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Archive - 2013

November 24th

Nebraska lawmakers likely to revisit allowing teachers to carry guns.

November 24, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are likely to revisit the idea of allowing teachers to carry guns in school next year, but the proposal will again face strong opposition.

State Sen. Mark Christensen of Imperial said he plans to introduce legislation that could allow teachers to bring concealed weapons into classrooms when lawmakers convene in January. A similar bill died in committee two years ago, but Christensen said he's preparing a new version with additional requirements before teachers or school administrators could qualify.

November 22nd

November 25, 2013: Today in Central Nebraska

November 22, 2013

Scheduled Today:

School Events:
*South West Conference Play Production at Broken Bow at 10am
*7th and 8th grade Wrestling Triangular at Broken Bow at 6:30pm

Community Events:
*"Share the Joy of Reading" Book Drive continues all day at the Broken Bow Library
*Game & Puzzle Week continues at the Broken Bow Public Library all day
*Holcomb Pharmacy Holiday Open House on Monday and Tuesday from 8am till 6pm.

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

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:

November 24, 2013: Today in Central Nebraska

November 22, 2013

Scheduled Today:

School Events:
*No Events scheduled for today

Community Events:
*"Game and Puzzle Week" at Broken Bow Public Library lasting all day

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

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:

*There are no public meetings today

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

November 23, 2013: Today in Central Nebraska

November 22, 2013

Scheduled Today:

School Events:
*No events scheduled locally today

Community Events:
*15th Annual Caring Rose Week at Country Porch & Petals
*Craft Event Extravaganza starting at 10am at the Tumbleweed Party Room until 7pm
*Forget-Me-Not Shoppe's Open House in Sargent from 10am-4pm

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

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:

*There are no public meetings today

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

Christmas Tree Cutting Permits Go On Sale Monday

November 22, 2013

Christmas tree cutting permits will go on sale beginning Monday, November 25 at both the Pine Ridge and Bessey Ranger Districts. The permits entitle the purchaser to harvest one ponderosa pine or eastern red cedar, up to 15 feet tall from selected areas in the Nebraska National Forest near Chadron and Halsey.

The permits cost $10.00 and are available at the following offices Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.:

* Pine Ridge Office - 16524 Hwy. 385, approximately 3 miles south of Chadron
* Supervisor's Office - 125 N. Main Street in Chadron

November 21st

Give a smile to a needy child this Christmas!

November 21, 2013

This week is collection week for Operation Christmas Child, and the shoe boxes have been rolling in! The Wescott Baptist Church in Comstock delivered 349 shoe boxes to the collection site, First Christian Church in Broken Bow, Monday evening. Delivering the boxes on behalf of the Comstock church were: front row, from left, Joshua and David Lewis; back row, Julie Dockhorn, Sue Schauda, Sarah Lewis and Miriam Lewis. The collection schedule for the remainder of the week is as follows:
Nov. 21 Thursday 3 - 5 p.m.
Nov. 22 Friday 6 - 7:30 p.m.

November 19th

GOP announces debate in Broken Bow

November 19, 2013

The Nebraska Republican Party has announced a series of six debates between now and the May 13, 2014, primary, including one in Broken Bow. There will be three debates for the Republican candidates for Governor and three for the Republican US Senate candidates. In addition, there will be one debate for each office in each of the three Congressional Districts.

November 18th

Cemetery tales entertain, educate

November 18, 2013

It is written that the winds that whisper across the Great Plains tell the stories of our ancestors. For Bev Kennedy, the whispers of stories about those lost in the early days of Custer County, moved to paper as she set out on a great voyage several years ago. Inspired by local folklore, a simple map and a personal challenge, she set out to document the locations of each and every registered cemetery in Custer County.

November 15th

James T. Clay, 63

November 15, 2013

James Thomas Clay was born Feb. 10, 1950, in Broken Bow. He passed away Nov. 7, 2013, in Lincoln in Bryan Hospital.
Jim is survived by sisters, Jean Anderson and husband Dillard of North Platte, Liz Baker of Kenosha, Wisc., and Dawn Johnson of Merna; brothers, Lawrence Clay and wife Judy of Horton, Kan., and Roger Clay of Merna; plus nieces, nephews and a host of Clay and Christensen relatives.

Tragedy strikes, but dream lives on

November 15, 2013

SARGENT - - Though he never served in the military himself, Dennis Seidel had the utmost respect and admiration for members of the U.S. Armed Forces, and was determined to honor those veterans in a special way in his hometown of Sargent. But he was not able to see that happen.
After his sudden, tragic death in February 2013, friends and loved ones of Dennis Seidel - in particular his girlfriend, Kathy Wilson - have made it their mission to complete the project Dennis was so passionately devoted to for the last years of his life; the Sargent Veterans Memorial.

The 2014 National High School Rodeo is at Rock Springs, Wyo. and runs from July 13-19. As of now...
Chase Miller, Broken Bow, now shoulders a national rodeo title. He is the All Around Cowboy for the...
A full day is in store Saturday with the finals of the following events scheduled for competition....