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July 15th

Stay Safe this Summer as Temperatures Rise

July 15, 2013

Summer is here, bringing with it dangerous excessive heat. The American Red Cross has steps people can follow to stay safe as the temperatures soar.

“Excessive heat can be deadly; it has caused more deaths in recent years than all other weather events,” said Tina Labellarte, Region CEO. “We want everyone to stay safe during the hot weather and have some reminders for them to follow when the weather is hot and humid.”

NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN, PETS IN THE CAR, the inside temperature of the car can quickly reach 120 degrees. Other heat safety steps include:

July 11th

Museum hosts grand opening this weekend

July 11, 2013

For as long as he can remember, Steve Sommer has loved collecting rocks and fossils.
“I use to haul them in, and my mom hauled them out,” he laughs.
Along with his life-long interest in fossils, Sommer has long fostered the desire to open a museum. That dream has finally come true.
The Bone Yard Creation Museum will host its grand opening this weekend, though the museum actually opened to the public May 15. Getting to this point has been a long process, involving lots of hard work and sweat and lots of help, Sommer says.

July 9th

BBHS Alumni Weekend set for July 12 - 13

July 9, 2013

Broken Bow is gearing up to welcome back high school alumni, as the annual Alumni Weekend is set for July 12 and 13.
Alumni weekend will get started Friday, July 12, with a time to meet and register at the kick-off event from 4-7 p.m. at the Municipal Building. Hosted by the Broken Bow Public Schools Foundation Board of Directors, the kick-off will feature wine and cheese and a chance for alumni to get reacquainted.
Registration will again be open Saturday morning from 9-11 a.m. Bus tours of Broken Bow will be offered from the Municipal Building beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Members of BBHS Class of ‘55 share early “reunion”

July 9, 2013

Bill Wilcox graduated with the Broken Bow High School class of 1955, and had the opportunity to visit with some of his old classmates July 2 as he traveled through Nebraska.
Wilcox now lives in Newport Beach, Va., and is an avid antique car collector. He and long-time friend, Bob Woolfitt, are among a large contingency of antique car enthusiasts making their way across country in celebration of the centennial of the Lincoln Highway. The interstate, one of the nation’s first transcontinental highways, runs from New York to San Francisco, and the pair will drive that entire route.

July 8th

Haiti works to rebuild

July 8, 2013

*Julie White is a native of Broken Bow, and the daughter of Daryl and Donna Sybrant. She submitted this article updating us on the status of Haiti.

Three and a half years have passed since the 7.0 Haiti earthquake of Jan. 12, 2010. Will and Julie (Sybrant) White and their children, William (age 14) and Abby (age 10), have been living in Haiti for more than 13 years.

July 5th

2013 Fireworks Extravaganza

July 5, 2013

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The Broken Bow Volunteer Fire Department once again put on a spectacular fireworks display at Melham Park July 4. There was a very large crowd in attendance this year, with perfect weather for the display - as oohs and aahs could be heard through the crowd. Thank you BBVFD for the awesome display!

July 1st

Bow alum returns for highway centennial

July 1, 2013

Before 1913, travel by car was both an adventure and a challenge due to the poor quality of dirt roads. The Lincoln Highway was the first coast-to-coast road made for driving: instead of dirt, the highway was paved with concrete or gravel. The New York to San Francisco route made it possible for anyone with a car to drive across the country. The highway’s construction was an early sign that cars would transform American society.

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