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July 5th, 2012

Camp 5 Fire 100 percent contained

July 5, 2012

Halsey - Fire Officials declared the Camp 5 Fire as 100 percent contained at 3 p.m. on the 4th of July. Tim Buskirk, Bessey District Ranger said, "I can't think of a better message to celebrate this holiday than to say Camp 5 Fire is 100 percent contained. We will continue to monitor the area with a couple of engines and small crew but will be releasing the rest for assignment to other fires or to their home units."

July 3rd

Barn welcomes visitors

July 3, 2012

Rhonda and Michael B. stopped into the Byway Barn on July 2 just looking for a travel book but instead found so much more. The couple is from mid-Arkansas and on their way to Mount Rushmore. They had stopped by four Visitor’s Centers after driving into Nebraska looking for the Nebraska Travel Book, finding none that were open.

In Broken Bow, their luck changed. Chard Hirsch had opened the Byway Barn less than half an hour earlier and she has a plethora of brochures ranging from Nebraska maps, attraction brochures and, of course, Nebraska Travel Books.

Callaway church builds school, wells in Nigeria

July 3, 2012

CALLAWAY – NIGERIA – A partnership has been formed that transcends a formidable distance, from Callaway, Nebraska, to Bagrima, Nigeria, and back. Yes this is a partnership based on need, but even more so it is based on a desire to serve.

The Callaway United Methodist Church has a sister church in Bagrima, Nigeria, and through this partnership the village has been able to open a school, a clinic, dug a deep water well, and it has accomplished these goals in less than five years.

July 2nd

Fires prompt urgency for caution with fireworks

July 2, 2012

With several fires breaking out in the area over the past few days, and one still burning in the National Forest at Halsey, local fire chiefs are urging citizens to use extreme caution this week when lighting off fireworks. In fact, some communities across the state have already banned fireworks this year, and several others are considering imposing a ban.

June 29th

MPCC’s Broken Bow Extended Campus Coordinator Don Davis set to retire July 1

June 29, 2012

Don Davis, Mid-Plains Community College Extended Campus Coordinator in Broken Bow, has announced his retirement effective July 1.

“My time at MPCC has been extremely rewarding, but I am ready to move on to other things,” Davis said.

This is actually the second retirement for the self-proclaimed “farm boy from the Sandhills of Nebraska.” His first retirement came after teaching and counseling students for more than three decades.

June 28th

Three area communities plans special July 4th celebrations

June 28, 2012

STAPLETON - - The county seat of Logan County, the small community of Stapleton is surrounded by farms and ranches. It is a quiet little town west of Arnold, but next week the noise level will likely raise as the community celebrates its Centennial.

Tragedy Remembered: Haumman sisters depicted in sculpture

June 28, 2012

THEDFORD - - Thedford area sculptor Linda Egle has had the personal goal of creating the lost Haumann girls in bronze for at least 15 years. Linda learned of the girl’s ordeal and she promised herself that some day she would sculpture those two.

June 26th

Ansley man scheduled for arraignment for child pornography

June 26, 2012

ANSLEY - - A 50-year-old Ansley man has been arrested for possession of child pornography, as the result of a joint investigation involving the Custer County Sheriff’s Office, Nebraska State Patrol and Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force.
Anthony Lewandowski, who resides at 814 Hale Street in Ansley, was arrested June 21, 2012, after a warrant was issued following an investigation in which a computer that Lewandowski possessed was found to have child pornography on it. The computer, along with other electronic devices, was seized.

Benefit concert to build memorial gym to coaches

June 26, 2012

In the past three weeks, the community of Broken Bow has come together like never before, and has been the recipient of support and encouragement from far and wide. This Sunday, we will be given another opportunity to share in a special way.

June 24th

State High School Rodeo qualifies National Rodeo contenders

June 24, 2012

Nebraska’s High School Rodeo State Finals in Hastings has come to a close, and the champions are sitting on some new saddles. Next, for the elite few, will be a run at Nationals July 14-21, 2012, at Rock Springs, Wyo. Check this week’s paper for pictures of all of our area competitors in action, and complete results.

Yearend Nebraska High School Rodeo champions
*Denotes National Qualifier

Boys Cutting
1. Sterling Atkins *
2. Seth Cumpton *
3. Chase Reiken *
4. William Meyer *
5. Shane Suchy - alternate

Girls Cutting
1. Lindsay Adamson *

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