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March 21st, 2013
There is a new face at the Custer County Fairgrounds, albeit a familiar one. Toby Kinderknecht officially began his duties as Custer County Fairgrounds Manager Monday, March 18.
While he has never actually lived in this area, Broken Bow is hardly new to Toby. Back in the 1980s he was a regular at the horse track here, working first as an assistant horse trainer and then head trainer.
Toby will be taking over for previous Fairgrounds Manager Leon Meyer, who announced his retirement in January.
Custer County District Judge Karin Noakes firmly addressed Trent Esch Thursday morning before passing sentence on him in District Court.
"It is obvious to everyone involved in this case that you have an extreme problem with alcohol, and despite everyone's efforts - including the judicial system - it has just gotten worse," said Judge Noakes. "And the repercussions of that have escalated. You certainly intended to send a message when you chose this target, and that's disturbing."
Danny M. Collins, 44, was sentenced to 3 - 5 years in the Nebraska State Department of Corrections March 7, for attempted 1st degree sexual assault.
Prior to the sentence being handed down by Judge Karin Noakes in Custer County District Court last week, the prosecution reminded the court that there were multiple victims in this case, and they were quite young at the time of the incidents. County Attorney Steven Bowers stated that the victims are currently âin therapy, and will be for a long time.â
The Southwest Conference Music and Art Festival will begin this afternoon. The seven schools that belong to the conference will meet in Broken Bow and students will rehearse together for two days and perform a concert.
The art students will create a mural that will go on display.
The music concert, which will consist of both band and choir, is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 16th at the Broken Bow High School.
The Broken Bow City Council approved a motion on Tuesday to allow the use of TIF funding to begin construction on a new hotel. The Cobblestone Hotel and Suites will provide 36 rooms and be located on west Highway 2, east of Trotters.
The proposed plan will include an indoor pool and hot tub, along with a convention center that will accomodate approximately 500 people.
Members of the Broken Bow High School band percussion department will perform a special number on trash cans as part of the Variety Show tonight, March 11. The event is a fundraiser for the Little Feet, Big Dreams campaign and will begin at 7 p.m. in the Middle School Auditorium. Pictured front row, from left, are Nate Myers, Lexie Berghorst, Levi French, Rachel Gaston; back row, Lou Valdez, Kelton Walz, Tommy McCormick, Lane Albus, Jack Smallcomb, Ben Nelson and Howie Thompson.
The 28th Annual Family Banquet, hosted by the Arcadia United Methodist Men, has been scheduled for Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Arcadia School Gym. The featured speaker for this yearâs banquet will be Mr. Tanner Fruit.
Tanner is a native of Ogallala, and is currently a senior at the University of Nebraska -Kearney majoring in Exercise Science. During high school, Tanner helped lead his school to the State Class B cross country title as a senior.
The Broken Bow Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) invites everyone to hop along the trail with them Easter weekend.
The group is hosting a fundraiser âBunny Hopâ 5K fun run and 1-mile walk March 30. Registration will begin at 6:30 a.m. at Fox Seasonal Farms, and the run/walk will get started at 7:30 a.m. The entry fee is $25, which includes a T-shirt, and prizes will be awarded in each category.
The group asks that you pre-register for the event by March 11, which can be done on their Facebook page at BrokenBowMopsBunnyHop.
Rapid progress is being made on the new North Park elementary school, and the Little Feet, Big Dreams Campaign is in full swing to raise the funding required for the pieces of the project not covered by the bond.
In the coming weeks, three fundraising projects are planned to give people the opportunity to help. And what a variety of projects they are!
Slyâs Chili Cook-Off:
A former Broken Bow music teacher was found shot to death in San Antonio, Texas - apparently the victim of a murder suicide.
Deanna Tiller, 50, was working as an elementary music teacher in San Antonio at the time of her death. According to the Broken Bow Public Schools Superintendentâs Office, Tiller had been hired by this district in August 2007, and served as grades 6-12 choir teacher until May 2008. She had also previously taught and lived in Loup City.