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December 29th

Sounds of the Season

December 29, 2010

Broken Bow High School band and choir small groups and ensembles presented an annual Christmas event in Broken Bow Dec. 21 - the Holiday Notes concert. Pictured above, from left: Ashley Schweitzer, Andrew Pracht and Grant Shinn open the event with a trombone trio, playing "Fanfare and Invention."
A large crowd attended the event, which included dinner and festive holiday entertainment by some of BBHS’s most talented musicians.

December 27th

DAR presents 2010 Service Award

December 27, 2010

The Custer County Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution hosted a Christmas luncheon Dec. 16, and presented the chapter’s Community Service Award to the Rev. Kathy LaRocque.
“The fabric of Broken Bow will have a big hole in it when she leaves,” said DAR service committee chair Rosa Tiff about LaRocque. “She is simply a caring person who wants to help anyone who needs help.”

December 22nd

Linn handed prison sentence

December 22, 2010

Nineteen-year-old Skyler J. Linn was sentenced in Custer County District Court Dec. 16, to 12-15 months in the Nebraska Department of Corrections. The sentence was part of a plea agreement Linn and his attorney reached with the State.
Linn was arraigned in Custer County Court Dec. 6, and was charged with three counts of burglary and one count of possession of a stolen firearm. All are Class III felonies. The burglaries involved Broken Bow businesses, including Garrett Tire, Farritor Auto Parts and Clark Dental.

District 25 thanks Cooksley for service

December 22, 2010

Finances and personnel were the key issues discussed at the Monday meeting of the Broken Bow Board of Education.
The Board voted unanimously to approve the resignation of Dave Pruden, BBHS business teacher and head girls basketball coach, effective Dec. 20, 2010. Interim superintendent Dr. Virginia Moon declined to comment on the circumstances that led to Pruden's resignation.

MPCC reps tour Custer Campus

December 22, 2010

Michael Chipps, president of Mid Plains Community College, was among those who braved the cold Monday morning to check out the progress of the new Custer Campus in Broken Bow. MPCC is one of the colleges who will be leasing space and providing classes at the campus when it opens in the Fall of 2011.
The college campus is the result of a large fundraising effort in Custer County and the surrounding area. The majority of the funds being used to build the college came from individual donors and businesses in the area, through the efforts of the Custer Economic Development Corporation.

Historical Museum improvements to come

December 22, 2010

Last week the M. Eighmy Foundation presented a generous donation to the Custer County Historical Society. This gesture was one of the foremost contributions to a fund drive that began a few weeks ago, to raise money toward improving the museum.

December 20th

Accident claims lives of father and daughters

December 20, 2010

Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, officers from the Nebraska State Patrol and the Custer County Sheriff's Office investigated a triple fatality traffic crash that occurred around 2:30 p.m., two miles west of Ansley on State Highway 2.

December 15th

Busy month for Broken Bow fire fighters

December 15, 2010

While the first week of December was exceptionally busy for the Broken Bow Volunteer Fire Department, facilitator Andy Holland says calls for the year are below the average - and that is a good thing.
As of Monday, the department had been dispatched to a total of 50 fire calls throughout the 2010 year, compared with the annual average of 70. However, December started out with a bang, with the BBVFD receiving five calls in the first seven days of the month.

Peregrine Falcon visits preschool

December 15, 2010

The School Garden in Broken Bow had a very special guest last Friday, a bird of prey.
The 3-year-old Peregrine Falcon is one of the prides and joys of Michael Garcia, a falconer from Chicago. Michael says he tries to come to Nebraska every year to allow his birds to soar, to fly, to hunt.
The Blackburns thought he and his birds would be a fun ‘Show and tell’. They were correct.
“The sport of Falconry is at last 4,000 years old,” Michael explained later. “There are those who would argue that it is at last 10,000 years old. You see the pictures inscribed as hieroglyphics. “

December 14th

Burt sworn in as new mayor

December 14, 2010

Broken Bow has a new mayor. Cecil Burt was sworn in, along with councilmen Jim Franssen and Scott Spanel at Monday’s city council meeting. The swearing in ceremony was part of the ‘sine die’ proceedings which hands the governing of the city from one mayor and council to the next.
The new mayor said he is going to work to learn how to run a city along with the council’s help. Franssen is new to the council, but not new to city government, as he has previous experience as a member of Broken Bow’s city council.

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