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October 14th, 2010

Local trucker offers helping hand

October 14, 2010

No one ever wants to be involved in a car accident. But in the unfortunate case that you are, you can hope that someone like Mike Mooney finds you.
You see, coming to the aid of a motorist in trouble is not new to Mike. He has been there, done that - a number of times. Though his family sees him as nothing short of a hero, Mike says he has “not done anything that anybody else wouldn’t do.”

October 13th

Exchange student returns

October 13, 2010

Jonas Kaiser of Frankfurt, Germany, is spending three weeks of his summer vacation touring the States and visiting friends. Jonas first came to the United States in 2004 and spent one year here as a foreign exchange student.
During his stay, he lived with the Lewandowski family near Mason City and attended high school in Ansley. After his time was up, he returned to Germany to begin college.

Family business continues to grow

October 13, 2010

The family business just keeps growing!
Owners of Grassland Veterinary Hospital, Jack and Diane Longfellow, now employ six family members and counting!
After bringing their son, Dan, and daughter-in-law, Kristin, on board, they now employ two of their four children and two daughter-in-laws. With Todd and Maureen joining the business in the summer of 2007, and now Dan and Kristin, this brings the family count up to half-a-dozen members, since last April, when Dan and Kristin started.

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

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