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The Custer County Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution hosted a Christmas luncheon Dec. 16, and presented the chapterâs Community Service Award to the Rev. Kathy LaRocque.
âThe fabric of Broken Bow will have a big hole in it when she leaves,â said DAR service committee chair Rosa Tiff about LaRocque. âShe is simply a caring person who wants to help anyone who needs help.â
Nineteen-year-old Skyler J. Linn was sentenced in Custer County District Court Dec. 16, to 12-15 months in the Nebraska Department of Corrections. The sentence was part of a plea agreement Linn and his attorney reached with the State.
Linn was arraigned in Custer County Court Dec. 6, and was charged with three counts of burglary and one count of possession of a stolen firearm. All are Class III felonies. The burglaries involved Broken Bow businesses, including Garrett Tire, Farritor Auto Parts and Clark Dental.
Finances and personnel were the key issues discussed at the Monday meeting of the Broken Bow Board of Education.
The Board voted unanimously to approve the resignation of Dave Pruden, BBHS business teacher and head girls basketball coach, effective Dec. 20, 2010. Interim superintendent Dr. Virginia Moon declined to comment on the circumstances that led to Pruden's resignation.
Michael Chipps, president of Mid Plains Community College, was among those who braved the cold Monday morning to check out the progress of the new Custer Campus in Broken Bow. MPCC is one of the colleges who will be leasing space and providing classes at the campus when it opens in the Fall of 2011.
The college campus is the result of a large fundraising effort in Custer County and the surrounding area. The majority of the funds being used to build the college came from individual donors and businesses in the area, through the efforts of the Custer Economic Development Corporation.
Last week the M. Eighmy Foundation presented a generous donation to the Custer County Historical Society. This gesture was one of the foremost contributions to a fund drive that began a few weeks ago, to raise money toward improving the museum.
Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, officers from the Nebraska State Patrol and the Custer County Sheriff's Office investigated a triple fatality traffic crash that occurred around 2:30 p.m., two miles west of Ansley on State Highway 2.
While the first week of December was exceptionally busy for the Broken Bow Volunteer Fire Department, facilitator Andy Holland says calls for the year are below the average - and that is a good thing.
As of Monday, the department had been dispatched to a total of 50 fire calls throughout the 2010 year, compared with the annual average of 70. However, December started out with a bang, with the BBVFD receiving five calls in the first seven days of the month.
The School Garden in Broken Bow had a very special guest last Friday, a bird of prey.
The 3-year-old Peregrine Falcon is one of the prides and joys of Michael Garcia, a falconer from Chicago. Michael says he tries to come to Nebraska every year to allow his birds to soar, to fly, to hunt.
The Blackburns thought he and his birds would be a fun âShow and tellâ. They were correct.
âThe sport of Falconry is at last 4,000 years old,â Michael explained later. âThere are those who would argue that it is at last 10,000 years old. You see the pictures inscribed as hieroglyphics. â
Broken Bow has a new mayor. Cecil Burt was sworn in, along with councilmen Jim Franssen and Scott Spanel at Mondayâs city council meeting. The swearing in ceremony was part of the âsine dieâ proceedings which hands the governing of the city from one mayor and council to the next.
The new mayor said he is going to work to learn how to run a city along with the councilâs help. Franssen is new to the council, but not new to city government, as he has previous experience as a member of Broken Bowâs city council.
Broken Bow Volunteer Firemen and members of the EMT crew, along with staff from Jennie Melham Medical Center and local law enforcement all participated in a special Haz Mat training session Wednesday evening. The training was held at the Broken Bow fire hall, with several local teens portraying "victims" of a chemical spill in the mock drill.