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September 27th, 2012
Three Custer County dispatchers were honored by their peers last week, with Communicator of the Year awards.
Larry Cotnoir, Nancy Parliament and Amber Eberle were each given a Communicator of the Year award by the Nebraska Emergency Service Communication Association at their annual conference in Kearney. Each of the dispatchers was selected for the award based on outstanding service during crisis situations.
One of the first orders of business at the Sept. 24 Broken Bow City Council meeting was the swearing in of new council member, Kelly Clay. Clay was appointed by Mayor Cecil Burt to fulfill a term on the council vacated by Scott Spanel, serving the East Ward.
Spanel was serving as council president at the time he resigned, and Councilman Chad Schall was appointed to temporarily act as president until a full council was again established. At the Monday meeting, Schall was elected by the council to continue to serve as president.
SARGENT - - The campaign to encourage kids to enjoy a healthier lifestyle has been catching a lot of steam, especially since Michelle Obama has been in the White House. One area athletic team has climbed aboard the healthy awareness train, taking their healthy message to school children across the state.
The Tri-City Storm hockey team has just kicked off their fourth year of promoting healthy choices for kids, with their G.O.A.L. (Get Out And Live) Program. Storm players and Stormy the Mascot, along with team staff members, visit area schools to present the program.
Broken Bow Police Departmentâ€™s investigation of possible shoplifting at a local business on Saturday, Sept. 22, led to the consent search of a Broken Bow residence and charges ranging from shoplifting to drug offenses, according to Chief Steve Scott.
LINCOLN -- The Foster Care Review Office is looking to turn its focus back to the children it serves after six child welfare laws were passed last spring, changing Nebraska's child welfare system.
Sen. Bob Krist of Omaha paid a visit during the foster care advisory committeeâ€™s meeting Sept. 19. He said internal problems with the committee took precedence over the needs of the children before the last legislative session.
A former Broken Bow man has died after being hit by a train Sept. 19, in Grand Island.
Shane Peck, age 41 of Grand Island, formerly of Broken Bow, was pronounced dead at the scene, after the Grand Island Police Department were called to the Broadwell Street crossing at 5:17 p.m.
Peck was a 1989 graduate of Broken Bow High School.
The U.S. Census Bureau released new state data today on the number of Nebraska children living in poverty and the number of children who lack health insurance. The data show both good news and bad news for Nebraska kids.
SOMERFORD - - In the world of media, there is one thing that sets small town papers apart - community news. Who the Smithâ€™s had over for dinner Sunday may not be important to folks in the city - but in this neck of the woods it is.
MERNA - - The Republican National Convention was filled with rally speeches from high profile people, and days filled with events designed to fire up the party members in attendance. One of those party members, serving as a Nebraska delegate to the convention, was Craig Safranek of Merna.
Craig was only in junior high in 1984, when a teacher got him interested in the presidential election. He remembers watching Ronald Reagan, and being fascinated by the fact that one man could have such a profound affect on the nation and the world.
With much regret, the Broken Bow Board of Education accepted the resignation of High School/Middle School Principal Ken Kujath Monday evening, effective July 31, 2013.
Kujath will finish the year at Broken Bow, and says he only submitted his resignation this early to give the board ample time to secure a replacement.
He will have served the Broken Bow school district for seven years, and will be taking advantage of the teacher retirement plan.
â€śI really love what I do. I am doing this now for my familyâ€™s long-term security,â€ť Kujath explained.