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May 8th, 2014

Hill arraigned in murder of toddler

May 8, 2014

Nearly six months after the suspicious death of a 20-month-old toddler in Broken Bow, the first of two women charged with the child’s death appeared in Custer County Court Monday.
Diane Hill, appeared for arraignment Monday afternoon, with her attorney, Richard Calkins of Alma. Hill is charged with 2nd degree murder and child abuse resulting in the death of a child. Both charges are Class IB felonies, and carry a minimum penalty of 20 years in prison and a maximum of life in prison.

May 8, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

May 8, 2014

Scheduled Today:

School Events:
* LVC Track meet at Broken Bow

Community Events:
* No events scheduled today

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.

May 7th

May 7, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

May 7, 2014

Scheduled Today:

School Events:
* Baccalaureate at the Junior High Auditorium starting at 7pm

Community Events:
* Broken Bow Blood Drive at the Elk's Lodge from 8:30am until 2:30pm
* Broken Bow Cosmos Swim Team Parent Meeting at 5:30 at the Berean Church in Broken Bow

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.

May 6th

Remains found on Custer County farm assessed

May 6, 2014

ARNOLD, Neb. (AP) — Officials say remains found on a farm near the central Nebraska town of Arnold likely are those of an American Indian who died between 1820 and 1870.

The skull, mandible and partial skeleton were found in October. Officials from the Nebraska State Historical Society, aided by university researchers, determined the remains were those of a man older than 40. The experts were unable to determine the cause of his death or to which tribe he may have belonged.

The Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs will oversee the reburial.

May 5th

Officers investigate shooting of Loup City woman

May 5, 2014

LOUP CITY, Neb. (AP) — Officers are investigating the shooting of a woman at her home in Loup City.

The Sherman County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to a call a little after 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 30. Sandra Hill told deputies that her husband, Michael, had fallen asleep with a handgun on his chest. She says the gun accidentally went off when she tried to awaken him, and the bullet struck one of her hips.

She was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.

Space still available in golf scramble

May 5, 2014

There is still space available for more teams to sign up for the 21st Annual D.A.R.E. Golf Scramble on Saturday, May 31, at the Broken Bow Country Club. Golfers can register now by calling 872-6424 and asking for Carol or Kelli. The 18-hole scramble will begin with a Shotgun Start at 10:00 am. Entry fees are $40 per person and the event is open to four-person teams (men and women). The entry fees cover green fees, lunch, Mulligans, cash prizes for winners, flag prizes and door prizes. This
event is the only fund raiser held each year for the Drug Abuse Resistance

May 2nd

BBHS 2014 Baccalaureate Service

May 2, 2014

The Broken Bow Ministerial Association would like to invite the community to the 2014 Baccalaureate Service, which will be held at the Broken Bow Middle School Auditorium on Wednesday, May 7th at 7:00 p.m. The Baccalaureate Service is a traditional part of each year’s graduation events. It is designed to honor our graduates for their achievements and to challenge them to consider the role that faith can play in their future success.

May 1st

Sex offenders accounted for during U.S. Marshalls operation

May 1, 2014

The U.S. Marshals Metro Fugitive Task Force, along with state and local law enforcement officers, joined together Wednesday to account for 94 registered sex offenders in Custer, Sherman, Valley, Nance, Boone, Howard and Greeley counties. Participating agencies included the seven counties previously listed, the MFTF and the Nebraska State Patrol. The goal was to ensure the state’s sex offenders are living and working where they are reporting and to gain compliance or arrest any who were not in compliance.

Mary Alyce Tierney, 99

May 1, 2014

Mary Alyce Tierney, age 99 of Broken Bow, died April 29, 2014, at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Broken Bow. Funeral services will be Monday, May 5, 2014, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oconto with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, May 4, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary with a Christian wake service being held at 5 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow.

Dylan Woodward, 21

May 1, 2014

Dylan Gene Woodward, the son of Jeffery Craig Woodward and Denise Renae (Baxa) Woodward, was born Dec. 30, 1992, at Belleville, Kan., and passed away in Hays, Kan., April 24, 2014, at the age of 21 years, 3 months, and 24 days.
Dylan grew up and attended schools in Belleville, graduating from Republic County High School in 2011. He then attended Missouri Auction School and Cloud County Community College. He currently was attending Ft. Hays State University, majoring in Agronomy.