New Broken Bow Mayor Sworn In After Recall Of Predecessor Posted by John Axtell Date: January 22, 2020 5 Views BROKEN BOW, Neb. (AP) – The president of the Broken Bow City Council has taken over as mayor following the recall of his predecessor. Rod Sonnichsen was sworn in Friday to replace Jonathon Berghorst, who voters removed from office last week. The recall petitions said Berghorst had created a hostile work environment for city employees and showed no respect for the employees or members of the city’s volunteer boards, accusations he denied. Berghorst is now awaiting a criminal trial on charges from a fight outside a bar and for allegedly threatening the job of a police officer investigating the fight.