Education met for its regular monthly meeting Monday, in what could be called a bittersweet evening. It was the first official meeting under new Superintendent Mark Sievering following the departure of two-year interim superintendent, Dr. Virginia Moon.
The board approved the hiring of three new teachers to fill vacancies, in part, left by the tragic loss of Zane Harvey and Anthony Blum. High School/ Middle School Principal Ken Kujath says he feels very blessed to have found such quality candidates for the district this late in the year.

Crazy Days Run draws large crowd

July 19, 2012

The 6th Annual Crazy Days Run kicked off at 7 a.m. July 14, with 112 registered runners, walkers and bikers. Event chair Amy Wenquist said she was especially thrilled at the number of younger runners participating.
“The volunteer turnout was tremendous,” she added. Kicking off from the Melham Sports Complex, the early morning start avoided the heat of the day. Participants had their choice of a 5K, 10K, 1 Mile Walk, 10 Mile Bike or a 20 Mile Bike as their event challenge.
Hosted by the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce, it costs $20 to participate.

1st Arnold bike rally deemed success

July 19, 2012

ARNOLD - - Folks in the community of Arnold may have been missing the sounds of Blues music this month, but instead they were greeted with the sounds of motorcycles.
The Devil’s Den Motorcycle Rally took place this past weekend in Arnold, hosted by the Arnold Motorcycle Club. Hosting a rally, and forming a club, was the brainchild idea of Heidi Kulp and Holly Hornung Remund.

Armstrong honored as Distinguished Alumni

July 19, 2012

Hundreds of Broken Bow High School alumni returned to the community July 13-14 for Alumni Weekend, and one of the highlights of the event was the presentation of the Broken Bow High School Distinguished Alumni Award.
One change that was made this year was that the award was presented during the all-alumni luncheon Saturday. The winner of this year’s award, Dr. Gene Armstrong, was also the guest speaker at the luncheon.
It would be difficult to find anyone who has had a more positive influence on more young lives than Gene Armstrong.

July 17th

Drivers escape injury in two-vehicle crash on Highway 2

July 17, 2012

The Custer County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle accident shortly before 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 13, five and one half miles north of Broken Bow on Highway 2.
A 1988 GMC pickup, driven by David Archambault, 23 of Oconto, was traveling north on Highway 2 when the driver attempted to make a U-turn at Road 802 and Highway 2. A second vehcile, a 1991 Chevy sedan driven by 55-year-old Michael McAlevy of Merna, was also traveling north behind the Archambault vehicle.

July 16th

Carnival highlights busy weekend

July 16, 2012

The D.C. Lynch Carnival highlighted a busy weekend of activities in Broken Bow and Custer County. The carnival was set up at the Custer County Fairgrounds Thursday through Sunday.

Broken Bow alumni returned to the area for reunions this past weekend as well, with several honor classes hosting various activities.

The Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce hosted a barbecue at the Fairgrounds Saturday evening, and Crazy Days throughout local businesses Thursday through Saturday.

Aside from the activities in Broken Bow, Litchfield hosted its Old Settlers Picnic celebration.

July 13th

Two local attorneys in consideration for appointment to County Judge

July 13, 2012

Following a hearing by the Judicial Nominating Committee in Broken Bow yesterday afternoon, the names of two Broken Bow attorneys, Michael S. Borders and Tami K. Schendt, have been forwarded to Governor Heineman’s office for consideration for appointment to County Judge in the 8th Judicial District.

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