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May 13th, 2014

The unofficial count is in, Custer County says Sasse for Senator and McCoy for governor

May 13, 2014

The first wave of numbers have been counted, in Custer County the vote for Senator went as follows: Republicans, Clifton R. Johnson - 26; Shane Osborn - 459; Sid Dinsdale - 488; Ben Sasse - 1,283; Bart McLeay - 118. Democrats, Larry Marvin - 162 and Dave Domina - 213. No Libertarians were on the ballot for the primary.

In the Governor's race: Republicans, Tom Carlson - 122; Beau McCoy - 817; Jon Bruning - 587; Mike Foley - 332; Pete Ricketts - 463; and Bryan Slone - 49. Democrats, Chuck Hassebrook - 370. Libertarians, Mark G. Elworth Jr. - 1.

May 12th

Nebraska National Guard to provide public safety support in storm areas

May 12, 2014

(Lincoln, Neb.) Gov. Dave Heineman today traveled to communities heavily hit by severe storms yesterday, including Beaver Crossing, Cordova and Sutton, to survey damage. The severe storms, including at least a dozen confirmed tornadoes, stretched approximately 90 miles, from west of Sutton to Omaha.

May 9th

May 8 accident claims life of Callaway man

May 9, 2014

An accident on the Callaway road, two miles west of Broken Thursday afternoon resulted in a fatality. According to the Nebraska State Patrol, Marvin Stivers, 77, of Callaway died as a result of the accident. Stivers was driving east on the Callaway road when Arlen Burnett, 59, of Broken Bow pulled out of a private drive colliding with the rear end of the truck driven by Stivers, causing Stivers’ truck to roll. Seat belts were not in use in either vehicle. Stivers was thrown from his truck as it rolled.

May 8th

Hill arraigned in murder of toddler

May 8, 2014

Nearly six months after the suspicious death of a 20-month-old toddler in Broken Bow, the first of two women charged with the child’s death appeared in Custer County Court Monday.
Diane Hill, appeared for arraignment Monday afternoon, with her attorney, Richard Calkins of Alma. Hill is charged with 2nd degree murder and child abuse resulting in the death of a child. Both charges are Class IB felonies, and carry a minimum penalty of 20 years in prison and a maximum of life in prison.

May 6th

Remains found on Custer County farm assessed

May 6, 2014

ARNOLD, Neb. (AP) — Officials say remains found on a farm near the central Nebraska town of Arnold likely are those of an American Indian who died between 1820 and 1870.

The skull, mandible and partial skeleton were found in October. Officials from the Nebraska State Historical Society, aided by university researchers, determined the remains were those of a man older than 40. The experts were unable to determine the cause of his death or to which tribe he may have belonged.

The Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs will oversee the reburial.

May 5th

Officers investigate shooting of Loup City woman

May 5, 2014

LOUP CITY, Neb. (AP) — Officers are investigating the shooting of a woman at her home in Loup City.

The Sherman County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to a call a little after 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 30. Sandra Hill told deputies that her husband, Michael, had fallen asleep with a handgun on his chest. She says the gun accidentally went off when she tried to awaken him, and the bullet struck one of her hips.

She was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.

Space still available in golf scramble

May 5, 2014

There is still space available for more teams to sign up for the 21st Annual D.A.R.E. Golf Scramble on Saturday, May 31, at the Broken Bow Country Club. Golfers can register now by calling 872-6424 and asking for Carol or Kelli. The 18-hole scramble will begin with a Shotgun Start at 10:00 am. Entry fees are $40 per person and the event is open to four-person teams (men and women). The entry fees cover green fees, lunch, Mulligans, cash prizes for winners, flag prizes and door prizes. This
event is the only fund raiser held each year for the Drug Abuse Resistance

May 2nd

BBHS 2014 Baccalaureate Service

May 2, 2014

The Broken Bow Ministerial Association would like to invite the community to the 2014 Baccalaureate Service, which will be held at the Broken Bow Middle School Auditorium on Wednesday, May 7th at 7:00 p.m. The Baccalaureate Service is a traditional part of each year’s graduation events. It is designed to honor our graduates for their achievements and to challenge them to consider the role that faith can play in their future success.

May 1st

Sex offenders accounted for during U.S. Marshalls operation

May 1, 2014

The U.S. Marshals Metro Fugitive Task Force, along with state and local law enforcement officers, joined together Wednesday to account for 94 registered sex offenders in Custer, Sherman, Valley, Nance, Boone, Howard and Greeley counties. Participating agencies included the seven counties previously listed, the MFTF and the Nebraska State Patrol. The goal was to ensure the state’s sex offenders are living and working where they are reporting and to gain compliance or arrest any who were not in compliance.

New ‘Discovery Trail’ dedicated at Halsey

May 1, 2014

HALSEY -- J.Sterling Morton was ahead of his time in 1872, when he founded Arbor Day. He knew with the intense need for lumber, our forests would not last. Planting trees was needed then as well as now.
In 1902, Halsey Nursery was developed on 15 acres near Halsey, in order to provide seedlings that Botany Professor Charles Bessey of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, would begin to plant in his experimental forest reserve the next year.

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