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March 22nd, 2012
The Custer County Economic Development Corporation has a new leader. Melissa Garcia has been hired as its new economic developer and will take the title of president.
Melissa has spent the last five years working for Mid Plains Community College as a community liaison for their Center for Enterprise Business and Community Development.
She was born in Broken Bow where she started elementary school. She moved out of the community with her family when her father joined the service, and later returned to Custer County and graduated from Callaway High School.
ARCADIA -- You plan and plan, and then plan again, and hope your hard work never gets called into action.
A motion to hire one full-time elementary teacher in the Broken Bow school district for the 2012-2013 school year passed by a 4-2 vote Monday night.
The request was made by elementary principal Kim Jonas, after she presented the board with the current and projected enrollment figures for the next few years. With lower elementary class sizes currently at right around 70 students, Jonas is concerned about only having three sections of 4th grade available for those larger classes.
At approximately 9 p.m. Sunday night in Broken Bow, an unknown person shot at an unoccupied Custer County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle. There were no injuries, and no arrests have been made at this time in connection with the incident.
The Nebraska State Patrol is conducting the investigation.
Family Resources of Greater Nebraska, P.C. may be a new business in the Broken Bow area, but it isn't the first time Seanne Emerton has set foot here.
With more than a week of temperatures in the upper 70s and lower 80s, more than just us humans are experiencing a touch of Spring fever! These daffodils are in full bloom along the south side of North Park School.
Throughout the community of Broken Bow, the past week has included the smells of barbecue grills replacing the scent of wood burning fireplaces, the sights of folks in shorts and flip-flops replacing the snow boots and winter coats, and the sounds of children giggling as they ride their bicycles up and down the street.
Beginning next month, Broken Bow Municipal Utilities customers will see a 7.2 percent rate increase in their electric rate. The increase was approved by the City Council Monday.
The request for the customer rate increase was made, explained Electric Superinten-dent Doug Staab, because the city itself has experienced a rate increase from its electricity provider. The rate increase passed on to the customers is the same increase, 7.2 percent, as the city is seeing from its wholesale provider.
A large host of auction items - 49 crock pots of chili - generous bidders - dedicated sponsors. All of these elements came together Saturday night at Sylvesterâ€™s Bar, and when the night was over, $16, 534.34 was raised for two community organizations.
This was the seventh year for the fundraising event, which organizers Jeannie Connely Skolil and Sylvesterâ€™s owner Fred Schumacher say started as just a random idea. Each year the public is invited to enter their favorite chili recipe to be judged by a panel of community volunteers.
Next week, Marrch 19 - 23, is National Severe Weather Awareness Week. Area citizens had an opportunity to learn more about severe weather awareness and some of the agencies who make it their goal to both keep us safe and help in times of disaster or emergency, at a special program Tuesday evening in the Broken Bow High School Gym.
Jason Lichtenberger, 19 of Broken Bow, was sentenced to three years probation in Custer County District Court Thursday. Lichtenberger was charged with attempted sexual assault of a minor, a Class III felony.
In handing down her sentence Judge Karin Noakes noted that reports indicate the defendant is at â€ślow risk to re-offend and is a good candidate for probation.â€ť