June 23rd, 2011
Many of Nebraskaâ€™s rural Post Offices are in jeopordy - and the communities those Post Offices serve are fighting back.
The U.S. Postal Service is currently conducting studies on the stateâ€™s smaller and rural Post Offices to determine the fate of those offices. The Postal Service is calling it â€śDelivery Unit Optimizationâ€ť, but community members are calling it absurd.
The 43rd Army Band of the Nebraska National Guard will be performing at the Town Square in Broken Bow, Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 2 p.m. The 43rd Army Bandâ€™s concert will include patriotic selections, marches and popular music performed by the 55 member Concert Band.
This concert also includes performances by the jazz band and the rock combo. This concert is free and open to the public â€“ no admission ticket is required. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Broken Bow High School gym.
â€˘ FRIDAY NIGHT KICK-OFF, JULY 1, 4-7 P.M. - wine & cheese; beer & pretzels at BROKEN BOW MUNICIPAL BUILDING
It is that time of year again when many individuals look forward to going back to their home towns and reconnecting with old friends and classmates - class reunion time. For alumni of Broken Bow High School that time has long been the July 4th weekend; and while the date hasn't changed, the event's organizers have.
Monday was a special day for Chris Pearson and members of his family - the day it was announced his familyâ€™s legacy will live on.
Ground was broken on the west edge of Broken Bow in a noon ceremony Monday for the new Lomax Professional Building. The building was designed by Chris, initially to provide office space for his wife, Becky.
Becky is the owner/operator of Pearson Physical Therapy, PC in Broken Bow. Her office is temporarily located in Deb Brynerâ€™s former embroidery shop on 9th Avenue, pending completion of the new building.
MERNA - - A piece of history has returned home to Custer County, in the form of a hand-made block quilt. The story of the quilt and its travels are nothing short of amazing.
Some of the details remain a mystery, but for residents of Merna the important details are all there.
On the quilt are stitched many familiar names in our area, some of whom still have family members living here. For them the quilt is like a family heirloom - more like a community heirloom if you will. And it was one womanâ€™s curiosity and generosity that brought that heirloom back where it belonged.
From Texas Longhorns to Nebraska Angus, cattle often need the care of a good veterinarian - and cattle are Clayton Smith's specialty.
Smith is the newest vet in Broken Bow, joining the staff of Vet Care June 6. He originally hails from Lubbock, Texas - marriage brought him to central Nebraska. He met his wife, Lindsey, while attending vet school at Oklahoma State University. Lindsey grew up on a ranch near Burwell, and during the summers she and Clayton would return to Burwell to help out on the ranch.
BROKEN BOW--The Broken Bow Junior team went one and three over the weekend in baseball action. Sunday, the Juniors hosted McCook for a doubleheader at Paul Brown Field. In the first game both teams traded shots.
In the first inning Broken Bow jumped out to a 2-1 lead. McCook added a run in the second inning to tie the game. Broken Bow was able to push two runs across in the third inning and led 4-2 going into the fourth.
What do you get when running, shooting, riding, swimming and fencing are combined? An Olympic event that dates back to 708 B.C., known as the Pentathlon.
Kyle Smith, 23, will soon be preparing for the initial stages of training for the Modern Pentathlon at the United States Olympic headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo.
A year ago if someone would have told him he was going to be training for the Olympics he would have said, â€ś Thatâ€™d be a great fiction story.â€ť
Marvin Eugene Stanford, age 66, of Flushing, Mich., died Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at McLaren Regional Medical Center.
Services were Monday, June 13, 2011, with interment at Evergreen Cemetery. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Mt. Hope Church SLAM Youth Group.
Mr. Stanford was born Aug. 21, 1944 in Merna, the son of Ralph Franklin and Irene Marie (Schultz) Stanford. He married Frances Pitts and she preceded him in death on April 5, 2010.
Bun Talbot, age 85, of Broken Bow, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2011 at Johnson Lake.
Bun Talbot was born April 24, 1926, the third child of Joseph and Vera Talbot. He was born at Berwyn, and attended school at Broken Bow, graduating from Broken Bow High School in 1944. During his high school years he was employed at the Lyric and Bow Theater. He often told us that he was the only 16-year-old who had three suits and a car.