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Archive - 2014

March 29th

March 29, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

March 29, 2014

Scheduled Today:

School Events:
* High School Prom

Community Events:
* Breast Cancer Support Group at the First Christan Church of Broken Bow at 9am
* Benefit Pancake Feed and Silent Auction at the Broken Bow Municipal Building from 5-7pm
* Annual Mid-Nebraska Reading Council Banquet at the Tumbleweed Cafe at 6:30pm

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

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:
* No meeting scheduled today.

March 28th

Breaking News: Gov. Heineman Vetoes Bill to Ban Mountain Lion Hunting

March 28, 2014

LB 671 would have repealed 2012 legislation that authorized mountain lion hunting in Nebraska by allowing the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission to provide permits for hunting mountain lions. Gov. Heineman signed this bill into law in 2012 after it passed in the Legislature with a vote of 49-0.

Gov. Heineman noted in his veto message to State Senators that, "the majority of you supported the enactment of that law."
The Governor's veto letter follows:

Dear Mr. President and Members of the Legislature:
I am returning LB 671 without my signature and with my objections.

Bruning Issues Consumer Alert: Fake IRS Call Scam Targeting Nebraska

March 28, 2014

LINCOLN - Attorney General Jon Bruning today issued a consumer alert for Nebraskans to be wary of a phone scam reported by the IRS as the largest of its kind. Victims have reported threats of driver's license suspension, arrest and deportation.

"My office has received 20 reports of this scam since January," said Bruning. "Calls may appear legitimate because the scammer has spoofed an IRS number for caller IDs. And, the caller often knows the last four digits of the victim's Social Security number."

March 28, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

March 28, 2014

Scheduled Today:

School Events:
* No school events

Community Events:
* Art & Photo Competition in Comstock Gallery from noon to 4pm
* Ortello Dale Wine Tasting for customer appreciation from 5-7pm
* 2014 Knights of Columbus Fish Fries in Anselmo at the Winters Library Building from 5:30-7pm

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

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:
* No meetings scheduled today

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

March 27th

Bow women arrested in toddler's death

March 27, 2014

An investigation into the November 2013 death of a 20-month old boy has led to the arrest of two Broken Bow women on charges of Second Degree Murder and Child Abuse Leading to the Death of a Child.

Winter Persists in Central Nebraska

March 27, 2014

White out conditions throughout the Custer County Chief coverage area. Please drive safely if you have to be out on the roads. Stay in if possible.

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTH PLATTE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON.
* TIMING...A BAND OF SNOW WILL SLOWLY MOVE EAST THROUGH NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA THROUGH THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW WITH LOCALIZED HIGHER AMOUNTS.

March 26th

March 26, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

March 26, 2014

Scheduled Today:

School Events:
* Late Start

Community Events:
* Sermons A-La Carte 2014 continues
* JMMMMC Lamaze and Childbirth Education at the Broken Bow Hospital in Conference Room A

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

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:
* No meetings scheduled today

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

March 27, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

March 26, 2014

Scheduled Today:

School Events:
* No school events

Community Events:
* Diaper Depot to be held at the First Baptist Church in Broken Bow from 3-6pm

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

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:
* No meetings today

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

March 25th

Glen Birney, 52

March 25, 2014

Glen C. Birney, age 52, died Sunday March 23, 2014 at his home near Broken Bow. Funeral services will be Thursday March 27, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow, with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating. Burial will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary, with the family greeting friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Memorials may be given to the family, to be designated at a later date.

James Lyddon, 77

March 25, 2014

James Arthur (Jim) Lyddon of Omaha, formerly of Broken Bow, passed away on March 1, 2014, at his daughters home in Littleton, Colo.
The youngest son of Kenneth and Mabel (Edwards) Lyddon was born on February 21, 1937, in Kenosha, Wisc. He grew up in multiple locations including Kenosha, Wisc., and Chicago, Ill.; but it was Broken Bow, Neb., his family settled in 1947 opening the Ben Franklin and Fabric Center.