October 21st, 2010
Bobby Lee Estergard age 81, of Callaway, was relieved of his struggle with Alzheimers, and went to be with the Lord Oct. 16, 2010, at the Good Samaritan Center in Callaway.
Bob was born Dec.16, 1928, at Callaway to Crist and Hilder (Anderson) Estergard as the youngest in a set of triplets, including his sisters, Betty Lou and Bonny Jean. The novelty of triplets in that era attracted many visitors, as well as the interest of several newspapers and magazines. The triplets were accomplices in mischief and kept a special bond throughout their lives.
October is Head Start Awareness Month, and to mark the occasion the Broken Bow Head Start hosted a special evening Tuesday, Oct. 19.
The event, now in its 10th year, is designed to get the dads actively involved in their children's education. During Male Involvement Night, the Head Start kids and their fathers play games and enjoy a variety of activities together. It also gives the fathers the opportunity to get to know the Head Start teachers and staff.
In their regular monthly meeting Monday evening, the Broken Bow Board of Education approved a plan to upgrade and replace some of the schoolâ€™s buses in the next two years.
â€śThis is the most complete and comprehensive transportation plan I have seen in my time on the board,â€ť said board member Don Davis, after hearing the presentation and explanation of the plan by interim superintendent Dr. Virginia Moon.
The transportation plan outlines five specific goals for the school:
1. Bring 15 passenger vans into statutory compliance.
In recent years, many parents have complained about the way Broken Bow Schools lunch accounts are handled. The Broken Bow Board of Education wants parents to know they hear you.
At the regular monthly meeting of the board Monday evening, Steve Watson, Broken Bow Schools Food Service Director, presented information to the board on a new program for handling students lunch accounts. Itâ€™s called MyNutriKids.com, and Watson was very enthusiastic about it.
A Saturday afternoon fire caused extensive damage at the residence of David and Bobbi Summerford of rural Broken Bow, Oct. 16.
According to Andy Holland of the Broken Bow Fire Department, a call came in to dispatch at about 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon of a vehicle fire about three miles east of Broken Bow on Highway 2. When firemen arrived they discovered a camper, building and car engulfed in flames.
The Sargent Lady Bulldogs defeated Anselmo-Merna in two sets to claim the L-Club Tourney championship. Litchfield handed Loup County a two set to one loss and took third place in their home tourney. South Loup defeated Amherst in two sets for fifth place.
Other scores from Tuesday night are:
Ansley 3, Elm Creek 0
Arcadia 2, SEM 1
Loup City 2, Arcadia 0
Loup City 2, SEM 0
At the Broken Bow Invite:
Valentine 2, Broken Bow 1
Doniphan-Trum 2, Gothenburg 0
Gothenburg 2, Broken Bow 0
Doniphan-Trum 2, Valentine 0
At the Sandhills Conference Tournament
The Ansley Lady Warriors defeated the Mullen Lady Broncos to claim the Loup Valley Conference championship. The Lady Warriors won in three sets 28-26, 25-11 and 25-9. Ansley reached the championship game with a win over Arcadia 25-10, 25-17 and 25-19. Mullen edged Sargent 25-19, 23-25, 25-18 and 25-16 to reach the championship game.
Three of five area teams will become district championships receiving automatic bids into the state playoffs this week. The Broken Bow Indians clinched the Class C1-9 district championship defeating Valentine last Friday 33-21. The Indians close their season at Cozad Thursday night. Even if the Indians lose to the Haymakers, the Indians claim the title by holding the head-to-head tie-breaker over Gothenburg.
The Western Nebraska Taxpayers Association (WNTA) is sponsoring a candidate forum for Nebraskaâ€™s Third Congressional District. The forum will be at the Broken Bow Country Club Friday, Oct. 22, starting at 1 p.m. and ending by 2:45 p.m.
Republican incumbent Adrian Smith will face Democrat Rebekah Davis and Independent Dan Hill in the debate.
No campaign banners, signs, or visual aids supporting candidates will be allowed in the debate facility. Supporters and organizers will be given an area inside the building but outside the debate room to meet.
The 12th Annual 4-H Foundation Benefit Trail Ride in the Nebraska National Forest near Halsey took place the weekend of Oct. 9 and 10. The weather Saturday was perfect, as more than 100 horseback riders and wagon riders enjoyed the day in the Forest. Dewey Teel of Neligh, and Gary Staffer from Oâ€™Neil, were again the guides that led the riders through the trees and over the hills of some of the 22,000 acres of hand planted trees. By Saturdayâ€™s end, many riders felt like they had traveled it all.
See this week's Custer County Chief for full story.