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February 10th, 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 childâ€™s opportunities to develop - intellectually, socially and emotionally. Early experiences create the foundation upon which a childâ€™s future success and productivity are built.
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.
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.
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.
Written by Mike Davis, Superintendent,
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.
An 8-year-old girl with a history of aggressive behavior is having â€śan episodeâ€ť at home. She has just returned from a week-long hospital stay after making suicidal threats. Her mother is scared.
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 -- 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.
It became official Jan. 27, 2011 - Dr. Virginia Moon will serve as Broken Bowâ€™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.
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.
â€śThere were so many accidents, we wouldnâ€™t even get one completed before the call came to answer another,â€ť said Custer County Sheriff Dan Osmond.
And it wasnâ€™t a staffing issue, everyone on call Tuesday was working.
â€śIt usually takes one good storm for folks to remember how to drive in the snow. This last week I think they started all over.â€ť