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February 20th, 2012
Each year the Nebraska Aviation Trades Association presents its most distinguished award, Airman of the Year, to one of its members who has shown outstanding dedication and support to the agricultural aviation industry.
The 2011 Airman of the Year award, was given to Casey Williams of Arrow Aviation in Broken Bow. Casey is the 3rd generation of his family to receive this prestigious award.
The award was presented recently at the Nebraska Aviation Trades Association (NATA) 2012 annual convention in Grand Island.
For more on this story, see this week's Custer County Chief.
LINCOLN - - The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality could continue to review alternative routes for the TransCanda Keystone XL pipeline to avoid the Sandhills, despite recent action by the federal government, if a bill introduced by Sen. Jim Smith of Papillion was passed.
On Feb. 16, the Natural Resources Committee heard testimony on the bill, LB1161. The bill is a "simple amendment" to the two pipeline-related bills passed during last year's special session, Smith said.
On Feb. 14, Smith introduced an amendment to his bill to address the recent federal action, he said.
The contract has been signed and house hunting has begun for the new superintendent of Broken Bow Public Schools.
In a special meeting of the Broken Bow Board of Education Feb. 3, a two-year contract for superintendent Mark Sievering was approved. The contract includes an annual salary of $125,000 per year and benefits.
According to board president Michelle Zlomke, current interim superintendent Dr. Virginia Moon has been in contact with Sievering regarding any decisions that need to be made for the 2012-13 school year.
As Broken Bow Schools prepare to break ground on a long-awaited elementary school building project, community members have launched the â€śLittle Feet, Big Dreamsâ€ť capital improvement campaign to enhance the North Park Elementary project.
For all Broken Bow elementary students, the day begins with reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag. However, like most schools in the state, that usually ends by the time the students hit middle school.
However, if State Senator Tony Fulton, of Lincoln, has his way - beginning the school day with the pledge will be a requirement for ALL students.
Colten Eggleston, of Broken Bow is this yearâ€™s Spelling Champion. The seventh grader spelled 48 of 50 words correctly spread out over five lists of 10 words each in this year's competition Feb. 9 at the Municipal Building in Broken Bow.
The Broken Bow High School Athletic Hall of Fame is enshrining two new individuals and all state championship and unbeaten teams Friday night during the basketball games.Â
"The community should feel proud," said Zella Briggs, chairperson of the BBHS Hall of Fame Committee. "We have two top-notch individuals that we are honoring Friday night. Terry and Nikki have both meant a lot to Broken Bow."
Briggs is referring to Terry Lewis and Nikki Scott.Â
Louis is a former state champion track athlete and Scott was a four-year letter-winner and state champion on the girls basketball team.
One Broken Bow mom will sleep with more peace of mind from now on, thanks to a generous donation from the Broken Bow Volunteer Fire Department and the Custer County Chapter of the Salvation Army.
The two entities pooled their resources to split the cost of purchasing a very special piece of life-saving equipment, for a very special little boy.
Ten-year-old Aniah Preston is completely deaf in his left ear, and has very little hearing ability in his right. He wears a cochlear implant in his left ear, but not at night.
A large contingency of family, friends and community members gathered last Friday to say goodbye to a man who has been an intregal part of the Broken Bow community for more than four decades. Jim Franssen was laid to rest at the Broken Bow Cemetery Friday morning. He died Jan. 29 in Lincoln.
Also on hand to pay their final respects, were many members of the Broken Bow Volunteer Fire Department - the department Jim himself was devoted to for many years. In 2011, Jim was honored for 45 years of service to the fire department. He also served for several years as an E.M.T. in Broken Bow.
ORD - - It's the kind of stuff television shows like 48 Hours Mystery and Cold Case Files are made of. A woman is last seen leaving a small town bar; her body is found in a shallow grave three years later. The police have a suspect, but seem unable to gather enough evidence to make an arrest. The case goes cold for more than 20 years. Then, new evidence, new witnesses, and the suspect is in custody.