March 22nd, 2012
The Custer County Economic Development Corporation has a new leader. Melissa Garcia has been hired as its new economic developer and will take the title of president.
Melissa has spent the last five years working for Mid Plains Community College as a community liaison for their Center for Enterprise Business and Community Development.
She was born in Broken Bow where she started elementary school. She moved out of the community with her family when her father joined the service, and later returned to Custer County and graduated from Callaway High School.
ARCADIA -- You plan and plan, and then plan again, and hope your hard work never gets called into action.
A motion to hire one full-time elementary teacher in the Broken Bow school district for the 2012-2013 school year passed by a 4-2 vote Monday night.
The request was made by elementary principal Kim Jonas, after she presented the board with the current and projected enrollment figures for the next few years. With lower elementary class sizes currently at right around 70 students, Jonas is concerned about only having three sections of 4th grade available for those larger classes.
At approximately 9 p.m. Sunday night in Broken Bow, an unknown person shot at an unoccupied Custer County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle. There were no injuries, and no arrests have been made at this time in connection with the incident.
The Nebraska State Patrol is conducting the investigation.
Family Resources of Greater Nebraska, P.C. may be a new business in the Broken Bow area, but it isn't the first time Seanne Emerton has set foot here.
With more than a week of temperatures in the upper 70s and lower 80s, more than just us humans are experiencing a touch of Spring fever! These daffodils are in full bloom along the south side of North Park School.
Throughout the community of Broken Bow, the past week has included the smells of barbecue grills replacing the scent of wood burning fireplaces, the sights of folks in shorts and flip-flops replacing the snow boots and winter coats, and the sounds of children giggling as they ride their bicycles up and down the street.
Paul Raymond Little of Mullen, age 91, passed away March 7, 2012 at the Nebraska Heart Institute in Lincoln.
Paul was born in Southern Cherry County Aug. 8, 1920, to Carl and Tennie (Long) Little. He attended grade school in Cherry County and had one year of high school in Mullen. He was an honorary graduate of Mullen High School in 2000.
Paul worked on area ranches until enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1942. He served his country at Omaha Beach on D-Day and his LCT crew received the Presidential Unit Citation for actions on Omaha Beach that day. In 1946 he was honorably discharged.
Clifford Wilson Christensen, 93, of Grand Island, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at Tiffany Square Care Center in Grand Island. Memorial services March 10, 2012, at Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jay Vetter officiating. Burial was in the Grand Island City Cemetery with military honors provided by the United Veterans Color Guard. Kleine Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Christensen was born Jan. 24, 1919, at Dannevirke to William and Martha Christensen.
Mary Jane Slippy, 75, went to be with her Lord and Savior March 9, 2012.
She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Jerry Slippy; her children, Jerie (Wade) Detling, Jeff Slippy, Cindy (Bob) Bullen, Scott (Kellie) Slippy; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, as well as her sister, Shirley Clouse.
A memorial service will be Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Christâ€™s Church of Deer Park, 5804 W. Herman Rd, Deer Park, Wash.. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mary Jane to Horizon Hospice, 123 W. Cascade Way, Spokane, WA 99208.
Steven Michael Brandt, 67, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at his home, after a lengthy illness. Steve was born Nov. 22, 1945, to Blanche Livinston in Denver, Colo. he grew up on a farm near Ansley and graduated from Ansley High School in 1965.
After graduation, he moved to Seattle, Wash., and worked for the Boeing Company. In 1968, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. After his tour of duty he returned to Seattle and June 20, 1970, he married his wife, Pam.