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February 20th, 2013
The Broken Bow Board of Education adjourned into closed session for about two hours Monday evening, for the purpose of discussing administrator contracts and possible land acquisition.
When the board came out of closed session they approved the following items:
â€¢ Extended the contract for Kirk Crawley, assistant elementary principal, for the 2013-14 school year with $4,000 on base.
â€¢ Extended the contract for Elementary Principal Kim Jonas for the 2013-14 school year with $3,000 on base.
LINCOLN â€“ Law enforcement officers could seize mistreated livestock with a veterinarianâ€™s recommendation if an Agriculture Committee bill is passed.
Rick Leonard, the committeeâ€™s research analyst, presented the bill (LB423) at a hearing Tuesday. Six people testified in support of the bill, and one testified against it. The committee also received a letter of support from the Humane Society of the United States.
Sometime between 10:30 P.M. and 10:45 P.M., Thursday, Feb. 14, the Frontier Inn located in Halsey sustained damage from gunshots. At the time the shots were fired the building was occupied but no one was injured. The Nebraska State Patrol is seeking any information from the public that might lead to the arrest of the person or persons involved in this incident. If you have any information regarding this matter please contact the Nebraska State Patrol office in North Platte at (308) 535-8047.
*Editor's Note: For more Business & Technology stories like this one, see the special section of "Progress 2013" in the Feb. 14 issue of the Custer County Chief.
Custer County Veterans Service Officer Linda Bomberger formally announced Tuesday at the Custer County Board of Supervisors that she is fixing to retire - for a second time - from a job she loves.
Her first career was the Navy, her second career has been focused on those who served.
Bomberger was one of those who served. She spent 20 years in her first career retiring in 1995 as Master Chief Yeoman.
She is retiring, effective June 21, from her job as a county official.
Effective immediately, Energy Pioneer Solutions, Inc. no longer has a working agreement with the city of Broken Bow.
Clients who already have had work finished, and are being billed through the Utilities Office, will continue that method of payment through the end of their contract.
April Christensen, Community Coordinator for Pioneer Solutions addressed the Broken Bow City Council during its regular meeting Tuesday to ask for a one-year extension on their contract.
Note: Sterling Atkins, 18, died this last weekend of heart failure from an unknown cause. He was watching TV with a friend and had a seizure. The EMTs responded within minutes but they were not able to restart his heart. He was a student at Chadron State College. The staff of the Custer County Chief wishes to extend to his family our prayers and condolences. Words at these times are so inadequate.
UPDATE: The jury in the case of Trent Esch, 36 of Broken Bow, reached a unanimous verdict of guilty on both counts - felony criminal mischief, and use of a deadly weapon to commit felony criminal mischief. The jury was handed the case for deliberation at 12:07 p.m. today, and returned with the verdict at 2:31 p.m. Sentencing for Esch was set for March 21 at 9:30 a.m. Stay tuned for more details to come.
According to AccuWeather.com (see the upper right hand corner of this website) A blizzard warning remains in effect until midnight tonight
Anselmo-Merna Public Schools â€“ 10 a.m. late start Monday, no a.m. preschool
Ansley Public Schools â€“ 10 a.m. late start Monday, buses run accordingly
Arcadia Public Schools â€“ 10 a.m. last start Monday, buses run accordingly, no preschool
Arnold Public Schools â€“ 10 a.m. late start, buses run accordingly, no preschool
Burwell Public Schools â€“ 10 a.m. late start Monday.
Loup County Public Schools â€“ 10 a.m. late start Monday
Ever since Broken Bow high school senior Levi French would join his Dad, Lynn on joy flights as a young child, he had always dreamed that he too would be able to take control and take to the air.
It won't be long now before French will be able to make that dream a reality. French has already earned his student pilot license, which allows him to fly by himself within a 40-mile radius of Broken Bow and is able to go longer distances with his instructor or Lynn, who has a full-time private pilot's license.