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November 18th, 2013

Cemetery tales entertain, educate

November 18, 2013

It is written that the winds that whisper across the Great Plains tell the stories of our ancestors. For Bev Kennedy, the whispers of stories about those lost in the early days of Custer County, moved to paper as she set out on a great voyage several years ago. Inspired by local folklore, a simple map and a personal challenge, she set out to document the locations of each and every registered cemetery in Custer County.

November 15th

Tragedy strikes, but dream lives on

November 15, 2013

SARGENT - - Though he never served in the military himself, Dennis Seidel had the utmost respect and admiration for members of the U.S. Armed Forces, and was determined to honor those veterans in a special way in his hometown of Sargent. But he was not able to see that happen.
After his sudden, tragic death in February 2013, friends and loved ones of Dennis Seidel - in particular his girlfriend, Kathy Wilson - have made it their mission to complete the project Dennis was so passionately devoted to for the last years of his life; the Sargent Veterans Memorial.

Council approves utility rate increases - again

November 15, 2013

It was not a popular decision, and one all four council members said they wish they did not have to make, but they did. For the second consecutive year, the Broken Bow City Council unanimously approved a rate hike Tuesday for city water use fees and for city sewer use fees.
The votes on the two ordinances came following lengthy discussion on the issues, led by Water & Sewer Superintendent Darren Marten. Marten explained to the Council that each year the Rural Water Association comes in to and does an overall survey of the community’s utilities and then makes recommendations accordingly.

November 11th

New member Country Music Hall of Fame

November 11, 2013

Arcadia native Sheila Greenland is a country gal. She’s has made her way in the music world to Nashville and back, and at the end of last month, was inducted into the Nebraska Country Music Foundation Hall of Fame.
For a career that started at age 6 with appearances at the local music festivals, it’s been a long time coming.
“I received a letter about a month and a half ago saying that I had been nominated,” said Sheila, from her home in Arcadia. “They wanted a bio, and I sent it in.”

November 18, 2013: Today in Central Nebraska

November 11, 2013

Scheduled Today:

School Events:
*Broken Bow 8th grade girls basketball vs. Lexington in Broken Bow at 4:30
*School Board meeting at 7:00pm
*5th and 6th grade Band & Choir concert at the Junior High auditorium starting at 7:00pm

Community Events:
*Share the Joy of Reading" Book Drive starting Nov. 18th at the Broken Bow Public Library

For more information on the above events, check out the calendar found on the homepage of this website.

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:

*Board of Education of School District 21 at the Broken Bow High School Room 414 at 7:00pm

November 8th

Area Veterans Day programs & events

November 8, 2013

*Broken Bow Elks Lodge 1688 invites all area veterans to a special Appreciation Dinner - Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the BPOE Lodge Room in Broken Bow. Social hour will begin at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m.

*A special Boy Scout Flag Retirement Ceremony will be held Monday, Nov. 11 in the Broken Bow City Square beginning at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.
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Programs at area schools
Ansley Public School - - Program Monday, Nov. 11 - 9 a.m. High School gym

Lone testifier speaks on altering state's good time rules

November 8, 2013

LINCOLN--Only one person stepped forward to testify Thursday on a proposed revision to Nebraska's good-time rules for prisoners.

The Department of Correctional Services held a public hearing at the Lincoln Regional Center seeking comment on the proposal.

Currently, prisoners can shave off time from their sentences if they are well behaved in prison. The state can take away earned good time if a prisoner does something wrong. The proposed changes would double the amount of good time that could be taken away.

Miss America 2011 graces ladies’ luncheon

November 8, 2013

When I was 7 years old and the Miss America pageant was on TV, it was a family night to watch. Let’s face it all those women are gorgeous and talented. My friends and I took turns playing 3rd runner up, 2nd runner up, 1st runner up and then Miss America. One of us would do the teary eye walk, of course with the elbow, elbow, wrist, wrist, wave, as the other 3 three would sing ‘There she is Miss America.’

November 7th

Nebraska Cattlemen Sandhills chapter host ranch tours

November 7, 2013

THEDFORD - - Saturday, Oct. 26, a ranch tour encompassing ranches in Cherry, Blaine and Thomas counties was held. This was the first tour organized by the Nebraska Cattlemen, Sandhills Affiliate (NCSA).
Officers of the NCSA - President Brenda Masek of Purdum, Vice-President Marc Ericksen of Mullen and Secretary-Treasurer Craig Miles of Brownlee - were on hand to greet the attendees at the first stop, TLC Ranch located northeast of Thedford. Sponsors assisting in the effort included Harsh Mercantile and Western Nebraska Bank of Purdum, and Pearson Livestock Equipment of Thedford.

Small church, big hearts: Gifts for needy kids

November 7, 2013

COMSTOCK - - It is a simple shoe box, filled with what we consider to be ordinary items - toothbrush, socks, hair barretts, balls and small toys, hard candy - but the smiles of joy the box puts on the face of a child is priceless!
The program is called Operation Christmas Child, a project of the international Christian relief organization, Samaritan’s Purse. The project began in 1993 with 28,000 shoe box gifts hand delivered to underprivileged children in other parts of the world. And my how the project has grown!

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