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September 25th, 2012
Broken Bow Police Departmentâ€™s investigation of possible shoplifting at a local business on Saturday, Sept. 22, led to the consent search of a Broken Bow residence and charges ranging from shoplifting to drug offenses, according to Chief Steve Scott.
LINCOLN -- The Foster Care Review Office is looking to turn its focus back to the children it serves after six child welfare laws were passed last spring, changing Nebraska's child welfare system.
Sen. Bob Krist of Omaha paid a visit during the foster care advisory committeeâ€™s meeting Sept. 19. He said internal problems with the committee took precedence over the needs of the children before the last legislative session.
A former Broken Bow man has died after being hit by a train Sept. 19, in Grand Island.
Shane Peck, age 41 of Grand Island, formerly of Broken Bow, was pronounced dead at the scene, after the Grand Island Police Department were called to the Broadwell Street crossing at 5:17 p.m.
Peck was a 1989 graduate of Broken Bow High School.
The U.S. Census Bureau released new state data today on the number of Nebraska children living in poverty and the number of children who lack health insurance. The data show both good news and bad news for Nebraska kids.
SOMERFORD - - In the world of media, there is one thing that sets small town papers apart - community news. Who the Smithâ€™s had over for dinner Sunday may not be important to folks in the city - but in this neck of the woods it is.
MERNA - - The Republican National Convention was filled with rally speeches from high profile people, and days filled with events designed to fire up the party members in attendance. One of those party members, serving as a Nebraska delegate to the convention, was Craig Safranek of Merna.
Craig was only in junior high in 1984, when a teacher got him interested in the presidential election. He remembers watching Ronald Reagan, and being fascinated by the fact that one man could have such a profound affect on the nation and the world.
With much regret, the Broken Bow Board of Education accepted the resignation of High School/Middle School Principal Ken Kujath Monday evening, effective July 31, 2013.
Kujath will finish the year at Broken Bow, and says he only submitted his resignation this early to give the board ample time to secure a replacement.
He will have served the Broken Bow school district for seven years, and will be taking advantage of the teacher retirement plan.
â€śI really love what I do. I am doing this now for my familyâ€™s long-term security,â€ť Kujath explained.
LINCOLN -- Broken Bow received top honors Friday from the Nebraska Diplomats, the non-governmental arm of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, as the Governor Dave Heineman and Nebraska Diplomat President Jeffrey Scherer presented Broken Bow Mayor Cecil Burt with one of two Community of the Year awards. The community of Wisner was also so honored.
â€śIt is a tremendous honor,â€ť reflected Custer Economic Development President Melissa Garcia. â€śIt is an amazing validation of what the people of Broken Bow have worked so hard on for the past several years.â€ť
The Broken Bow Volunteer Fire Department was called to the scene of a grass fire Sept. 15, northwest of Broken Bow.
According to Andy Holland of the BBVFD, the department was called at 11:45 a.m. Saturday morning, and responded with three grass rigs, the pumper truck, an ambulance and a tanker, along with 16 fire fighters and three EMTs. Broken Bow also called Callaway, Merna and Anselmo on mutual aid.
Judge James Orr performed the swearing in ceremony for new 8th circuit County Judge Tami Schendt Friday afternoon. The ceremony took place in the District Courtroom of the Custer County Courthouse. A full room of friends, family members, law enforcement officers and fellow attorneys was on hand in support of Schendt during the event.
For more, see this week's Custer County Chief.