Archive - 2012 - News Article
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Here in the newspaper business we have a saying - â€śeverybody has a story.â€ť Broken Bow native Betty Akin has lots of stories, and is ready to tell them.
Becoming an author was not something Betty had ever really thought about. After graduating from Broken Bow High School, Betty went off to Queen Anneâ€™s School of Cosmetology in Kearney with some of her classmates, pursuing the dream of being a hairdresser.
After graduating from cosmetology school, Betty married a rancher and moved to the Brewster area. Word of the new â€śprofessionalâ€ť in the area traveled fast.
It was a full docket of criminal cases as Custer County District Court convened Dec. 20, under Judge Karin Noakes.
Zachary R. Martinez, 18 of Broken Bow, appeared for arraignment in two separate cases. In his first case, Martinez is charged with : count 1 - first degree false imprisonment; count 2 - terroristic threats; count 3 - criminal attempt, distribution of a controlled substance.
OCONTO - - Local fire fighters fought to save the home of an Oconto family early Wednesday morning, but by the time they arrived at the scene it was too late. The Ron and Janelle Alspaugh family was able to escape the home without injury, but lost everything they had in the blaze.
MULLEN - - The Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway is excited to announce the dates of the 6th Annual Polar Bear Tank Race. This unique fun-filled event will be March 1st and 2nd on the Middle Loup River north of Mullen.
Teams of four to eight members race down the river in stock tanks with winning teams determined by time. The event kicks off Friday evening with team registration and a chili cook-off. Chili entries from communities along the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway are taste tested by tank racers and winners selected in the categories of taste, theme, and decorations.
The following churches submitted special service schedules for Christmas and Christmas Eve.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service - Broken Bow United Methodist Church, Monday, Dec. 24, 5:00 p.m
Christmas Eve Service, First Christian Church, Broken, Bow, Monday, Dec. 24, 6:30 p.m.
Broken Bow Evangelical Free Church and First Baptist Church - joint Christmas Eve Service, at Broken Bow Evangelical Free Church - 5 p.m., Dec. 24
Christmas Eve Service - St. John's Episcopal Church, 602 North 10th Ave., Broken Bow -
Service Dec. 24 at 5:30 p.m., beginning with Special Music
Christmas is right around the corner, and Santa is shining up his sleigh. Thanks to all of you, Christmas will be a lighter, brighter for some little ones out there. The box at Prairie EyeCare is filling up and the children at St. Anselmâ€™s wanted their contributions for others.
Thanks need to go out this week to Destry Miller - he celebrated his 11th birthday party by asking his guests to bring a childâ€™s toy that was later donated to the Childrenâ€™s Christmas Fund.
The Broken Bow School Board met Monday evening, with the two items on the agenda generating the most discussion both being more civic related than education related.
Kevin Lindly appeared before the board on behalf of the Nebraska Free Masons. The Masons had previously requested permission to host a cornerstone ceremony at the new North Park school addition. At that time the board elected to further research the idea before making a final decision.
LITCHFIELD -- There was a sense of frustration in their voices as they explained what happened ... here was a community that gathered an estimated $7,000, through donations from businesses and individuals, to do the necessary repairs on the school's football field. The volunteers were organized, a day was set and the work accomplished ... only to have vandals, in one night, take out part of their sweat and hard-earned accomplishments, for no apparent purpose.
â€śIt just makes you sick,â€ť said Britt Howard, and Darlene Wardyn agreed.
With Christmas only a few days away, the anticipation is mounting as children all across the world eagerly await the hour of Santaâ€™s arrival. We thought it might be fun to catch up with a few of those youngsters and get some of their thoughts in the final countdown.
The Chief visited The School Garden preschool in Broken Bow Tuesday morning, with two questions for the children. Here is how they answered those questions.
Q: What is your favorite thing about Christmas?
Kaleb Bergrenn - â€śGetting toys at McDonaldâ€™s.â€ť
Tiana Hurlburt - â€śThe flying reindeer.â€ť
Ayden Clark - â€śSanta!â€ť