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December 30th

Governors make friendly wager

December 30, 2011

Gov. Dave Heineman announced Friday a friendly wager with South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on the outcome of the upcoming Capitol One Bowl between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the South Carolina Gamecocks college football teams.

"It will be an exciting bowl game," Gov. Heineman said. "In a defensive struggle, the Blackshirts will prevail. I'm looking forward to sharing shrimp and grits with friends."

If the Huskers win, Gov. Haley will send Gov. Heineman their famous Lowcountry shrimp and grits. Should the Gamecocks win, Gov. Heineman is sending Gov. Haley Nebraska's Omaha Steaks.

Sandhills regions officially identified in step toward new pipeline route

December 30, 2011

The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality announced Dec. 29, the areas that it considers to be Nebraska Sandhills, based on an analysis of a variety of existing data. This information will be conveyed to TransCanada for their reference as the company develops a proposed new route for the Nebraska portion of the Keystone XL pipeline.
NDEQ Director Mike Linder said this was an important step resulting from legislation which was passed in November relating to the development of an alternative route that avoids the Nebraska Sandhills.

December 29th

2011 - The Year in Review

December 29, 2011

This year saw many positive changes in the community of Broken Bow, and in Custer County and the surrounding area. Education was a big focus during this year, with the addition of a college campus and a school bond approval in Broken Bow, and the co-oping of several area athletic teams.
Here is a reminder of just some of the highlights that made the headlines of the Custer County Chief during the months of January - June, 2011.

JANUARY
In his 30th year at Mead Lumber in Broken Bow, Rick Maas made the decision to “semi-retire” and hand the reins over to a new store manager.

December 28th

Living with Tourette Syndrome: One young man shares his story

December 28, 2011

Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics. The early symptoms of TS are typically noticed first in childhood, with the average onset between the ages of 3 and 9 years.

Custer Campus sees successful first semester

December 28, 2011

While Mid-Plains Community College has offered classes in Broken Bow for several years, the new extended campus brings even more opportunities to those wishing to further their education while remaining in the community. In an effort funded completely by private donations, the new facility was completed on the west edge of Broken Bow just in time for fall classes.

December 27th

BREAKING NEWS: Nelson announces retirement

December 27, 2011

Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson surprised voters Tuesday, when he announced plans to retire from the political arena he has served in for much of his life. Nelson issued the following statement.
“My Fellow Nebraskans: I’ve had the honor of serving as your Governor and United States Senator. During this time we’ve accomplished a great deal. As Governor I helped our state experience unprecedented economic growth, cut taxes and left state government with a surplus.

December 23rd

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE CHIEF!!

December 23, 2011

For the convenience of our valued customers, our office will be open during regular business hours Monday, Dec. 26. The staff of the Custer County Chief wants to wish you and yours a very safe and enjoyable Christmas season!

Custer Campus changes ownership

December 23, 2011

The Mid-Plains Community College Board of Governors met Wednesday, Dec. 21, with the Board unanimously authorizing MPCC President Dr. Michael Chipps to execute an agreement to transfer title to the premises known as the Broken Bow Extended Campus to Mid-Plains Community College, and to execute a Deed of Trust in favor of Custer Campus, Inc, to secure performance under that agreement. The action is required by MPCC Board Policy 3450, Mid-Plains Community College Property, which requires an affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of all Board members is required.

December 22nd

Fans say goodbye to beloved Blues Fest

December 22, 2011

For the past 18 years, people have been singing the Blues in Arnold. This week many folks are experiencing a case of “the blues” as the announcement was made that the annual South Loup River Blues & BBQ, more commonly known as Blues Fest, is calling it quits.
Blues Fest is the “baby” of KCNI/KBBN owner and general manager David J. Birnie, who organized the first event in 1993 as a station promotion. Through the station, Birnie had been involved with some fair shows and had experienced some successes with those, so he decided to take his love of Blues and see if he could make an event fly.

Orr named to third term

December 22, 2011

Judge James J. Orr has been named County Court Presiding Judge of the 8th Judicial District (Blaine, Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Custer, Garfield, Greeley, Holt, Howard, Keya Paha, Loup, Rock, Sherman, Valley, and Wheeler Counties) beginning January 2012. The Nebraska Supreme Court approved the nomination of Judge Orr, whose name was submitted by his fellow county court judges for the third consecutive year.

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