Archive - Jan 2013 - News Article
MERNA -- Authorities arenât exactly for sure what caused the head-on collision on State Highway 2 south of Merna Tuesday morning.
Ambulances and rescue crews from Merna and Broken Bow responded to the 8 a.m. call and the drivers of each vehicle were transported from the scene. Life Flight was called back due to the weather.
Valentineâs Day is just around the corner, and if youâre looking for a sweet gift for your sweetie Broken Bowâs newest business has the solution.
Simply Sweet, located in the Arrow Mini Mall on Highway 2 in Broken Bow, opened for business Tuesday. The store features craft and gift items, along with the star of the store - chocolate!
Michele Staggs is the owner and operator of Simply Sweet. She and her husband, Ed, moved to Broken Bow in July 2012, living the previous two years in Denver.
The search for a new Broken Bow senior high/junior high principal is over. After narrowing down a field of nearly 30 applicants, a contract has been offered and accepted by Rusty Kluender.
Kluender (who will quickly tell you his name rhymes with blender) accepted the offer to become the 7-12 principal at Broken Bow last Wednesday. He will officially begin his duties here Aug. 1, 2013.
LINCOLN â A lively discussion over gun and ammunition control legislation took place during a Judiciary Committee hearing of the Nebraska Legislature on Jan 23.â¨Â Among the bills discussed was LB50, introduced by Sen. Brad Ashford of Omaha. The bill would hold gun owners civilly liable for damages resulting from the unreasonable placement of a firearm where a minor or mentally handicapped individual could get it.â¨Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
LINCOLN âNebraska senators introduced more than 80 bills Tuesday, Jan. 22, the ninth day of the 103rd legislative session. The 10-day session of introducing bills will end Wednesday, Jan. 23. Here are some of the dayâs highlights.â¨â¨
LB 403: If passed, this bill introduced by Sen. Les Seiler of Hastings would prohibit the sale of novelty lighters in Nebraska. Novelty lighters are defined as nondisposable lighters made to resemble a cartoon character, gun, toy, etc., has flashing lights, plays music or has multiple buttons. Â â¨â¨
LINCOLN â State income taxes â both individual and corporate â would be eliminated under a new tax plan outlined by Gov. Dave Heineman on Jan. 18. To make up for lost income tax revenue, the plan would end sales tax exemptions on products from agricultural machinery and chemicals to medicine and medical equipment.
LINCOLN - Nebraska lawmakers introduced more than 246 legislative bills by the end of second week of the legislative session, Jan. 17, totaling 401 bills. The lawmakers have until next Thursday to introduce bills. Here are some of the weekâs highlights.
â¨LB171: Sponsored by Sen. Dave Bloomfield of Hoskins, this bill would expedite the concealed handgun permit process â from 45 days to five days â for applicants who are victims of domestic violence.â¨â¨
Broken Bowâs new City Administrator David Varley and his wife Joanne, were formally welcomed to Broken Bow Monday with a meet and greet at the City Municipal Building.
Both said they are excited to be here, and already feel that Broken Bow is home, the same feeling they got as they walked around the community when they visited for interviews prior to the end of the year.
âWe had no qualms about the move,â said Joanne.
âWe were first intrigued by the name,â said David. âIt sounded like a great community with an interesting history.â
Broken Bow Police Officers answered 2,496 calls in 2012.
The numbers are up, said Police Chief Steve Scott, a lot more time is spent on controlled substance abuse cases and reports of child abuse.
The alertness and the quality of training for the officers contributes to the numbers, Scott added.
BBPD Call Summary
Jan. 1, 2012-Dec. 31, 2012
Accidents - 141
This included 10 with injuries
Assault reports - 12
Agency assists - 188
Burglary reports - 8
Child abuse and/or neglect - 141
Citizen assists - 274
The Broken Bow School Board and administration met in a special meeting Saturday, Jan. 12, for the purpose of interviewing four candidates to fill the high school/middle school principal position vacated by the retirement of Ken Kujath.
As the Chief prepared to go to press it was announced that a contract has been offered and accepted. BBPS Superintendent Mark Sievering issued this statement: