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February 2nd, 2012

Slow Down: Citizens aim to put brakes on speed limit

February 2, 2012

The speed limit coming in to Broken Bow on West Highway 2, has been a topic of conversation at community meetings and coffee shops for the past few months. Now one local business entity has decided to do something more than just talk.

Callaway fights to keep nursing home open

February 2, 2012

CALLAWAY -- When the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society announced last September it wanted to close Callaway’s Rest Home, and that it had every intention of doing so, little did they know there would be a bull dog standing in the doorway.

Good Sam’s facility in Gibbon is closing in March, along with 35 jobs in that community. Callaway’s 36 jobs, due to some hard work from it’s citizenry, are proudly still intact.

CANCELLED: 2012 Hastings College Honor Music Festival

February 2, 2012

HASTINGS - - Based upon the most recent forecast of the National Weather Service in Hastings, NE, the 2012 Hastings College Honor Music Festival scheduled for February 2, 3, and 4 has been cancelled.

Although travel to Hastings on Thursday, February 2 will most likely be possible, the predicted decline in weather on Friday through Saturday may present a variety of "less than favorable" conditions for travel.

January 31st

Horse slaughter ban lifted

January 31, 2012

Hold your horses.

While a federal ban on horse slaughtering has been lifted, a state study ordered last year by the legislature indicates setting up a state slaughtering system would be costly and complicated.  

Last session, Sen. Tyson Larson of O’Neill introduced a bill, LB305, which would have created a State Meat and Poultry Inspection Program.  The possibility of having horse slaughtering in the state was a “major factor” in introducing the bill, Larson said.

January 27th

New Superintendent hired

January 27, 2012

The Broken Bow School Board has selected the next superintendent of schools.

Mark Sievering accepted the position following a second round of interviews in the district this week. The contract with Sievering will be finalized next week.

Sievering has been the superintendent at Conestoga Public Schools in southeast Nebraska since 2003. He has also been a superintendent at Franklin Public Schools and was the superintendent/principal at Arthur County High School in Arthur.

Sievering will begin his position with Broken Bow Schools July 1, 2012.

January 26th

Kids Count Part 2: The health of Nebraska’s children

January 26, 2012

Quality and consistent preventive health care, beginning even before birth, gives children the best chance to grow up to be healthy and productive adults.
Adequate levels of immunization, public health efforts to prevent disease and disability, and support for maternal health and positive birth outcomes are examples of measures that help children now and later. Good health, both physical and behavioral, is an essential element of a productive and fulfilling life.

County converts roads to gravel

January 26, 2012

For the past 18 years, Chris Jacobsen has had an estimated 2,200 miles of Custer County roads under his care. Decisions of today, he said, are not the same as they were in 1994 when he accepted the job as Custer County’s Highway Superintendent.

In the early 1990s the surface area of choice was asphalt, today, it may very well be gravel.

He explained. Many of Custer County’s roads were paved in the late 1960s, and early 1970s when oil for asphalt was cheap. In 2012, it is anything but cheap.

Redistricting leads to change in voting venues

January 26, 2012

Voters in five precincts in Custer County will have a new place to vote in the next election. Changes in redistricting following the 2010 census allow this to happen. The change begins with the 2012 Primary and General election and for all elections following.

Myrtle and Westerville will now vote at the Ansley Community Hall; Lillian, Milburn and Loup will vote at the Veterans Building in Broken Bow.

January 25th

Indians come up short

January 25, 2012

Valentine 42
Broken Bow 30

BROKEN BOW - - Valentine used tough defense to put away Broken Bow 42-30 this past Saturday.
The match-up was close in the first quarter with Valentine barely outscoring Broken Bow 9-8.
It was in the second quarter when the Valentine defense flexed their muscle and held the Lady Indians to only two points and Valentine would take a 16-10 lead into halftime.
The Lady Indians were able to snap out of their offensive funk in the third quarter and scored six points.

Knights crush Longhorns

January 25, 2012

Sandhills/Thedford 81
Hyannis 18

THEDFORD - - Sandhills/Thedford showed their offensive power in an 81-18 pasting of Hyannis last week.
The Longhorns didn't know what hit them.
The Knights quickly jumped out to a 13-0 first quarter lead before the Longhorns hit a point.
The Knights would keep the pressure on the Longhorns throughout the first quarter and would take a 21-7 lead into the second quarter.
From there the Knights continued to push the floor and wear out the Longhorns.
S/T outscored Hyannis 22-5 in the second quarter and would take a 43-12 lead into halftime.

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