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August 24th, 2012

Most trails re-open at Bessey Ranger District before Labor Day

August 24, 2012

Halsey – Most of the roads and trails at Bessey Ranger District near Halsey will re-open next week in time to welcome Labor Day weekend visitors. The roads and trails have been closed since early July due to hazard tree dangers and damage to the trails that occurred during the Camp 5 Fire earlier this summer.

State and local governments employ 16.4 million full-time equivalent employees in 2011

August 24, 2012

In March 2011, there were 16.4 million full-time equivalent employees working in state and local governments in the U.S., down 1.4 percent from 2010. According to estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau, the majority of these employees (8.9 million) worked in education, followed by those working in hospitals (964,381), police protection (923,951) and corrections (717,940).

Girl Scout signups Monday

August 24, 2012

The Broken Bow Girl Scouts will be having a Girl Scout sign up at Tomahawk Park Monday, August 27th, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. for any girls interested in signing up for Girl Scouts. They will meet some of the existing girl scouts and join them for ice cream. If they would like to join GS but are unable to be at the sign up event please call Kay Richardson, Girl Scout Membership Specialist at 800-879-6123.

The Broken Bow Girl Scouts are pictured at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo, where they spent the night under the aquarium Aug. 18. A total of 43 girl Scouts and leaders attended the event.

August 23rd

BREAKING NEWS: Sargent woman, 11-year-old girl, killed near Miller

August 23, 2012

A single vehicle accident south of Miller Wednesday afternoon has taken the life of a Sargent woman and 11-year-old girl.

Amanda Wilder, 28, her two daughter - Destani, 11, and Montannah, 8 - along with Amanda's friend, 24-year-old Rebecca Veeder, all of Sargent, were traveling in a 1989 GMC pickup around 12:30 Wednesday, when Amanda lost control of the vehicle 2 1/2 miles south of Miller on Highway 183. Veeder and Destani Wilder were killed in the crash. Amanda and Montannah were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.

August 22nd

Chad’s journey home

August 22, 2012

The first day of school this week was especially meaningful for one Broken Bow High School senior and his family. Nearly 11 weeks after a horrific automobile accident nearly took his life, 17-year-old Chad Christensen is back in school - and he admits he looked forward to his first day this year more than he ever has before!

Birthright closes in Bow after 29 years

August 22, 2012

Nearly 30 years after opening their doors in Custer County, Birthright is closing its Broken Bow office.

Birthright was started in Broken Bow in October 1983, by a group of local women involved with Right to Life. The Birthright office was located in the basement of the hospital for the first 10 years or so, before moving to the second floor of the post office, where it has remained since.

Chief Justice offers his support

August 22, 2012

Just two days after presenting a proposal to the Custer County Board of Supervisors, a CEDC task force made nearly the same presentation for a new judicial center to Chief Justice Mike Heavican.

In an open meeting on the Custer College campus, task force chairperson Juliana Jenkins went over plans, preliminary architectural drawings and options for the construction of a judicial center in Broken Bow. The proposal is to build the center on the Custer Campus.

August 21st

Gateway Motors honored by Chevrolet

August 21, 2012

Representatives of Chevrolet - GM traveled from Dallas, Texas, to Broken Bow last week to present an outstanding service award to Gateway Motors. A marble plaque was presented to Thomas McCaslin, as a large contingency of friends, family and community members gathered for an open house of the newly renovated showroom.

August 20th

Schendt named new county judge

August 20, 2012

After a grueling interview process and weeks of waiting, Tami Schendt received word Monday morning that Gov. Dave Heineman had announced her as his appointment to serve as County Judge in the 8th Judicial District.
Schendt and fellow Broken Bow attorney Mike Borders, had their names submitted to the Governor for consideration for the judgeship, filling a vacancy left by the retirement of long-time Judge Gary Washburn.
The 8th Judicial District consists of Blaine, Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Custer, Garfield, Greeley, Holt, Howard, Keya Paha, Loup, Rock, Sherman, Valley and Wheeler counties.

August 17th

New grain loading station hosts tours, safety demonstration

August 17, 2012

In November 2011, The Andersons formally broke ground on a 3.8 million bushel capacity grain elevator east of Anselmo. At that time it was planned for the elevator to be operational in time for the 2012 harvest season, and that plan has been accomplished.
Two events are coming up that offer an opportunity to visit the facility and meet the people who now call central Nebraska home.

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