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April 19th, 2012

Session ends with 2 veto overrides

April 19, 2012

LINCOLN - On the last day of the legislative session, state senators overrode two gubernatorial vetoes: expanding prenatal care and allowing municipalities to increase their sales tax.  A veto relating to horse racing stood.   
 
LB599 will provide prenatal medical assistance for women not covered under Medicaid, including illegal immigrants and women in prison.  According to the bill’s fiscal note, 1,162 unborn babies will be covered annually. In a letter explaining his veto, Gov. Dave Heineman said he opposed the bill because it gave taxpayers’ benefits to illegal immigrants. 

Ansley business gets remodel, new owner

April 19, 2012

ANSLEY - - The Ansley bar, located along Highway 2 directly across from the lake, is under new ownership and is undergoing a major face-lift.
Jerry Grosse-Rhode is originally from Omaha, but has experienced life in the Sandhills a few times in his life. He was a resident of Ord in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
He and his wife Janet have just moved back to Ansley in the past two years. Janet is native to the community and the couple moved back to be closer to their family.

April 18th

Twin Loup men, Ansley-Litchfield women top field at Overton

April 18, 2012

Overton Invite- 4/17/12

Results from area schools only with participants placing in the top 6

Womens results:

Team Totals:
1. Ansley-Litchfield-167
2. Axtell- 84
3. Amherst- 75
4. Twin Loup- 69
5. S-E-M-58
6. Pleasanton- 19
7. Overton- 15

4x400 meter relay:
1. Ansley-Litchfied- Katelyn Watts, Alivia Wardyn, Kayla Reynolds, Nicole Wardyn-4:35
3.Twin Loup- Susanna Ahlen, Emily Clayton, Rebecca Clark, Monica Keith-5:00

4x800 meter relay:
1. Ansley-Litchfield- Katelyn Watts, Rebeckah Lewis, Kara Ostrand, Katie Drake- 10:55.25

Saner commits to Northeast Community College

April 18, 2012

Sandhills/Thedford senior Shelby Saner signed her letter of intent Wednesday for Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Neb. She will continue her basketball career with the Hawks as a freshman in the fall. Saner was selected as a 2nd team All-Stater in Class D1n the Omaha World Herald. She finished her career at Sandhills/Thedford as the 5th leading rebounder in the state for all classes.

DISTRICT COURT NEWS

April 18, 2012

Jeffrey S. Woods, of Broken Bow, was arraigned in Custer County District Court March 22 on two felonies. Count 1, use of a firearm to commit a felony, is a Class II felony and carries a possible penalty of 1-50 years in prison. Count 2, terroristic threats, is a Class IV felony and carries a possible penalty of 0-5 years in prison and/or $10,000 fine. If convicted on both counts they would be required to be served consecutively.
Woods plead not guilty to both charges and was scheduled for jury trial June 11.

April 16th

Howard "Leverne" Snider, 55

April 16, 2012

Howard “Levern” Snider, 55, of Overton, died Thursday, April 12, 2012, at his home in Overton, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Calvary Assembly of God Church in Lexington with Pastor Rex Adams officiating. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. at the Purdum Cemetery at Purdum.
Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation. Please forward online condolences to the family through: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.

Bonnie Neth, 80

April 16, 2012

Funeral services for Bonnie Jean (Enterline) Neth, of rural Broken Bow, were Tuesday, April 17, at 10:30 a.m. at Broken Bow Evangelical Free Church. Bonnie passed away April 13, 2012, at Callaway District Hospital after a short and courageous battle with cancer.
Bonnie was born July 5, 1931, in Belmar, to Melvin Earl and Velva Ruth (Burnett) Enterline. The family moved to Hershey when Kingsley Dam was built. Bonnie graduated from Hershey High School.
Bonnie and Ivan Neth were united in marriage June 18, 1950, and have lived on Ryno Table for 61 years.

Stormy weekend sweeps the Plains

April 16, 2012

LITCHFIELD - - The Dale Zoerb family, of rural Litchfield, had just arrived home from church Sunday morning when a severe storm hit their farm. It was raining and hailing at the time, when all of a sudden the winds became so strong and loud that the family decided to head to the basement.

Patio furniture began to fly off the deck, being blown south of the house. "I looked out the window as Linda was heading to the basement, and I saw the machine shed heading north!" says Dale.

Custer County Chief receives awards

April 16, 2012

The Nebraska Press Association conference was held this weekend in Lincoln. The Custer County Chief received several awards at the conference. In addition, Deb McCaslin, publisher of the Chief, was awarded the Nebraska Leadership Award. More details will appear in this week's Chief.

Jed Fenske breaks Class D State Record

April 16, 2012

Twin Loup's Jed Fenske set a new class D record in the pole vault on Thursday. His vault at the Burwell Invite reached 14' 10 1/2''. The previous state record was held by Axtell's Brandon Benson at 14' 9 1/2'', which he set in 2011. See this week's Custer County Chief for more information.

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