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September 23rd, 2013
The community of Broken Bow is saddened this week by the news that Mike Buckles, Social Studies teacher at Broken Bow High School, died September 21, after a courageous battle with cancer.
In order to allow staff members and students to attend the funeral services, school will not begin until noon Tuesday, Sept. 24. Buses will run accordingly and lunch will be served.
The small southern Custer County community of Eddyville will host its annual fundraiser Mud Drags this weekend, with proceeds from the event being used for the town's Community Center.
The Saturday, Sept. 21 event, will begin at 1 p.m. at the Community Building in Eddyville, and will feature modified stock, super stock, open, hobby and powder puff divisions. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids and children under 6 are free. Concessions will be available.
ï»¿ï»¿Though the floodwaters may have crested in Big Springs, Brule and Ogallala in western Nebraska, the National Weather Service predicts high river levels will remain for several days. The debris in the water may contribute to additional flooding.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) are urging outdoor recreationists to stay away from standing or moving floodwater in western and central Nebraska.
Water from Colorado Flooding Expected to Enter Nebraska Late Tuesday
The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency is sending a team of six staff and its Mobile Operations Center (MOC) to Ogallala on Wednesday to work with local emergency managers along the South Platte River in response to potential flooding from water coming from heavy rains that fell on Colorado.
The team will arrange for state resources as needed and coordinate the stateâ€™s response.
By TERRI LICKING
HALSEY - - August 19 - 24, 1963, 27 high school boys attended the first Youth Range Camp at the new State 4-H Camp in the Nebraska National Forest near Halsey.
August 24, 2013, past and present organizers, camp directors, instructors and campers came to celebrate 50 years of Youth Range Camp at the same camp that celebrated their own 50th anniversary last year.
An April 2013 accident east of Broken Bow that left one Sargent man dead now has another Sargent man facing manslaughter charges.
Joseph White, 26 of Sargent/Burwell, was arraigned in Custer County Court Monday morning on one charge of manslaughter, a Class III felony. White waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to District Court. He will be arraigned in Custer County District Court Sept. 26 at 9:30 a.m.
The outdoor tennis courts at Tomahawk Park have received a face lift - thanks in part to a generous donation from a local citizen.
At a council meeting in May in which discussion ensued on the scope of the project to refurbish the tennis courts, Dr. Lance Jones gave more than his two cents worth on the project - in fact, he felt so strongly about the importance of preserving the three outdoor courts that he donated $5,000 of his own money to the city to do it.
In this neck of the woods, folks love Husker football. They also generously support local causes. Next week, area citizens will have the opportunity to demonstrate their support for both.
The Tiffany Theater in Broken Bow will host a special fundraising evening for the Little Feet, Big Dreams campaign Sunday, Sept. 8. The theater will be showing the HuskerMax documentary film, Through These Gates, beginning at 4 p.m.
According to new data released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service, 13.4 percent of Nebraska households struggled with hunger on average in the years 2010-2012. The data comes from the USDAâ€™s annual report on food insecurity.
Nationally, more than 48.9 million people lived in households that were food insecure in 2012 â€“ 14.1 percent of all adults and 21.6 percent of all children lived in food insecure households.
As this school year gets underway, there is one group of students who is seeing a reduction in services - and it happens to be our youngest.
March 1, 2013, budget sequestration went into effect, forcing across-the-board cuts in several federal spending categories. For Head Start, that translated into a 5.27-percent budget cut to individual grants across the nation.Â