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October 20th, 2011

Edwin Payne, Sr., 71

October 20, 2011

Edwin Payne Sr., age 71 of Purdum, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow is in charge of the arrangements.

Jean Butterfield, 85

October 20, 2011

Jean Louise (Tyler) Butterfield was born at Valentine, to John Howard and Daisy Mae (Mark) Tyler April 17, 1926; she was the second of four children.
When Jean was 2-years-old the family moved to the Antelope Ranch near Valentine. At age four the family moved to Saint Frances, S.D. near the Rosebud Reservation where her father had bought three quarters of land.

John Meyer, 101

October 20, 2011

John Meyer, 101 years of age from Broken Bow, formerly of Minden and Upland, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
He was born May 16, 1910, in Kearney County near Norman, to H. T. and Minnie (Nielsen) Meyer. He grew up in that area and attended country school. He was baptized and confirmed at the Fredericksburg Lutheran Church south of Minden.

Woodward steps back in time in Moldova

October 20, 2011

The Republic of Moldova is a tiny landlocked state in Eastern Europe, located between Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north, east and south. For nearly three months this past summer, this small nation was home to Broken Bow alum Tara Woodward.
Tara attends Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, where she is a junior majoring in accounting with a minor in Christian missions. As part of the school’s missions program, Tara had the opportunity to visit Moldova with the group HOPE International.

Board gets block grant update; approves meteorological towers

October 20, 2011

Eight low-income families in Custer County will get their homes upgraded with low monthly payments and zero to little interest, thanks to funds made available through Community Development Block Grants.
Judy Peterson with Central Nebraska Housing Development gave an updated report of the grants to the Custer County Board of Supervisors at their monthly meeting Oct. 11. The county had been awarded a $254,000 grant to rehabilitate eight homes, each receiving a maximum of $25,000.

New pool is right on schedule

October 20, 2011

The Broken Bow Aquatic Center is taking shape. The water slide is in and the play features have arrived. According to City Manager Tony Tolstedt, construction is ahead of schedule. “We are on track to open at the start of the 2012 swim season.”
A $3,250,000 bond for the project was approved in May 2010 by a 508 to 504 vote. On April 4, 2011, city officials broke ground. The project has been nearly a decade in planning.

October 19th

Weekend sports schedule

October 19, 2011

Thursday Oct 20:
Cozad at Broken Bow (football).
Mullen at Sargent (football).
Hyannis at Loup County (football).
Loomis at Ansley (football).
Bertrand at SEM (football).
Sandhills/Thedford at Sandhills Conference Tournament at Brady (volleyball).
Mullen at Twin Loup (volleyball).
Friday Oct 21:
2011 Nebraska State Cross County at Kearney.
South Loup at Sandhills/Thedford (football).
Anselmo-Merna at Stuart (football).
Spalding/Spa. Academy at Litchfield (football).
Brady Triangular (Ansley and Sandhills/Thedford).

Area youth experience mentor hunt

October 19, 2011

Last weekend, area youth were given the opportunity to learn a variety of outdoor sporting activities from experienced hunters at the Nebraska One Box Complex near Broken Bow. Created in 1996, Pheasants Forever, along with the Nebraska Games and Parks Commission, developed a program, the Youth Mentor Hunt, for kids age 12 to 15 to experience hunting and related activities.

October 18th

Free Coats!

October 18, 2011

The Community Connection in Broken Bow is giving away free coats beginning Tuesday, Oct. 18 and ending...well, when the coats run out! Come down to the Community Connection and prepare for the winter season. There is a one-coat-per-person limit. The Community Connection is located on the north side of the Broken Bow Square and is open Monday-Thursday from 10-5:30.

Committee examines sex offender registry rules

October 18, 2011

LINCOLN -- The Legislature’s Judiciary Committee is examining the effects of a federal statute that has changed Nebraska law on sex offenders, their classification and their presence on national sex offender registries.
The Oct. 11 meeting was held to study the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 and recent changes to Nebraska statutes on sex offender registries.