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February 16th, 2012

Eldon Howard, 76

February 16, 2012

Eldon H. Howard, 76, of Grand Island, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Cathedral. The Reverend Richard Piontkowski will officiate. Burial will be in the Grand Island City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Thursday at All Faiths Funeral Home in Grand Island with a Rosary at 7 p.m.

New superintendent soon to call BB home

February 16, 2012

The contract has been signed and house hunting has begun for the new superintendent of Broken Bow Public Schools.
In a special meeting of the Broken Bow Board of Education Feb. 3, a two-year contract for superintendent Mark Sievering was approved. The contract includes an annual salary of $125,000 per year and benefits.
According to board president Michelle Zlomke, current interim superintendent Dr. Virginia Moon has been in contact with Sievering regarding any decisions that need to be made for the 2012-13 school year.

Broken Bow School Foundation launches new program

February 16, 2012

As Broken Bow Schools prepare to break ground on a long-awaited elementary school building project, community members have launched the “Little Feet, Big Dreams” capital improvement campaign to enhance the North Park Elementary project.

February 14th

35 area wrestlers qualify for state tournament

February 14, 2012

35 area wrestlers qualified for the 2012 Nebraska State Wrestling tournament that's scheduled to start Thursday morning at CenturyLink Center in Omaha. Qualifiers are listed as follows: (Name-weight class)

Broken Bow:

Jay Brass-160
Jake McCormick-195

Sargent/Burwell:

Justin Miller-113
Evan Gideon-120
Kirby Pomplun -126
Sam Lee-132
Sage Gideon-145
Jed Fenske-152 (38-0)
Tanner Balfour-160
Brett Mauler-170
Dakota Devine-285

Ansley/Arcadia:

Bo Slingsby-106
Tommy Roth-113
Lance Luehm-120

Anselmo-Merna:

Jake Wells-152
Clinton Fales-285

Bill would require classroom pledge daily

February 14, 2012

For all Broken Bow elementary students, the day begins with reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag. However, like most schools in the state, that usually ends by the time the students hit middle school.
However, if State Senator Tony Fulton, of Lincoln, has his way - beginning the school day with the pledge will be a requirement for ALL students.

February 9th

Custer County crowns 2012 spelling champ

February 9, 2012

Colten Eggleston, of Broken Bow is this year’s Spelling Champion. The seventh grader spelled 48 of 50 words correctly spread out over five lists of 10 words each in this year's competition Feb. 9 at the Municipal Building in Broken Bow.

Ansley runs away with LVC title

February 9, 2012

Ansley 48
Sandhills /Thedford 29

BROKEN BOW - - The Ansley Lady Warriors used a 14-point second quarter to carry them to a 48-29 win over Sandhills/Thedford and in the process claimed the Loup Valley Conference championship at Broken Bow High School Monday night
Entering the game, the match-up in the paint between Ansley's 5'11" center Kathleen Ryan and Sandhills/Thedford's 5'10” Shelby Saner was going to prove intriguing; Ryan won the battle in the first quarter.

Twin Loup captures LVC crown

February 9, 2012

Twin Loup 48
Sandhills/Thedford 39

BROKEN BOW - - Twin Loup flexed their defensive muscle and dropped Sandhills/Thedford 48-39 to clinch the Loup County Valley Conference championship Monday night at Broken Bow High School Monday night.
The Wolves and Knights battled evenly for the first three minutes, then two players emerged to give the Wolves momentum.
Ryan Mosier and Brandon hit back-to-back-to-back-to-back 3-pointers late in the first quarter and put Twin Loup up 16-8 after one quarter.

February 8th

Anna Belle Zoerb, 87

February 8, 2012

Anna Belle Price Zoerb passed away Feb. 5, 2012, at the age of 87 years at the Callaway Good Samaritan Center with her husband by her side.
Anna Belle was born July 25, 1924, on a farm near Callaway to Bryan and Julia Anna Pitkin Price. She attended Brown Valley Country School through the 8th grade and then went to Callaway Public school where she graduated in 1942.
Following graduation, Anna Belle taught in three different Country Schools.

Neil Wood, 89

February 8, 2012

Neil LaVern Wood, 89 of Broken Bow, died Feb. 5, 2012 at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home in the Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Broken Bow and the Masonic Lodge in Broken Bow.
His greatest joys in life were his family, playing golf, and ranching.
Neil L. Wood was born Aug. 20, 1922, to Walter and Edna (Downey) Wood at Kearney. He grew up in on his father's ranch on the South Loup River, in Custer County.

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