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July 19th, 2013
CALLAWAY - - The old saying, âgood things come in small packagesâ, certainly holds true with the Seven Valleys Museum in Callaway. Though not a large community, this little town boasts one of the nicest museums in the area - and thanks to the efforts of a lot of local volunteers, it is getting even nicer.
The Seven Valleys Historical Society began a major restoration project on the museum the first of this year. They are calling it âFacelift Project 2013.â
Deep within the boundaries of the state of Nebraska and along three major highways and BNSF Railroad, lies an amazing group of EMTs and firemen. This well trained team has been paged out too many times to horrific scenes, and yet answers these pages with the utmost professionalism and calm presence of minds (even though their hearts are pounding in wonder of whatâs ahead of them.)â
These words were written by Cozad Fire and Rescue Chief Marlene Williams in reference to the Ansley Volunteer Rescue Service. Williams nominated the Ansley crew for a special award from the state, and they won.
The Custer County Foundation presented a grant award in the amount of $3,000 to the Sargent Women's Action Team (SWAT). The grant will go towards the purchase of a new liner for the Sargent swimming pool. The pool has a crack in the deep end and this liner will fix the problem and add years to the life the pool. Another benefit of the liner is it will illuminate the need and the expense of having to pain the pool every year.
Karl Davis, Custer County Foundation Board Member and past President, presented the check to SWAT members and pool staff on Thursday, July 11th.
The Broken Bow Board of Education will meet tonight, July 15, at 7 p.m. in the board room at the high school. Items on the agenda include approval of Superintendent Mark Sievering as district representative; annual approval of student, activity and teacher handbooks; and approval of the purchase of a 2013 Chevrolet pickup. A class grouping policy for establishing class size will also be discussed this evening, but is not listed on the agenda as an action item.
Summer is here, bringing with it dangerous excessive heat. The American Red Cross has steps people can follow to stay safe as the temperatures soar.
âExcessive heat can be deadly; it has caused more deaths in recent years than all other weather events,â said Tina Labellarte, Region CEO. âWe want everyone to stay safe during the hot weather and have some reminders for them to follow when the weather is hot and humid.â
NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN, PETS IN THE CAR, the inside temperature of the car can quickly reach 120 degrees. Other heat safety steps include:
For as long as he can remember, Steve Sommer has loved collecting rocks and fossils.
âI use to haul them in, and my mom hauled them out,â he laughs.
Along with his life-long interest in fossils, Sommer has long fostered the desire to open a museum. That dream has finally come true.
The Bone Yard Creation Museum will host its grand opening this weekend, though the museum actually opened to the public May 15. Getting to this point has been a long process, involving lots of hard work and sweat and lots of help, Sommer says.
Broken Bow is gearing up to welcome back high school alumni, as the annual Alumni Weekend is set for July 12 and 13.
Alumni weekend will get started Friday, July 12, with a time to meet and register at the kick-off event from 4-7 p.m. at the Municipal Building. Hosted by the Broken Bow Public Schools Foundation Board of Directors, the kick-off will feature wine and cheese and a chance for alumni to get reacquainted.
Registration will again be open Saturday morning from 9-11 a.m. Bus tours of Broken Bow will be offered from the Municipal Building beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Bill Wilcox graduated with the Broken Bow High School class of 1955, and had the opportunity to visit with some of his old classmates July 2 as he traveled through Nebraska.
Wilcox now lives in Newport Beach, Va., and is an avid antique car collector. He and long-time friend, Bob Woolfitt, are among a large contingency of antique car enthusiasts making their way across country in celebration of the centennial of the Lincoln Highway. The interstate, one of the nationâs first transcontinental highways, runs from New York to San Francisco, and the pair will drive that entire route.
*Julie White is a native of Broken Bow, and the daughter of Daryl and Donna Sybrant. She submitted this article updating us on the status of Haiti.
Three and a half years have passed since the 7.0 Haiti earthquake of Jan. 12, 2010. Will and Julie (Sybrant) White and their children, William (age 14) and Abby (age 10), have been living in Haiti for more than 13 years.
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The Broken Bow Volunteer Fire Department once again put on a spectacular fireworks display at Melham Park July 4. There was a very large crowd in attendance this year, with perfect weather for the display - as oohs and aahs could be heard through the crowd. Thank you BBVFD for the awesome display!