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May 23rd

Memorial Day activities planned across region

May 23, 2013

Ansley - The Ansley American Legion Auxiliary will be serving coffee and rolls at 9 a.m. at the Ansley Community Center. The Memorial Day Service will start at 10 a.m. at the Westerville Cemetery and at 11 a.m. at the Ansley Cemetery. A dinner sponsored by the Legion Auxiliary will follow at the Community Center.

‘Red Barn’ celebrates 5th

May 23, 2013

This Spring marks the 5th anniversary of the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway Interpretive Center in Broken Bow - better known as “The Red Barn” travel center.
Since its opening in April 2009, The Barn has had more than 16,000 visitors representing all 50 states and 32 foreign countries. The Barn has seen a steady increase in visitors each year - and last year saw a nearly 10 percent increase in traffic from the year before. In 2012, more than 4,000 people visited The Barn, and Chard Hirsch with the Custer County Tourism Council is excited to see what this year will bring.

Tennis courts to get a facelift

May 23, 2013

Way back on Sept. 10, 2012, the issue of refurbishing the outdoor tennis courts at Tomahawk Park in Broken Bow first came before the City Council. Eight months later, the issue was finally revisited - and this time it was resolved.
In that initial Council discussion, Park Superintendent Dan Anderson presented a recommendation on behalf of the city’s Park Board to refurbish two of the tennis courts and convert the third court from tennis to basketball. The bid that was quoted at that time was $23,700, which included replacing the lights as well.

BB School Board votes yes, add a teacher

May 23, 2013

Sixth grade parents convince board to overturn
earlier decision.

With a 4-2 vote Monday evening, the Broken Bow School Board authorized the hiring of an additional 6th grade teacher.
The ayes overturned a vote taken at a special board meeting in April.
The question then, is the same question addressed this week ... How many students are too many for the most optimal learning environment?

May 18th

Cemetery board seeks funding

May 18, 2013

HISTORIC CEMETERY TOUR - SUNDAY, JUNE 2
The Broken Bow Township Cemetery needs funds. That, says Cemetery Board Chairman John Whitney, is the bottom line.
The cemetery board has taken their concerns to the County Board of Supervisors and to the Broken Bow Township Board, and were told by both that there was nothing they could do. In one more attempt to get some much needed attention, the cemetery board came before the Broken Bow City Council during their regular meeting Tuesday.

Leona McCaslin celebrates 100th

May 18, 2013

In 1913, Woodrow Wilson began the first of two terms as 28th President of the United States, women were fighting for the right to vote, and Ford Motor Company introduced the first moving assembly line. It is also the year Leona (Baker) McCaslin came into this world - May 9 to be exact.
Leona shares her birth year with some pretty impressive names: Richard Nixon, Rosa Parks, Vince Lombardi and Gerald Ford, to name a few.

May 17th

Funeral services today for Heusman

May 17, 2013

Lucas Heusman, age 30 of Sargent, formerly of Broken Bow, died Monday May 13, 2013, near Broken Bow, as the result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle/farm equipment accident.

Funeral services will be today, Friday May 17, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Broken Bow Municipal Auditorium in Broken Bow with Pastor Ken Hutson officiating. Burial will be in the Sumner Cemetery. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow is in charge of the arrangements.

Lucas John Heusman was born Nov. 29, 1982, in Lincoln to Timothy and Valarie Heusman.

May 16th

Death penalty bill dies

May 16, 2013

LINCOLN -- Senators supporting a bill to repeal the death penalty and replace it with life imprisonment without the possibility of parole failed to muster enough votes to overcome a filibuster Tuesday.
A vote to cease debate on LB543, introduced by Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha, and bring it to a final vote failed with 28 in favor and and 20 opposed, five votes shy of the 33 needed.
The result means that the bill to repeal the death penalty in Nebraska is essentially dead.

May 14th

Accident east of Bow results in fatality

May 14, 2013

Broken Bow emergency personnel were called to the scene of a motorcyle/tractor accident Monday night at 9:45 p.m. The accident occured on Highway 70, one mile east of Broken Bow.

According to the Nebraska State Patrol, Lucas Heusman, 30 of Broken Bow, was killed when the motorcycle he was driving rear ended farm equipment being pulled by a tractor driven by Jack Longfellow, 67, also of Broken Bow. Heusman's motorcycle was eastbound on Highway 70, when it rear ended the farm equipment. Heusman was wearing a helmet.

May 10th

Budget debate goes into second day

May 10, 2013

LINCOLN --  Nebraska senators voted 36-0 yesterday (Thursday) to advance the state’s main budget bill after a two-day debate over several amendments related to property tax relief, railroad inspectors and funding for the University of Nebraska.
The Legislature has spent more time debating the budget on the floor than in previous years.

An amendment introduced by Sen. Ken Schilz of Ogallala would have added an additional $15 million to the $230 million allocated over the next biennium for the Property Tax Credit Program.

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