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August 16th, 2014

Minimum wage initiative qualifies for ballot

August 16, 2014

LINCOLN – A petition initiative to increase the minimum wage in Nebraska has met the qualifications to be voted on during the general election. Secretary of State John Gale says enough verified signatures have been submitted to add the issue to the ballot in November.

At least 80,386 signatures were required to add the petition initiative to the ballot. At least five percent of those who signed had to come from 38 of the state’s 93 counties. “In this case, 89,817 signatures were verified which was more than enough to meet the threshold,” explained Gale.

August 7th

Boy who won ESPY for TD run has cancer recurrence

August 7, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The 8-year-old who received national attention for his touchdown run in the 2013 Nebraska spring football game has had a recurrence of brain cancer.

Jack Hoffman, from Atkinson, had been in remission since October. His father, Andy, said doctors found a "spot of concern" in Jack's brain in April, and follow-up tests in Boston on Wednesday showed the tumor had grown.

Andy Hoffman wrote on Jack's CaringBridge page that the tumor would be treated with chemotherapy.

August 5th

VIDEO: First Nebraska football practice of the year

August 5, 2014

VIDEO: First Nebraska football practice of the year
The Nebraska Cornhuskers had their first practice today in Lincoln, Neb.

August 4th

VIDEO: Husker Fan Day 2014

August 4, 2014

VIDEO: Husker Fan Day 2014

Robbie Johnson, Nebraska Sandhills, featured on popular Outdoors channel

August 4, 2014

Tune in this evening to "Gregg Ritz Hunt Masters" on the Outdoor Channel, and join 40 million households across the world on a turkey hunt at the Mike Pitzel Ranch up by Taylor. Broken Bow's own Robbie Johnson from Arrow Seed served as guide.

Filmed the end of April, word has it that the show visited Arrow Seed and Schmick's Market shopping for provisions, and features a segment working cattle for the landowner as well as hunting turkeys.

The premier is Monday, August 4 at 8:30pm Eastern time(7:30 Central) on

Huskers' Gregory wants to expand game beyond sacks

August 4, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory wants to be known for being more than just a pass rusher.

After leading the Big Ten with 10 1/2 sacks last season, he says he needs to become better as a run-stopper.

Gregory's difficulty holding his ground against the run stemmed from his struggle to maintain weight. He dropped as low as 230 pounds last season. Last week, the 6-foot-6 Gregory was up to 248.

Manager vs. Administrator: Bow to host informational sessions

August 4, 2014

The city of Broken Bow has two informational sessions concerning the pros and cons between City Administrator and and City Manager forms of government planned for this Thursday, Aug. 7, at 5:15 and 6:30 p.m. Both sessions will take place in the Broken Bow Municipal Building.

The discussion sessions will be lead by Bill Podraza with Miller and Associates Consulting Engineers, P.C. of Kearney.

Please plan to attend, by law, the decision is be up to the voters and your opinion counts.

Nebraska senators to seek more prison oversight

August 4, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are looking at ways to increase oversight of the state's troubled prison system, possibly by creating an independent watchdog position or by having the department answer to the Legislature.

Some senators are already drafting legislation after learning that prison officials knowingly miscalculated sentences for hundreds of inmates.

August 2nd

Senator Deb Fischer's reaction to southern border visit

August 2, 2014

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) today joined a bipartisan group of six other senators in visiting the southern border, which included briefings at the McAllen Border Patrol Station, the Hidalgo Bridge connecting the United States and Mexico, and facilities at Lackland Air Force Base currently housing children from Central American who have illegally crossed the southern border. Upon returning to Washington, Fischer released the following statement:

August 1st

Faye Anderson, 76

August 1, 2014

Faye Anderson, age 76 of Grand Island, formerly of Broken Bow, died Thursday July 24, 2014, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island.

Graveside services were Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at the Broken Bow Cemetery in Broken Bow with Pastor Scott Friesen officiating. Burial will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery.

Govier Brothers. Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials have been established to the Chrysalis Lutheran Homes in Grand Island.

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