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October 6th, 2014

Judicial Center Townhall Meetings scheduled

October 6, 2014

The Custer County Board of Supervisors have scheduled a series of Town Hall meetings to discuss the upcoming ballot concerning the Judicial Center. They invite you to come with questions. To help with information, we have included here a 'letter to the editor' the Chief published the end of September.

Following are the locations, the Supervisors who will be in attendance, the date and time:

Broken Bow, Mid-Plains Community College, Larry Hickenbottom, Ran Varney and Mark Haynes, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.

Sargent Community Building, Richard Hodson and Don McCullough, Oct. 6 at 7p.m.

Second Ebola patient arrives in Nebraska

October 6, 2014

This article includes a statement from Chief Medical Officer and Director of Public Health on DHHS/Nebraska Medical Center Opening Nebraska Biocontainment Unit to Care for Second Ebola Patient

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American video journalist who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia arrived Monday at a Nebraska hospital where he will be treated for the deadly disease.

Ashoka Mukpo, 33, will be kept in a specialized containment unit at the Nebraska Medical Center that was built specifically to handle this type of illness.

Martinez killed in Dawson County accident

October 6, 2014

According to a press release from the Dawson County Sheriff's Office, a Broken Bow man, Randy Martinez, 23, was killed in a one vehicle accident on Oct. 5, 2014.

The preliminary accident investigation indicates the following: at approximately 5:05 a.m., a 1994 Chevrolet pickup, driven by Randy Marteniz, was traveling southeast on the Buzzards Roost Road, at approximately one mile northwest of Eddyville, when he lost control on a curve, then traveling southbound, entered the west road ditch rolling the vehicle into a hayfield.

VIDEO: 5th American With Ebola Arrives in Nebraska

October 6, 2014

A plane carrying an American photojournalist who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia landed Monday in Nebraska, where he will undergo treatment for the deadly disease.

September 28th

Members sought for Nebraska health care boards

September 28, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's Board of Health is seeking professional members for several health care boards.

The boards are responsible for licensing health care providers. Terms run for five years.

There are vacancies on boards for alcohol and drug counseling; audiology and speech language pathology; chiropractic; cosmetology; dentistry; mental health practice; nursing; psychologists; podiatry; registered environmental health specialists; and veterinary medicine and surgery.

Members sought for Nebraska health care boards

September 28, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's Board of Health is seeking professional members for several health care boards.

The boards are responsible for licensing health care providers. Terms run for five years.

There are vacancies on boards for alcohol and drug counseling; audiology and speech language pathology; chiropractic; cosmetology; dentistry; mental health practice; nursing; psychologists; podiatry; registered environmental health specialists; and veterinary medicine and surgery.

Governor hopefuls promise action on property taxes

September 28, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Property taxes have surfaced as a key issue in Nebraska's race for governor, with the candidates offering drastically different approaches for easing the burden on farmers, ranchers and homeowners.

September 26th

Chicago facility fire impacts Omaha flights

September 26, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nearly 20 Omaha flights into or out of Chicago airports have been canceled because of a fire at an air traffic control facility in a Chicago suburb.

Omaha Airport Authority officials urged travelers to check with their airlines or go online at www.flyoma.com to see whether their flights have been affected.

Officials say Friday's early morning fire started in the basement of the Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center in Aurora, forcing evacuation of the center. More than 850 flights had been canceled in Chicago alone, and more cancellations were expected.

September 25th

VIDEO: Nebraska Zoo Needs Your Help Naming Cute Red Panda Twin

September 25, 2014

Meet the newest additions to the Lincoln Children's Zoo in Nebraska. The zoo is running a contest to name the furry red panda twins. Buzz60's Leigh Scheps (@LeighTVReporter) has the adorable video.

September 24th

BBPD to hold 'Drug Take Back' event

September 24, 2014

On Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the public will have a chance to get rid of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs at the Broken Bow Police Department, 116 South 11th Avenue.

BBPD and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are holding the Take Back event to encourage local citizens to dispose of prescription drugs in a safe and responsible way. The Police Department will be accepting pills for disposal (The DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, or any aerosol containers).

This service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

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