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September 11th, 2014

Leo Schmid, 83

September 11, 2014

Leo Schmid, age 83 of Broken Bow, died Tuesday Sept. 2, 2014, at the Golden LivingCenter in Broken Bow.

Funeral services were Monday Sept. 8, 2014, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. A Rosary service was Sunday evening at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

Edna Prestes, 98

September 11, 2014

Edna Prestes age 98 of Broken Bow formerly of Dunning, died Saturday Sept. 6, 2014 at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Broken Bow.
Funeral services will be Thursday, September 11, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. in the Sandhills Community Church in Dunning, with the Rev. Lee Wonch officiating. Burial will be in the Ogallala Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. mountain time.
Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow are in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are to the family for designation at a later date.

Curtis Andersen, 85

September 11, 2014

Curtis Andersen, age 85 of Broken Bow, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.

Funeral services were Sept. 9, 2014, at the First Baptist Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Jurdan Counts officiating. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Govier Brothers. Mortuary of Broken Bow is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church or the Prairie Pioneer Center.

Curtis Wesley Andersen was born Nov. 20, 1928, to Andrew L. and Emma M. (McMullen) Andersen between Adams and Filley, NE.

September 9th

Big Ten Stumbles

September 10, 2014

After tough weekend, Big Ten teams pivot forward

There are a couple of tough nonconference tests on the Big Ten schedule this week and rivalry games, too, but this week is more about recovery.

The proud brand took a hit with decisive defeats by Michigan State, Ohio State and Michigan to high-profile opponents, and the Spartans have this Saturday off to recuperate from a decent performance at Oregon that got out of hand at the end.

Weather cancels Wednesday (Sept. 10) events at Husker Harvest Days

September 9, 2014

(Grand Island, NE)- Heavy rain in Hall County and surrounding areas has forced the management of Husker Harvest Days to cancel all activity planned at the Husker Harvest Days event site for Wednesday, Sept. 10.

Extremely muddy conditions have made parking areas impassable. All access gates to the site will be closed on Wednesday. Visitors who had planned on attending the event should revise their travel plans accordingly.

Gale to announce decision on Ricketts-Foley ballot

September 9, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale says his office is reviewing whether Republican gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts can switch his running mate on the November ballot.

Gale will issue a decision Wednesday on whether to allow State Auditor Mike Foley onto the ballot instead of Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann. Heidemann resigned Tuesday and said he is withdrawing from the GOP ticket.

Attorneys for the Ricketts campaign say Nebraska's constitution trumps a state law which imposes a Sept. 1 deadline for him to name a running mate.

Nebraska Lt. Gov. Heidemann resigns office

September 9, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann resigned from office and ended his candidacy Tuesday, one day after a judge granted a protection order to keep him away from his sister, who accused him of assault.

Heidemann announced his resignation at the Capitol alongside Gov. Dave Heineman. The Elk Creek farmer also stepped down as the running mate of Republican gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts.

Heidemann said he disagrees with the statements made about him, but decided not to fight to remain in office.

September 8th

Council agenda for Sept. 9 meeting

September 8, 2014

BROKEN BOW CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
Municipal Building
TUESDAY - SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 - NOON

Announcement of Posting of the Open Meeting Laws Act
Approval of Consent Agenda
• Minutes – August 26, 2014 Council Meeting
• Claims – September 9, 2014 Regular Council Meeting
Public Hearing on 2014-2015 Annual Appropriation Bill
❖ Hearing on 2014-2015 Annual Appropriation Bill
❖ Hearing to set Final Tax Request for 2014-2015 for City of Broken Bow
❖ Approve 2.5% + 1% for a total of 3.5% increase in restricted funds/unused budget authority

September 7th

Nebraska doctors say Ebola patient making progress

September 7, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska doctors treating the man who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia said Sunday that he is making progress, but it's not yet clear if he will recover.

Dr. Rick Sacra, 51, arrived at the Nebraska Medical Center on Friday for treatment in the hospital's specialized isolation unit. Sacra remains very tired and stable, but was more alert Sunday, said Dr. Phil Smith, one of the doctors treating him who gave an update Sunday.

"We are encouraged by what we see, but it's too early to say he has turned a corner," Smith said.

September 4th

Broken Bow, SEM students selected for advisory council

September 4, 2014

Smith Announces Youth Advisory Council Members

Washington, D.C.– Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) today announced the names of Third District high school students who will serve on his Youth Advisory Council for the 2014-2015 academic school year.

Youth Advisory Council members include:
Justine Bauer of Elm Creek High School;
Tristan Bruce of Franklin Public School;
Trenton Buhr of Norris High School in Firth;
Megan Canfield of Grand Island Northwest High School;
Tianna Engen of Kearney High School;
Emma Franklin of Wallace Public Schools;

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