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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.

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.

In Case You Missed It

July 30, 2015

The Dueling Duo Love Your Library Fundraiser is Friday.

Saturday there is a Threshing event one mile west of Arcadia.

An Antique and Classic Tractor and Antique Machinery Show will be in Ord on Sunday.

See our calendar of events for more information.

Mobile Pantry Scheduled August 11 in Broken Bow

July 30, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. July 30 – Hunger is not an issue that affects only people in cities. Many children, families and seniors in rural communities struggle with food insecurity. Food Bank for the Heartland and Farm Credit Services of America are committed to help.
Food Bank for the Heartland is partnering with Farm Credit Services of America to host a mobile food pantry in Broken Bow on Tuesday, August 11. Between 5,000 and 7,000 pounds of food will be distributed for free to individuals and families in need.

Electric bill scam strikes again; Norfolk targeted NPPD warns customers to not to fall for demands

July 30, 2015

Columbus, Neb. - It is happening again in Norfolk. A phone scam in which
business owners and residents are falsely threatened their electricity
will be shut off if they do not pay their electric bill immediately with a pre-paid, "Greendot" card.

The ruse
Individuals, posing as representatives of the local power company - in
this case, the Nebraska Public Power District - tell the customer they are overdue on their electric bill and must pay up within 20 minutes or be disconnected. They are then instructed to purchase pre-paid cards in order to make immediate payment.

Custer County Fair Photos

July 30, 2015

Please send us your favorite Custer County Fair Photos. Email them to chiefnews@custercountychief.com. Please make sure the pictures are high resolution.

Throwback Thursday from July 30, 1980

July 30, 2015

This week we throwback to the July 30, 1980 issue of the Custer County Chief.
4-H horse show winners display their trophies. In the picture with both people on the horses is Amy Gibbons of Comstock and Mike Weverka of Sargent. In the other picture is Angie Cumpston of Broken Bow and Mike Weverka of Sargent.

Nebraska trial set over land seizures for oil pipeline

July 28, 2015

O'NEILL, Neb. (AP) — A judge has scheduled an October trial on a Holt County lawsuit aimed at keeping TransCanada Corp. from seizing land to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

At a hearing on Monday in O'Neill, District Judge Mark Kozisek set the nonjury trial date of Oct. 19.

Seven Nebraska landowners filed lawsuits after the state Supreme Court tossed an earlier, similar lawsuit, with three justices saying the plaintiffs in the case didn't have standing to sue because they didn't prove TransCanada was seeking their land.

Unclaimed Photographs

July 28, 2015

These four pictures do not have anything written on them. If you know anyone in these pictures please let them know so they can stop in the office to claim them.

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.

Events In Your Area this Week

July 27, 2015

The Custer County Fair is in full swing in this week. A schedule of the fair can be found on our calendar of events.

Wednesday is the Callaway Lutheran Church Annual Corn Boil.

Friday is the Dueling Duo, Love your Library Fundraiser.

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

VIDEO: At least three dead in Louisiana movie theatre shooting

July 24, 2015

Three people are dead and several others injured after a gunman began shooting inside a movie theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana.

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