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April 4th, 2012

Carl Eacker, 80

April 4, 2012

Carl D. Eacker, 80, of Penrose, Colo., died Monday, March 5, 2012. He was born Sept. 6, 1931, in Merna.
Carl served in the U. S. Army during World War II. He worked at the Climax Molybdenum mine in Leadville, Colo., for 17 years. He was always fixing cars and loved doing it throughout his life.
He taught the mechanic trade to his children, their children, and his great-grandchildren.
Carl enjoyed hunting, camping and most of all, spending time with his large family.

April 3rd

Third lane to be added to west Hwy 2

April 3, 2012

Construction is expected to begin soon on a new turn lane on West Highway 2, and new speed limit signs should soon be posted. The changes come as the result of a community-driven effort in Broken Bow to improve the safety of travelers entering the community from the west.
According to Gary Thayer, district engineer for District 6 out of North Platte, a common left turn lane will be added on the west side of Broken Bow along Highway 2, creating a three-line highway all the way to the new corporate limits.

April 2nd

Broken Bow Track Competes at St. Paul

April 2, 2012

Results from the St. Paul Invite

Area schools with participants placing no worse that 6th

Mens results

1. Hastings St. Cecilia-126.00
2. Ord-120.00
3. Broken Bow-81.00
4. St. Paul-71.00
5. Minden-48.00
6. Ravenna- 46.00
7. Centura-2.00
8. Minden Girls-0.00

High Jump
4. Jordan Lemburg- Broken Bow-5'6''
6. Zack Jones-Broken Bow-5'4''

Triple Jump
3. Jordan Lemburg-Broken Bow- 38'4 1/2''

Long Jump
1.Alex White-Broken Bow-20'10 1/2''
3. Hunter Campbell- Broken Bow- 19' 6 1/2''
6. Zack Jones- Broken Bow- 18' 3''

400 meter dash
1. Alex White-Broken Bow-53.50

State senators pass budget, proposed constitutional amendment

April 2, 2012

LINCOLN--This week, state senators filibustered a bill relating to voting and sent the governor the budget. Here are some of the highlights of the lawmakers’ actions:

Budget: The legislature sent the budget to the governor March 27. The budget, made up of four different bills, would provide $17 million for child welfare shortfalls, about $80 million for higher education construction projects and $10 million for special education funding for schools, among other provisions. The governor has five calendar days, not including Sunday, to sign, line-item veto or veto the budget.

April 1st

Haze continued over Broken Bow

April 1, 2012

Haze continued over Broken Bow on Sunday following Saturday’s series of prescribed burns in the vicinity of the community.

Prescribed or controlled burning is a tool used by landowners to improve their grasslands. According to the USDA, prescribed burning is accomplished through a combination of head fires, firebreaks, fireguards, flank fires and back fires. A good control burn is well-planned. Natural barriers, such as streams, roads, etc. are used whenever possible.

Broken Bow wins NMPP Energy's Project of the Year Award

April 1, 2012

NMPP Energy awarded the city of Broken Bow with a Project of the Year Award in the 1,501-5,000 population category for its LED city light conversion project at its 37th Annual Meeting and Conference in Hastings, March 28.

The award is presented annually to honor a project or program by an NMPP Energy member community that creates a more cohesive community, whether it is a project created for the entire community or one that makes it easier for city staff and employees to serve their customers.

March 29th

Nelda "Babe" (Keller) Terry, 68

March 29, 2012

Nelda "Babe" (Keller) Terry, age 68, of Riverside, Calif,, died Friday, March 9, 2012. She was born Jan. 1, 1944, in Broken Bow, Willard and Myra (Patterson) Keller.

Georgetta "Jo" Kelly, 38

March 29, 2012

Georgetta Lynn “Jo” Kelly, 38, of Cozad, died Monday, March 19, 2012, at the Cozad Community Hospital in Cozad.
Jo was born Nov. 2, 1973, in Beatrice, to David and Susan (Wolfe) Andersen. She obtained her GED in 2009.
Oct. 20, 1992, she was united in marriage to Ryan D. Kelly at the United Methodist Church in Eddyville. They made their home in and around the Lexington area. To this union three children were born; Justine, Austin and Briana Jo.

Carolyn Collier, 71

March 29, 2012

Carolyn Ann Collier passed away at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney March 21, 2012. She was born Sept. 7, 1940, to Walter and Vera (Fichter) Rieber on their family farm near Minden, Iowa.
The family moved to Blaine County, Dec. 12, 1947. She attended school in Dunning, Brewster and Taylor. She was active in volleyball and enjoyed attending dances.
She married Irvin Pollard June 24, 1957, and to this union was born a son, Kirk, and a daughter, Karla.

Dr. Robert Koefoot, 89

March 29, 2012

Dr. Robert R. Koefoot, 89, long time medical surgeon of Grand Island, died Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Riverside Lodge with his family at his side.
Services were March 26, 2012, at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Caroline Price-Gibson officiating. Burial was in Grand Island City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church, Grand Island. Apfel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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