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August 18th, 2014

Application period now open for the United States Senate Youth Program

August 18, 2014

Senator Mike Johanns announced today the start of the application period for the United States Senate Youth Program's 53rd annual Washington Week.

Two Nebraska students will be selected to join 102 other delegates from across the country in Washington, D.C., from March 7-14, 2015. The students applying for this program represent the height of academic achievement and dedication to service. All of these youth are future leaders, and I wish them well in this process.

Oklahoma man killed in accident west of Arnold

August 18, 2014

A press release from the Custer County Sheriff's Office, informed the Custer County Chief, that on Aug. 17, 2014, at approximately 3:30 a.m., the Custer County Sheriff's Office investigated a one-vehicle rollover accident one mile west of Arnold on Nebraska Highway 92.

Tab Round Jr., of Council Hill, Okla., was driving a 2007 Dodge pickup eastbound when he lost control of the vehicle and entered the ditch. The vehicle rolled and Tab was ejected. Tab died at the scene of the accident.

A passenger in the vehicle was transported to the Callaway Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Subscription promotion for Husker tickets!!!

August 18, 2014

Hey Husker Fans ... subscribe to, or extend your subscription to the Custer County Chief by Aug. 27 and you will be entered into a drawing for TWO TICKETS to the Husker/Florida Atlantic Football Game to be played in Lincoln Aug. 30.

Just stop in the front office at 305 South 10th in Broken Bow, or call 308-872-2471 to get signed up.

USAF Band in concert in Broken Bow Aug. 19

August 18, 2014

OFFUTT AFB, Neb. – The USAF Heartland of America Band’s Vortex will present a FREE concert Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. at the One Box Convention Center located at the Cobblestone Hotel & Suites located on west Highway 2. This concert is FREE and sure to please an audience of all ages and musical preferences. Advanced tickets are available, but not required.

Nebraska Capitol Focus: Immigration could surface in Nebraska gov. race

August 18, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers will have a new debate next year over immigration, an issue that could influence the 2014 governor's race in a state with a small but fast-growing Hispanic population.

Republican Pete Ricketts and Democrat Chuck Hassebrook remain sharply divided over whether Nebraska should continue to deny driver's licenses for young immigrants who qualify for the Obama administration's deferred-action policy.

August 16th

BBFD called to grass fire near Broken Bow Township Cemetery

August 16, 2014

Volunteer Firefighters from Broken Bow (with Merna paged as Mutual Aid) were called into action shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday with a grass fire adjacent to the Broken Bow Township Cemetery. The dry grass and late summer winds added to the worry. Watch this week's Custer County Chief for more on Saturday's call to action.

Beware: NPPD warns customers about phone scams

August 16, 2014

There have been an increased number of phone scam incidents reported
this week to the Nebraska Public Power District by NPPD customers, and it could happen to you.

Incidents in Kearney and O'Neill have prompted NPPD to advise all customers, statewide, to be wary of suspicious calls.

GO BIG RED football ticket promotion

August 16, 2014

Hey Husker Fans ... subscribe to, or extend your subscription to the Custer County Chief by Aug. 27 and you will be entered into a drawing for TWO TICKETS to the Husker/Florida Atlantic Football Game to be played in Lincoln Aug. 30.

Just stop in the front office at 305 South 10th in Broken Bow, or call 308-872-2471 to get signed up.

Nebraska is picked 2nd in Big Ten volleyball poll

August 16, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Big Ten volleyball coaches pick Nebraska to finish second in the conference behind two-time defending champion Penn State.

Wisconsin is third in the poll released Thursday, followed by Illinois, Purdue, Michigan State and Minnesota. Michigan is picked eighth, followed by Ohio State, Northwestern, Iowa, Indiana, Maryland and Rutgers.

Nebraska senior Mary Pollmiller and sophomore Kadie Rolfzen are on the 15-member preseason All-Big Ten team, with Rolfzen a unanimous selection.

Nebraska officials to survey hunters on land use

August 16, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials are turning to hunters this year to ask their ideas about public land use in the state.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Nebraska will begin the three-year survey on Sept. 1.

Hunters at wildlife management areas or private lands enrolled in the Open Fields and Waters program may be approached by UNL researchers or Game and Park staff, who will ask a series of questions about their hunting experiences.

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