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January 2nd, 2013

Is everyone really living longer?

January 2, 2013

By Trudy Lieberman,
Rural Health News Service

People are living longer. Or are they? That's an important question as policymakers debate whether to raise the eligibility age from 65 to 67 for receiving Medicare benefits. Those supporting the change argue that the age for receiving full Social Security benefits is already 67 for those born after 1959, so why not do the same for Medicare? People are living longer anyway, and besides, the shift would save Medicare billions of dollars.

Litchfield teen battles rare disease

January 2, 2013

LITCHFIELD - - No one ever expects to get the news that they have a rare, and very dangerous disease. Tyler Snow is just like anybody else, never thinking that sort of thing would happen to him. He was wrong.
Now the battle is on, and Tyler’s friends and family are pitching in to help by hosting a special fundraising event Wednesday, Jan. 9. The event will include a bake sale and nachos - and an opportunity to make donations - and will run from noon to 6 p.m. at the Litchfield High School new gym on main street in Litchfield.

December 31st, 2012

"In Remembrance"

December 31, 2012

Memorialize your loved one . . .

December 28th

Bow grad shares Sandhills stories in first novel

December 28, 2012

Here in the newspaper business we have a saying - “everybody has a story.” Broken Bow native Betty Akin has lots of stories, and is ready to tell them.
Becoming an author was not something Betty had ever really thought about. After graduating from Broken Bow High School, Betty went off to Queen Anne’s School of Cosmetology in Kearney with some of her classmates, pursuing the dream of being a hairdresser.
After graduating from cosmetology school, Betty married a rancher and moved to the Brewster area. Word of the new “professional” in the area traveled fast.

Bow man charged with four felonies

December 28, 2012

It was a full docket of criminal cases as Custer County District Court convened Dec. 20, under Judge Karin Noakes.
Zachary R. Martinez, 18 of Broken Bow, appeared for arraignment in two separate cases. In his first case, Martinez is charged with : count 1 - first degree false imprisonment; count 2 - terroristic threats; count 3 - criminal attempt, distribution of a controlled substance.

December 27th

Donations needed for Oconto family

December 27, 2012

OCONTO - - Local fire fighters fought to save the home of an Oconto family early Wednesday morning, but by the time they arrived at the scene it was too late. The Ron and Janelle Alspaugh family was able to escape the home without injury, but lost everything they had in the blaze.

December 26th

Dates announced for 2013 Polar Bear Tank Race

December 26, 2012

MULLEN - - The Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway is excited to announce the dates of the 6th Annual Polar Bear Tank Race. This unique fun-filled event will be March 1st and 2nd on the Middle Loup River north of Mullen.
Teams of four to eight members race down the river in stock tanks with winning teams determined by time. The event kicks off Friday evening with team registration and a chili cook-off. Chili entries from communities along the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway are taste tested by tank racers and winners selected in the categories of taste, theme, and decorations.

December 21st

Local churches plan special Christmas services

December 21, 2012

The following churches submitted special service schedules for Christmas and Christmas Eve.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service - Broken Bow United Methodist Church, Monday, Dec. 24, 5:00 p.m

Christmas Eve Service, First Christian Church, Broken, Bow, Monday, Dec. 24, 6:30 p.m.

Broken Bow Evangelical Free Church and First Baptist Church - joint Christmas Eve Service, at Broken Bow Evangelical Free Church - 5 p.m., Dec. 24

Christmas Eve Service - St. John's Episcopal Church, 602 North 10th Ave., Broken Bow -
Service Dec. 24 at 5:30 p.m., beginning with Special Music

Children’s Christmas Fund tops $6,600

December 21, 2012

Christmas is right around the corner, and Santa is shining up his sleigh. Thanks to all of you, Christmas will be a lighter, brighter for some little ones out there. The box at Prairie EyeCare is filling up and the children at St. Anselm’s wanted their contributions for others.
Thanks need to go out this week to Destry Miller - he celebrated his 11th birthday party by asking his guests to bring a child’s toy that was later donated to the Children’s Christmas Fund.

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.

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