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June 23rd, 2012

Oatmans honored with 'Lifetime Achievement Award'

June 23, 2012

Vern and Velma Oatman were honored Friday evening at the State High School Rodeo in Hastings with a rodeo ‘Lifetime Achievement Award.” As part of the presentation, Bill Manning, the president of the Mid-States Rodeo Association, said that the Oatmans have done more to promote and support High School Rodeo than anyone he knew. Vern in his remarks accepting the award said that they have a 2-year-old great-grandchild, so they would be around a few years longer.

June 22nd

UPDATE: State High School Rodeo Round One & Round Two

June 22, 2012

Round one is in the record books, as the Nebraska High School Rodeo finals take place in Hastings. Sterling Atkins, Broken Bow, nailed his calf winning the tie down roping event with a 10.03. Tyler Viers, Comstock earned his buckle by sticking the 8 seconds on his bull in a tight round and scoring a 77 and Chauncy Hesseltine, Thedford, was the lone cowboy to survive the saddle broncs.

Broken Bow bids fond farewell to Dr. Moon

June 22, 2012

In July, 2010, Dr. Virginia Moon was hired by the board as interim superintendent on a one-year contract. However, it did not take long for the board and the rest of the community to realize the district had gotten much more than they bargained for.

Sandhills ‘communities’ unite

June 22, 2012

THEDFORD - - Battles are never fought nor won without coming together for the common goal. This was made evident Sunday, June 10 at the Thomas County Fairgrounds in Thedford, when friends and family - more than 250 strong - came together to fellowship in song and verse to aid Warren Haumann in his fight against multiple myeloma.

Ansley man arrested for possession of child pornography

June 22, 2012

According to the Custer County Sheriff's Office:
On June 21, 2012, The Custer County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Nebraska State Patrol, arrested a 50 year old Ansley man on 10 ten counts of possession of child pornography.

A search warrant was served at the home of Anthony Lewandowski, 814 Hale Street, Ansley, Nebraska. The warrant followed an investigation in which a computer that Lewandowski possessed was found to have child pornography on it. The computer along with other electronic devices were seized.

June 21st

Weekend fun abounds for Callaway and Anselmo

June 21, 2012

CALLAWAY - - The activity calendar heats up this weekend, as two Custer County towns will host annual community celebrations - Callaway and Anselmo.
The Callaway Pioneer Picnic will be June 22-24, and includes lots of games and fun activities in Morgan Park Saturday and Sunday. The Seven Valleys Rodeo Association will host its annual rodeo at the arena south of Callaway beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Sunday. There will also be a teen dance Friday after the rodeo.

Bow goes green

June 21, 2012

It’s not easy being’ green’ nor is it cheap. One doesn’t jump into a green project just because it sounds like a good idea. There have to be incentives on the other end.

In 2007, Nebraska a new law created Production Tax Credits (PTC) for Community-Based energy Development or C-BED. State law allows for these incentives because of Nebraska’s unique situation as a public power state.

BBPS salaries approved

June 21, 2012

The key discussion item in Monday’s meeting of the Broken Bow Board of Education was a hot-button topic in just about every business or entity - salaries. The board adjourned into closed session to discuss administrator and classified salaries, and nearly two and a half hours later announced the agreed upon figures.
The board unanimously approved a negotiated agreement with a base salary of $30,500 for the 2012-13 school year, and $31,200 for the 2013-14 school year.

Westerville church closed

June 21, 2012

The oldest church in Custer County officially closed its doors Sunday. The congregation voted unanimously last January to decommission the church.

It was time they said. Their congregation was getting older and the upkeep becoming hard. It wasn’t a decision that came easy, many grew up between its walls, as did their children.

“There have been a lot of lasts this year,” said Denise Kaelin, “the last Christmas Eve service, the Last Lords Supper auction … We knew it was coming.”

June 18th

Highway 2 project designed for safety

June 18, 2012

From now on if your vehicle crosses the center line while traveling east of Broken Bow on Highway 2, you will know it.
As part of a statewide project, State Highway 2 between Broken Bow and the Custer County line is slated for installation of center line rumble bars. The first portion of that project has already been completed, with the rumble bars installed between Broken Bow and Berwyn.

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