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July 27th, 2014

UPDATE: ARREST MADE in Fire at St. Joseph's Catholic Church

July 27, 2014

UPDATE: Matthew A. Grubtill, 23, of Broken Bow, was arrested late Saturday and taken into custody after Broken Bow Police executed a search warrant on a Broken Bow residency. He is being charged with arson and criminal mischief and was booked into the Custer County Jail. The investigation of the fire at the Catholic Church is ongoing.

FIRE at ST. JOSEPH's

St. Joseph Catholic Church members gathered in their Parish Hall for Sunday morning Mass July 27, as they did the evening before due to a Saturday morning fire in their Church next door.

Nebraska soldier killed in Afghanistan

July 27, 2014

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) — Two soldiers based at Fort Carson were killed when their vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense says 30-year-old Staff Sgt. Benjamin G. Prange, of Hickman, Nebraska; and 19-year-old Pfc. Keith M. Williams, of Visalia, California, were killed in Kandahar Province on Thursday. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson.

The Defense Department did not release any other information.

Nebraska jail first to ax immigration detainers

July 27, 2014

(AP) — At least one Nebraska jail has stopped honoring federal requests to hold suspected immigrants in jail without a warrant, following the lead of other local entities around the country who say the practice puts them at risk of civil rights lawsuits.

Other Nebraska counties may soon follow suit, thanks in part to a push by civil rights organizations.

Loup Lines shares scope of tree seedling program

July 27, 2014

Many Nebraskans have been there, it’s considered a hallowed hall for Husker Football faithful. Now picture the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Memorial Stadium with nearly every seat holding a conservation tree seedling. Your mental picture provides a quick glimpse of the scope of the Lower Loup Natural Resources District’s conservation tree program.

July 26th

Nebraska should look deeper at incentives

July 26, 2014

(AP) — Nebraska needs to look at more than jobs and wages when deciding whether the state's tax incentives actually work, experts from a national research group told state lawmakers Thursday.

July 25th

Insurers owe Nebraskans more than $1.5M in refunds

July 25, 2014

(AP) — The federal government says insurers owe Nebraskans more than $1.5 million in refunds because of a provision in the Affordable Care Act.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday that nearly 16,600 Nebraska residents will be getting refunds, averaging $108 per family.

The law requires insurance companies to spend at least 80 percent of the premiums they collect on medical care and quality improvement or return the difference to consumers and employers.

Stenberg Warns of Misleading Postcards Concerning Unclaimed Property

July 25, 2014

Postcards stamped on the fronts and backs with the words, Unclaimed Property Notification, are not being sent by the Nebraska State Treasurer’s Unclaimed Property Division, State Treasurer Don Stenberg said today.

The postcards instruct receivers to call a toll-free number and enter personal identification information. The recorded message at the toll-free number instructs receivers to search for unclaimed property at www.unclaimed.org.

Food Bank for the Heartlnad targets rural hunger

July 25, 2014

Food Bank for the Heartland is partnering with Farm Credit Services of America to host a mobile food pantry in Broken Bow on Tuesday, August 12. More than 5,000 pounds of food will be distributed to individuals and families in need.

The mobile pantry on August 12 will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Farm Credit Services of America, 535 S. 10th Ave. in Broken Bow. It is being funded by Farm Credit Services of America. Employees from the company will be volunteering. Those who attend the mobile pantry are invited to bring boxes or bags to assist in carrying the food.

Mary Alyce Tierney, 99

July 25, 2014

Mary Alyce Tierney, age 99 of Broken Bow, died April 29, 2014, at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Broken Bow. Funeral services will be Monday, May 5, 2014, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oconto with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, May 4, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary with a Christian wake service being held at 5 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow.

Letha Mae Graf, 77

July 25, 2014

Letha Mae Graf, age 77, of Burwell, died Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Burwell Community Memorial Health Center.

Graveside funeral service were Wednesday, April 30, at the Ansley Cemetery in Ansley, with the Rev. Alan Petersen officiating.

Letha was born Jan. 3, 1937, at Milford, to Mable Graf. She made her home at Beatrice, Ord, and Burwell. Letha was talented embroiderer, she loved bird watching, and putting puzzles together.

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