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June 5th, 2012
An estimated crowd of 300 people met at the Broken Bow High School football field Monday evening in a display of love and support for the two coaches lost last week, and the three student athletes who remain hospitalized with injuries resulting from last Friday's accident.
Zane Harvey died June 1, 2012 as a result of a tragic accident while driving a school van filled with the Broken Bow boys basketball team back home from a basketball camp.
Born Jan 8, 1974 in Broken Bow, to Robert and Monica (Scott) Harvey, Zane grew up in Stapleton, and graduated from Stapleton High School in 1992. During high school he spent the summers working on the Diamond Bar Ranch.
Anthony Dale Blum, 24 years of age from Broken Bow, formerly of the Hildreth-Minden area, died Friday, June 1, 2012, as a result of a traffic accident near Ansley. Anthony was born Aug. 8, 1987, in Minden, to Dale and Jane (Schwartz) Blum. He grew up in the Hildreth-Minden area and graduated from Minden High School in 2006. Anthony attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney and graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln with a bachelor's degree in business education.
The community of Broken Bow came together Saturday morning at the City Square for a time of remembrance and reflection following a tragic accident Friday afternoon that claimed the lives of two Broken Bow teachers and coaches, and an Ansley man. Coach Zane Harvey, 38, Coach Anthony Blum, 24, and Albert Sherbeck, 70, were killed in the accident on Highway 2 one mile west of Ansley shortly before 4 p.m. Friday.
A two vehicle crash on Highway 2 in Custer County has claimed the life of three Custer County men and sent eight Broken Bow High School students to area hospitals.
Will and Julie (Sybrant) White have lived in Haiti for 12 years, where Will is a pilot for Mission Aviation Fellowship. MAF provides transportation for mission, church and relief workers within Haiti.
A usual term with MAF is three and a half years overseas and a six month furlough in the US. However, this time the Whiteâ€™s extended this furlough so the kids could have an entire school year in an American school.
Will and Julieâ€™s daughter, Abby, was in third grade this year, and her classmates decided they wanted to do a service project for Haiti.
If you looking for a place to sink your teeth into some good barbecue, then Oconto is the place to be this Saturday, June 2.
Once again, an array of some of central Nebraskaâ€™s finest barbecue specialists will square off in the Oconto Blowinâ€™ the Doors Off BBQ competition.
The event is sponsored by the Oconto Volunteer Fire Department. The competitive event draws about 10 cooks who provide all-you-can-eat good cooking. Gates open at 5 p.m., and an on-site beer garden will serve ice cold drinks from 5 p.m. till 1 a.m.
Trent Esch, 35 of Broken Bow, was arraigned in Custer County District Court Thursday morning on two felony charges: Count 1 - use of a weapon to commit a felony, and Count 2 - criminal mischief.
The charges stem from a March 18, 2012, incident in which Esch is accused of shooting at an unoccupied Custer County Deputy Sheriff's vehicle in front of the home of Deputy Sheriff Dan Spanel.
Itâ€™s been seven years in the making, and it is finally here ... Broken Bowâ€™s new aquatic center is now open, and ready for business.
Those involved are excited.
â€śI just love it,â€ť said swimming pool manager Jenna Smith. â€śIt is more user friendly for our younger crowd. At one end the pool starts at zero depth, the old pool started at 3 feet."
City Manager Tony Tolstedt echoes the praises, emphasizing that there is something for everyone, all ages.
The Broken Bow landscape is in for a change. By the next snowfall, 50 wind turbines will peak their heads into the clouds along the ridge line northeast of the community.
The $145 million wind project, known as Broken Bow Wind LLC, didnâ€™t happen overnight, itâ€™s been years in the making. The wind farm is owned and operated by Edison Mission Group and when online, will be capable of generating up to approximately 80 megawatts of electricity, enough energy to meet the needs of about 25,000 homes.
This is EMGâ€™s third wind energy project in Nebraska.