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February 22nd, 2013

Winter finally makes a strong appearance

February 22, 2013

The entire state of Nebraska was braced for an intense winter storm Thursday and Friday, and the system dubbed "Storm Q" lived up to its hype. According to the National Weather Service office in North Platte, Broken Bow received 8 inches of snow from Wednesday evening to Friday morning.

The heavy snow made travel difficult, as this trucker can attest! He got stuck while attempting to make a right turn, backing up traffic for two blocks. The truck was stuck for approximately 20 minutes before finally getting out and back on his way.

Friday Quonset fire at Mattox's

February 22, 2013

Fast action by Dave Mattox probably saved the building, but not before serious damage impacted the contents at a fire Friday morning, just off Weissert Road at Max Mattox's.

"Dave was there when it broke out and tried to knock it down," said Broken Bow Fire Chief Kem Oatman, "He was on the scene so he reported it quickly and that really helped."

February 21st

Travel safety stressed as winter storm claims first traffic death

February 21, 2013

The following information is a press release issued by the Nebraska State Patrol.

(Lincoln, Neb.)- A two vehicle crash on Interstate 80 in Hamilton County has claimed the life of a 19-year old Callaway woman.

The crash occurred just before 4:30 p.m., Wednesday February 20, on westbound Interstate-80 near the Giltner exit. The Nebraska State Patrol says a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer was eastbound on I-80 when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The SUV crossed the median and struck a 2000 Saturn. Both vehicles came to rest in the north ditch.

February 20th

Sandhills students "visit" Grand Canyon

February 20, 2013

HALSEY - - The students at Sandhills Elementary School participated in the “One School, One Book” program during the month of January, reading the book "Brighty of the Grand Canyon" by Marguerite Henry.
Consolidated Telephone Company donated the money so that each family represented by students at the school could have a copy of this book to read at home according to a prearranged reading schedule.

Bow Lions live by ‘We Serve’ motto

February 20, 2013

The Broken Bow Lions have a common goal, to help their fellow man. These Knights of the Blind do more than help those who want to see, their charitable work here locally extends to those in need, with special emphasis on our children.
Don Wolford says the reason for his involvement is easy ... “you enjoy helping people. That’s what we’re there for.”
The local organization has donated to the Children’s Christmas fund through their ‘Rent a Santa’ program, and just last week raised over $1,100 for the local food pantry by sponsoring the Bliz and Glitz evening at the Municipal Building.

BBPS: Contracts, resignations approved

February 20, 2013

The Broken Bow Board of Education adjourned into closed session for about two hours Monday evening, for the purpose of discussing administrator contracts and possible land acquisition.
When the board came out of closed session they approved the following items:
• Extended the contract for Kirk Crawley, assistant elementary principal, for the 2013-14 school year with $4,000 on base.
• Extended the contract for Elementary Principal Kim Jonas for the 2013-14 school year with $3,000 on base.

February 19th

Mistreated livestock could be seized, owners could pay

February 19, 2013

LINCOLN – Law enforcement officers could seize mistreated livestock with a veterinarian’s recommendation if an Agriculture Committee bill is passed.
Rick Leonard, the committee’s research analyst, presented the bill (LB423) at a hearing Tuesday. Six people testified in support of the bill, and one testified against it. The committee also received a letter of support from the Humane Society of the United States.

February 15th

BREAKING NEWS: Shooting in Halsey - NSP asks for public's help

February 15, 2013

Sometime between 10:30 P.M. and 10:45 P.M., Thursday, Feb. 14, the Frontier Inn located in Halsey sustained damage from gunshots. At the time the shots were fired the building was occupied but no one was injured. The Nebraska State Patrol is seeking any information from the public that might lead to the arrest of the person or persons involved in this incident. If you have any information regarding this matter please contact the Nebraska State Patrol office in North Platte at (308) 535-8047.

Local business breaks new ground

February 15, 2013

*Editor's Note: For more Business & Technology stories like this one, see the special section of "Progress 2013" in the Feb. 14 issue of the Custer County Chief.

Bomberger set to retire, second time around

February 15, 2013

Custer County Veterans Service Officer Linda Bomberger formally announced Tuesday at the Custer County Board of Supervisors that she is fixing to retire - for a second time - from a job she loves.
Her first career was the Navy, her second career has been focused on those who served.
Bomberger was one of those who served. She spent 20 years in her first career retiring in 1995 as Master Chief Yeoman.
She is retiring, effective June 21, from her job as a county official.

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