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February 4th

Area students rally in support of one of their own

February 4, 2013

LITCHFIELD - - There are times when two teams meeting for a competition becomes more than just a game. Friday, Feb. 25, was one of those times.
Ansley-Litchfield and Arcadia were squaring off in a basketball game that night. However, the game itself is likely not what most people in attendance will remember. With these three communities being in such close proximity with each other, most of the students in these schools know each other - or at least of each other.

February 1st

Siblings show flaw in Nebraska foster care system

February 1, 2013

LINCOLN – Two siblings from the Scottsbluff area spent much of their youth in the Nebraska foster care system, but had different lives.
Sarah Peters, 22, left the foster care system at 16 when a couple became her guardian. She lost their support at 19 because they adopted a baby, and she was no longer eligible for state  medical assistance. She had to drop out of pre-med school because of a $10,000 hospital bill.

Debates loom over 2nd amendment

February 1, 2013

•Local instructors say education, not restrictions, is key

As debates over proposed gun control laws continue to be waged on the national, state and local levels, a lively discussion over gun and ammunition control legislation took place during a Judiciary Committee hearing of the Nebraska Legislature just last week.
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.

January 31st

Two hospitalized following head-on

January 31, 2013

MERNA -- Authorities aren’t 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.

January 24th

Sweet new business opens in Bow

January 24, 2013

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re looking for a sweet gift for your sweetie Broken Bow’s 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.

Broken Bow schools hires new principal

January 24, 2013

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.

Gun control bills debated in the Judiciary Committee

January 24, 2013

LINCOLN – A lively discussion over gun and ammunition control legislation took place during a Judiciary Committee hearing of the Nebraska Legislature on Jan 23.
 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.
          

January 23rd

Bill could limit federal restrictions on firearms


January 23, 2013

LINCOLN –Nebraska 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 day’s highlights.



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.  



January 21st

Governor’s plan would end sales tax exemptions for agriculture

January 21, 2013

LINCOLN – State income taxes – both individual and corporate – 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.

Bill would reduce minors age from 19 to 18

January 21, 2013

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 week’s highlights.


LB171: Sponsored by Sen. Dave Bloomfield of Hoskins, this bill would expedite the concealed handgun permit process − from 45 days to five days − for applicants who are victims of domestic violence.