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January 20th, 2011
The Broken Bow School Board approved the purchase of a route bus Monday, bringing to completion a two-year transportation improvement project for the district.
At the boardâs regular monthly meeting Monday, the decision was made to go forward with buying the 2006 International CE300 from Masterâs Transportation for $58,650. The 32-passenger bus comes with two wheelchair positions.
The Broken Bow Public Schools Board of Education met in a special meeting Tuesday afternoon for the primary purpose of approving a new teacher contract.
The meeting had been postponed from Monday, due to the weather.
Jacob and Kammi Lange of Ord welcomed their new son into the world Sunday, Jan. 9, and Jennie Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow welcomed the first baby born at the facility in 2011.
Walker Clemens Lange arrived at 2:07 a.m. Sunday morning, weighing 8 pounds 5 1/2 ounces, and measuring 20 1/2 inches. He was due to arrive Jan. 15, but Kammi says all of her babies have come a little early.
âWith the storm coming we were glad to get here when we did,â Kammi said.
A Broken Bow man was arrested Tuesday night after allegedly attempting to stab another man during a fight.
According to Broken Bow Police Chief Steve Scott, investigating officers responded to a call at 11:30 p.m. and found Ralph Willis III struggling with a man who was trying to get the knife away from Willis. The 38-year-old Willis was transported to Jennie Melham Memorial Medical Center with knife wounds to his hands.
A large winter storm system spun over the Northern and Central Rocky Mountains over the weekend, bringing heavy snows to much of the Central Plains. By the time the snow finally made its way out of the area Monday, nearly a foot of the white stuff was on the ground in much of central and north central Nebraska.
This year marks Rick Maasâs 30th year working for Mead Lumber and he plans to go from full-time to staying on part-time.
âIâm kind of cutting back,â is how Rick phrased his semi-retirement. By this he means heâll be stepping down as manager and will refocus his time toward sales and working with contractors. He still plans to work an average of four days a week, down from seven, as was sometimes necessary in the past.
The second half of 2010 started off with good news, when it was confirmed that a college would be coming to the community. Thanks to the efforts of the local Custer Economic Development Corp., Custer Campus is expected to be operational in time for 2011 Fall classes.
This was just one of the stories making Chief headlines this past year. This week we will peruse the headlines for more area stories during the months of July-December, 2010.
The AmeriCorps program stations volunteers across the United States, including Alaska. On a whim, Broken Bow graduate Jonathon Crouch applied for a position and was appointed an AmeriCorps Education Volunteer.
In the last five months, Jonathan has spent his time teaching at a high school in Sitka, Alaska
The Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce held their annual Board retreat Dec. 12, 2010. New members to the board are pictured above, front row, from left, Mo Hunsberger, Danyelle Pflaster, Christie Schweitzer, Jeanette Denson and Dr. Virginia Moon. Other members are: second row, Chris Smith, Michelle Miller, Amy Cyboron, Stephanie Evans and Amy Wenquist; third row, Nate Bell, Carol Ostendorf, Tara Russell and Chuck Drake. Board members not present were Kelly Sanger and Bob Davis.
December 29th, 2010
In 2010, Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow completed a multi-year renovation and addition project, creating a state-of-the-art facility in our region. That was just one of the many positive things that occurred this year.
However, 2010 also saw its share of local tragedies. In the next two weeks we will recap some of the stories that made headlines in the Custer County Chief during 2010 - looking at the first six months this week.