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January 21st, 2011
By CALLIE & KRISTA COX
Ken Cox, formerly of Mason City, received an early Christmas gift this year. It wasnât a new car, and it wasnât a cruise vacation. It was a visit from a very special guest, the man who saved his life. Torbin Kliche, Coxâs stem-cell donor from Heyen, Germany, joined the Cox family on Thanksgiving weekend to meet the family he gave the greatest gift of allâLife!
Broken Bow needs more housing. A meeting Monday organized by the Central Nebraska Economic Development Corporation invited area contractors, bankers, developers and current landlords asked the attendees if they would be interested in working on the project to get the job done.
Three Broken Bow residents landed in jail Monday afternoon, after a search warrant turned up drugs at a private residence on North B. According to a press release from Broken Bow Police Chief Steve Scott, the Broken Bow Police Department served a search warrant at 1420 No. B Street at 4:15 p.m. where the three individuals were arrested on drug charges.
The Broken Bow School Board approved the purchase of a route bus Monday, bringing to completion a two-year transportation improvement project for the district.
At the boardâs regular monthly meeting Monday, the decision was made to go forward with buying the 2006 International CE300 from Masterâs Transportation for $58,650. The 32-passenger bus comes with two wheelchair positions.
The Broken Bow Public Schools Board of Education met in a special meeting Tuesday afternoon for the primary purpose of approving a new teacher contract.
The meeting had been postponed from Monday, due to the weather.
Jacob and Kammi Lange of Ord welcomed their new son into the world Sunday, Jan. 9, and Jennie Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow welcomed the first baby born at the facility in 2011.
Walker Clemens Lange arrived at 2:07 a.m. Sunday morning, weighing 8 pounds 5 1/2 ounces, and measuring 20 1/2 inches. He was due to arrive Jan. 15, but Kammi says all of her babies have come a little early.
âWith the storm coming we were glad to get here when we did,â Kammi said.
A Broken Bow man was arrested Tuesday night after allegedly attempting to stab another man during a fight.
According to Broken Bow Police Chief Steve Scott, investigating officers responded to a call at 11:30 p.m. and found Ralph Willis III struggling with a man who was trying to get the knife away from Willis. The 38-year-old Willis was transported to Jennie Melham Memorial Medical Center with knife wounds to his hands.
A large winter storm system spun over the Northern and Central Rocky Mountains over the weekend, bringing heavy snows to much of the Central Plains. By the time the snow finally made its way out of the area Monday, nearly a foot of the white stuff was on the ground in much of central and north central Nebraska.
This year marks Rick Maasâs 30th year working for Mead Lumber and he plans to go from full-time to staying on part-time.
âIâm kind of cutting back,â is how Rick phrased his semi-retirement. By this he means heâll be stepping down as manager and will refocus his time toward sales and working with contractors. He still plans to work an average of four days a week, down from seven, as was sometimes necessary in the past.
The second half of 2010 started off with good news, when it was confirmed that a college would be coming to the community. Thanks to the efforts of the local Custer Economic Development Corp., Custer Campus is expected to be operational in time for 2011 Fall classes.
This was just one of the stories making Chief headlines this past year. This week we will peruse the headlines for more area stories during the months of July-December, 2010.