August 24th, 2012
In March 2011, there were 16.4 million full-time equivalent employees working in state and local governments in the U.S., down 1.4 percent from 2010. According to estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau, the majority of these employees (8.9 million) worked in education, followed by those working in hospitals (964,381), police protection (923,951) and corrections (717,940).
The Broken Bow Girl Scouts will be having a Girl Scout sign up at Tomahawk Park Monday, August 27th, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. for any girls interested in signing up for Girl Scouts. They will meet some of the existing girl scouts and join them for ice cream. If they would like to join GS but are unable to be at the sign up event please call Kay Richardson, Girl Scout Membership Specialist at 800-879-6123.
The Broken Bow Girl Scouts are pictured at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo, where they spent the night under the aquarium Aug. 18. A total of 43 girl Scouts and leaders attended the event.
A single vehicle accident south of Miller Wednesday afternoon has taken the life of a Sargent woman and 11-year-old girl.
Amanda Wilder, 28, her two daughter - Destani, 11, and Montannah, 8 - along with Amanda's friend, 24-year-old Rebecca Veeder, all of Sargent, were traveling in a 1989 GMC pickup around 12:30 Wednesday, when Amanda lost control of the vehicle 2 1/2 miles south of Miller on Highway 183. Veeder and Destani Wilder were killed in the crash. Amanda and Montannah were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Broken Bow senior Tanner Johnson didn't have the typical high school kid summer. In between his summer job and hanging out with his friends, he managed to fit in a summer full of golf.
Most recently, Johnson competed in the Kansas vs. Nebraska Cup, played earlier this month at the Colbert Hills Golf Course in Manhatten, Kan.
This is a "Ryder Cup" style competition that pits each state's top golfers against each other for a team match play.
"It was a great experience," Johnson said. "I was the last one to get picked and I got to play with a lot of division one recruits."
The weather was perfect, the cars sufficiently noisy and the action right on target at the 2012 Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce Demolition Derby.
With over $6,000 in prize money sitting on the table, as well as several two foot tall trophies for bragging rights, the cars appeared.
For Duane Ducker of Broken Bow, this year marks his 32nd running of the Broken Bow Derby at the Custer County Fairgrounds, and his last. He can feel the hits in his back, he said following the end of the Hobo Class. He was passing the keys to his son Preston.
The first day of school this week was especially meaningful for one Broken Bow High School senior and his family. Nearly 11 weeks after a horrific automobile accident nearly took his life, 17-year-old Chad Christensen is back in school - and he admits he looked forward to his first day this year more than he ever has before!
Nearly 30 years after opening their doors in Custer County, Birthright is closing its Broken Bow office.
Birthright was started in Broken Bow in October 1983, by a group of local women involved with Right to Life. The Birthright office was located in the basement of the hospital for the first 10 years or so, before moving to the second floor of the post office, where it has remained since.
Just two days after presenting a proposal to the Custer County Board of Supervisors, a CEDC task force made nearly the same presentation for a new judicial center to Chief Justice Mike Heavican.
In an open meeting on the Custer College campus, task force chairperson Juliana Jenkins went over plans, preliminary architectural drawings and options for the construction of a judicial center in Broken Bow. The proposal is to build the center on the Custer Campus.
Representatives of Chevrolet - GM traveled from Dallas, Texas, to Broken Bow last week to present an outstanding service award to Gateway Motors. A marble plaque was presented to Thomas McCaslin, as a large contingency of friends, family and community members gathered for an open house of the newly renovated showroom.
After a grueling interview process and weeks of waiting, Tami Schendt received word Monday morning that Gov. Dave Heineman had announced her as his appointment to serve as County Judge in the 8th Judicial District.
Schendt and fellow Broken Bow attorney Mike Borders, had their names submitted to the Governor for consideration for the judgeship, filling a vacancy left by the retirement of long-time Judge Gary Washburn.
The 8th Judicial District consists of Blaine, Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Custer, Garfield, Greeley, Holt, Howard, Keya Paha, Loup, Rock, Sherman, Valley and Wheeler counties.