May 4th, 2015
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â Nebraska farmers and business owners could get a property tax break under a bill moving through the Legislature.
Lawmakers gave first-round approval Monday to an exemption for personal business property. The bill would apply to farm equipment such as irrigation pivots, pumps and motors, and machines used in a factory.
The measure by Sen. Mike Gloor of Grand Island would allow owners to exempt the first $10,000 worth of property, for an average tax savings of $162. The bill would cost the state $19.6 million a year.
LINCOLN--The salaries of minors, children's behavioral health and the state budget were among the various subjects of bills advanced to the floor of the Nebraska Legislature this week. The measures that advanced are:
-LB599, introduced by Sen. Laura Ebke of Crete would "allow employers to pay workers ages 18 and younger $8 an hour beginning Jan. 1, 2016, for up to 25 percent of their hours worked." The reduced minimum pay for teenagers would particularly benefit businesses in small communities, advocates said.
EARLY DEADLINE for the May 28th issue of the Custer County Chief. The deadline will be Friday, May 22nd at noon. The Custer County Chief office will be closed on Monday May, 25.
The Broken Bow FFA Chapter Banquet was Thursday evening at the One Box Convention Center. The night was a chance for the FFA to give out achievement awards, scholarships, thank the community and to announce the officers for 2015-2016.
Among those in attendance where members of the Broken Bow FFA Chapter from Wood River and Minden. They are part of Broken Bow's FFA due to the fact that their schools do not have a FFA program or adviser this year.
Pictured are 2014-2015 Members that were in attendance:
15 kids attended Jr Fire Patrol yesterday at the Broken Bow Fire Hall. Among the many things they learned during this years program tonight they were shown what to do and what not to do in case of a grease fire. Here Fireman Paul Holland shows them why not to try and carry the pan, because you could get hurt very bad.
The Mother's Day/Graduation Cash Mob is TUESDAY, MAY 5TH! Don't miss out on these wonderful deals from our local businesses!
Gayleene Lyale Luther Daugherty passed away at home April 21 2015.
She is survived by two daughters, Jennifer (Paul) Cramer, Aurora, Colo., and Michelle Daugherty, Rio Rancho, N.M.; a grandson, Marc Cramer; a great-granddaughter, Kaylen Cramer, Aurora, Colo.; two brothers Jerald (Donna) Luther of Kimball, and Gary (Darlene) Luther of Carlsbad, N.M.; and many nieces and nephews.
Gayleene was born in Mason City, Jan. 17, 1933, to Pat and Marie Commeree Luther.
She taught school in a one room school house after high school graduation.
J. Stanley Martin, age 87 of rural Broken Bow died Monday, April 20, 2015, at the Quality Senior Village in Broken Bow.
Funeral services will be Friday, April 24, 2015, at 1:00 P.M. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with Pastor John Carney and Pastor Doug Saner officiating.
Burial will be in the Custer Center Cemetery near Broken Bow. Visitation will be held Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow.
Memorials have been established to Gideonâs Bibles or the Church of God in Broken Bow.
Robert L. âBobâ Thomas, 90, of Callaway, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Callaway Good Life Center.
Bob was born March 13, 1925, in Dorchester, to Lawrence and Grace (Hickenbotham) Thomas.Â He was raised by his dad and stepmother, Jennie and grew up in the Crete and Dorchester areas.Â
He moved to Callaway as a junior in high school, graduating from Callaway High School in 1943.Â
Jacqueline Imogene Geiser Scott, age 85 years and 4 months, passed away peacefully in her sleep Sunday, April 19, 2015, from heart, kidney and lung problems at St. Lukeâs Hospital in Meridian,âIdaho.
Jackie was the eldest daughter of Archie Delbert Geiser and Irma Lea Phifer. She was born Dec. 13, 1929, in Arnold. She graduated from Arnold High School in 1949.
After high school she moved to Denver, Colo., to work before returning to Arnold to work as a nurse at the Arnold Hospital.