Archive - 2013 - News Article
At nearly 78-years-young, Anna Schuler of Broken Bow is living proof that it is never too late to pursue your dreams.
For the past 30+ years, Anna has been putting her thoughts on paper in the form of poetry. Just this past month she had one of those poems published.
Anna grew up in Rock County, and learned the meaning of hard work at a young age. She helped out on the family ranch all through her formative years, and still managed to get high enough grades to earn the honor of salutatorian of the Class of 1954 from Rock County High School in Bassett.
A Broken Bow Police Department drug investigation led to the arrest of Broken Bow resident, Eric J. Allen, 33, after the Police Service K-9 gave a positive indication that a package addressed to Allen contained narcotics, according to Chief Steve Scott.
Allen was arrested and booked into jail for Possession of Methamphetamine Tuesday, April 30. After obtaining a search warrant for the home that Allen shares with Andrea L. Akins, 40, officers also cited Akins for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A tragic accident took the life of Joe A. Willhoit, 58, of North Platte Tuesday evening on State Highway 70 just east of Westerville.
According to Deb Collins of the Nebraska State Patrol, a 1991 Chrysler LeBaron driven by Joseph White, 25, of Sargent was traveling east on Highway 70 when the vehicle ran into the back end of a tractor driven by Willhoit shortly before 7:30 p.m.
Here is the weekly Bill roundup for the week ending April 26.
All area citizens are encouraged to join together and pray for our community and our country, during National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 2. The event will be from 6:30 AM â€“ 7:30 AM in the Broken Bow Municipal Auditorium. Continental Breakfast will be served. The National Day of Prayer local event is sponsored by the Broken Bow Ministerial Association, and is open to anyone of any denomination.
CALLAWAY - - Until a few months ago, Callaway sophomore Bailey Mach was an active high school athlete. She played basketball, and last spring ran the mile for her track team.
In February, Bailey began experiencing weakness in her legs and pain in her feet. She had suffered a concussion in a basketball game in January and doctors thought her symptoms were related to the migraine she endured for several days after her concussion.
Custer County Sheriff Dan Osmond has been recognized by his peers for a job well done.
During a special reception April 18 at the Jail Standards Convention, Osmond was presented with the â€śExcellence in Detention Facility Administrationâ€ť award, one of only two given each year by Nebraskaâ€™s Jail Standards Board across the entire state of Nebraska.
Nominations for the award are made by either the personâ€™s boss or employees and then voted on by members of the board.
An estimated crowd of 60-70 people gathered Thursday morning at the site of the new Cobblestone Hotel & Suites and Nebraska One Box Convention Center in Broken Bow. Brian Wogernese, co-founder and CEO of Cobblestone, and Jeremy Griesbach, Cobblestone Development, traveled from Michigan to take part in the event.
The new facility will be located on West Highway 2, just east of Trotter's truck stop, and is planned for opening in October 2013.
In nearly every corner of the world, providing children with the highest quality education is a top priority. There are a number of resources available to help teachers in this quest, including sharing ideas and information with each other. And that resource is not limited by borders.
Just last week a team of four elementary teachers from Brazil visited Broken Bow as part of a Rotary International exchange program. It was the first time any of the four had visited the United States, and all said they were very impressed with our countryâ€™s educational system.
LINCOLN - A bill that would change the formula for state aid to schools pitted senators representing smaller, mostly rural school districts against those representing larger districts.
Lawmakers began debate Monday on LB 407, introduced by Sen. Kate Sullivan of Cedar Rapids.
The bill would slow the growth rate of state aid to schools to 6.3 percent for the upcoming school year, down from the current projected rate of 10.3 percent. The following year the growth rate would slow further to 5.1 percent.