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December 21st

Board approves TeamMates program

December 21, 2012

The Broken Bow School Board met Monday evening, with the two items on the agenda generating the most discussion both being more civic related than education related.
Kevin Lindly appeared before the board on behalf of the Nebraska Free Masons. The Masons had previously requested permission to host a cornerstone ceremony at the new North Park school addition. At that time the board elected to further research the idea before making a final decision.

Litchfield HS football field vandalized

December 21, 2012

LITCHFIELD -- There was a sense of frustration in their voices as they explained what happened ... here was a community that gathered an estimated $7,000, through donations from businesses and individuals, to do the necessary repairs on the school's football field. The volunteers were organized, a day was set and the work accomplished ... only to have vandals, in one night, take out part of their sweat and hard-earned accomplishments, for no apparent purpose.
“It just makes you sick,” said Britt Howard, and Darlene Wardyn agreed.

December 20th

Youngsters eagerly await Santa’s arrival

December 20, 2012

With Christmas only a few days away, the anticipation is mounting as children all across the world eagerly await the hour of Santa’s arrival. We thought it might be fun to catch up with a few of those youngsters and get some of their thoughts in the final countdown.
The Chief visited The School Garden preschool in Broken Bow Tuesday morning, with two questions for the children. Here is how they answered those questions.

Q: What is your favorite thing about Christmas?
Kaleb Bergrenn - “Getting toys at McDonald’s.”
Tiana Hurlburt - “The flying reindeer.”
Ayden Clark - “Santa!”

December 18th

Safer Christmas cookies make for a happier holiday season

December 18, 2012

Holiday cookies are even tastier when they're prepared in a safe, clean kitchen.
The cookie shaped like a Christmas tree, wreath or snowman is a delicious part of the season, but be sure to clean cooking surfaces and avoid eating the dough to make them an even more enjoyable addition to the celebrations. Raw dough could make you sick, according to University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension food specialist Julie Albrecht.
"Raw eggs in the dough have the potential for Salmonella, which can cause foodborne illness," she said.

December 17th

Nebraska Brews Beer

December 17, 2012

 

Nebraska brewing industry growing

Shirts, signs, Mugs & More

December 17, 2012

 

Gifts With Your

Personal Touch!

 

 

Come in and take a look at the personal creations

you can make or ask us what we can do for you!

 

December 14th

Schall, Adams sworn in - Schall elected president

December 14, 2012

One of the orders of business at Tuesday’s Broken Bow City Council meeting was the swearing in of incumbent council members Chad Schall, representing the West Ward, and Bill Adams, representing the East Ward. Adams was appointed to the council in December 2010, while Schall was elected.
Following the swearing in, Schall was elected by his peers as president of the council. The council also approved Mayor Cecil Burt’s annual appointments of city engineer - J.E.O., city physician - Dr. Shawn Lawrence, and city finance committee - Chad Schall, Bill Adams, Cody Schmick and Kelly Clay.

Barn enjoys banner year

December 14, 2012

Tourism continues to be a growing industry in the state of Nebraska, and when it comes to visitors Custer County has its fair share.
The Custer County Tourism Council, under the direction of Chard Hirsch, has completed the 2012 final report for “The Red Barn” travel center - and the numbers are very encouraging. The Barn, technically the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway Interpretive Center, opened for its fourth season May 1, and closed Sept. 30, 2012.

Church plans Christmas pageant

December 14, 2012

The Broken Bow First Baptist Church invites everyone to attend a special Christmas Pageant, Sunday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. The church is located at 1002 South E Street in Broken Bow. Refreshments will be served following the program.

Bird House sales yield class field trip money

December 14, 2012

The Custer Elementary gymnasium was a fitting scene Dec. 5 for the upcoming holiday season. The gym housed a large group of 4th grade students making birdhouses in order to raise money for an upcoming field trip to Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha.
With all the hammering and woodworking going on, it wasn’t much less than shop chocked full of Santa’s elves.
The birdhouse building project is a long-standing Custer Elementary School tradition that is headed by Jim Hartman, who is in his 36th year of teaching.

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