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Broken Bow City Council Agenda

August 22, 2014

The Broken Bow City Council has moved their meeting for this coming week to Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building. Agenda items include the vote to put the City Manager question onto this November's ballot, and a budget update from City Administrator Dr. Virginia Moon.

The posted agenda is as follows:

AGENDA
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
CITY OF BROKEN BOW
MONDAY – AUGUST 25, 2014
11:30 A.M.

Open meeting as 11:30 A.M.
Roll Call
Announcement of Posting of the Open Meeting Laws Act
Approval of Consent Agenda

Broken Bow Berean Church breaks ground

August 18, 2014

The Berean Church congregation breaks ground Monday for its new building in Broken Bow, Neb., in a BIG way.

Application period now open for the United States Senate Youth Program

August 18, 2014

Senator Mike Johanns announced today the start of the application period for the United States Senate Youth Program's 53rd annual Washington Week.

Two Nebraska students will be selected to join 102 other delegates from across the country in Washington, D.C., from March 7-14, 2015. The students applying for this program represent the height of academic achievement and dedication to service. All of these youth are future leaders, and I wish them well in this process.

Oklahoma man killed in accident west of Arnold

August 18, 2014

A press release from the Custer County Sheriff's Office, informed the Custer County Chief, that on Aug. 17, 2014, at approximately 3:30 a.m., the Custer County Sheriff's Office investigated a one-vehicle rollover accident one mile west of Arnold on Nebraska Highway 92.

Tab Round Jr., of Council Hill, Okla., was driving a 2007 Dodge pickup eastbound when he lost control of the vehicle and entered the ditch. The vehicle rolled and Tab was ejected. Tab died at the scene of the accident.

A passenger in the vehicle was transported to the Callaway Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

USAF Band in concert in Broken Bow Aug. 19

August 18, 2014

OFFUTT AFB, Neb. – The USAF Heartland of America Band’s Vortex will present a FREE concert Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. at the One Box Convention Center located at the Cobblestone Hotel & Suites located on west Highway 2. This concert is FREE and sure to please an audience of all ages and musical preferences. Advanced tickets are available, but not required.

Nebraska Capitol Focus: Immigration could surface in Nebraska gov. race

August 18, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers will have a new debate next year over immigration, an issue that could influence the 2014 governor's race in a state with a small but fast-growing Hispanic population.

Republican Pete Ricketts and Democrat Chuck Hassebrook remain sharply divided over whether Nebraska should continue to deny driver's licenses for young immigrants who qualify for the Obama administration's deferred-action policy.

BBFD called to grass fire near Broken Bow Township Cemetery

August 16, 2014

Volunteer Firefighters from Broken Bow (with Merna paged as Mutual Aid) were called into action shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday with a grass fire adjacent to the Broken Bow Township Cemetery. The dry grass and late summer winds added to the worry. Watch this week's Custer County Chief for more on Saturday's call to action.

Beware: NPPD warns customers about phone scams

August 16, 2014

There have been an increased number of phone scam incidents reported
this week to the Nebraska Public Power District by NPPD customers, and it could happen to you.

Incidents in Kearney and O'Neill have prompted NPPD to advise all customers, statewide, to be wary of suspicious calls.

GO BIG RED football ticket promotion

August 16, 2014

Hey Husker Fans ... subscribe to, or extend your subscription to the Custer County Chief by Aug. 27 and you will be entered into a drawing for TWO TICKETS to the Husker/Florida Atlantic Football Game to be played in Lincoln Aug. 30.

Just stop in the front office at 305 South 10th in Broken Bow, or call 308-872-2471 to get signed up.

Nebraska officials to survey hunters on land use

August 16, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials are turning to hunters this year to ask their ideas about public land use in the state.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Nebraska will begin the three-year survey on Sept. 1.

Hunters at wildlife management areas or private lands enrolled in the Open Fields and Waters program may be approached by UNL researchers or Game and Park staff, who will ask a series of questions about their hunting experiences.

Minimum wage initiative qualifies for ballot

August 16, 2014

LINCOLN – A petition initiative to increase the minimum wage in Nebraska has met the qualifications to be voted on during the general election. Secretary of State John Gale says enough verified signatures have been submitted to add the issue to the ballot in November.

At least 80,386 signatures were required to add the petition initiative to the ballot. At least five percent of those who signed had to come from 38 of the state’s 93 counties. “In this case, 89,817 signatures were verified which was more than enough to meet the threshold,” explained Gale.

Boy who won ESPY for TD run has cancer recurrence

August 7, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The 8-year-old who received national attention for his touchdown run in the 2013 Nebraska spring football game has had a recurrence of brain cancer.

Jack Hoffman, from Atkinson, had been in remission since October. His father, Andy, said doctors found a "spot of concern" in Jack's brain in April, and follow-up tests in Boston on Wednesday showed the tumor had grown.

Andy Hoffman wrote on Jack's CaringBridge page that the tumor would be treated with chemotherapy.

VIDEO: Husker Fan Day 2014

August 4, 2014

VIDEO: Husker Fan Day 2014

Robbie Johnson, Nebraska Sandhills, featured on popular Outdoors channel

August 4, 2014

Tune in this evening to "Gregg Ritz Hunt Masters" on the Outdoor Channel, and join 40 million households across the world on a turkey hunt at the Mike Pitzel Ranch up by Taylor. Broken Bow's own Robbie Johnson from Arrow Seed served as guide.

Filmed the end of April, word has it that the show visited Arrow Seed and Schmick's Market shopping for provisions, and features a segment working cattle for the landowner as well as hunting turkeys.

The premier is Monday, August 4 at 8:30pm Eastern time(7:30 Central) on

Manager vs. Administrator: Bow to host informational sessions

August 4, 2014

The city of Broken Bow has two informational sessions concerning the pros and cons between City Administrator and and City Manager forms of government planned for this Thursday, Aug. 7, at 5:15 and 6:30 p.m. Both sessions will take place in the Broken Bow Municipal Building.

The discussion sessions will be lead by Bill Podraza with Miller and Associates Consulting Engineers, P.C. of Kearney.

Please plan to attend, by law, the decision is be up to the voters and your opinion counts.

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