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January 11th, 2013

Weightloss Challenge adds jackpot

January 11, 2013

Becky Pearson, PT, and staff want you to get up and get moving.
She says she and her staff are ‘just a little’ competitive, so when they started talking about putting together a weight loss challenge of their own and presented the idea out to a few of their clients, the idea blossomed.
“We were all trying to eat a little healthier and were going to organize an internal (in office) challenge when others said they’d like to join in,” explained Pearson.

Ups, downs, loss, joy ...

January 11, 2013

Theirs is a journey that began 12 years ago, and culminated with the arrival of the greatest Christmas gift either could ever receive - a baby. Shasta and Marty Leggett’s story is one of heartache and triumph.
The young couple - she a Broken Bow High School grad, he an Anselmo-Merna grad - were married in September 2000. Though they had not made a conscious decision to start a family right away they weren’t opposed to the idea, and in December 2001 Shasta found out she was pregnant. However, their joy soon turned to sorrow when just eight weeks later she experienced a miscarriage.

New year, new oath, new challenges

January 11, 2013

The Custer County Board of Supervisors kicked in the new year with formal Sine and Die proceedings Tuesday, re-electing Larry Hickenbottom as the board chair for 2013, and Mark Haynes as the vice-chair.
“Are there any of you with special goals for 2013?” asked Hickenbottom at meeting’s onset, “because I have one.”
Hickenbottom said he wanted the County to finish whatever steps it needed to take to be 911 compliant ... “So if you call for an ambulance, the 911 center will know where you are.”

January 9th

Child Flu Death Reported to DHHS

January 9, 2013

Lincoln - A child from Lancaster County died from the flu. This is the second flu death so far this season. The first was a man in his 60s, also from Lancaster County. The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department reported both deaths to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

January 7th

Fischer sworn in

January 7, 2013

Senator Deb Fischer was officially sworn-in January 3, as a United States senator in the U.S. Capitol by Vice President Joseph Biden. Fischer was escorted by Nebraska's Senior senator, Mike Johanns, and former Nebraska Senator David Karnes. The ceremony marked the official commencement of Fischer's six-year term, as well as the start of the 113th Congress. Senator Fischer, a lifelong Nebraskan and former two-term state senator, was joined for the swearing-in ceremony by her husband Bruce, family, and friends. Upon conclusion of the ceremony, Senator Fischer released the following statement:

January 2nd

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.

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