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January 23rd, 2013

Bill could limit federal restrictions on firearms

January 23, 2013

LINCOLN –Nebraska senators introduced more than 80 bills Tuesday, Jan. 22, the ninth day of the 103rd legislative session. The 10-day session of introducing bills will end Wednesday, Jan. 23. Here are some of the day’s highlights.

LB 403: If passed, this bill introduced by Sen. Les Seiler of Hastings would prohibit the sale of novelty lighters in Nebraska. Novelty lighters are defined as nondisposable lighters made to resemble a cartoon character, gun, toy, etc., has flashing lights, plays music or has multiple buttons.  

January 21st

Governor’s plan would end sales tax exemptions for agriculture

January 21, 2013

LINCOLN – State income taxes – both individual and corporate – would be eliminated under a new tax plan outlined by Gov. Dave Heineman on Jan. 18. To make up for lost income tax revenue, the plan would end sales tax exemptions on products from agricultural machinery and chemicals to medicine and medical equipment.

Bill would reduce minors age from 19 to 18

January 21, 2013

LINCOLN - Nebraska lawmakers introduced more than 246 legislative bills by the end of second week of the legislative session, Jan. 17, totaling 401 bills. The lawmakers have until next Thursday to introduce bills. Here are some of the week’s highlights.

LB171: Sponsored by Sen. Dave Bloomfield of Hoskins, this bill would expedite the concealed handgun permit process − from 45 days to five days − for applicants who are victims of domestic violence.

January 19th

Jan. 19 Basketball Scoreboard

January 19, 2013

Boys Basketball Scoreboard:

Valentine 62 Broken Bow 59
CWC 47 Twin Loup 43
Eustis Farnam 76 S-E-M 36

Girls Scoreboard
Eustis-Farnam 41 S-E-M 37
CWC 63 Twin Loup 39
Broken Bow vs Valentine score not in yet

January 18th

Jan. 18 Basketball Scoreboard

January 19, 2013

Boys Scoreboard:
Gothenburg 55 Broken Bow 39
Mullen 47 Twin Loup 37
Anselmo-Merna vs North Central score not in yet

Girls Scoreboard
Gothenburg 38 Broken Bow 30
Anselmo-Merna 23 North Central 20
Mullen vs Twin Loup score not in yet

Broken Bow greets new city administrator

January 18, 2013

Broken Bow’s new City Administrator David Varley and his wife Joanne, were formally welcomed to Broken Bow Monday with a meet and greet at the City Municipal Building.
Both said they are excited to be here, and already feel that Broken Bow is home, the same feeling they got as they walked around the community when they visited for interviews prior to the end of the year.
“We had no qualms about the move,” said Joanne.
“We were first intrigued by the name,” said David. “It sounded like a great community with an interesting history.”

Statistics - - 2012 Police Calls

January 18, 2013

Broken Bow Police Officers answered 2,496 calls in 2012.
The numbers are up, said Police Chief Steve Scott, a lot more time is spent on controlled substance abuse cases and reports of child abuse.
The alertness and the quality of training for the officers contributes to the numbers, Scott added.

BBPD Call Summary
Jan. 1, 2012-Dec. 31, 2012

Accidents - 141
This included 10 with injuries
Assault reports - 12
Agency assists - 188
Burglary reports - 8
Child abuse and/or neglect - 141
Citizen assists - 274

New BBPS principal hired

January 18, 2013

The Broken Bow School Board and administration met in a special meeting Saturday, Jan. 12, for the purpose of interviewing four candidates to fill the high school/middle school principal position vacated by the retirement of Ken Kujath.
As the Chief prepared to go to press it was announced that a contract has been offered and accepted. BBPS Superintendent Mark Sievering issued this statement:

Kelley Lehmer & Ryan Bristol

January 18, 2013

Rick and Lisa Bristol of Ansley, are happy to announce the engagement of their son, Ryan Bristol, to Kelley Lehmer, daughter of Becky Lehmer of Aurora. The two met while both were attending the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Ryan, a 2010 graduate of Amherst High School, currently attends UNK studying Agri-Business. Kelley, a 2007 graduate of Aurora High School and a 2011 graduate from UNK, currently works in Kearney, at Region 3 Behavioral Health Services using her bachelor's degree in Family Studies.
The couple is planning a June 1, 2013 wedding in Aurora.

Mr. & Mrs. Austin Hendrickson

January 18, 2013

Heather Proskocil of Kearney and Austin Hendrickson of Kearney were married Oct. 20, 2012, at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Kearney. Parents of the couple are Dave and Tammy Hendrickson of Broken Bow, and Don and Deb Proskocil of Ord
The bride and groom reside in Kearney. They both work and attend school full time. They will both graduate in May 2013 from University of Nebraska at Kearney.

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