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October 29th

New hotel is open - Ribbon cutting set for Thursday

October 29, 2013

October 16, 2013, Cobblestone Hotels opened the beautiful Cobblestone Hotel and Suites and One Box Convention Center in Broken Bow, and brought their presence in Nebraska to five hotels. A ribbon cutting ceremony, which Governor Dave Heineman is scheduled to attend, is planned for Thursday, Oct. 31, at 5:30 p.m.

October 25th

Got Bats? University of Nebraska-Kearney professor wants to know

October 25, 2013

With Halloween approaching, many people are putting up their spookiest décor: cackling witches, giant spiders, and a plethora of bats, depicting large fangs and evil eyes. These winged mammals have gotten a bad rap over the years as they turn up in unfavorable locations, like house attics and barns, and are chastised for being flying rabies carriers.

Nebraskans will get new notice when plates are due

October 25, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraskans will likely notice a change when it comes time to renew their license plates because reminder letters will now come from the state instead of counties.

Department of Motor Vehicles Director Rhonda Lahm says having the state mail the roughly 2.1 million notices each year will be more efficient.

Lahm says her department will use an automated method that should save time and money. Previously, each county sent reminders when vehicle registrations were due for renewal.

October 24th

Signatures needed for petition to change rail crossing near Anslemo

October 24, 2013

The Custer County Corn Growers are asking for your help.

The railroad crossing near The Andersons east of Anselmo is a fatality waiting to happen. It isn't a matter of if, for the Custer County Corn Growers, they say it is a matter of when.

The railroad, Burlington Northern Santé Fe, and the Nebraska Department of Roads want the crossing closed but the residents of the area, with special emphasis on emergency fire and rescue crews, say it needs to remain open for the safety of the community.

October 21st

NPPD to issue up to $140 million in bonds in October

October 21, 2013

Columbus, Neb. – The Nebraska Public Power District plans to issue approximately $140 million of fixed-rate, tax-exempt bonds on October 29, 2013. The bond sale will include an order period for retail and institutional investors.

Proceeds from the bond sale will be used to refund a portion of the outstanding General Revenue Bonds. The proceeds will also be used to pay financing costs.

It is currently anticipated that the bonds will be issued in $5,000 denominations or any integral multiple thereof.

October 30, 2013: Today in Central Nebraska

October 21, 2013

Scheduled Today:

School Events:
*FFA National Convention in Louisville, KY

Community Events:
*Nothing at this time

For more information on the above events, check out the calendar found on the homepage of this website.

Today's Public Meetings and Conferences:

*There are no Public Meetings today, however check back with us tomorrow for more public meeting information.

For more information on the above meetings, check out the Public Notice section of the Custer County Chief.

Bessey Ranger District Open, Water is Off

October 21, 2013

Halsey – The Bessey Ranger District campgrounds near Halsey have all been reopened for use as of Thursday. Because of the colder temperatures, the water to the showers and campsites at the main campground has been shut off to protect the system from freezing.

October 18th

Dangerous rail crossing needs redone

October 18, 2013

Issue: Supervisors and Nebraska Department of Roads at impasse.

Help Requested: Custer County Corn Growers launch petition
asking for the public’s help to bring about the needed change.

Here’s How: To sign the petition look at the top right hand corner of this website (www.custercountychief.com) and click on Hot Topics.

The Story: There’s a railroad crossing in Custer County that is a tragedy waiting to happen. If you ask the local corn growers, it isn’t a matter of if, it is a matter of when.

October 10th

NPPD warns customers of phone scam

October 10, 2013

Columbus, Neb. – Nebraska Public Power District is warning customers of a phone scam spreading across the country in an attempt to defraud customers of electric utilities.

October 8th

NSB donates Oconto bank building

October 8, 2013

Nebraska State Bank & Trust Company donated their former bank building in Oconto to The Village of Oconto Friday, October 4, 2013. At this time, the village plans to rent the building as office space for local businesses. Pictured from left are Stuart Fox, President for Nebraska State Bank & Trust Co, Jim Rempe, Chairman of the Oconto Village Board and Karen Dockweiler, Oconto Village Board Member and Receptionist for Nebraska State Bank & Trust Co.

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