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April 14th, 2011

Green Coalition plants community garden seed

April 14, 2011

Calling all gardeners. Gather your hoes, your seeds, and give Green Coalition Chairperson Joan Birnie a call.
The city is setting aside a little land to use as a Com-munity Garden, and the Green Coalition is gathering names of those who are interested.
The idea for the garden was generated when the Coalition heard that the Broken Bow Parks Board was looking to reduce the number of parks in Broken Bow.

April 13th

Multiple fires task volunteers

April 13, 2011

A control burn 5 miles east of Arnold on State Highway 92, and a second 15 miles northwest of Callaway fell victim to the wind, with Fire Departments from Arnold, Broken Bow, Callaway, Oconto, Stapleton, Anselmo, Merna and planes from Broken Bow and Stapleton called into action.

Students fall victim to Grim Reaper

April 13, 2011

Every 32 minutes

SARGENT - - Someone dies in an alcohol related traffic accident every 32 minutes in this country. In the time it has taken to write this story, at least two more families have lost a loved one due to drinking and driving.
It is a grim reality. And who better to bring teenagers face-to-face with that reality than the grim reaper himself.

April 7th

No middle ground for Ron Brown

April 7, 2011

Nebraska Husker running back coach, Ron Brown was the guest speaker at the Husker Football Roundup sponsored by the Broken Bow Evangelical Free Church. Nearly 150 people were in attendance for the event at Huckleberry’s Hideout Saturday evening.
The evening began with a buffet dinner followed by Husker trivia given by Broken Bow’s Dan Anderson and Scott Harvey. During the dinner, the guests were treated to a video of great Husker moments from the 1990s.

Child abuse on the rise in Nebraska

April 7, 2011

"I was 8-years-old the first time my father molested me. After all these years I can remember everything about that night like it was yesterday. The abuse continued until I was in my early teens, when I finally became strong enough to stand up for myself and stop it. If only someone had known ..."

Social Media: Internet safety starts at home

April 7, 2011

"Our investigators estimate it takes approximately 45 minutes for an online sex predator to find a child’s information."
Jon Bruning, Nebraska Attorney General

Being cyber-safe is more than creating unique passwords and usernames. It is being aware of the threats associated with online and electronic communication and how to avoid them. A social media awareness evening last week sponsored by Healing Hearts and Families, and Safe Communities for Custer County drove the point home.

April 4th

Bow breaks ground for new pool/aquatic center

April 5, 2011

It’s been a long time coming, but on Monday, April 4, the city of Broken Bow officially broke ground on a new swimming pool and aquatic center. The citizens of Broken Bow approved a bond for the new pool last May.
“This all started seven years ago when we had some major issues with the pool. and the water level in the pool dropped six inches during a single swim meet. Jason White and I started talking. We thought the pool only had a couple of years left,” remarked Broken Bow City Council Scott Spanel.

Ansley Schools launch $2 million project

April 4, 2011

Plans are underway for an almost $2 million renovation and expansion project for Ansley Public Schools.
Most of the project will be funded with Build America Bonds, and according to Superintendent Mike McCabe the community shouldn’t notice any tax increase.
The project idea has been about a year in the making. With the current gymnasium being used as a multi-purpose room, cafeteria, after school practices and indoor recess, it is difficult to accommodate everything.
McCabe has concerns with students having to travel home after waiting to use the gym for practices.

Two men sent to prison for DUI

April 4, 2011

Three men faced sentencing in Custer County District Court last week in separate drinking and driving cases, and two of the three received time in the Nebraska Department of Corrections.
Kyle D. McLaughlin, 56 of Broken Bow, was sentenced by Judge Karin Noakes to 12-15 months in prison. He was charged with Driving Under the Influence-4th offense, a Class III felony. Before being sentenced, McLaughlin addressed the court apologizing for his behavior and recent actions.

Organ donation gives Hanna new hope

April 4, 2011

Steve Hanna is living proof that the organ donation system works. Undergoing a transplant, for Hanna, is nothing new.
Nine years ago, while visiting his sister in New Mexico, Hanna woke up with pain in his chest that was moving into his shoulder.
With the nearest hospital two hours away, Hanna’s sister Sharon, didn’t want to waste any time. They called ahead, letting the EMT’s know what was going on and met them in route.

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