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March 29th, 2012
The old adage, â€śit takes a village to raise a childâ€ť, has been taken to heart by one group of Broken Bow school district parents. The Broken Bow PTA has come a long way from the Harper Valley days Jeannie C. Riley sang about!
Thanks to the efforts of the Broken Bow PTA, the school district has been able to acquire technology equipment and support programs they may have otherwise not had the ability to do. Throughout just the past few years the group has raised literally thousands of dollars for the schools and spearheaded major projects such as the playground at Custer.
Custer County received word early this week that the effort to reduce the speed limit on West Highway 2 coming into Broken Bow was successful.
Nebraska Department of Roads Director Monty Fredrickson sent a letter to the Custer County Commissioners stating that changes will be coming to the section of highway beginning at mile marker 276, west of Grassland Veterinary Hospital. The plan is to reduce the speed limit from 65 mph to 55 mph at that mile marker.
According to the Custer County SheriffĂs Office, the March 28, 2012, plane
crash northwest of the Broken Bow Airport claimed the life of passenger John L Webb, age 48, of Huntsville, Texas. The pilot, Dustin L. Webb, age 33, also of Huntsville survived.
The crash occurred at approximately 1:30 p.m.
The six-passenger Beech twin engine aircraft is registered out of
Huntsville, and is privately owned. The plane and its occupants were
returning to Texas from North Dakota at the time of the crash.
The FAA has taken over the investigation, so any further questions should
MERNA - - Students at Anselmo-Merna schools were given a first-hand lesson in overcoming adversity last week. Rohan Murphy was the guest speaker at the school March 23.
Murphy is from Long Island, NY and was the keynote speaker in Kearney for the Nebraska Rural Community Schools Associa-tion conference on the same day. The A-M Wrestling Club contributed to the cost of bringing Mr. Murphy to the school.
HALSEY - - The Scott Lookout Tower at the Bessey Ranger District near Halsey has reopened and tours can be scheduled with advanced notification. The Tower, originally built in 1944, is on the Nebraska Historical Register and has been a key tour attraction for visitors on the Bessey Ranger District.
A large crowd gathered to enjoy food and beverages, and congratulate the staff of the Heritage Bank during Business After Hours in Broken Bow March 16.
The bank is now open in its new location on the Custer Campus, behind Mid-Plains Community College Extended Campus. Bank staff greeted visitors and conducted tours during an open house in the new building last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
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.