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August 4th, 2015

HomeServe Line Protection Mailer

August 4, 2015

Broken Bow, NE – This is a notice from the City of Broken Bow regarding a letter received by a large number of residents from HomeServe Line Protection offering insurance coverage for repairs to water lines.

The City of Broken Bow is in no way affiliated with this company and does not recognize this coverage for water line breaks.

We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion this may have caused.

Unclaimed Photographs

August 4, 2015

These photographs are from our unclaimed basket.

Top left has the name Dave Chesley from Callaway on it, top right says Kesler, bottom left has the name Tucker and the bottom right only has Bob's Better Film Service Baker Studio stamped on it.

If you think you may have a unclaimed picture please stop by the Custer County Chief to look in our basket. Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

August 3rd

Homebuyer Education Workshop Scheduled For Ord in August

August 3, 2015

For families dreaming of owning their own home, but uncertain about how to make that dream a reality, the Central Nebraska Housing Developers (CNHD) will conduct a REACH-Approved Homebuyer Educational workshop in Ord in August. This workshop will be held at the Ord Housing Authority, 2410 K Street, on August 20 & 27, from 6-10 p.m. both evenings. Participants are required to attend both evenings to receive a certificate of completion.

Coming up this Week

August 3, 2015

This week the Goodwill Donation Truck will be in Schmicks parking lot in Broken Bow.

The Sandhills Open Road Challenge (SORC) starts Wednesday and runs through the weekend.

Friday is Deb's last day at the Chief. There will be a retirement party Friday evening thrown by her family and friends.

See our calendar of events for more information on these events and to see what else is coming up in your area.

Three injured in boat accident near Valley

August 3, 2015

LINCOLN -- Three girls were injured when an inflatable collided with a boat Friday evening at Ginger Woods, a private lake 1 1/2 miles southwest of Valley.

At approximately 7:46 p.m. Friday, a 45-year-old woman operating a boat towing the inflatable made an evasive action to avoid colliding with a second boat that had a skier down in the water. The evasive action caused the inflatable to travel out of the towing boat's wake and collide with the side of the downed skier's boat.

Death penalty group 'cautiously optimistic' about signatures

August 3, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Organizers of a campaign to reinstate Nebraska's death penalty say they're cautiously optimistic that they'll gather enough signatures to place the issue on the 2016 ballot, triggering a showdown with opponents who pledge to wage a strong campaign of their own.

Nebraskans for the Death Penalty has less than a month remaining to gather about 58,000 signatures before the Aug. 27 submission deadline. The group was launched on June 1, with heavy financial backing from Gov. Pete Ricketts and his father, TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts.

Nebraska governor again donates to death penalty cause

August 3, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — True to his word, Gov. Pete Ricketts has again donated his own money to a group trying to save Nebraska's death penalty.

A monthly financial statement released Friday by Nebraskans for the Death Penalty shows Ricketts donated $100,000 to the group sometime in the last month. That matches his $100,000 donation to the group in June, for a total of $200,000.

In all, the group raised nearly $400,000 in cash for July. The largest donation for the month came from the conservative, Washington-based Judicial Crisis Network, which gave $200,000.

Big Ten touts plan for tougher schedules as playoff push

August 3, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) — The College Football Playoff has turned strength of schedule into a constant talking point, with each conference claiming its road to the postseason is most daunting.

Hoping to set themselves apart when playoff selection time comes around, Big Ten teams plan to play at least one nonconference game against a Power Five opponent and eliminate FCS schools from their schedules starting in 2016 when the league goes to a nine-game conference slate.

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July 31, 2015

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Scheduled Electric Outage for Broken Bow

July 31, 2015

Broken Bow, NE - The City of Broken Bow will be disconnecting electricity to the majority of town early on Tuesday, August 4th. This outage will allow for the necessary repairs to equipment that was damaged by wildlife in a substation.

The outage is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, August 4th at 12:00 a.m. and be completed on Tuesday, August 4th at 3:00 a.m.

The City appreciates your patience and apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

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