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May 29, 2015

This weekend is the Sargent Fair & Chokecherry Jamboree. Check out our events calendar for the schedule of events.

Also the Custer County Branch of the Salvation Army will be distributing weather radios Saturday, May 30 from 1-4 PM in the Broken Bow City Square. This will be on a first come, first serve basis for the give away, with only one radio per household. Proof of a Custer County address will be required.

DEPARTMENT FINDS FOURTH CASE OF AVIAN INFLUENZA; NEW COUNTY INVOLVED

May 29, 2015

LINCOLN - The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed preliminary testing shows the presence of a fourth case of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza (HPAI) in Nebraska. This case has been found at a farm in Knox County.

Hudson-Meng to Be Closed May 29 – June 1

May 29, 2015

Crawford, NE -  Severe weather over the past several days near Crawford has resulted in deteriorating road conditions and raised concerns regarding public safety. Weather forecasts are also projecting continued rainfall through this week. As a result, the Hudson-Meng Education and Research Center will be closed this upcoming weekend, May 29 – June 1, 2015.  
Jacquelyn Dumin, Acting Site Director said, “Our primary concern is public safety. We would rather the public visit under better conditions than have the potential for a poor experience.”

Historic Cars Tour Area

May 29, 2015

The Nebraskaland Model T and Antique Car Club was in Broken Bow Thursday night and Friday morning. The Car Club is part of the the Model T Ford Club of America (MTFCA). The members are from Lincoln and Omaha. There are 7 Model T's and 2 Model A's on this road trip. To get to Broken Bow yesterday they drove 200 miles on back roads from Arcadia. Today they are headed to Thedford where they will stay Friday night and Saturday. Sunday the Club is headed back to Lincoln.

Throwback Thursday from May 28 1909

May 28, 2015

This ad for a Band Concert appeared in the Friday, May 28th 1909 issue of the Custer County Chief. The paper used to be printed on Friday's, but sometime throughout the years it got moved to Thursday's.

Nebraska abolishes death penalty in landmark override vote

May 27, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska abolished the death penalty on Wednesday over the governor's objections in a move pushed through the Legislature with unusual backing from conservatives who oppose capital punishment for religious, financial and practical reasons.

Senators in the one-house Legislature voted 30-19 to override the veto of Gov. Pete Ricketts, a Republican who supports the death penalty. The vote makes Nebraska the first traditionally conservative state to eliminate the punishment since North Dakota in 1973.

Death Penalty Veto and the Override Vote Planned for Wednesday

May 27, 2015

LINCOLN-- State senators will be faced with yet another
historic vote Wednesday afternoon: whether or not to uphold their original vote on LB 268 and override the governor's veto of the bill repealing the death penalty in Nebraska.
Gov. Pete Ricketts officially vetoed LB 268, originally
introduced by Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha, Tuesday afternoon.
"Repealing the death penalty sends the wrong message to
Nebraskans who overwhelming support capital punishment and look to government to strengthen public safety, not weaken it," Ricketts said.

Ricketts vetoes bill to abolish Nebraska's death penalty

May 26, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts vetoed a bill Tuesday that would make Nebraska the first traditionally conservative state in more than four decades to abolish the death penalty, sending it back to lawmakers who will attempt an override.

Nebraska lawmakers passed the bill last week with a veto-proof, 32-15 majority. At least 30 senators are needed to override the Ricketts' veto, but the Republican governor has been talking to individual senators to try to weaken the support.

Unclaimed Photographs

May 26, 2015

Unclaimed Photographs are pictures that have been dropped off at the office to be used in the paper and never picked up. The back of the above picture has the name Trena Lewis written on it. If you know the people in the above picture, call them to see if they would like to come and get it in our office. If you have a picture that you have dropped off and never picked up, stop by the office to look through our unclaimed basket.

We are open Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM

Nebraska pilot's remains found in Germany, Pentagon says

May 26, 2015

ELK CREEK, Neb. (AP) — The Pentagon says the remains of a Nebraska fighter pilot missing since World War II have been found in Germany.

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Friday that the remains of U.S. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Alvin Beethe, of Elk Creek, will be laid to rest on June 8 in Arlington National Cemetery outside the nation's capital.

Officials say Beethe was flying a P-38 Lightning during a mission on Nov. 26, 1944, when it crashed near Morschenich, Germany. He was reported as killed in action.

5th Avenue Open House

May 21, 2015

Broken Bow, NE, May 20, 2015– The City of Broken Bow invites the public to an Open House regarding the 5th Avenue Project. The Open House will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the City Auditorium.
During the Open House the items that will be discussed are location of trash cans, mailboxes, parking, timeframes, and accessibility to your property during construction on 5th Avenue. City Staff, Myers Construction, and JEO Consulting Group, Inc. will be available during this time to answer any questions.

North Park Perfect Attendence Awards

May 20, 2015

North Park School in Broken Bow gave out perfect attendance awards for the 2014-2015 school year.
Pictured are Zakary Crawford, Shaun Crawford, Ty Royle, Kaytee Crawford, Cara Royle, Keelyn Shea, Maddie Diederichs, Noah Osmond, Tyson Neely, Coy Wardyn and Austin Fox

Friday May 22 is the deadline for May 28 issue of the Custer County Chief

May 20, 2015

There is an early deadline for the May 28th issue of the Custer County Chief. The deadline to make it in this paper is Friday May 22 at noon.
The Chief office will be closed on Memorial Day Monday May 25.

Glendy fills vacant Broken Bow School Board seat

May 19, 2015

The Broken Bow School Board tapped David Glendy Monday evening to fill a seat vacated by the resignation of Michelle Zlomke. Following a split 3-2 vote, Glendy signed his oath of office and took his seat at the table. Details follow in this week's Custer County Chief.

Broken Bow Library unveils new video

May 19, 2015

The city of Broken Bow is pleased to announce that the Broken Bow Library capital campaign video is complete. The Library staff, board, and steering committee worked with Mitch Hunt with Huntrex, LLC to produce this remarkable video. Click on the attached video to see more about the Broken Bow Public Library. https://youtu.be/j3KpIhw6to8

To learn more about the Broken Bow Library Expansion, please contact Joan at (308) 872-2927 or email at bbpl@kdsi.net

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