October 24th, 2011
Tonight, Oct. 24, all citizens concerned about the possible closing of the Comstock Post Office are asked to meet at the Community Center from 7-8 p.m. Comstock is just one of several small-town Post Offices in the area being placed on the chopping block, and everyone is encouraged to join in the fight to keep the Comstock office open. The more who show up the better support it shows and the odds increase of the Post Office remaining open.
2011 NSAA first-round pairings.
Six local teams qualified for the state playoffs. The opening round features numerous rematches from the regular season. All game are set for Thursday.
Sandhilld/Thedford at Shelton
Clearwater/Orchard at South Loup
Litchfield at Pleasanton
Mullen at Sargent
Stuart at Anselmo-Merna
Brady at SEM
ANSLEY - - When new renovations and construction began at Ansley School, little did everyone realize they would be losing their kitchen. Soon after that, they would lose their cooks too.
But prayers would be answered and two new cooks would start work before the new school year. The two newly hired cooks, Luanne Wiese and Renee Lenstrom, didnâ€™t quite realize what they were getting themselves into.
If you attended Thursday night's Broken Bow football game against Cozad, you may have noticed the new helmets. They still display the red double B insignia that numerous Broken Bow athletes have worn proudly, however this Broken Bow squad was wearing brand-new Zenith football helmets funded by an extensive fundraising drive created by the grandparents of the Broken Bow community.
Bev Reynolds, chairman of the Grandparents for Helmets campaign, heard of a group of individuals who raised money in Holdrege and thought, â€śWhy canâ€™t we do that here?â€ť
Alma 42, Elm Creek 18
Amherst 49, Wilcox-Hildreth 18
Aquinas 48, Cross County 8
Archbishop Bergan 48, Louisville 12
Bertrand 45, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 30
Bishop Neumann 49, Auburn 15
Blair 35, South Sioux City 6
Bloomfield 52, Wynot 14
Boone Central 21, Central City 13
Cambridge 40, Sutherland 26
Centennial 35, Lincoln Lutheran 26
Chadron 34, Kimball 7
Chambers 58, Newcastle 14
Chase County 35, Bayard 7
Clearwater/Orchard 44, West Boyd 6
Columbus Lakeview 28, Columbus Scotus 21
Cozad 42, Broken Bow 16
Crofton 62, Plainview 7
Deshler 84, Friend 32
The Broken Bow Police Department has received six hand-held alcohol breath testing units through a traffic safety grant award. The units, valued at $350 each, were provided by the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety as part of the state's ongoing effort to prevent underage drinking and alcohol related traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities.
Edwin Payne Sr., age 71 of Purdum, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow is in charge of the arrangements.
Jean Louise (Tyler) Butterfield was born at Valentine, to John Howard and Daisy Mae (Mark) Tyler April 17, 1926; she was the second of four children.
When Jean was 2-years-old the family moved to the Antelope Ranch near Valentine. At age four the family moved to Saint Frances, S.D. near the Rosebud Reservation where her father had bought three quarters of land.
John Meyer, 101 years of age from Broken Bow, formerly of Minden and Upland, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
He was born May 16, 1910, in Kearney County near Norman, to H. T. and Minnie (Nielsen) Meyer. He grew up in that area and attended country school. He was baptized and confirmed at the Fredericksburg Lutheran Church south of Minden.
The Republic of Moldova is a tiny landlocked state in Eastern Europe, located between Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north, east and south. For nearly three months this past summer, this small nation was home to Broken Bow alum Tara Woodward.
Tara attends Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, where she is a junior majoring in accounting with a minor in Christian missions. As part of the schoolâ€™s missions program, Tara had the opportunity to visit Moldova with the group HOPE International.