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June 21st

BREAKING NEWS: Fire at Johnson Lake

June 21, 2013

Fire crews were called to an early morning fire this morning at Johnson Lake's Kirby Point. It is being reported that at least three cabins on the property were involved in the blaze, with one cabin being burned to the ground.

According to reports by NTV News, as of 8:30 this morning the fire was out but crews remained on scene monitoring the situation. There have been no official reports of any injuries at this time. We will continue to monitor this story and bring you updates as they become available.

June 19th

Ansley celebration this weekend

June 19, 2013

Ansley’s annual Muddy Creek Celebration is one of the highlights of the year in Custer County. This year’s activities are planned for June 21-25, with a dance and poker tournament kicking things off. Activities throughout the weekend include mud drags, fishing tournament, paddle boats, bbq, and much more! There will also be a carnival the 24th and 25th.

The schedule of events for the Muddy Creek Celebration is as follows:
Friday, June 21st
Teen Dance, Lowe Note Karaokee & DJ
7 pm Poker Tournament
City Wide Garage Sale

Saturday June 22nd

Pool remains open and warm, despite leak

June 19, 2013

With swimming season in full gear kids and adults are flocking to the Broken Bow pool, despite a confirmed leak in the less than 2-year-old structure.
City Administrator David Varley says the city first became aware of the leak when they noticed more water spilling into the final drainage system than normal. Since discovering the leak, the city has been maintaining a close eye on the situation and regularly monitoring the volume of water loss.

Cyclists to visit Custer County tomorrow

June 19, 2013

Since 1988, more than 200 bicyclists each year have taken four or five days out of their schedules to enjoy a ride together across various parts of Nebraska. This year, Tour de Nebraska will be coming our way, and some Custer County organizations are making sure we are ready.
This year’s tour began Wednesday, June 19, and will conclude Sunday, June 23, with planned stops in Westerville, Broken Bow and Callaway.

June 17th

Arcadia teacher is true inspiration

June 17, 2013

ARCADIA - - Twenty-nine teachers were recently awarded the MIT Inspirational Teacher Award for inspiring excellence in current MIT students. The teachers represented 14 of the United States, and two teachers from outside the US were recognized, representing Ecuador and Hungary.
Marie Nielsen, the science teacher at Arcadia High School, was awarded the 2013 MIT Inspirational Teacher Award for inspiring excellence in a current MIT student and Arcadia High School alumnus.

Country tractor ride to benefit Custer Care

June 17, 2013

The Homestead Act of 1862 brought thousands of settlers to central Nebraska, and the vast majority of them turned to agriculture as a means to make a living. Today that is still the major industry in this area, with many farmers and ranchers tracing their roots back to those early pioneers.
Later this month that history and agricultural community will come together for an event that is designed to be both fun and financially beneficial for one local entity. It is the 1st Annual Custer County Tractor Ride - featuring old tractors, with proceeds benefiting Custer Care Center in Broken Bow.

June 16th

Send your "Day in the Life" pics this week!

June 16, 2013

It is not too late to get your pictures to us for inclusion in this very special, fun issue of the Custer County Chief! We will be accepting photos for the rest of this week - - deadline is Friday, June 28.

All of you shutterbugs out there ... Sunday, June 16, is the day we want to see in pictures! Here at the Custer County Chief we have a special edition planned for July that features you ... our friends, neighbors, and acquaintances. We're calling it "A Day in the Life in Central Nebraska."

June 14th

BEWARE! Scam Alert!

June 14, 2013

All corporations should be aware that many Nebraska corporations are receiving letters from an entity named Corporate Records Services. Many of the envelopes are green. These letters look official and state on the outside of the envelope “IMPORTANT – Annual Minutes Requirement Statement”.

The inside document asks for corporate officer, director and shareholder information and a fee of $125.00. Do not return this form or any money. Annual minutes are required for Nebraska corporations, but this is usually handled by your own attorney or by some corporations themselves.

Interior Extends Niobrara, Ponca Bluffs Conservation Comment Period, Per Johanns, Fischer Request

June 14, 2013

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) today announced that the U.S. Department of Interior (DoI) has extended the public comment period for the proposed Niobrara Confluence and Ponca Bluffs Conservation area until September 30, 2013. The DoI proposal under review could result in government management or acquisition of more than 1.4 million acres in Nebraska and South Dakota. The majority of the acreage is in Nebraska.

June 10th

Thedford businessman honored

June 10, 2013

June 17th to 21st, 2013 is National Small Business week. Each year all states select their choice to vie for national small business of the year, which will be announced in Washington D.C June 21st. Though not winning the state award, to receive honorable mention is pretty amazing in itself, says a retired business owner from Thedford.

Jack Johnston, former owner of Pearson’s Livestock Equipment of Thedford, earlier this year was awarded a plaque by a representative from the NE SBA for honorable mention in the U.S. Small Business Administration from Nebraska’s Congressional 3rd District.

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