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December 22nd

District 25 thanks Cooksley for service

December 22, 2010

Finances and personnel were the key issues discussed at the Monday meeting of the Broken Bow Board of Education.
The Board voted unanimously to approve the resignation of Dave Pruden, BBHS business teacher and head girls basketball coach, effective Dec. 20, 2010. Interim superintendent Dr. Virginia Moon declined to comment on the circumstances that led to Pruden's resignation.

MPCC reps tour Custer Campus

December 22, 2010

Michael Chipps, president of Mid Plains Community College, was among those who braved the cold Monday morning to check out the progress of the new Custer Campus in Broken Bow. MPCC is one of the colleges who will be leasing space and providing classes at the campus when it opens in the Fall of 2011.
The college campus is the result of a large fundraising effort in Custer County and the surrounding area. The majority of the funds being used to build the college came from individual donors and businesses in the area, through the efforts of the Custer Economic Development Corporation.

Historical Museum improvements to come

December 22, 2010

Last week the M. Eighmy Foundation presented a generous donation to the Custer County Historical Society. This gesture was one of the foremost contributions to a fund drive that began a few weeks ago, to raise money toward improving the museum.

December 20th

Accident claims lives of father and daughters

December 20, 2010

Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, officers from the Nebraska State Patrol and the Custer County Sheriff's Office investigated a triple fatality traffic crash that occurred around 2:30 p.m., two miles west of Ansley on State Highway 2.

December 15th

Busy month for Broken Bow fire fighters

December 15, 2010

While the first week of December was exceptionally busy for the Broken Bow Volunteer Fire Department, facilitator Andy Holland says calls for the year are below the average - and that is a good thing.
As of Monday, the department had been dispatched to a total of 50 fire calls throughout the 2010 year, compared with the annual average of 70. However, December started out with a bang, with the BBVFD receiving five calls in the first seven days of the month.

Peregrine Falcon visits preschool

December 15, 2010

The School Garden in Broken Bow had a very special guest last Friday, a bird of prey.
The 3-year-old Peregrine Falcon is one of the prides and joys of Michael Garcia, a falconer from Chicago. Michael says he tries to come to Nebraska every year to allow his birds to soar, to fly, to hunt.
The Blackburns thought he and his birds would be a fun ‘Show and tell’. They were correct.
“The sport of Falconry is at last 4,000 years old,” Michael explained later. “There are those who would argue that it is at last 10,000 years old. You see the pictures inscribed as hieroglyphics. “

December 14th

Burt sworn in as new mayor

December 14, 2010

Broken Bow has a new mayor. Cecil Burt was sworn in, along with councilmen Jim Franssen and Scott Spanel at Monday’s city council meeting. The swearing in ceremony was part of the ‘sine die’ proceedings which hands the governing of the city from one mayor and council to the next.
The new mayor said he is going to work to learn how to run a city along with the council’s help. Franssen is new to the council, but not new to city government, as he has previous experience as a member of Broken Bow’s city council.

December 9th

Training for disaster

December 9, 2010

Broken Bow Volunteer Firemen and members of the EMT crew, along with staff from Jennie Melham Medical Center and local law enforcement all participated in a special Haz Mat training session Wednesday evening. The training was held at the Broken Bow fire hall, with several local teens portraying "victims" of a chemical spill in the mock drill.

December 8th

Family transforms old school into beautiful home

December 8, 2010

Last Saturday, Gary and Melanie Doyle opened up their home to visitors - lots and lots of visitors.
Those visitors came from miles away, most of them curious to see just how an old schoolhouse can function as a family home. Nearly everyone was very impressed with what they saw.
The Doyle’s say they were very surprised at the turnout for their Open House, with 130 guests signing the guest book in the front entrance of the home. Many of those attending had gone to school in the building, while others were simply intrigued at the thought of such a transformation.

Men arraigned for burglary

December 8, 2010

Ongoing investigations by the Broken Bow Police Department have led to the arrests last week of two men on burglary charges involving local businesses, according to Broken Bow Police Chief Steve Scott.
William A. Byrne, 21 of Broken Bow, was arraigned in Custer County Court Monday. Byrne was charged with a Class III felony for burglary, and a Class III felony for theft in connection with the Oct. 6, 2010, burglary at the McDonald’s Restaurant in Broken Bow. Chief Scott said that a second person has also been charged in connection with this crime, but no details are available at this time.

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