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February 20th, 2013
HALSEY - - The students at Sandhills Elementary School participated in the âOne School, One Bookâ program during the month of January, reading the book "Brighty of the Grand Canyon" by Marguerite Henry.
Consolidated Telephone Company donated the money so that each family represented by students at the school could have a copy of this book to read at home according to a prearranged reading schedule.
The Broken Bow Lions have a common goal, to help their fellow man. These Knights of the Blind do more than help those who want to see, their charitable work here locally extends to those in need, with special emphasis on our children.
Don Wolford says the reason for his involvement is easy ... âyou enjoy helping people. Thatâs what weâre there for.â
The local organization has donated to the Childrenâs Christmas fund through their âRent a Santaâ program, and just last week raised over $1,100 for the local food pantry by sponsoring the Bliz and Glitz evening at the Municipal Building.
The Broken Bow Board of Education adjourned into closed session for about two hours Monday evening, for the purpose of discussing administrator contracts and possible land acquisition.
When the board came out of closed session they approved the following items:
âą Extended the contract for Kirk Crawley, assistant elementary principal, for the 2013-14 school year with $4,000 on base.
âą Extended the contract for Elementary Principal Kim Jonas for the 2013-14 school year with $3,000 on base.
LINCOLN â Law enforcement officers could seize mistreated livestock with a veterinarianâs recommendation if an Agriculture Committee bill is passed.
Rick Leonard, the committeeâs research analyst, presented the bill (LB423) at a hearing Tuesday. Six people testified in support of the bill, and one testified against it. The committee also received a letter of support from the Humane Society of the United States.
Sometime between 10:30 P.M. and 10:45 P.M., Thursday, Feb. 14, the Frontier Inn located in Halsey sustained damage from gunshots. At the time the shots were fired the building was occupied but no one was injured. The Nebraska State Patrol is seeking any information from the public that might lead to the arrest of the person or persons involved in this incident. If you have any information regarding this matter please contact the Nebraska State Patrol office in North Platte at (308) 535-8047.
*Editor's Note: For more Business & Technology stories like this one, see the special section of "Progress 2013" in the Feb. 14 issue of the Custer County Chief.
Custer County Veterans Service Officer Linda Bomberger formally announced Tuesday at the Custer County Board of Supervisors that she is fixing to retire - for a second time - from a job she loves.
Her first career was the Navy, her second career has been focused on those who served.
Bomberger was one of those who served. She spent 20 years in her first career retiring in 1995 as Master Chief Yeoman.
She is retiring, effective June 21, from her job as a county official.
Effective immediately, Energy Pioneer Solutions, Inc. no longer has a working agreement with the city of Broken Bow.
Clients who already have had work finished, and are being billed through the Utilities Office, will continue that method of payment through the end of their contract.
April Christensen, Community Coordinator for Pioneer Solutions addressed the Broken Bow City Council during its regular meeting Tuesday to ask for a one-year extension on their contract.
Note: Sterling Atkins, 18, died this last weekend of heart failure from an unknown cause. He was watching TV with a friend and had a seizure. The EMTs responded within minutes but they were not able to restart his heart. He was a student at Chadron State College. The staff of the Custer County Chief wishes to extend to his family our prayers and condolences. Words at these times are so inadequate.
UPDATE: The jury in the case of Trent Esch, 36 of Broken Bow, reached a unanimous verdict of guilty on both counts - felony criminal mischief, and use of a deadly weapon to commit felony criminal mischief. The jury was handed the case for deliberation at 12:07 p.m. today, and returned with the verdict at 2:31 p.m. Sentencing for Esch was set for March 21 at 9:30 a.m. Stay tuned for more details to come.