January 21st, 2013
LINCOLN â State income taxes â both individual and corporate â 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.
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 weekâs highlights.
â¨LB171: Sponsored by Sen. Dave Bloomfield of Hoskins, this bill would expedite the concealed handgun permit process â from 45 days to five days â for applicants who are victims of domestic violence.â¨â¨
Boys Basketball Scoreboard:
Valentine 62 Broken Bow 59
CWC 47 Twin Loup 43
Eustis Farnam 76 S-E-M 36
Eustis-Farnam 41 S-E-M 37
CWC 63 Twin Loup 39
Broken Bow vs Valentine score not in yet
Gothenburg 55 Broken Bow 39
Mullen 47 Twin Loup 37
Anselmo-Merna vs North Central score not in yet
Gothenburg 38 Broken Bow 30
Anselmo-Merna 23 North Central 20
Mullen vs Twin Loup score not in yet
Broken Bowâs 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.
âWe had no qualms about the move,â said Joanne.
âWe were first intrigued by the name,â said David. âIt sounded like a great community with an interesting history.â
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
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:
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.
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.
Michael Dee Diefenbaugh, 67 of Merna passed away at his home Jan. 9, 2013.
Mike was born Oct. 15, 1945 in Dunning, to Junior and Willda (Crone) Diefenbaugh. He was raised in Merna and graduated from Merna High School in 1963. He was baptized in the Christian Church of Litchfield.
June 28, 1966, he married Judith Yantzie in Broken Bow. They lived in Merna for 46 years, where they raised four children: Misti, Michelle, Kristi and Kyle.