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July 3rd, 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 Visitorâs 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 â NIGERIA â 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.
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.
Don Davis, Mid-Plains Community College Extended Campus Coordinator in Broken Bow, has announced his retirement effective July 1.
âMy time at MPCC has been extremely rewarding, but I am ready to move on to other things,â Davis said.
This is actually the second retirement for the self-proclaimed âfarm boy from the Sandhills of Nebraska.â His first retirement came after teaching and counseling students for more than three decades.
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.
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 girlâs ordeal and she promised herself that some day she would sculpture those two.
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 Sheriffâs 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.
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.
Nebraskaâs 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 weekâs paper for pictures of all of our area competitors in action, and complete results.
Yearend Nebraska High School Rodeo champions
*Denotes National Qualifier
1. Sterling Atkins *
2. Seth Cumpton *
3. Chase Reiken *
4. William Meyer *
5. Shane Suchy - alternate
1. Lindsay Adamson *
Vern and Velma Oatman were honored Friday evening at the State High School Rodeo in Hastings with a rodeo âLifetime Achievement Award.â As part of the presentation, Bill Manning, the president of the Mid-States Rodeo Association, said that the Oatmans have done more to promote and support High School Rodeo than anyone he knew. Vern in his remarks accepting the award said that they have a 2-year-old great-grandchild, so they would be around a few years longer.