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July 15th, 2014

Nebraska seeks info on immigrant children sent here

July 15, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's governor and most of its congressional delegation have asked federal officials for information about more than 200 unaccompanied immigrant children who have been placed with relatives or sponsors in Nebraska.

The children are among tens of thousands who have crossed the southern U.S. border illegally and unaccompanied by parents during the recent children's migration from Central America.

Evans Feed hosts meet and greet for National Jr High Rodeo champ

July 15, 2014

Chase Miller, Broken Bow, now shoulders a national rodeo title. He is the All Around Cowboy for the state of Nebraska and now is the proud owner of the saddle designating his hard-earned efforts as the National Champion in Chute Dogging. For more on this talented roper see this week's Custer County Chief.

July 15, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

July 15, 2014

Community Events:
* VBS at the Berean Church continues

For more information on the above events, check out the calendar found on the homepage of this website.

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:
* Custer County Board of Supervisors will be meeting at the Board of Equalization in the Board Room of the Courthouse in Broken Bow

For more information on the above meetings, check out the Public Notice section of the Custer County Chief.

July 14th

Lightning survivor has no memory of deadly strike

July 14, 2014

DENVER (AP) — Justin Teilhet doesn't remember hearing a boom or feeling a sting, just waking up numb on the treeless tundra high in Rocky Mountain National Park and discovering his good friend was trying to revive his wife.

It was a lightning bolt, he learned later, and it killed his wife and left him with a burn on his shoulder and scrapes on his face when he was knocked to the ground unconscious.

Lightning killed two people last weekend in the popular park, where summer storms can close in quickly with deadly results.

Tanning bed, novelty lighter bills to become law

July 14, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska will impose tighter restrictions on tanning beds and novelty lighters this week, and truckers who spill livestock manure in Omaha will have to pay a steeper fine.

The new laws are among 122 set to go into effect on Friday, when the three-month grace period from the end of the legislative session expires.

Many of the laws reflect compromises reached among lawmakers after hours of debate. Senators also approved major legislation to lower taxes and reduce prison crowding, but most of those measures won't come into play until next year.

Massive fire in Grand Island

July 14, 2014

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A portion of a downtown Grand Island building has collapsed during a fire.

Authorities say one firefighter suffered minor injuries fighting the blaze, which was reported about 8 p.m. Sunday and extinguished about four hours later. Some firefighters remained on the scene to combat hot spots. The building housed Ron's Transmissions and other businesses.

Fire Chief Cory Schmidt says fire crews and trucks from the Grand Island Rural Fire Department and from Hastings and St. Paul helped his firefighters.

July 14, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

July 14, 2014

Community Events:
* VBS at the Berean Church in Broken Bow continues
* Ice Cream Social for people 50 years and older in the Conference Room of the JMMMMC starting at 7pm

For more information on the above events, check out the calendar found on the homepage of this website.

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:
* No meetings scheduled at this time

For more information on the above meetings, check out the Public Notice section of the Custer County Chief.

July 13th

June storms caused $13M in public property damage; Custer County volunteers make the trip

July 13, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Tornadoes and thunderstorms that pummeled Nebraska last month caused an estimated $13.2 million in damage to roads, bridges, utilities and other public property, a state emergency spokeswoman said Thursday.

State officials will use the preliminary estimates when applying for federal assistance to cover the damage in 12 counties, said Jodie Fawl, a spokeswoman for the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency.

US economic growth to outpace Nebraska's

July 13, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's surging economy will slow enough this year for the rest of the nation to catch up, a state business council said in a report released Friday.

The Nebraska Business Forecast Council predicts the U.S. economy as a whole will outpace Nebraska's for the remaining months of 2014. Nebraska has enjoyed strong growth in farming and home construction in recent years.

July 13, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

July 13, 2014

Community Events:
* Crazy Days continues
* VBS at the Berean Church in Broken Bow starting at 5:30pm

For more information on the above events, check out the calendar found on the homepage of this website.

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:
* No meetings scheduled at this time

For more information on the above meetings, check out the Public Notice section of the Custer County Chief.

The 2014 National High School Rodeo is at Rock Springs, Wyo. and runs from July 13-19. As of now...
Chase Miller, Broken Bow, now shoulders a national rodeo title. He is the All Around Cowboy for the...
A full day is in store Saturday with the finals of the following events scheduled for competition....