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Archive - 2014

November 4th

Tim and Ed to broadcast from Broken Bow

November 4, 2014

The following is a note from the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce:

"Tim and Ed Hit the Road" will be at the South Adams Lot at the top of the 5 p.m. hour. They will be at the Square at 6 p.m.

The Chamber has people lined up for them to visit with and would like to thank Prairie Grounds for offering to bring a hot drink to welcome them to Broken Bow.

At 6:10 p.m., they will walk across the street to the Bonfire/Arrow Hotel. Mike Borders will join them to talk about the One Box Hunt and the Bonfire will be giving them a "taste" of some Nebraska beef and pork.

2nd District provides Nebraska election suspense

November 4, 2014

NOTE: Local and statewide election results results will be posted this evening on the Custer County Chief website as they become available.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republicans were expected to easily win an open U.S. Senate seat and retain two of Nebraska's three U.S. House seats Tuesday, but the race for the congressional district that includes Omaha provided some Election Day suspense.

Nebraska man gets prison time for shooting birds

November 4, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man convicted of shooting a bald eagle and a rough-legged hawk earlier this year has been given eight months in prison.

U.S. Attorney Deborah R. Gilg said Monday that 45-year-old Lamar Bertucci's sentence will be followed by one year of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay $6,500 in restitution.

Bertucci pleaded guilty this year to violating the Bald and Golden Eagle Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. He is accused of shooting the bald eagle in February. An investigation into his activities yielded the rough-legged hawk.

November 3rd

Where to vote - Polls are open 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

November 3, 2014

CUSTER COUNTY:
Anselmo Winter Memorial Library -
Victoria/Hayes I Precincts - Anselmo, NE 68813

Ansley Municipal Auditorium
Ansley / Westerville / Myrtle - Ansley, NE 68814

Arnold Legion Hall Arnold -
Arnold Village / Arnold Rural / Hayes II - Arnold, NE 69120

Berwyn Fire Hall -
Berwyn Precincts - Berwyn, NE 68814

Broken Bow Municipal Building -
Broken Bow, North/South/Northwest/Southwest - Broken Bow 68822

Broken Bow Veterans Building
BB North Rural/Garfield/Lillian/Milburn
BB South Rural/East Custer/Ryno/Loup - Broken Bow, NE 68822

Candidate profiles

November 3, 2014

The Custer County Chief would like to apologize to Amanda McGill and Michael J. O'Hara. Each are running for state offices, they sent their bios into the Chief as scheduled but were omitted from the election tab. None of the opposing candidates running for their respective offices sent in bios.

Amanda McGill is running for State Auditor. She is running as a Democrat against Charlie Janssen, the Republican candidate.

About Amanda McGill:

Finalists for University of Nebraska president named

November 3, 2014

The University of Nebraska Presidential Search Screening and Selection Committee today named four finalists for the next president of the university.

CAPITOL FOCUS: Nebraska sees increase in registered independents

November 3, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is seeing a continued surge in independent voters as Tuesday's election nears, but Republicans continue to hold a giant registration advantage in the conservative state.

About 48 percent of registered Nebraska voters are Republicans, while Democrats account for nearly 31 percent. Independent voters — officially known as nonpartisan — make up 20 percent.

High profile races at center of Nebraska election

November 3, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Races for Nebraska governor, U.S. Senate, a competitive House race and a minimum wage ballot measure are drawing voters to the polls. Some highlights:

FROM CROWDED PRIMARIES

The Republican candidates for governor and U.S. Senate emerged from unusually crowded primary races that divided the party.

October 31st

VIDEO: The Best Halloween Costumes for Pets

October 31, 2014

Halloween is the perfect time to have fun, pet owners! Why not let your pet in on the fun with a new costume this season.

Manager vs Administrator: Broken Bow business leaders like the idea; Mayor not so much

October 31, 2014

Though running unopposed on the ballot, Broken Bow Mayor Cecil Burt is actively campaigning to keep his mayoral status. He is advocating for voters to reject a proposal on the November ballot to change the city government system from Mayor and Council to a City Manager system.

Meanwhile Monday, the members of the Custer Economic Development Corporation took an unprecedented move to ask voters for a “yes” vote on the ballot proposal to change the system. The business and industry leaders endorsed the move as more, efficient and effective method of municipal governance.

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