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In Case You Missed It

July 3, 2015

Merna's 28th Annual Heritage Days is Friday through Sunday.

Big Iron Tug of War in Comstock is Saturday.

Have a safe 4th of July weekend.

Throwback Thursday from July 3, 2008

July 2, 2015

This page appeared in the Thursday, July 3, 2008 issue of the Custer County Chief.
On Wednesday June 25, 2008 the Chief had a fire in the dark room of our office building. This page was put in the paper the following week to thank all those that had helped in our time of need.

VIDEO: Top NBA free agents and where they might end up

July 1, 2015

Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix breaks down where big name NBA free agents like LaMarcus Aldridge, Paul Millsap, Greg Monroe, Danny Green, Tyson Chandler and Rajon Rondo might end up.

Last Day to Register for 2015 State Games of America

July 1, 2015

Today is the final day to register for most sports in the 2015 State Games of America, which takes place July 28 - August 2 in Lincoln, Omaha and surrounding communities.

Register by midnight tonight, July 1, at SGA2015.com. All participants receive a shirt and pass to Opening Ceremonies, Athlete Villages, Closing Ceremony and the opportunity to meet and compete against athletes from 47 different states.

Unclaimed Photographs

June 30, 2015

Pictures from our unclaimed photographs basket. If you know who these belong to, call them to see if they would like to stop in our office to get them.

The top left picture has the name Myers written on it. The bottom left has Matt 4 1/2 1996 written on it. There is also a sticky note attached that has the name Mary Thomas.

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

West Nile Virus Arrives in Nebraska

June 29, 2015

Protect yourself from WNV and tick-related diseases.

Lincoln – West Nile virus is synonymous with summer in Nebraska. A mosquito pool in Webster county is the first one to test positive for the virus this season.

“We spend more time outdoors over the Fourth of July and throughout the summer which increases our chances of mosquito and other bug bites,” said Dr. Tom Safranek, State Epidemiologist for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. “Remember to take simple steps like using bug spray to help protect you and your family.”

Other preventive tips:

NEBRASKA JOINS MULTISTATE LAWSUIT CHALLENGING NEW EPA RULE

June 29, 2015

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson joined with Attorneys General from twelve other states[1] in filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) over the EPA’s new rule defining “Waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. The case was filed in the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota.

Ricketts and father give $200K to death penalty campaign

June 29, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts and his father contributed most of the $244,000 collected by to the Nebraskans for the Death Penalty campaign in its first reporting period, according to expense reports released Friday.

Ricketts and his father, TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts, each contributed $100,000 to the ballot drive that seeks to put the death penalty question on the 2016 ballot. The group released its financial information ahead of a Tuesday filing deadline with the state.

Candidates jumping early into Nebraska legislative races

June 29, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The general election is nearly a year and a half away, but some candidates for Nebraska Legislature are already jumping into the 2016 race to replace senators who are slated to leave office.

The Nebraska Secretary of State's office is receiving "a handful of calls a week" from potential candidates asking about filing requirements, deadlines and fees, said spokeswoman Laura Strimple.

Coming up this Week

June 29, 2015

Monday night is the Ladies Steak Fry.
The A-M Foundation Banquet is Friday at the One Box Convention Center in Broken Bow.
Saturday, July 4th there will be a Flag Retirement Ceremony at the Callaway Ball Field.

Gaston Bridge will receive repairs

June 29, 2015

Halsey, NE – The Gaston Bridge on the Bessey Ranger District will be receiving necessary repairs starting June 30 and concluding on July 3. The bridge is located approximately 2 miles east of Thedford, NE on Gaston Road #259, where it crosses the Middle Loop River. The Gaston Road is the west entrance to the ranger district.

5th Avenue Construction Schedule

June 29, 2015

The construction scheduled for this week will be the following:

Pour South half of South B street intersection.
Pour east half of 5th Ave from 109+75 to 111+23.
Pour radii and driveways and sidewalks at South B intersection.
Move to North B street intersection.

Myers plans to move to the North B intersection and begin removals next week. JEO will be staking on Tuesday (7/6).

VIDEO: The positives and negatives of the 2015 NBA draft

June 26, 2015

Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix and Luke Winn explain which moves they liked following the 2015 NBA draft, and which moves left them scratching their heads.

In Case You Missed It

June 26, 2015

This weekend is Big Sky Jubilee in Anselmo. Also this weekend is Callaway's Pioneer Picnic.

See our calendar of events for more information on these events and to see what is happening around you.

Throwback Thursday from June 26, 1975

June 25, 2015

This picture appeared in the June 26, 1975 issue of the Custer County Chief.

Spectators view wreckage of an 18-car train derailment which occurred just eat of Ansley Monday about 6:20 p.m.
An investigation is continuing into the cause of the derailment, which damaged 10 of the 18 care. The coal cars were twisted, overturned and jammed into the ground. One car was rammed with a portion of the rail.
Trains were re-routed during the clean-up, expected to take 48 hours.

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