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August 30th

Safety Tips for Labor Day Weekend

August 30, 2013

Many people view Labor Day as the end of summer and their last chance to travel, hit the beach and fire up the grill. The American Red Cross offers safety tips to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable holiday.

“While many people will spend the Labor Day weekend traveling and spending time with family and friends, no one should take a vacation from safety,” said Tina Labellarte, Region CEO. “It’s still important that people work to remain vigilant on the road, near the water and at cookouts.”

People should follow these safety tips:

Tips for Safe Travel

District Court: Bain case hits another snag

August 30, 2013

The criminal case against Tyler C. Bain has hit yet another glitch. Bain appeared in Custer County District Court Aug. 22, with his attorney, Steven Potter, for a hearing on a motion to withdraw filed by the State.
The prosecution of the case was turned over to the State’s Attorney General’s Office when Steven Bowers was appointed Custer County Attorney. Prior to that appointment, Bowers served as a public defender, and had represented Bain in this case. Due to a conflict of interest the Custer County Attorney’s office removed themselves from the prosecution.

Things to do this Labor Day weekend!

August 30, 2013

CALLAWAY - - In late summer, kites fill the sky and crowds fill the community of Callaway during the Annual Callaway Kite Flight Labor Day weekend, Sept. 7-8. This event, sanctioned by the American Kite Association, brings guests from across the country and overseas to fly, display and watch kites of all colors, shapes and sizes.

August 28th

County Supervisors say yes to new station

August 28, 2013

• Hickenbottom breaks tie, motion passes 4-3

It’s officially a done deal - a new radio station is coming to Broken Bow.
The request for a conditional use permit to build a new radio tower north of Broken Bow was brought before the Custer County Planning & Zoning Commission twice, and the County Board of Supervisors twice, and each time the vote was close. Tuesday’s final vote by the county commissioners was no exception.

August 26th

Zoning board says no - again

August 26, 2013

County Board of Supervisors will host public hearing Tuesday, 11 a.m., on new radio tower

When the Custer County Zoning Board met in July to consider a request for a conditional use permit to build a new radio tower north of Broken Bow, the board split the vote down the middle, 4-4. The reason, they said, for not approving the request was because it did not meet the setback guidelines.

August 21st

NSB donates bank building

August 21, 2013

Nebraska State Bank & Trust Company is donating the historical Mason City Banking Company building to the Village of Mason City. On August 15th, the Village officially took over the building and plan to relocate their city offices. The Board of Directors for Nebraska State Bank felt that it was an important building and historical marker for Mason City and should belong to the township. “It was the right thing to do” stated Paul Parliament, Chairman and CEO of the bank. “The board was pleased that the building would be utilized by the city and filled a need for its citizens.”

August 19th

School's in session!

August 19, 2013

It is that time of year! Today marks the first day of school in Broken Bow, with most of the other area schools starting last week. This is a special first day for Broken Bow elementary students, who are entering the halls of either brand new or renovated classrooms at North Park. For those in the community who have pursued the dream of a new school for several years, this day was a long time coming

For more see this week's Custer County Chief.

Council discusses infrastructure issues

August 19, 2013

One of several infrastructure items to come before the Broken Bow City Council last week involves the City Square. The city plans to replace all four sidewalks leading up to the bandstand, and Street Superintendent Monte Clark says his department plans to accomplish that yet this season.
There was also discussion on whether to leave the bricks in place between the curb and the sidewalk on the west, north and east sides of the square, or concrete all the way to the curb. Council President Chad Schall said he has heard from at least a half dozen residents who want the bricks left there.

August 16th

PAGE FUNERAL POSTPONED

August 16, 2013

The family of Charlene Page has asked us to notify the public that her funeral service planned for Saturday, Aug. 17, has been postponed. A date for the service has not yet been rescheduled. They family also wishes to thank everyone for their continued prayers and support, and for respecting the privacy of the family at this very difficult time.

August 15th

ALCC found in violation of labor laws

August 15, 2013

BROKEN BOW, Neb. (AP) — Federal regulators say a central Nebraska feedlot underpaid dozens of employees and violated a program that hires workers from outside the United States.

The Labor Department announced Wednesday that Adams Land & Cattle Co. will pay more than $127,000 in back wages to nearly 70 employees. It will also pay more than $100,000 in penalties for violations under the H-2A program.

The voluntary H-2A program allows employers to hire and bring foreign workers to the U.S. for temporary or seasonal work when there is a shortage of domestic employees.