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February 10th, 2013

UPDATE: School late starts (Blizzard Warnings Continue)

February 10, 2013

According to AccuWeather.com (see the upper right hand corner of this website) A blizzard warning remains in effect until midnight tonight

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Anselmo-Merna Public Schools – 10 a.m. late start Monday, no a.m. preschool
Ansley Public Schools – 10 a.m. late start Monday, buses run accordingly
Arcadia Public Schools – 10 a.m. last start Monday, buses run accordingly, no preschool
Arnold Public Schools – 10 a.m. late start, buses run accordingly, no preschool
Burwell Public Schools – 10 a.m. late start Monday.
Loup County Public Schools – 10 a.m. late start Monday

February 8th

Bow’s Levi French takes flight

February 8, 2013

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.

February 7th

No challenge too daunting ...

February 7, 2013

There is a certain amount of anxiety that just naturally seems to come with the anticipated arrival of a first child. But about half way through their first pregnancy, Cassie and TR Anderson received news that raised that level of anxiety to a whole new level.

Local woman selected for TV show

February 7, 2013

Kimaree (Behrends) Woodward admits she was not like alot of other girls growing up. While other girls were playing house, Kimaree was learning how to shoot guns and bows and arrows.
She says she has always been an “outdoors woman”, and when her dad happened to run across a TV show dedicated to women just like her, he immediately called her and told her about it.

February 4th

Area students rally in support of one of their own

February 4, 2013

LITCHFIELD - - There are times when two teams meeting for a competition becomes more than just a game. Friday, Feb. 25, was one of those times.
Ansley-Litchfield and Arcadia were squaring off in a basketball game that night. However, the game itself is likely not what most people in attendance will remember. With these three communities being in such close proximity with each other, most of the students in these schools know each other - or at least of each other.

February 1st

Siblings show flaw in Nebraska foster care system

February 1, 2013

LINCOLN – Two siblings from the Scottsbluff area spent much of their youth in the Nebraska foster care system, but had different lives.
Sarah Peters, 22, left the foster care system at 16 when a couple became her guardian. She lost their support at 19 because they adopted a baby, and she was no longer eligible for state  medical assistance. She had to drop out of pre-med school because of a $10,000 hospital bill.

Debates loom over 2nd amendment

February 1, 2013

•Local instructors say education, not restrictions, is key

As debates over proposed gun control laws continue to be waged on the national, state and local levels, a lively discussion over gun and ammunition control legislation took place during a Judiciary Committee hearing of the Nebraska Legislature just last week.
Among the bills discussed was LB50, introduced by Sen. Brad Ashford of Omaha. The bill would hold gun owners civilly liable for damages resulting from the unreasonable placement of a firearm where a minor or mentally handicapped individual could get it.

January 31st

Two hospitalized following head-on

January 31, 2013

MERNA -- Authorities aren’t exactly for sure what caused the head-on collision on State Highway 2 south of Merna Tuesday morning.
Ambulances and rescue crews from Merna and Broken Bow responded to the 8 a.m. call and the drivers of each vehicle were transported from the scene. Life Flight was called back due to the weather.

January 24th

Sweet new business opens in Bow

January 24, 2013

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re looking for a sweet gift for your sweetie Broken Bow’s newest business has the solution.
Simply Sweet, located in the Arrow Mini Mall on Highway 2 in Broken Bow, opened for business Tuesday. The store features craft and gift items, along with the star of the store - chocolate!
Michele Staggs is the owner and operator of Simply Sweet. She and her husband, Ed, moved to Broken Bow in July 2012, living the previous two years in Denver.

Broken Bow schools hires new principal

January 24, 2013

The search for a new Broken Bow senior high/junior high principal is over. After narrowing down a field of nearly 30 applicants, a contract has been offered and accepted by Rusty Kluender.
Kluender (who will quickly tell you his name rhymes with blender) accepted the offer to become the 7-12 principal at Broken Bow last Wednesday. He will officially begin his duties here Aug. 1, 2013.

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