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Manager vs Administrator: Broken Bow business leaders like the idea; Mayor not so much

October 31, 2014

Though running unopposed on the ballot, Broken Bow Mayor Cecil Burt is actively campaigning to keep his mayoral status. He is advocating for voters to reject a proposal on the November ballot to change the city government system from Mayor and Council to a City Manager system.

Meanwhile Monday, the members of the Custer Economic Development Corporation took an unprecedented move to ask voters for a “yes” vote on the ballot proposal to change the system. The business and industry leaders endorsed the move as more, efficient and effective method of municipal governance.

Matured Nebraska QB Armstrong set to face Purdue

October 31, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Tommy Armstrong Jr. has grown up a lot since he last faced Purdue.

The Nebraska quarterback turned in one of his worst performances while making his first career road start against the Boilermakers last year.

Sure, the Cornhuskers won by 37 points against an overmatched opponent. But that didn't do much to make Armstrong feel better about being off target on 12 of 18 passes and throwing three interceptions.

The Boilermakers (3-5, 1-3 Big Ten) figure to see a much improved Armstrong when they visit the 17th-ranked Cornhuskers (7-1, 3-1, No. 15 CFP) on Saturday.

Pilot program offers alternative in neglect cases

October 19, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials have launched a pilot program to keep more neglected children with their families, as long as steps can be taken to keep them safe.

The program gives parents a chance to avoid law enforcement and the courts if they are deemed a low risk to hurt their children.

Update to breaking news: Two men sought in armed robbery in Kearney

October 17, 2014

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Authorities are hunting for two men who robbed the Eaton Federal Credit Union in Kearney.

Police say the robbery occurred around 9:20 a.m. Friday at the Kearney Eaton Employees Federal Credit Union office on East Highway 30. One of the men was armed with a handgun, but no shots were fired and no injuries were reported.

Additional Information: Police say the men got away on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

There are two suspects, both are black males, short hair and thin build.

Third Grade Adventure

October 17, 2014

Adams Land and Cattle and Broken Bow’s third grade class celebrated a milestone this past week. This is the 20th year that the corporation has taken the class under its wing in a partnership program between the company and Broken Bow Public Schools. Part of their sponsorship includes a day trip to the company’s South Lot.

“I love interacting with the kids,” said tour guide, ALCC employee and third grade mom Stephanie Miller, “especially the kids who have never been around corn or beef.”

Lock Your Vehicle

October 15, 2014

Following a string of thefts over the past weekend, Broken Bow Police Department is warning local residents to lock their vehicles.

Chief Steve Scott reports that an arrest has been made in connection with those thefts, which involved unlocked vehicles in driveways and on streets. Wallets, cash, credit cards, cell phones and personal items were
reported stolen.

“To protect your belongings, it’s best not to leave personal items in your vehicles,” Chief Scott said. “And we’re asking that you keep your vehicles locked.”

How plasma transfusions, antibodies fight Ebola

October 14, 2014

A Dallas nurse being treated for Ebola has received a plasma transfusion from a doctor who beat his own infection with the deadly virus after getting a similar treatment. The reason: Antibodies in the blood of a survivor may help a patient fight off the germ.

Dr. Kent Brantly went to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas on Sunday to donate the plasma to nurse Nina Pham. Brantly got Ebola while caring for patients in Africa, and received plasma from a 14-year-old boy who recovered under his care there.

Trout Fishing Night set for Melham Park

October 13, 2014

Lakes in Seward and Broken Bow have been added to the sites that will host trout family fishing events in October. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says the events will help teach families and inexperienced anglers about fishing.

Each body of water will be stocked with catchable-sized trout before the events. Loaner equipment, bait and fishing instruction is also available. The Trout Family Fishing events will begin Oct. 19 and run on various days through Oct. 30.

Ebola patient in Nebraska continues improvement

October 13, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American video journalist being treated for Ebola continues to show improvement and is described by hospital officials as steadily heading in the right direction.

Taylor Wilson, spokesman for Nebraska Medical Center, said Sunday doctors are pleased with 33-year-old Ashoka Mukpo's progress and that he was better Sunday than the day before.

He's described as weak but responding very well to treatment.

He's receiving an experimental Ebola drug called brincidofovir and IV fluids.

Broken Bow City Council Agenda for Oct. 14, 2014

October 12, 2014

Broken Bow City Council agenda for Oct. 14, 2014
The meeting begins at noon in the Municipal Building

Agenda:
• Roll Call
• Announcement of Posting of the Open Meeting Laws Act
• Approval of Consent Agenda
• Minutes – September 23, 2014 Regular Council Meeting
• Claims – October 14, 2014 Regular Council Meeting
• Approval of Request by H & H Catering to cater the Pheasants Forever Annual Banquet Oct. 24, 2014 between the hours of 5 p.m. - Midnight at the Broken Bow Municipal Building.
• Approval of Application of Pat Zulkoski as a member of the Broken Bow Volunteer Fire Department

Nebraska deals with marijuaa influx from Colorado

October 12, 2014

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — Law enforcement officials in small Nebraska communities near the Colorado border say they are struggling to keep up with the amount of marijuana crossing the state line.

KHAS-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1sCSASM ) drug arrests are increasing, straining county budgets and putting more pressure on Nebraska law enforcement.

Deule County Sheriff Adam Hayward says just finding enough room for all the evidence in the cases in a problem.

Early voting ups workload for election officials

October 12, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Some Nebraska county elections officials are seeing an uptick in their workload as voters cast early ballots for governor, U.S. Senate and other races.

Requests for mail-in ballots have prompted county election commissioners to hire additional staff to send ballots and process them as they're returned.

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October 11, 2014

Ebola News Guide update; new developments

October 11, 2014

The first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. died Wednesday in Dallas, and the government said it would begin taking the temperatures of travelers arriving from West Africa at five U.S. airports.

A look at the essential developments worldwide:

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Nebraska small-business owners argue against wage measure

October 11, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Small-business owners who oppose Nebraska's minimum wage ballot measure are taking their case to voters, despite lukewarm opposition from the state's largest business groups.

The issue will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot. The proposal is backed by unions and advocacy groups for workers, while business groups generally oppose it.

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