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October 13th, 2010

Young child with a big heart

October 13, 2010

When he saw pictures of his dad’s mission trip to Peru, Rhett Safranek wanted to help. He may only be 8-years-old, but this kid proves you’re never too young to make a difference.
Craig Safranek was part of a missions trip with a group called Scripture Union back in August, 2009. On the trip the group visited a boys home, located a 45-minute boat ride from the city of Iquitos, Peru. This home houses 40-50 boys.

Local McDonald’s burglarized

October 13, 2010

The Broken Bow McDonald’s restaurant seems to have hit a streak of bad luck this year, and last week the store was the victim of a burglary.
According to Sergeant Ryan Anderson, the Broken Bow Police Department received a call from McDonald’s employees at about 4:30 a.m. Oct. 5, reporting that someone had entered the store and taken money out of the safe. Anderson says a substantial amount of cash was taken.
No arrests have yet been made in the incident. The Broken Bow Police Department continues to investigate the burglary.

October 11th

Litchfield woman victim of train accident

October 11, 2010

Paula Evans, 43 of Litchfield, was killed last Thursday night after pulling her vehicle into the path of an eastbound BNSF coal train near Litchfield. According to Sherman County Sheriff Michael Janulewicz, the accident occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. Oct. 7, at a field crossing three miles west of Litchfield on State Highway 2. The vehicle was struck broadside and was carried three-tenths of a mile east to where the train stopped. Evans was pronounced dead at the scene by Sheriff Janulewicz after extrication by Litchfield Fire and Rescue.

October 8th

It happens here too

October 8, 2010

No one wants to believe that domestic violence happens in Nebraska, but it is happening in our communities every day.
Staff and board members of Healing Hearts & Families joined Broken Bow Mayor R.C. McMeen Monday as he signed a proclamation declaring October Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the city. Healing Hearts & Families is working with national agencies to help promote awareness throughout this month.

October 7th

Bow welcomes Schmick’s Market

October 7, 2010

It is big news for the community of Broken Bow, as well as shoppers from the surrounding area, as later this month two grocery stores will again be serving customers in this central Nebraska area.
The sale of Bow Food Pride became official Friday, Oct. 1, when the Schmick family of McCook closed the deal on the local store.

Grass fire near Cumro burns 60-70 acres

October 7, 2010

“Where’s the fire at?” This is what neighbors of Beryl Popp must have been thinking as emergency vehicles swamped the country roads near Cumro. The call for help went out a little before 2:50 in the afternoon on Tuesday and many of the surrounding communities fire departments answered. When asked how Beryl discovered the fire, he said that Rick Shoemaker and Brian Eberle were in the area looking at cattle when they noticed smoke. They pulled into his yard to tell him and the first call Beryl made was to the Eddyville fire department.

PPC celebrates 30 years of service to area seniors

October 7, 2010

In the spring of 1979, the administrative board of the Broken Bow United Methodist Church approved proceeding with a plan to open a senior center in the community of Broken Bow. That plan eventually evolved into what we now know as the Prairie Pioneer Center, which this month celebrates its 30th anniversary.
That first senior center was held in a room at the church which was being used as a youth rec room at the time. The first meals were contracted to be brought in to the center from the Tumbleweed Café.
Memories from the center’s first Director

October 4th

Comstock couple wins conservation award

October 4, 2010

Pat and Vicky Hruby of Comstock have been awarded the 2010 Nebraska Outstanding Grassland Conservation Award by the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts. The Association presents the award annually to honor and promote outstanding grassland management.
The Hruby’s livestock operation covers 1,800 acres in western Valley and eastern Custer Counties. The Hrubys have implemented range planting and rotational grazing plans on their ranch to improve livestock forage, provide wildlife cover, and reduce erosion.

September 29th

Odd weather rocks the area

September 29, 2010

Most people talk about the weather when trying to make small talk. But for the past few months, folks in central Nebraska have had a lot of weather to talk about - and this last week has brought some severe and unusual events.
Severe thunderstorms made their way across central Nebraska Sept. 22, prompting tornado warnings for most of Custer County and adjoining counties. Fairly heavy damage was reported from the storm just south of Broken Bow, including a building at the Rod Leak residence three miles south of town.

Junk Jaunt welcomes Sisters on the Fly

September 29, 2010

There was a hit pop song back in the 80s titled “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” which could serve as the theme song for this national sisterhood of women. They are called Sisters on the Fly, and fun is exactly what they are all about.
A group of 21 “sisters” with 15 colorful camper trailers met at Victoria Springs State Recreation Area near Anselmo for a weekend of camping adventure and junk jaunting fun. The women came from Nebraska, Iowa, Colorado and Wyoming.

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