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February 23rd, 2012

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.

February 20th

Jenkins decides against Senate bid

February 20, 2012

Rancher and restaurant owner Jim Jenkins announced today that he would not seek an independent bid for the United States Senate seat being vacated by Ben Nelson.

Three generations of Bow aviators honored

February 20, 2012

Each year the Nebraska Aviation Trades Association presents its most distinguished award, Airman of the Year, to one of its members who has shown outstanding dedication and support to the agricultural aviation industry.

The 2011 Airman of the Year award, was given to Casey Williams of Arrow Aviation in Broken Bow. Casey is the 3rd generation of his family to receive this prestigious award.

The award was presented recently at the Nebraska Aviation Trades Association (NATA) 2012 annual convention in Grand Island.

For more on this story, see this week's Custer County Chief.

February 17th

Senator wants pipeline route review back on track

February 17, 2012

LINCOLN - - The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality could continue to review alternative routes for the TransCanda Keystone XL pipeline to avoid the Sandhills, despite recent action by the federal government, if a bill introduced by Sen. Jim Smith of Papillion was passed.

On Feb. 16, the Natural Resources Committee heard testimony on the bill, LB1161. The bill is a "simple amendment" to the two pipeline-related bills passed during last year's special session, Smith said.
On Feb. 14, Smith introduced an amendment to his bill to address the recent federal action, he said.

February 16th

New superintendent soon to call BB home

February 16, 2012

The contract has been signed and house hunting has begun for the new superintendent of Broken Bow Public Schools.
In a special meeting of the Broken Bow Board of Education Feb. 3, a two-year contract for superintendent Mark Sievering was approved. The contract includes an annual salary of $125,000 per year and benefits.
According to board president Michelle Zlomke, current interim superintendent Dr. Virginia Moon has been in contact with Sievering regarding any decisions that need to be made for the 2012-13 school year.

Broken Bow School Foundation launches new program

February 16, 2012

As Broken Bow Schools prepare to break ground on a long-awaited elementary school building project, community members have launched the “Little Feet, Big Dreams” capital improvement campaign to enhance the North Park Elementary project.

February 14th

Bill would require classroom pledge daily

February 14, 2012

For all Broken Bow elementary students, the day begins with reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag. However, like most schools in the state, that usually ends by the time the students hit middle school.
However, if State Senator Tony Fulton, of Lincoln, has his way - beginning the school day with the pledge will be a requirement for ALL students.

February 9th

Custer County crowns 2012 spelling champ

February 9, 2012

Colten Eggleston, of Broken Bow is this year’s Spelling Champion. The seventh grader spelled 48 of 50 words correctly spread out over five lists of 10 words each in this year's competition Feb. 9 at the Municipal Building in Broken Bow.

February 8th

BBHS honors sports greats Friday night

February 8, 2012

The Broken Bow High School Athletic Hall of Fame is enshrining two new individuals and all state championship and unbeaten teams Friday night during the basketball games. 
"The community should feel proud," said Zella Briggs, chairperson of the BBHS Hall of Fame Committee. "We have two top-notch individuals that we are honoring Friday night. Terry and Nikki have both meant a lot to Broken Bow."
Briggs is referring to Terry Lewis and Nikki Scott. 
Louis is a former state champion track athlete and Scott was a four-year letter-winner and state champion on the girls basketball team.

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