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September 19th

Agenda for Broken Bow Sept. 23, 2014, City Council meeting

September 19, 2014

BROKEN BOW CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
BROKEN BOW MUNICIPAL BUILDING
TUESDAY – SEPTEMBER 23, 2014

Agenda items include:

• Approval of Request for SDL by G4C, LLC. (Cobblestone) for a beer tasting on Oct. 11, 2014 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
• Discussion of Logo for City Vehicles and possible adoption of Resolution 2014-19
• Resolution 2014-18 certifying that Airport Authority will be able to levy a tax for purpose of securing bond payment in the amount of $225.000 for construction at the Broken Bow Airport

September 18th

Nebraska health insurance cost dispute unresolved

September 18, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A major Nebraska health insurer has been unable to come to terms with one of the state's biggest medical networks, so thousands of people are either facing significantly higher costs or changing doctors.

No talks have been held since the contract between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska and Catholic Health Initiatives expired Sept. 1. So the facilities and doctors affiliated with Catholic Health Initiatives are no longer part of the Blue Cross network.

September 16th

Nebraska Senate hopefuls jab Sasse in final debate

September 16, 2014

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Several Nebraska U.S. Senate hopefuls took shots at Republican frontrunner Ben Sasse during a final pre-election debate that focused heavily on guns, immigration and free trade.

The debate in North Platte highlighted sharp differences between Sasse and Democratic nominee Dave Domina, while allowing the two independent candidates equal time to make their cases.

Nebraska Prep Rankings

September 16, 2014

The Associated Press Nebraska high school football rankings in Classes A through D-2. Listings include name of school, season record, previous week's ranking, previous week's result and this week's opponent (NR-not ranked). The rankings are based on a formula that includes ratings from the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star plus experts for each class. Class A: Dale Miller, Grand Island Independent. Class B: Jeff Fielder, Scottsbluff Star-Herald. Class C1: Tom Behmer, Norfolk Daily News. Class C2: Brent Wasinius, Fremont Tribune. Class D1: Andrew Bottrell, North Platte Telegraph.

September 9th

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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