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November 11th, 2010

National Commander visits Callaway school

November 12, 2010

American Legion National Commander Jimmie L. Foster and department of Nebraska officials, visited Nebraska Legionnaires last week as they toured Nebraska. One of their stops was in Callaway, where the group paid a visit to the school.
Commander Foster, of Anchorage, Alaska, had some fun with the high school students at Callaway Nov. 4, during a short program in which he tested the students’ knowledge of history. He asked a series of questions about American history, specifically about the various wars, branches of military and origin of what we now know as Veteran’s Day.

November 5th

Final numbers are in - - Custer County sees high turnout

November 5, 2010

More than 50 percent of Custer County's registered voters cast their ballots in the general election Tuesday.
With all precincts, absentee and provisional ballots counted, Cecil Burt was officially declared the winner in the race for Broken Bow mayor over incumbent Reynold C. McMeen. Below are the OFFICIAL results of the 2010 election for Custer County and surrounding area.
Number of registered voters, Custer County – 8,366
Number of ballots cast, Custer County – 4,259
Voter Turnout, Custer County – 50.91%

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Kugler fulfills brother’s last request

November 5, 2010

“To my little brother, Bob - you have got more talent in your little finger than I have got in my whole body. You have got dreams - chase them!”
Poignant words written by a soldier to his little brother, also a soldier, as they went off to war. Words that Rob Kugler has taken to heart, from a man he deeply admired.
Rob, the son of Kathy Kugler, grew up in Broken Bow and graduated from Broken Bow High School, before going off to serve his country as a U.S. Marine. He followed in big brother Mike Doheny’s, footsteps. Mike, too, was a Marine.

Custer Campus hosts groundbreaking

November 5, 2010

The Custer Campus Board of Directors and Custer Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) officially broke ground on the site of the seven acre Custer Campus in Broken Bow Friday, Nov. 5, at 4 p.m.
U.S. Senator Ben Nelson, Lieutenant Governor Rick Sheehy, Mid-Plains Community College President Dr. Michael Chipps, Custer Campus Board of Directors, CEDC Board of Directors, and
officials from the City of Broken Bow participated in the ceremonies.

LeFever charged with five felonies

November 5, 2010

Luke LeFever, 22, was arraigned in Custer County District Court last week on five felony counts, all stemming from incidents which took place in Custer County Aug. 13, 2010.
LeFever has been charged with; Count 1: felon in possession of a firearm, Count 2: possession of a stolen firearm; Count 3: possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; Count 4: willful reckless driving; and Count 5: operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest.

October 27th

Shoebox gifts: Give a smile to a child this year

October 27, 2010

COLLECTION TIMES AND DATES: First Christian Church, Broken Bow: NOV. 16 - 5-7 p.m.; NOV. 17 - 3-5 p.m.; NOV. 18 - 3-5 p.m.; NOV. 19 - 6-7 p.m.; NOV. 20 - 3-5 p.m.; NOV. 21 - noon - 1 p.m

It is that time of year again - the time when our hearts turn to those less fortunate that us. The time for Operation Christmas Child, and local coordinator Fae Beaumont says her goal is to make this year’s collection the biggest and best one yet!

Third District candidates face off in Bow

October 27, 2010

Third District Congressional Candidates, incumbent Republican Adrian Smith, Democrat Rebekah Davis and Independent Dan Hill sparred their way through an onslaught of questions Friday in front of a standing room only crowd at the Broken Bow County Club.
Moderator Mike Groene of the sponsoring Western Nebraska Taxpayers Association introduced the candidates summing up the purpose of the afternoon.
“We hope to learn by the end of the debate who to vote for.”

Bow Pack under new ownership

October 27, 2010

Michelle and Steve Burnett had been looking for a career change for a long time. So when they hear Broken Bow Pack was for sale, they decided it was a chance worth taking.
“I went home and told Steve the butcher shop was closing, and he said 'Do you want to buy it?’,” Michelle recalled with a smile. “I looked at him and said, ‘Are you serious?’ So we decided to give it a shot.”
The new owners hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce Monday afternoon.

October 21st

Head Start kids take dads to school

October 21, 2010

October is Head Start Awareness Month, and to mark the occasion the Broken Bow Head Start hosted a special evening Tuesday, Oct. 19.
The event, now in its 10th year, is designed to get the dads actively involved in their children's education. During Male Involvement Night, the Head Start kids and their fathers play games and enjoy a variety of activities together. It also gives the fathers the opportunity to get to know the Head Start teachers and staff.

Upgrades planned for BBPS

October 21, 2010

In their regular monthly meeting Monday evening, the Broken Bow Board of Education approved a plan to upgrade and replace some of the school’s buses in the next two years.
“This is the most complete and comprehensive transportation plan I have seen in my time on the board,” said board member Don Davis, after hearing the presentation and explanation of the plan by interim superintendent Dr. Virginia Moon.
The transportation plan outlines five specific goals for the school:
1. Bring 15 passenger vans into statutory compliance.

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