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January 27th, 2011

BBVFD saves burning barn

January 27, 2011

Fourteen Broken Bow firemen responded to a structure fire Jan. 19, at the residence of BBPD officer Dalen Woods. The call came in at 3:27 p.m. of smoke coming from the roof of a barn on the property.
The department responded with five trucks and one ambulance with three crew members aboard. The firemen were able to save the barn, with only minimal damage reported.
According to Andy Holland, the cause of the fire was determined to be a heat lamp. There were no injuries. The department was on scene for an hour.

FFA labor auction nets high bids for services

January 27, 2011

The Broken Bow High School FFA Chapter hosted its 75th annual Labor Auction Jan. 17, in the high school cafeteria. The auction followed a soup supper fundraiser.
A total of 55 students were auctioned off with the students required to work an 8-hour day for their buyer. Below is the list of this year’s students on the auction block, how they described themselves and how much they brought.
Seniors
Nate Birnie - “Most of the time people put what they like to do or what they are good at. For me it would be easier to tell what I don’t do. . . nothing comes to mind.” - $170 by his dad

January 21st

Mason City native meets stem cell donor

January 21, 2011

By CALLIE & KRISTA COX

Ken Cox, formerly of Mason City, received an early Christmas gift this year. It wasn’t a new car, and it wasn’t a cruise vacation. It was a visit from a very special guest, the man who saved his life. Torbin Kliche, Cox’s stem-cell donor from Heyen, Germany, joined the Cox family on Thanksgiving weekend to meet the family he gave the greatest gift of all—Life!

January 20th

Housing needed in Broken Bow

January 20, 2011

Broken Bow needs more housing. A meeting Monday organized by the Central Nebraska Economic Development Corporation invited area contractors, bankers, developers and current landlords asked the attendees if they would be interested in working on the project to get the job done.

Drug bust leads to three arrests

January 20, 2011

Three Broken Bow residents landed in jail Monday afternoon, after a search warrant turned up drugs at a private residence on North B. According to a press release from Broken Bow Police Chief Steve Scott, the Broken Bow Police Department served a search warrant at 1420 No. B Street at 4:15 p.m. where the three individuals were arrested on drug charges.

Bus purchase completes transportation plan

January 20, 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 board’s regular monthly meeting Monday, the decision was made to go forward with buying the 2006 International CE300 from Master’s Transportation for $58,650. The 32-passenger bus comes with two wheelchair positions.

January 14th

Board approves new teacher contract; elects new officers

January 14, 2011

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.

Welcome 1st baby of 2011!

January 14, 2011

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.
“With the storm coming we were glad to get here when we did,” Kammi said.

BB man arrested after alleged attempted stabbing

January 14, 2011

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.

Snow: Second weekend storm hits area

January 14, 2011

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.

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