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March 2nd, 2012

Library requests additional space

March 2, 2012

The Broken Bow Library has a proposal. In a written request to the Broken Bow City Council Feb. 9, the Library Board is asking for additional space and they have an idea on how this can be accomplished.
Established more than 100 years ago, the Broken Bow Public Library began with the formation of the Ladies Library Association in 1885. The current building became their home in the fall of 1971.
The Broken Bow Library Board, and Library Foundation Board want to make sure Broken Bow’s Library fulfills the needs of the community in the years to come.
This is what they know.

Variety show launches fund-raiser

March 2, 2012

Mark your calendars now, and make plans to attend the Broken Bow Schools theater renovation ‘Kick-off Fundraiser” March 5 at the Broken Bow Middle School Auditorium beginning at 7 p.m.
An evening of music, drama and speech is planned featuring Broken Bow High School students and the Custer County Community Choir.
The suggested donation is $5 for adults and $3 for 12 and under, with the proceeds going to Broken Bow Public Schools Foundation for the renovation of the Middle School Auditorium for use as a Fine Arts facility.

March 1st

2012 Citizen of the Year - - Dr. Virginia Moon

March 1, 2012

When Broken Bow’s Superintendent of Schools resigned in May 2010, the school board faced the tough challenge of trying to find a replacement on short notice. That late in the year is not a good time to begin a search for a school superintendent for the fall, so the board - with the help of the Nebraska Association of School Boards - made the decision to hire an interim superintendent for one year, to give them more time to conduct a proper search for a full time administrator.

Local groceryman takes seat on Bow city council

March 1, 2012

Cody Schmick is the newest member of Broken Bow’s City Council. He was sworn in Feb. 24, taking a seat as a representative of the West Ward vacated by the death of Jim Franssen.
Schmick said he is pleased to be able to serve. Relatively new to Broken Bow, he had been looking for a place not just to volunteer, but to be useful.
“Owning a business in town, I know the uphill battle our business owners are fighting,” he said. Schmick, 28, moved to Broken Bow when his family purchased a local grocery store and opened Schmick’s Market in October 2010.

February 28th

That crazy Nebraska weather!

February 28, 2012

Look closely! That isn't snow Mike Kettleborough is scooping from his driveway on Memorial Drive in Broken Bow - it's hail! The unsettled weather pattern making its way across Nebraska Tuesday brought with it rumbles of thunder, rain and hail to Broken Bow. The path of the storm seemed to be rather narrow, as the north side of town received more hail than the south. Some areas of the city looked as if a winter snowfall had taken place, while other areas had no hail at all.

Hail

February 28, 2012

A February storm brought hail to Broken Bow, creating a sea of white across flooded traffic lanes and sidewalks. Short-lived, the storm left as fast as it arrived, but bringing with it a necessary eye to the sky as the threat of more followed. Tune into this week's Custer County Chief for more on Tuesday afternoon's weather. And be careful out there.

February 24th

New pool on track

February 24, 2012

As the community looks to warmer weather and impending Spring, thoughts turn to summer and ultimately to the opportunity to swim. This year is no different except that the new swim season will bring with it the opening of the new Broken Bow Aquatic Center. The new pool is pictured above. Over the winter months, the public has watched the facility being built piece by piece, and now the completion of the project is in sight. This facility will boast a completely new design which includes a zero depth entry and multiple play features.

Women called to ministry as second career

February 24, 2012

The stories are similar for two Broken Bow women - they were well past 50 when they felt a calling on their lives to change directions and pursue a new career. Both listened.
Mary Jane Gockley moved with her husband to Broken Bow in 1978. Her husband had accepted a position as priest at St. John’s Episcopal Church.
A registered nurse by trade, Gockley went to work at Jennie Melham Medical Center, where she remained until her retirement in 1991. She also stayed very busy as a clergy wife and a mom to four daughters.

February 23rd

BBPD seize drugs, lots of cash

February 23, 2012

Broken Bow Police Officers seized drugs, paraphernalia and more than $100,000 in cash late Monday night after apprehending two men for leaving the scene of a hit-and-run accident.

Police Chief Steve Scott said the two men were en route to California by plane when inclement weather conditions forced them to land at the Broken Bow Airport Sunday night. The men borrowed an airport courtesy car and stayed at a local motel.

“It appears that their flight plan was round-trip from California to Chicago and they were on their way back to California when they landed in Broken Bow,” Scott said.

School board makes offer on property

February 23, 2012

The Broken Bow Board of Education adjourned into closed session Monday evening, and when they returned the board voted on and approved a motion to make a purchase offer on a piece of property.

The offer of $13,000 was made on a property located just east of the practice field. A small house currently sits on the property, which is in the middle of the block. According to board president Michelle Zlomke, the intent for the property is to remove the house and convert the area for parking.

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