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October 20th, 2011
The Broken Bow Aquatic Center is taking shape. The water slide is in and the play features have arrived. According to City Manager Tony Tolstedt, construction is ahead of schedule. âWe are on track to open at the start of the 2012 swim season.â
A $3,250,000 bond for the project was approved in May 2010 by a 508 to 504 vote. On April 4, 2011, city officials broke ground. The project has been nearly a decade in planning.
Last weekend, area youth were given the opportunity to learn a variety of outdoor sporting activities from experienced hunters at the Nebraska One Box Complex near Broken Bow. Created in 1996, Pheasants Forever, along with the Nebraska Games and Parks Commission, developed a program, the Youth Mentor Hunt, for kids age 12 to 15 to experience hunting and related activities.
The Community Connection in Broken Bow is giving away free coats beginning Tuesday, Oct. 18 and ending...well, when the coats run out! Come down to the Community Connection and prepare for the winter season. There is a one-coat-per-person limit. The Community Connection is located on the north side of the Broken Bow Square and is open Monday-Thursday from 10-5:30.
LINCOLN -- The Legislatureâs Judiciary Committee is examining the effects of a federal statute that has changed Nebraska law on sex offenders, their classification and their presence on national sex offender registries.
The Oct. 11 meeting was held to study the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 and recent changes to Nebraska statutes on sex offender registries.
The U.S. Postal Service, in a notice posted in the Oconto Post Office and a form letter to customers, proposes to CLOSE the Oconto Post Office and offer Highway Contract Route Service under the administration of the Callaway Post Office.
Due to declining student enrollments and a desire to continue providing quality extra-curricular athletic programs, the Ansley and Litchfield Boards of Education have voted to approve a cooperative agreement involving girlsâ and boysâ athletic programs for grades 7-12. Some of the cooperative agreement will be phased in during the existing school year with the start of Junior High Wrestling, Junior High girlsâ and boysâ basketball and track along with High School girlsâ and boysâ track.
Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center and the City of Broken Bow have struck a deal.
On Tuesday, the city and the hospital entered into a 50-year lease agreement for operation and maintenance of the Ellen B. Marchek Tennis Center and the land that sits between the indoor center, and the outdoor courts.
The hospital is going to use the land to build a fitness center. They have outgrown their current facility. There will be an access to the new facility through the tennis center, and also through an outside door.
Tiffany Theater owners Stuart Fox and Andrew Solomon are shaking their heads. They never intended to break the law. They didnât know they would be stepping on toes. What they thought they were doing is providing a place for Husker fans to don their red, gather and cheer on the team with their friends.
It seems the Big 10 Conference thought otherwise.
Last Friday, Fox received a âCease and Desistâ letter from Mayer and Brown, the Big 10s legal counsel, that spelled out the conditions.
MASON CITY -- Mason City is on the list. Their post office patrons have been informed. The Mason City Post Office is set to close, unless the community can prove itâs not a good idea.
The community met last week in preparation for the Oct. 17 community hearing, and there was one thing those present made perfectly clear, they are not going down without a fight.
Residents in central Nebraska could not have been happier to see rain come last week. âFriday was the first day in more than a week that we didnât see a fire truck rolling through town,â said one Arnold resident.
Dry conditions and high winds sent a number of fires out of control last week, causing destruction and devastation across the area. The largest and most devastating of those fires was near the town of Stapleton in Logan County, where for awhile residents were concerned about saving their community.