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September 20th

Eddyville gets muddy to raise funds

September 20, 2013

The small southern Custer County community of Eddyville will host its annual fundraiser Mud Drags this weekend, with proceeds from the event being used for the town's Community Center.

The Saturday, Sept. 21 event, will begin at 1 p.m. at the Community Building in Eddyville, and will feature modified stock, super stock, open, hobby and powder puff divisions. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids and children under 6 are free. Concessions will be available.

South Platte River Levels to Remain High for Several Days

September 20, 2013

Though the floodwaters may have crested in Big Springs, Brule and Ogallala in western Nebraska, the National Weather Service predicts high river levels will remain for several days. The debris in the water may contribute to additional flooding.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) are urging outdoor recreationists to stay away from standing or moving floodwater in western and central Nebraska.

September 16th

NEMA Sending Mobile Operations Center and Staff to Ogalalla

September 16, 2013

Water from Colorado Flooding Expected to Enter Nebraska Late Tuesday

The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency is sending a team of six staff and its Mobile Operations Center (MOC) to Ogallala on Wednesday to work with local emergency managers along the South Platte River in response to potential flooding from water coming from heavy rains that fell on Colorado.

The team will arrange for state resources as needed and coordinate the state’s response.

September 13th

Nebraska Youth Range Camp celebrates 50 years

September 13, 2013

By TERRI LICKING
Chief Correspondent

HALSEY - - August 19 - 24, 1963, 27 high school boys attended the first Youth Range Camp at the new State 4-H Camp in the Nebraska National Forest near Halsey.
August 24, 2013, past and present organizers, camp directors, instructors and campers came to celebrate 50 years of Youth Range Camp at the same camp that celebrated their own 50th anniversary last year.

September 9th

White arraigned on manslaughter charge

September 9, 2013

An April 2013 accident east of Broken Bow that left one Sargent man dead now has another Sargent man facing manslaughter charges.
Joseph White, 26 of Sargent/Burwell, was arraigned in Custer County Court Monday morning on one charge of manslaughter, a Class III felony. White waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to District Court. He will be arraigned in Custer County District Court Sept. 26 at 9:30 a.m.

Outdoor tennis courts get a facelift

September 9, 2013

The outdoor tennis courts at Tomahawk Park have received a face lift - thanks in part to a generous donation from a local citizen.
At a council meeting in May in which discussion ensued on the scope of the project to refurbish the tennis courts, Dr. Lance Jones gave more than his two cents worth on the project - in fact, he felt so strongly about the importance of preserving the three outdoor courts that he donated $5,000 of his own money to the city to do it.

September 6th

Fans invited to show support for Huskers and BBPS

September 6, 2013

In this neck of the woods, folks love Husker football. They also generously support local causes. Next week, area citizens will have the opportunity to demonstrate their support for both.
The Tiffany Theater in Broken Bow will host a special fundraising evening for the Little Feet, Big Dreams campaign Sunday, Sept. 8. The theater will be showing the HuskerMax documentary film, Through These Gates, beginning at 4 p.m.

September 5th

Hunger in Nebraska - new numbers released

September 5, 2013

According to new data released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service, 13.4 percent of Nebraska households struggled with hunger on average in the years 2010-2012. The data comes from the USDA’s annual report on food insecurity.

Nationally, more than 48.9 million people lived in households that were food insecure in 2012 – 14.1 percent of all adults and 21.6 percent of all children lived in food insecure households.

Budget cuts affect local Head Start program

September 5, 2013

As this school year gets underway, there is one group of students who is seeing a reduction in services - and it happens to be our youngest.
March 1, 2013, budget sequestration went into effect, forcing across-the-board cuts in several federal spending categories. For Head Start, that translated into a 5.27-percent budget cut to individual grants across the nation. 

September 3rd

New sirens to go in this week - will be tested Thursday

September 3, 2013

The monthly testing of the tornado sirens in the city of Broken Bow was changed this month from the first Tuesday of the month (today) to Thursday, Sept. 5. Part of the reason for that change was to allow the newly installed sirens in town to be tested with the others.

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