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April 23rd, 2013

Senators debate state aid to schools

April 23, 2013

LINCOLN - A bill that would change the formula for state aid to schools pitted senators representing smaller, mostly rural school districts against those representing larger districts.
Lawmakers began debate Monday on LB 407, introduced by Sen. Kate Sullivan of Cedar Rapids.

The bill would slow the growth rate of state aid to schools to 6.3 percent for the upcoming school year, down from the current projected rate of 10.3 percent. The following year the growth rate would slow further to 5.1 percent.

April 22nd

VOTE NOW!

April 22, 2013

Be sure and VOTE for your Favorite SPRUCE IT UP BROKEN BOW window on Facebook @ Broken Bow Nebraska Chamber of Commerce. Voting started at 10:00 A.M. April 22nd and goes through April 29th at 5:00 P.M.

Also, you can vote at each of the participating businesses. For a complete list of businesses go to www.brokenbow-ne.com

Stoltenberg named Postmaster of the Year

April 22, 2013

Michele Stoltenberg, Postmaster of Sargent 68874, was awarded the Nebraska Branch of the National LEAGUE of Postmasters, Postmaster of the Year award Monday, April 15, at their annual state convention in Grand Island. She has been Postmaster in Sargent since July 23, 2005, when she was appointed to the position. Competition on the National level will be held in San Diego, Calif., July 21 – 25, 2013, during the national convention.

April 18th

The face of Rett Syndrome

April 18, 2013

Every day, 3-year-old Morgan Kaelin’s life consists of some form of therapy, lots of medications and feedings through a tube in her stomach. Oh - and watching her favorite show, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, on TV.
For the many things in her world that are so out of the ordinary for such a young child, things like getting excited when your favorite cartoon comes on make Morgan seem so . . . ordinary. But her life is anything but ordinary.

Board split on adding new teacher

April 18, 2013

Classroom size - How many students are too many for the most optimal learning environment? That was a key issue of discussion at last week’s special meeting of the Broken Bow Board of Education.
The discussion ensued when a number of parents of next year’s 5th graders addressed the board about adding another 5th grade teacher to the elementary staff. The current 4th grade class has 72 students, meaning that with the current three sections of 5th grade there would be 24 students in each section.

April 15th

BREAKING NEWS: Fugitive captured

April 15, 2013

Though it was firmly believed he was long gone from the area, folks in the area still felt a bit uneasy at the thought of a fugitive on the loose in their neighborhood. People across a number of states can now breathe a collective sigh of relief with the announcement that Lloyd Emer Tabor III has been captured.

Lawmakers address juvenile murderers, park fees and education funding

April 15, 2013

LINCOLN - Nebraska lawmakers continued consideration of bills on a wide range of subjects this week.  Here’s a roundup of some of them:

LB44: This bill advanced on a 30-2 vote Thursday. Sponsored by Sen. Brad Ashford of Omaha, the bill would set a 40-year minimum prison sentence for juveniles committing a 1A felony, which includes serious crimes such as murder, rape or kidnapping. Juveniles committing these crimes could still be able to be sentenced to life without parole.

April 11th

Arcadia fire serves a purpose

April 11, 2013

ARCADIA -- The building needed to come down and the department wanted the training ... With that in mind, on April 7 the community of Arcadia had a house fire, and all for a good cause. With the house on Main Street gone, Arcadia can now make way for a new fire hall.
“It was amazing to watch,” said Fire Board President Steve Kaps. “I couldn’t believe how long it took to get everything out and then how long it took to put everything back.”

Fair opening act announced

April 11, 2013

Two weeks ago, the announcement was made that The Casey Donahew Band would be headlining the entertainment at the 2013 Custer County Fair. This week another announcement was made of the act that will open the show and round out an evening of top-notch country music.
Kristen Kelly has recently burst onto the country music scene, and if you watched the Country Music Awards Sunday night you may have seen her as she was interviewed on the red carpet prior to the show. Kristen will open for The Casey Donahew Band in front of the grandstands at the Custer County Fair Tuesday night, July 30.

April 10th

Chamber plans street dance/beer garden

April 10, 2013

Though still just in the preliminary planning stages, the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce took steps Tuesday toward hosting a new event in the community this summer.
At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, Chamber Director Donnis Hueftle-Bullock presented a request for the Chamber to host a street dance and beer garden July 12, in conjunction with Crazy Days. Early plans are to have the event on South C Street, between South 8th and South 9th Avenues.

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