Archive - Jul 2012 - News Article
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
â€śThe volunteer turnout was tremendous,â€ť 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.
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 Devilâ€™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.
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 yearâ€™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.
The Custer County Sheriffâ€™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.
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.
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 Heinemanâ€™s office for consideration for appointment to County Judge in the 8th Judicial District.