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April 24th, 2014

Board splits on vote for AC in gym

April 24, 2014

There was a great deal of discussion on a proposal to install air conditioning in the high school gymnasium during the meeting of the Broken Bow Board of Education Monday evening. The BBHS Booster Club has made a very generous offer to donate a minimum of $20,000 and maximum of $25,000 to the district toward the cost of installing an AC system in the gym. However, there is a contingency with that offer - the system must be installed and working by next fall.

April 23rd

Supreme Court rules on Esch appeal

April 23, 2014

February 12, 2013, a jury in Custer County District Court found Trent R. Esch guilty of felony criminal mischief, and use of a deadly weapon to commit felony criminal mischief. His attorney, David Jorgensen, immediately went to work building his case for an appeal.
In mid November, 2013, the Nebraska Supreme Court handed down its decision, and last week a part of that original decision came back to the District Court.
The Supreme Court found the district court had erred in four areas:
(1) failing to sustain Appellant’s motion to dismiss or in the alternative motion for directed verdict

April 21st

City Council to meet - Council member will resign

April 21, 2014

The Broken Bow City Council will meet tomorrow (Tuesday) with several items on the agenda. The full agenda for the meeting is as follows:

AGENDA - CITY COUNCIL MEETING
CITY OF BROKEN BOW
TUESDAY – APRIL 22, 2014

Open meeting as 12:00 Noon
Roll Call
Announcement of Posting of the Open Meeting Laws Act
Approval of Consent Agenda
Minutes – April 8, 2014 Council Meeting
Claims – April 22, 2014 Regular Council Meeting

BBPS School Board to approve teacher resignations & new contracts

April 21, 2014

The Broken Bow Board of Education will meet this afternoon at 5 p.m. for a work session, with the only agenda item being executive session to discuss boardsmanship and receive legal advice.

April 18th

Special Easter Services

April 18, 2014

The following area churches have submitted service information for special services being conducted at their churches during Holy Week.

Broken Bow First Baptist Church: Easter Sunday - 8 a.m. Early Easter Worship, 8:30 a.m. breakfast; 9:30: Bible School for all ages, 10:45: We Worship!

Miller Christian Church: Easter Sunrise Service, will leave the church to go to the cross at 6:45 a.m. A carry-in breakfast will follow the service, with church service at 8:15 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Loup 2 Loup road race gives back

April 18, 2014

On August 8, 2013 the 2nd annual Loup 2 Loup (L2L) Open Road Race asked its surrounding communities to help with the race that runs the 12 miles between Halsey and Purdum and back again. Just like the year before they came forward to help in so many ways. Some gave their time selling T-shirts and cooking breakfast while others sat along the course and kept watch on the road to keep the drivers safe.

April 17th

Lightford sentenced to prison

April 17, 2014

Christopher M. Lightford, 23, was sentenced in Custer County District Court Thursday, April 17, and this time Judge Karin Noakes did not go easy on him.
Lightford was found guilty of one count of theft by taking, and was on probation for the same charge at the time of his arrest. In August 2013, he was ordered to serve 1 year supervised probation and make restitution of $2,680. However, just a year later he was back in jail for the same offense.

Randall Hanson, 51

April 17, 2014

Randall L. Hanson, age 51 of Callaway, passed away Tuesday, April, 8 2014, at the Callaway District Hospital.

Leroy Giddings, 65

April 17, 2014

Leroy R. Giddings, age 65, of Broken Bow died Wednesday April 9, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital in Grand Island.
Funeral Services were Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with Pastor Mel Shepherd officiating. Burial was at Lee Park Cemetery with Military rites. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements.

Loyd Pracht, 82

April 17, 2014

Loyd Oliver Pracht was born Dec. 8, 1931, to Oliver and Alma Pracht of Berwyn. Loyd passed into the loving hands of our Heavenly Father April 10, 2014, at the age of 82.
Loyd received Christ as his Savior early in his life. He recommitted his faith and life to the Lord, after his father's (Oliver Pracht) death. He honored the Lord by showing Christ's love and teaching his children to share the love of Christ by what he did for those around him. Loyd was a man who dearly loved his family, and enjoyed his grandchildren, as well as his great grandchildren.