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March 15th, 2012

Council approves electric rate hike

March 15, 2012

Beginning next month, Broken Bow Municipal Utilities customers will see a 7.2 percent rate increase in their electric rate. The increase was approved by the City Council Monday.
The request for the customer rate increase was made, explained Electric Superinten-dent Doug Staab, because the city itself has experienced a rate increase from its electricity provider. The rate increase passed on to the customers is the same increase, 7.2 percent, as the city is seeing from its wholesale provider.

Chili cook-off raises more than $16,000

March 15, 2012

A large host of auction items - 49 crock pots of chili - generous bidders - dedicated sponsors. All of these elements came together Saturday night at Sylvester’s Bar, and when the night was over, $16, 534.34 was raised for two community organizations.
This was the seventh year for the fundraising event, which organizers Jeannie Connely Skolil and Sylvester’s owner Fred Schumacher say started as just a random idea. Each year the public is invited to enter their favorite chili recipe to be judged by a panel of community volunteers.

March 12th

Put me in coach

March 12, 2012

Hey guys, just in case you didn’t catch Ellen’s article on the front page, I’m going to take this opportunity to further introduce myself.
I recently took over as the sports editor for the Chief and I’ll tell you I’m thrilled to be here.
Unlike Dennis Driscoll, the former sports editor, I didn’t go to high school here. All of your faces and names are going to be new to me.
I’m originally from Omaha. I grew up there and graduated from Millard North High School. Needless to say this small town is a definite switch for me, but I find it starting to grow on me already.


March 12, 2012

Next week, Marrch 19 - 23, is National Severe Weather Awareness Week. Area citizens had an opportunity to learn more about severe weather awareness and some of the agencies who make it their goal to both keep us safe and help in times of disaster or emergency, at a special program Tuesday evening in the Broken Bow High School Gym.

March 9th


March 9, 2012

Jason Lichtenberger, 19 of Broken Bow, was sentenced to three years probation in Custer County District Court Thursday. Lichtenberger was charged with attempted sexual assault of a minor, a Class III felony.
In handing down her sentence Judge Karin Noakes noted that reports indicate the defendant is at “low risk to re-offend and is a good candidate for probation.”

Bradin Sterling Nash

March 9, 2012

Sarah Sands and Richard Nash proudly announce the birth of their son, Bradin Sterling Nash, born Dec. 16, 2011 at Lufkin Memorial Hospital in Lufkin, Texas. Bradin weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long. He joins half-sisters Brianna, Alyssa, Hannah, McKenzie and Lyndsey.

Amy Rosentreader & Nicholas Jacobson

March 9, 2012

Barry and Tracy Rosentreader of Mason City, and Daniel and Linda Jacobson of Broken Bow, would like to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Amy S. Rosentreader and Nicholas R. Jacobson. Amy is a 2006 graduate of Ansley High School. She is currently employed at Sargent Irrigation Co. in Broken Bow. Nicholas is a 2006 graduate of Broken Bow High School. He is currently employed at IES Industrial in Holdrege.
The couple plans to be married April 28, 2012, at the First Presbyterian Church in Broken Bow.

Jennifer Howard & Randy Nielsen

March 9, 2012

Jennifer Howard and Randy Nielsen, both of Broken Bow, would like to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Jennifer is the daughter of Greg and JoAnne Sadler of Callaway. She is a 1993 graduate of Holdrege High School. She is currently emplooyed at Central Nebraska Medical Clinic in Broken Bow. Randy is the son of Richard and Javene Nielsen of Broken Bow. He is a 1987 graduate of Broken Bow High School. Randy has been employed with Berggren Home Builders for 22 years.

Krista Kaps & Shane Scott

March 9, 2012

Steve and Wilma Kaps of Arcadia are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Krista, to Shane Scott, son of Duane and JoAnn Scott of Arcadia. Krista is a 2007 graduate from Arcadia Public School, and a 2011 graduate from Peru State College with a bachelor of science in elementary education. She is currently substitute teaching. Shane is a 2006 graduate from Arcadia Public School, and a 2009 graduate from Mid-Plains Community College with an associates of art degree. He is employed with Berggren Home Builders and part-time at UPS.

Carolyn "Carrie" Witte, 63

March 9, 2012

Carolyn Lea 'Carrie' Witte, 63, of North Platte, died Feb. 29, 2012, surrounded by family at her lakeside home in North Platte.
Carrie was born Nov. 15, 1948, to Herbert Napoleon, Jr. and Pearl Marie Karnes Stevens in Merna. She graduated from Anselmo-Merna High School then earned a bachelor of science degree in Home Economics (Consumer Science and the Family) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1971.

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