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Archive - 2014

November 4th

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

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:


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.

Matured Nebraska QB Armstrong set to face Purdue

October 31, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Tommy Armstrong Jr. has grown up a lot since he last faced Purdue.

The Nebraska quarterback turned in one of his worst performances while making his first career road start against the Boilermakers last year.

Sure, the Cornhuskers won by 37 points against an overmatched opponent. But that didn't do much to make Armstrong feel better about being off target on 12 of 18 passes and throwing three interceptions.

The Boilermakers (3-5, 1-3 Big Ten) figure to see a much improved Armstrong when they visit the 17th-ranked Cornhuskers (7-1, 3-1, No. 15 CFP) on Saturday.

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