January 27th, 2011
Broken Bow is about to be a little brighter when the sun goes down. It will be installing 550 new street lights through a energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant.
The $189,580 grant has a $27,916 city match that the city feels it will recover in just a couple of years in electricity alone.
By replacing the current street lights with LED (Light emitting Diode) lights, there will be an estimated savings of 201,000 kilowatts per year, which equates to approximately $10,000 in electricity.
Fourteen Broken Bow firemen responded to a structure fire Jan. 19, at the residence of BBPD officer Dalen Woods. The call came in at 3:27 p.m. of smoke coming from the roof of a barn on the property.
The department responded with five trucks and one ambulance with three crew members aboard. The firemen were able to save the barn, with only minimal damage reported.
According to Andy Holland, the cause of the fire was determined to be a heat lamp. There were no injuries. The department was on scene for an hour.
The Broken Bow High School FFA Chapter hosted its 75th annual Labor Auction Jan. 17, in the high school cafeteria. The auction followed a soup supper fundraiser.
A total of 55 students were auctioned off with the students required to work an 8-hour day for their buyer. Below is the list of this yearâ€™s students on the auction block, how they described themselves and how much they brought.
Nate Birnie - â€śMost of the time people put what they like to do or what they are good at. For me it would be easier to tell what I donâ€™t do. . . nothing comes to mind.â€ť - $170 by his dad
Ansley 51, Loup City 47
Arcadia 40, St. Edward 39 (OT)
Litchfield 56, Elba 38
Sargent 46, South Loup 30
Sandhills Conference Girls Tournament
Brady 55, Arthur County 8
Cody-Kilgore 38, Hyannis 21
Sandhills/Thedford 51, SMC 48
Arcadia 48, St. Edward 33
Litchfield 71, Elba 22
Loup City 48, Ansley 28
Sargent 46, South Loup 30
Southwest Conference Boys Tournament
Ainsworth 68, Cozad 31
Ogallala 54, Gothenburg 51
Valentine 53, Broken Bow 48
The Broken Bow Lady Indians defeated Ainsworth 52-38 in the first round of the Southwest Conference Tournament last night. The Lady Indians fell behind early and trailed throughout most of the first half.
After trailing at halftime, the Lady Indians increased their intensity on defense. The Lady Indians' full court pressure created a number of Ainsworth turnovers resulting in quick points to take the lead early in the third quarter.
The Sandhills/Thedford Knights advanced to the semi-final round of the Sandhills Conference Tournament with a 71-44 win over Arthur County last night. The Knights will play Brady Thursday at 5 p.m. CT. Brady was a 71-42 winner over Hyannis.
Mullen, who had a first round bye, will play Cody-Kilgore Thursday at 3:30 p.m. CT. Cody-Kilgore defeated SMC in first round play 70-26.
Tonight, the girl's tournament begins. The Mullen Lady Broncos have free pass to the semi-finals while the Sandhills/Thedford Lady Knights play SMC at 5:30 p.m. this afternoon.
Anselmo-Merna 43, North Central 21
Broken Bow 37, Gothenburg 31
Mullen 55, Loup County 41
Sandhills/Thedford 46, Sargent 30
Stuart 51, Arcadia 47
Broken Bow 39, Gothenburg 35
Mullen 61, Loup County 46
North Central 69, Anselmo-Merna 51
Sandhills/Thedford 66, Sargent 32
Stuart 49, Arcadia 33
Arcadia 52, Loup County 33
Eustis-Farnam 51, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 47
Eustis-Farnam 43, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 32
The Sandhills Conference basketball tournament schedules have been released and the Mullen boys and girls each drew the No. 1 seed and a first round bye. The the tournament will be played at Brady High School. Boys action kicks off Monday while girls action begins Tuesday. The Sandhills/Thedford boys will play Arthur County Monday at 5:30 p.m. and the Sandhills/Thedford girls will play Stapleton/McPherson County Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 24
SMC vs Cody-Kilgore
Sandhills/Thedford vs Arthur County
Hyannis vs Brady
Thursday, Jan. 27
Ansley 44, Pleasanton 34
CWC 62, Sargent 47
Litchfield 33, South Loup 22
Mullen 57, Brady 55
CWC 59, Sargent 50
Mullen 64, Brady 54
Pleasanton 56, Ansley 43
South Loup 60, Litchfield 56 (OT)
By CALLIE & KRISTA COX
Ken Cox, formerly of Mason City, received an early Christmas gift this year. It wasnâ€™t a new car, and it wasnâ€™t a cruise vacation. It was a visit from a very special guest, the man who saved his life. Torbin Kliche, Coxâ€™s stem-cell donor from Heyen, Germany, joined the Cox family on Thanksgiving weekend to meet the family he gave the greatest gift of allâ€”Life!