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March 7th, 2013

MOPS sponsor run/walk ‘Bunny Hop’

March 7, 2013

The Broken Bow Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) invites everyone to hop along the trail with them Easter weekend.
The group is hosting a fundraiser “Bunny Hop” 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.

Little Feet, Big Dreams fundraisers coming up

March 7, 2013

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!

Sly’s Chili Cook-Off:

Former BBPS teacher murdered

March 7, 2013

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 Superintendent’s 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.

Sterling Atkins remembered at sale

March 7, 2013

Anselmo--Sterling Atkins, a 2012 graduate of Broken Bow High School, recently passed away while attending college in Chadron. He was remembered yesterday (Wednesday) at the Lonesome River Ranch’s annual production sale.

March 6th

School safety bill hearing is today

March 6, 2013

LINCOLN – A bill that would give Nebraska public school districts the budget flexibility to improve and install safety measures in school buildings will be heard by the Legislature’s Revenue Committee on Thursday, March 7.

Omaha Sen. Rick Kolowski introduced LB346, which would allow school boards, with a two-thirds majority vote, to levy one cent above the existing $1.05 levy limit to fund school security measures. What form such measures might take will be decided at the local level by each school board, each school district.

Panelists explore causes of gun crime

March 6, 2013

Panelists at a gun violence discussion at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln agreed that a lack of access to mental health care and family dysfunction are the roots of American gun crime. Point Blank: A Conversation About Gun Violence in America featured seven experts in law enforcement, psychology, constitutional law and policy to address issues involved in gun violence Tuesday, March 5.   

March 4th

Mullen hosts 6th annual Polar Bear Tank Race

March 4, 2013

MULLEN - - Only 19 seconds separated 1st and 2nd place at the 6th Annual Polar Bear Tank Race in Mullen Saturday, March 2. The Total Tank Team of Dennis Whitfield, Kyle Whitfield, Tracy Whitefield, and Colby Welton from Bellevue, won 1st place with a winning time of 1 hour, 4 minutes and 46 seconds.

For pictures and complete results of the tank race and the accompanying chili cook-off, see the March 7 edition of the Custer County Chief.

Nebraska’s Miss America exhibit opens in Lincoln

March 4, 2013

LINCOLN – Teresa Scanlan made history as the first Nebraskan named Miss America in 2011. Now through Sept. 3, her dresses, shoes and jewelry will be displayed at the Nebraska History Museum.

“When people think of Nebraska history, they think of things that are old and dusty,” said Tina Koeppe, exhibition services coordinator at the Nebraska History Museum. “This is definitely not the case.”

March 1st

Bow Chamber names new director

March 1, 2013

The Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce has a new executive director. Donnis Bullock of Cozad has accepted the position and beginning March 13 she’ll be on the job.
Her appointment was officially announced Feb. 23 at the Chamber’s Annual Banquet.
She says she is excited about being part of the energy that has contributed to Broken Bow’s growth. Her husband Chip, is the branch manager for Horizon Ag in Custer County.
“I feel like I’ve been an outsider looking in and now I want to be part of that energy,” Donnis (prounced just like Dennis only with an o) said.

26th annual Tour de Nebraska Bicycle Tour is June 19-23

March 1, 2013

LINCOLN – The 26th annual 5-day Tour de Nebraska bicycle ride will head to beautiful central Nebraska on its 306-mile round trip journey, June 19-23, 2013. Approximately 300 cyclists will leave Doniphan on Wednesday, June 19 and camp overnight in Loup City, Callaway, Holdrege and Blue Hill.
“We are very excited about the route this year—because we will be riding on some quiet roads that wind through some of the most beautiful areas in the state,” according to Susan Larson Rodenburg, who organizes the tour with her husband, Rich.

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