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May 8th, 2014

Hill arraigned in murder of toddler

May 8, 2014

Nearly six months after the suspicious death of a 20-month-old toddler in Broken Bow, the first of two women charged with the child’s death appeared in Custer County Court Monday.
Diane Hill, appeared for arraignment Monday afternoon, with her attorney, Richard Calkins of Alma. Hill is charged with 2nd degree murder and child abuse resulting in the death of a child. Both charges are Class IB felonies, and carry a minimum penalty of 20 years in prison and a maximum of life in prison.

May 8, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

May 8, 2014

Scheduled Today:

School Events:
* LVC Track meet at Broken Bow

Community Events:
* No events scheduled today

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

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:
* No meetings scheduled today

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

May 7th

May 7, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

May 7, 2014

Scheduled Today:

School Events:
* Baccalaureate at the Junior High Auditorium starting at 7pm

Community Events:
* Broken Bow Blood Drive at the Elk's Lodge from 8:30am until 2:30pm
* Broken Bow Cosmos Swim Team Parent Meeting at 5:30 at the Berean Church in Broken Bow

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

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:
* No meetings scheduled today

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

May 6th

Remains found on Custer County farm assessed

May 6, 2014

ARNOLD, Neb. (AP) — Officials say remains found on a farm near the central Nebraska town of Arnold likely are those of an American Indian who died between 1820 and 1870.

The skull, mandible and partial skeleton were found in October. Officials from the Nebraska State Historical Society, aided by university researchers, determined the remains were those of a man older than 40. The experts were unable to determine the cause of his death or to which tribe he may have belonged.

The Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs will oversee the reburial.

May 5th

Officers investigate shooting of Loup City woman

May 5, 2014

LOUP CITY, Neb. (AP) — Officers are investigating the shooting of a woman at her home in Loup City.

The Sherman County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to a call a little after 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 30. Sandra Hill told deputies that her husband, Michael, had fallen asleep with a handgun on his chest. She says the gun accidentally went off when she tried to awaken him, and the bullet struck one of her hips.

She was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.

Space still available in golf scramble

May 5, 2014

There is still space available for more teams to sign up for the 21st Annual D.A.R.E. Golf Scramble on Saturday, May 31, at the Broken Bow Country Club. Golfers can register now by calling 872-6424 and asking for Carol or Kelli. The 18-hole scramble will begin with a Shotgun Start at 10:00 am. Entry fees are $40 per person and the event is open to four-person teams (men and women). The entry fees cover green fees, lunch, Mulligans, cash prizes for winners, flag prizes and door prizes. This
event is the only fund raiser held each year for the Drug Abuse Resistance

May 2nd

BBHS 2014 Baccalaureate Service

May 2, 2014

The Broken Bow Ministerial Association would like to invite the community to the 2014 Baccalaureate Service, which will be held at the Broken Bow Middle School Auditorium on Wednesday, May 7th at 7:00 p.m. The Baccalaureate Service is a traditional part of each year’s graduation events. It is designed to honor our graduates for their achievements and to challenge them to consider the role that faith can play in their future success.

May 1st

Sex offenders accounted for during U.S. Marshalls operation

May 1, 2014

The U.S. Marshals Metro Fugitive Task Force, along with state and local law enforcement officers, joined together Wednesday to account for 94 registered sex offenders in Custer, Sherman, Valley, Nance, Boone, Howard and Greeley counties. Participating agencies included the seven counties previously listed, the MFTF and the Nebraska State Patrol. The goal was to ensure the state’s sex offenders are living and working where they are reporting and to gain compliance or arrest any who were not in compliance.

New ‘Discovery Trail’ dedicated at Halsey

May 1, 2014

HALSEY -- J.Sterling Morton was ahead of his time in 1872, when he founded Arbor Day. He knew with the intense need for lumber, our forests would not last. Planting trees was needed then as well as now.
In 1902, Halsey Nursery was developed on 15 acres near Halsey, in order to provide seedlings that Botany Professor Charles Bessey of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, would begin to plant in his experimental forest reserve the next year.

April 30th

Health Fair deemed success

April 30, 2014

Area citizens were given the opportunity this week to learn more about their health on every level - and the best part was - it was all free!
For the second time, Adams Land & Cattle Company hosted a Community Health Fair in Broken Bow, and the Municipal Auditorium. This year’s event featured 25 vendors, ranging from insurance representatives to financial planning to health screenings and health foods.
ALCC’s Stephanie Miller says the company’s wellness committee spends about four months planning and organizing the health fair.

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