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April 27th, 2014
ARCADIA - - Many would agree that we live life with the knowledge that life as we know it can change at any moment. For Dr. Mary Neal, the day her life was forever changed was in January 1999 during a kayaking trip on the Fuy River in the remote Los Rios region in South America.
After dropping down a waterfall, her boat became lodged between another boat and rocks at the bottom of a waterfall, where she was hidden and pinned under torrents of water. The power of the water did not allow her an escape, though she tried to release herself from her boat.
Educating students on the impact of Nebraska agriculture is the focus of Ag Fest 2014 on Tuesday, April 29, at the Dawson County Fairgrounds in Lexington and Wednesday, April 30, at the Custer County Fairgrounds in Broken Bow.
The day-long events are designed for fourth and fifth grade students. Each will feature hands-on crop and livestock educational exhibits and three concurrent sessions.
The sessions will include â€śThe Miracle of Corn,â€ť â€śWow That Cow,â€ť and â€śThe H2O Show,â€ť according to Andrea Nisley, UN-L Extension Educator in Dawson County.
Last November history was made in rural Custer County, when a section of a 110-year-old sod house was â€śharvestedâ€ť for research. Last month a group of high school students from three Custer County high schools were given the unique opportunity to get their hands dirty, and get an up-close look at the historical research.
There was a great deal of discussion on a proposal to install air conditioning in the high school gymnasium during the meeting of the Broken Bow Board of Education Monday evening. The BBHS Booster Club has made a very generous offer to donate a minimum of $20,000 and maximum of $25,000 to the district toward the cost of installing an AC system in the gym. However, there is a contingency with that offer - the system must be installed and working by next fall.
February 12, 2013, a jury in Custer County District Court found Trent R. Esch guilty of felony criminal mischief, and use of a deadly weapon to commit felony criminal mischief. His attorney, David Jorgensen, immediately went to work building his case for an appeal.
In mid November, 2013, the Nebraska Supreme Court handed down its decision, and last week a part of that original decision came back to the District Court.
The Supreme Court found the district court had erred in four areas:
(1) failing to sustain Appellantâ€™s motion to dismiss or in the alternative motion for directed verdict
The Broken Bow City Council will meet tomorrow (Tuesday) with several items on the agenda. The full agenda for the meeting is as follows:
AGENDA - CITY COUNCIL MEETING
CITY OF BROKEN BOW
TUESDAY â€“ APRIL 22, 2014
Open meeting as 12:00 Noon
Announcement of Posting of the Open Meeting Laws Act
Approval of Consent Agenda
Minutes â€“ April 8, 2014 Council Meeting
Claims â€“ April 22, 2014 Regular Council Meeting
The Broken Bow Board of Education will meet this afternoon at 5 p.m. for a work session, with the only agenda item being executive session to discuss boardsmanship and receive legal advice.
The following area churches have submitted service information for special services being conducted at their churches during Holy Week.
Broken Bow First Baptist Church: Easter Sunday - 8 a.m. Early Easter Worship, 8:30 a.m. breakfast; 9:30: Bible School for all ages, 10:45: We Worship!
Miller Christian Church: Easter Sunrise Service, will leave the church to go to the cross at 6:45 a.m. A carry-in breakfast will follow the service, with church service at 8:15 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
On August 8, 2013 the 2nd annual Loup 2 Loup (L2L) Open Road Race asked its surrounding communities to help with the race that runs the 12 miles between Halsey and Purdum and back again. Just like the year before they came forward to help in so many ways. Some gave their time selling T-shirts and cooking breakfast while others sat along the course and kept watch on the road to keep the drivers safe.
Christopher M. Lightford, 23, was sentenced in Custer County District Court Thursday, April 17, and this time Judge Karin Noakes did not go easy on him.
Lightford was found guilty of one count of theft by taking, and was on probation for the same charge at the time of his arrest. In August 2013, he was ordered to serve 1 year supervised probation and make restitution of $2,680. However, just a year later he was back in jail for the same offense.