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City Council Approves Property to be Sold & Discusses North 5th Street Project

BROKEN BOW—The Broken Bow City Council approved a resolution for the sale of real property located at 631 South 9th Avenue in Broken Bow following a public hearing on Tuesday, June 28. The residential property was torn down in October 2021 after being deemed an abated, unsafe, nuisance property....
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Bow Spirit Softball 16U/18U Team Splits Doubleheader with DCB

The Broken Bow Spirit softball 16U/18U team split a doubleheader with DCB 18U Tuesday. DCB took game one 17-8. The Spirit had 12 hits in the high scoring contest. Taylor Schaaf helped lead the team offensively going 2 for 3 with 2 RBI. Cassidy Schweitzer was 2 for 2 with 2 runs scored. Dalila Griffiths went 2 for 2 with 3 runs scored and an RBI. Adyson Priest also had a multi hit game going 2 for 3 with a run scored and one run batted in.
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Oconto Fun Days July 1, 2, & 3 2022

OCONTO–Let the fun begin! The annual Oconto Fun Days weekend kicks off with a mystery scavenger hunt and movie on Friday, ends with a golf scramble on Sunday, and is packed with plenty of festivities for the whole family all day on Saturday. Dani Eggleston has been involved with...
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Three County Fire Departments Respond to Hay Fire on Pressey West Road

OCONTO – A fire erupted around 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 29 on Pressey West Road and Road 786, north of Oconto and near Pressey Park and the Pressey State Wildlife Management Area. Calls went out at 11:16 to three Custer County fire departments, all of whom swiftly arrived...
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Broken Bow Swimmers Have Big Weekend at Home Meet

The Broken Bow Swim Team hosted its annual “Sprint into Summer” swim meet this past weekend at the Broken Bow Pool. Some of the highlights for the Broken Bow team included Gage Carrizales winning 8 events. Carrizales placed first in the male 9-10 year old 100 meter freestyle, 25 meter breaststroke, 50 meter backstroke, 25 meter freestyle, 100 meter breaststroke, 50 meter freestyle, 25 meter backstroke and 50 meter breaststroke. Shaun Crawford won 9 events. Crawford placed first in the male 13-14 year old 100 meter freestyle, 50 meter backstroke, 200 meter backstroke, 200 meter freestyle, 50 meter freestyle, 25 meter backstroke, 50 meter breaststroke, 100 meter backstroke, and 200 meter individual medley. Zak Crawford won 3 events. Crawford placed first in the male 15 and over 25 meter breaststroke, 25 meter freestyle, and 50 meter freestyle. Brent Forster won 5 events.
BROKEN BOW, NE
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Memorial Drive Renovation Project Delayed a Month

BROKEN BOW – Memorial Drive will have to wait about another month for its much-anticipated makeover. Due to supply chain issues and a single missing part, the $1.1 million dollar renovation project is slated to begin between August 1 and August 15 instead of on July 1. City administrator...
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Supervisors Discuss Money Moves in June Meeting

BROKEN BOW – Taking center stage at June’s final Custer County Board of Supervisors meeting was allocation of county money everywhere under the sun, and several places underground; the board met at 9 a.m. Tuesday to divvy a few dollars and pinch a few pennies. All representatives were present.
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Mid-Plains Community College offering robotics classes

NORTH PLATTE, Neb.-Mid-Plains Community College is offering several opportunities to take a robotics class this summer. Openings are available at MPCC campuses in McCook, Broken Bow and Ogallala. McCook. McCook will host STEM Class: Spike Robotics from 1-3 p.m. July 12-14 in Room 201 of McMillen Hall. The workshop is...
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Tour de Nebraska Catches Breath in Bow

BROKEN BOW – Before kicking up dust and gravel on the way to Ord, the Tour de Nebraska (TDN) had a chance to kick up their feet for two nights in Broken Bow. Melham Park and Kinkaider Brewing Company played host and oasis to the gathering of nearly 400 bicyclists as they stretched their legs on the first leg of their journey through the Sandhills.
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Broken Bow City Council Agenda for June 28

BROKEN BOW – The Broken Bow City Council is scheduled to meet Tuesday, June 28 at 6 p.m. at the Municipal Auditorium. On the agenda are communications regarding the Memorial Drive project and the North 5th Street project. New business will include a public hearing on the sale of...
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Broken Bow Sweeps McCook in Legion Baseball Doubleheader

Broken Bow hosted McCook Tuesday for a juniors and seniors legion baseball doubleheader at Paul Brown Field. The Bow juniors collected their 16th win of the year with a thrilling 10-9 win. The two teams combined for 10 runs in the first inning as Bow took an early lead 6-4. The game was tied at nine when Max Denson doubled to drive in the winning run in Broken Bow’s final at bat for the walk off victory. Denson would finish the game with two doubles and 4 runs batted in. Coy Wardyn was 3 for 3 with a run scored and 3 RBI. The Bow juniors are now 16-4 on the season.
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Broken Bow Spirit Softball Competes at Home Tournament

The 4th annual Spirit of the Sandhills Softball Tournament took place in Broken Bow this past weekend. The Bow Spirit team had a strong showing in the 14U division winning the silver bracket. Bow went 2-0 on Friday with wins over the Dannebrog Sentinels 12-7 and the Columbus Havoc-Belina 8-5. On Saturday, Broken Bow faced the Dannebrog Sentinels again but this time the Sentinels came out on top 8-6. That dropped the Spirit into the silver bracket where they faced Prodigy Hazen and won 3-1. Broken Bow would face Prodigy Harmon for the Silver Bracket championship. Broken Bow won the silver bracket championship game 3-2. Gold medal Bracket champion was Scorpions Black winning over the St. Paul Wildcats 5-1 in the championship game.
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MPCC to Hold Robotics Classes in July at Broken Bow Campus, Two Others

BROKEN BOW – Mid-Plains Community College (MPCC) is offering several opportunities to take a robotics class this summer. Openings are available at MPCC campuses in McCook, Broken Bow, and Ogallala. The MPCC Broken Bow Campus is planning a Robotics Camp from 2-5 p.m. to meet every Thursday in July,...
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Bow Seniors Go 3-2 at Alliance Tournament

The Broken Bow American Legion seniors baseball team competed at the Alliance tournament over the weekend going 3-2. Bow faced York in their opening game on Friday. It was a high scoring affair with Broken Bow coming out on top 14-12. York led 12-7 after five innings but Broken Bow would score 5 runs in the sixth to tie the game then scored two more in the 7th to complete the comeback. The Bow seniors pounded out 18 hits in the game. Austin Harvey and Max Denson were each 3 for 5 in the game. Brody Ridder and Eli Coble led the team in RBI with 3 each.
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Shots Fired in Disturbance in Broken Bow

BROKEN BOW – According to Chief Steve Scott, on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at approximately 7:45 pm there was a report of a domestic disturbance with a weapon at 412 N 15th Avenue in Broken Bow. During the incident, several shots were fired outside of the residence. Broken Bow...
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