March 5th, 2012
The city of Broken Bow reminds residents that monthly testing of the tornado sirens within the city will be the first Tuesday of each month, beginning March 6. The sirens will be tested at 4 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month through until further notice.
The Custer County Foundation, Inc. was recently awarded a $12,000 emergency human needs grant from the Peter Kiewit Foundation. The grant dollars will be put to immediate use by being re-allocated to local nonprofit organizations that can meet emergency food, utility and housing needs in Custer County.
According to a letter received from the Peter Kiewit Foundation, "Our Trustees are heartened to know that agencies like yours are able to assist our fellow Nebraskans when they are most in need."
The Broken Bow Library has a proposal. In a written request to the Broken Bow City Council Feb. 9, the Library Board is asking for additional space and they have an idea on how this can be accomplished.
Established more than 100 years ago, the Broken Bow Public Library began with the formation of the Ladies Library Association in 1885. The current building became their home in the fall of 1971.
The Broken Bow Library Board, and Library Foundation Board want to make sure Broken Bowâs Library fulfills the needs of the community in the years to come.
This is what they know.
Mark your calendars now, and make plans to attend the Broken Bow Schools theater renovation âKick-off Fundraiserâ March 5 at the Broken Bow Middle School Auditorium beginning at 7 p.m.
An evening of music, drama and speech is planned featuring Broken Bow High School students and the Custer County Community Choir.
The suggested donation is $5 for adults and $3 for 12 and under, with the proceeds going to Broken Bow Public Schools Foundation for the renovation of the Middle School Auditorium for use as a Fine Arts facility.
Arthur Bendig, age 81 of Kearney (formerly of Fremont), died Feb. 26, 2012, at Mt. Carmel Nursing Home after a long battle with diabetes. Funeral services will be Sunday, March 4, at 3 p.m. at O'Brien-Straatmann-Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney with the Rev. Dean Pofahl officiating.Memorials are suggested to the family. Condolences may be submitted at www.osrfh.com. O'Brien-Straatmann-Redinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Charlene H. Glause Rhoades was born Nov. 3, 1932, and went to her final rest Feb. 25, 2012.
She was born to Paul and Genevieve Glause at Halsey. She married Claude E. Rhoades at Brewster, June 10, 1951. Together they raised four children and ranched in the central Sandhills area for the last 60 years. She will be remembered for her devotion to family, her amazing work ethic, and as someone who was always ready to extend a helping hand to others.
When Broken Bowâs Superintendent of Schools resigned in May 2010, the school board faced the tough challenge of trying to find a replacement on short notice. That late in the year is not a good time to begin a search for a school superintendent for the fall, so the board - with the help of the Nebraska Association of School Boards - made the decision to hire an interim superintendent for one year, to give them more time to conduct a proper search for a full time administrator.
Cody Schmick is the newest member of Broken Bowâs City Council. He was sworn in Feb. 24, taking a seat as a representative of the West Ward vacated by the death of Jim Franssen.
Schmick said he is pleased to be able to serve. Relatively new to Broken Bow, he had been looking for a place not just to volunteer, but to be useful.
âOwning a business in town, I know the uphill battle our business owners are fighting,â he said. Schmick, 28, moved to Broken Bow when his family purchased a local grocery store and opened Schmickâs Market in October 2010.
As some people already know, I accepted a position at the Kearney Hub and the girls state basketball tournament is going to be my final official work for the Chief. So, I guess it's customary to write a good-bye, so long and farewell column.
When I graduated from college I can honestly say returning to Broken Bow wasn't even in my vocabulary, but, I can tell you I'm happy I came back, even if it was just for eight months.
NORTH PLATTE - - Paxton was able to survive a late Sandhills/Thedford rally and defeat the Knights, earning a trip to the state tournament.
Sandhills/Thedford led for one minute the entire game.
After Cole Taylor and Matthew McLeod scored two early baskets and a free throw and led 5-4, Paxton would seize the lead and the Knights were forced to play from behind the rest of the game.
The Tigers were able to run out to a 16-9 first quarter lead, and that was mainly due to Paxton's full-court defense that caused six first quarter turnovers.