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Insurers owe Nebraskans more than $1.5M in refunds

July 25, 2014

(AP) — The federal government says insurers owe Nebraskans more than $1.5 million in refunds because of a provision in the Affordable Care Act.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday that nearly 16,600 Nebraska residents will be getting refunds, averaging $108 per family.

The law requires insurance companies to spend at least 80 percent of the premiums they collect on medical care and quality improvement or return the difference to consumers and employers.

Stenberg Warns of Misleading Postcards Concerning Unclaimed Property

July 25, 2014

Postcards stamped on the fronts and backs with the words, Unclaimed Property Notification, are not being sent by the Nebraska State Treasurer’s Unclaimed Property Division, State Treasurer Don Stenberg said today.

The postcards instruct receivers to call a toll-free number and enter personal identification information. The recorded message at the toll-free number instructs receivers to search for unclaimed property at www.unclaimed.org.

Food Bank for the Heartlnad targets rural hunger

July 25, 2014

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 12. More than 5,000 pounds of food will be distributed to individuals and families in need.

The mobile pantry on August 12 will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Farm Credit Services of America, 535 S. 10th Ave. in Broken Bow. It is being funded by Farm Credit Services of America. Employees from the company will be volunteering. Those who attend the mobile pantry are invited to bring boxes or bags to assist in carrying the food.

July 25, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

July 25, 2014

Scheduled Today:

Community Events:
* Nebraska's Big Rodeo in Burwell, NE events continue
* Anslemo BBQ at the Library starting at 5:30pm

For more information on the above events, check out the calendar found on the homepage of this website.

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:

* No meetings scheduled for today

For more information on the above meetings, check out the Public Notice section of the Custer County Chief.

July 24, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

July 24, 2014

Scheduled Today:

Community Events:
* Nebraska's Big Rodeo in Burwell, Ne events continue
* Diaper Depot at the First Baptist Church from 3-6pm in Broken Bow

For more information on the above events, check out the calendar found on the homepage of this website.

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:

* Lower Loup Natural Resources Districts will meet at 5pm at the District's Headquarters office in Ord, NE.

For more information on the above meetings, check out the Public Notice section of the Custer County Chief.

July 23, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

July 23, 2014

Scheduled Today:

Community Events:
* Nebraska's Big Rodeo in Burwell, NE with events starting at 5pm

For more information on the above events, check out the calendar found on the homepage of this website.

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:

* No meetings scheduled for today

For more information on the above meetings, check out the Public Notice section of the Custer County Chief.

July 22, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

July 22, 2014

Scheduled Today:

Community Events:
* Pizza Hut Benefit Buffet for the Health Connect @ Home Hospice from 6-8pm

For more information on the above events, check out the calendar found on the homepage of this website.

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:

* No meetings scheduled for today

For more information on the above meetings, check out the Public Notice section of the Custer County Chief.

July 21, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

July 21, 2014

Scheduled Today:

Community Events:
* Arnold Blood Drive at the Arnold Community Center starting at 8:30am

For more information on the above events, check out the calendar found on the homepage of this website.

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:

* No meetings scheduled for today

For more information on the above meetings, check out the Public Notice section of the Custer County Chief.

July 20, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

July 20, 2014

Scheduled Today:

Community Events:
* Litchfield Old Settlers Picnic 2014 continues
* Ansley Christian Church Celebration events continue
* Free Movie Matinee at the Broken Bow Tiffany Theater starting at 2pm

For more information on the above events, check out the calendar found on the homepage of this website.

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:

* No meetings scheduled for today

For more information on the above meetings, check out the Public Notice section of the Custer County Chief.

July 19, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

July 19, 2014

Scheduled Today:

Community Events:
* Litchfield Old Settlers Picnic 2014 events continues
* Ansley Christian Church Celebration events begin

For more information on the above events, check out the calendar found on the homepage of this website.

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:

* No meetings scheduled for today

For more information on the above meetings, check out the Public Notice section of the Custer County Chief.

July 18, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

July 18, 2014

Scheduled Today:

Community Events:
* Litchfield Old Settlers Picnic 2014 begins its events at 4:30pm
* Sargent Blood Drive in the Sargent Community Center from 10:30am-4:30pm

For more information on the above events, check out the calendar found on the homepage of this website.

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:

* No meetings scheduled for today

For more information on the above meetings, check out the Public Notice section of the Custer County Chief.

July 17, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

July 17, 2014

Scheduled Today:

Community Events:
* No events scheduled today

For more information on the above events, check out the calendar found on the homepage of this website.

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:

* No meetings scheduled for today

For more information on the above meetings, check out the Public Notice section of the Custer County Chief.

Please send calendar notification to attention Marcy - chiefnews@custercountychief.com or through the Custer County Chief's Facebook page or through Send Us Your Event at www.custercountychief.com .

July 16, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

July 16, 2014

Scheduled Today:

Community Events:
* Preregister for the Ansley 5K fun run/walk by contacting Cyndi Vose 308-212-0126 or: cyndiloo81@icloud.com or Sid Vose 308-212-0127.
* Broken Bow Blood Drive at the Elk's Lodge from 8:30am - 2:30pm
* Diaper Depot at the First Baptist Church in Broken Bow from 9am-3pm
* 4-H Fashion Show open to the public at the Evangelical Free Church starting at 7pm

For more information on the above events, check out the calendar found on the homepage of this website.

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:

* No meetings scheduled for today

Nebraska seeks info on immigrant children sent here

July 15, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's governor and most of its congressional delegation have asked federal officials for information about more than 200 unaccompanied immigrant children who have been placed with relatives or sponsors in Nebraska.

The children are among tens of thousands who have crossed the southern U.S. border illegally and unaccompanied by parents during the recent children's migration from Central America.

July 15, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

July 15, 2014

Community Events:
* VBS at the Berean Church continues

For more information on the above events, check out the calendar found on the homepage of this website.

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:
* Custer County Board of Supervisors will be meeting at the Board of Equalization in the Board Room of the Courthouse in Broken Bow

For more information on the above meetings, check out the Public Notice section of the Custer County Chief.

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