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February 10th, 2011

Kids Count Part 2: Education for our future

February 10, 2011

Most of us agree that all children should have access to safe, affordable and high-quality early childhood care and education. During this critical period, children grow and learn more than at any other time in their lives.
By investing in quality experiences for young children, we can increase a child’s opportunities to develop - intellectually, socially and emotionally. Early experiences create the foundation upon which a child’s future success and productivity are built.

Allen receives statewide PF award

February 10, 2011

LINCOLN - - Bob Allen of Broken Bow received the 2011 Special Recognition Award for the State of Nebraska from Pheasants Forever Jan. 29 at National Pheasant Fest in Omaha.
Nebraska Game and Parks Commissioner Lynn Berggren of Broken Bow, representing District VI, presented the award to Allen at the Qwest Center.
Allen was noted for his years of support and dedication to wildlife habitat, conservation efforts and outdoor activities in Nebraska. His support and efforts significantly affected wildlife habitat and created new partnerships in central Nebraska.

February 7th

Custer County Spelling Bee

February 7, 2011

The annual Custer County Spelling Bee was held February 8, 2011 at the Broken Bow Municipal Building. Representative students from all six Custer County Schools and two home-school students arrived to test their spelling knowledge. After three rounds, 13 students advanced to the finals. Two rounds later, a spell-off was held to determine the winner.

Elks throw party for local Scouts

February 7, 2011

What do more than 12 gallons of chili, five gallons of lemonade, dozens of brownies, 20 scouts and families, various ELKS, snow and sleds create? ANSWER: A first-annual Elks Lodge sponsored sledding party for local Cub Scouts and their families!
A chilly - but fine - time was had by all Sunday, Jan. 15, on a slippery slope located on the Longfellow ranch. Five Elks members helped 52 kids and adults maneuver the slope for more than an hour and a half.

February 3rd

Motivational author visits A/M school

February 3, 2011

Written by Mike Davis, Superintendent,
Anselmo-Merna Schools

MK Mueller gave an inspirational USembly to the students in grades 7 through 12 at Anselmo-Merna High School Jan. 25, 2011. US stands for Unlimited Solutions.
She covered the first three high ways out of her 8-to- Great curriculum and kept the students involved throughout the our and a half presentation.

Kids Count Part 1: Families in crisis have new hope

February 3, 2011

An 8-year-old girl with a history of aggressive behavior is having “an episode” at home. She has just returned from a week-long hospital stay after making suicidal threats. Her mother is scared.

Extreme cold blasts Nebraska

February 3, 2011

The extreme cold has a way of pushing equipment to its limits. Power lines are no exception.
Monday evening the power went out near First and N Street in Broken Bow due to a connector problem. Most businesses were running on half power Tuesday morning as utility workers repaired the lines.
According to the utility department, residential homes turned cold so that the power pull it took to heat them back up blew a fuse.
A second power outage for the day was on South H. A line broke due to a stressed area, once again due to the cold.

Mason City woman honored by NWS

February 3, 2011

MASON CITY -- Joan Cox, the long-time Cooperative Weather Observer from Mason City, was presented with a 25-Year Length-of-Service Award and 25-Year Pin, during a ceremony honoring her meritorious service. The awards were presented by Meteorologist in Charge Brian Hirsch, from the National Weather Service in North Platte, and Observing Program Leader Steve Carmel.

February 2nd

Moon will shine over Bow another year

February 2, 2011

It became official Jan. 27, 2011 - Dr. Virginia Moon will serve as Broken Bow’s Superintendent of Schools another year.
In November, the Broken Bow Board of Education approved an agreement with the Nebraska Association of School Boards to facilitate a superintendent search process for a position that would begin July 1, 2011. The superintendent position is currently filled by interim superintendent, Dr. Moon, whose contract ends June 30, 2011.

January 27th

Snow smacks area; accidents multiply

January 27, 2011

The weathermen started out saying it would be scattered flurries. The next thing we knew, central Nebraska was in an all out weather watch, and the snows came, and so did the wind.
For two days, emergency personnel answered the calls.
“There were so many accidents, we wouldn’t even get one completed before the call came to answer another,” said Custer County Sheriff Dan Osmond.
And it wasn’t a staffing issue, everyone on call Tuesday was working.
“It usually takes one good storm for folks to remember how to drive in the snow. This last week I think they started all over.”

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