April 27th, 2015
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) â€” Federal officials are moving to speed up their review of wind power projects across the Upper Great Plains in anticipation that the industry will continue growing, a situation that's alarmed wildlife advocates who say many bird and bat species are being put at risk as wind turbines proliferate.
The proposal would cover future wind farms in Montana, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” Is ice cream safe to eat? Federal officials say yes, even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections.
The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say there's no reason to think that listeria illnesses and deaths linked to Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries and the discovery of listeria in Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams are related.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” With a little more than a month left in the session, Nebraska lawmakers still must take final action on some of the year's largest and most contentious issues.
The list includes the state budget, property taxes, medical marijuana and a death-penalty repeal measure that has gained more support than usual. Lawmakers also have to decide whether to grant driver's licenses to youths in the federal deferred-action program, and whether all motorists should pay a higher fuel tax.
Shannon Cooksley, one of the volunteers on the Korean War Hero flight is pictured above with General Galen Jackman.
Ret. Gen. Jackman was Friday night's keynote speaker.
The veterans are on the ground in Kansas City ready to board the Broken Bow bus for home. Thanks to our bus driver Kevin Lindly for volunteering his services as our bus driver. It's been an awe-inspiring journey. Thank you veterans for allowing me to come along for the ride. Don't miss this week's Chief for photos and a story
A benefit Poker Run for Deb Sonnichsen is today in Broken Bow. The first hand was at the Veterans Building in Broken Bow. Other cards will be drawn in Callaway, Oconto, Pressey Park with the last card being draw back at the Veterans Building.
Debs' husband Rod is riding Deb's trike today on the ride. Pictured above is Rod, daughter Sheila and Kevin Evans, and grandchildren Nicole and Brandon Evans on her trike.
The Poker Run is being sponosered by the Broken Bow Black Widows and the Lions Club.
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The group on the Korean War Hero Flight take a short break for lunch at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.
The group will be coming back to Nebraska today.
The veterans on the Korean War Hero Flight are off and running for another wonderful day in our nation's capital. Dean Ash of Arcadia, and Robert and Sondra Foster of Broken Bow tour the Naval Museum.
The veterans and their escorts board a plane at the end of the afternoon for the trip home.
Shannon Cooksley, Ron Beavers and Ann Carr visit the Arlington National Cemetery. Next the group is headed to the Iwo Jima Memorial, the Air Force Memorial and The WWII Memorial.
The Iwo Jima memorial dedicated in 1954, depicts Iwo Jima. For perspective, the statue has a 60 foot flag pole.
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The veterans on the Korean War Hero Flight and their escorts have had quite a morning. The crew spent time at the Korean War Memorial where Congressman Smith joined them. Then they visited the Lincoln Memorial. They also got to spend at the Vietnam Memorial. In the picture is veteran Alfred Kelley and his daughter Karen Stille.
For lunch the veterans and escorts ate at the Army Navy Club. The Club is over 130 years old.
More pictures from their trip can be found on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CusterCountyChief