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January 11th, 2013
The Custer County Board of Supervisors kicked in the new year with formal Sine and Die proceedings Tuesday, re-electing Larry Hickenbottom as the board chair for 2013, and Mark Haynes as the vice-chair.
âAre there any of you with special goals for 2013?â asked Hickenbottom at meetingâs onset, âbecause I have one.â
Hickenbottom said he wanted the County to finish whatever steps it needed to take to be 911 compliant ... âSo if you call for an ambulance, the 911 center will know where you are.â
Lincoln - A child from Lancaster County died from the flu. This is the second flu death so far this season. The first was a man in his 60s, also from Lancaster County. The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department reported both deaths to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
Senator Deb Fischer was officially sworn-in January 3, as a United States senator in the U.S. Capitol by Vice President Joseph Biden. Fischer was escorted by Nebraska's Senior senator, Mike Johanns, and former Nebraska Senator David Karnes. The ceremony marked the official commencement of Fischer's six-year term, as well as the start of the 113th Congress. Senator Fischer, a lifelong Nebraskan and former two-term state senator, was joined for the swearing-in ceremony by her husband Bruce, family, and friends. Upon conclusion of the ceremony, Senator Fischer released the following statement:
By Trudy Lieberman,
Rural Health News Service
People are living longer. Or are they? That's an important question as policymakers debate whether to raise the eligibility age from 65 to 67 for receiving Medicare benefits. Those supporting the change argue that the age for receiving full Social Security benefits is already 67 for those born after 1959, so why not do the same for Medicare? People are living longer anyway, and besides, the shift would save Medicare billions of dollars.
LITCHFIELD - - No one ever expects to get the news that they have a rare, and very dangerous disease. Tyler Snow is just like anybody else, never thinking that sort of thing would happen to him. He was wrong.
Now the battle is on, and Tylerâs friends and family are pitching in to help by hosting a special fundraising event Wednesday, Jan. 9. The event will include a bake sale and nachos - and an opportunity to make donations - and will run from noon to 6 p.m. at the Litchfield High School new gym on main street in Litchfield.
December 31st, 2012
Memorialize your loved one . . .
Here in the newspaper business we have a saying - âeverybody has a story.â Broken Bow native Betty Akin has lots of stories, and is ready to tell them.
Becoming an author was not something Betty had ever really thought about. After graduating from Broken Bow High School, Betty went off to Queen Anneâs School of Cosmetology in Kearney with some of her classmates, pursuing the dream of being a hairdresser.
After graduating from cosmetology school, Betty married a rancher and moved to the Brewster area. Word of the new âprofessionalâ in the area traveled fast.
It was a full docket of criminal cases as Custer County District Court convened Dec. 20, under Judge Karin Noakes.
Zachary R. Martinez, 18 of Broken Bow, appeared for arraignment in two separate cases. In his first case, Martinez is charged with : count 1 - first degree false imprisonment; count 2 - terroristic threats; count 3 - criminal attempt, distribution of a controlled substance.
OCONTO - - Local fire fighters fought to save the home of an Oconto family early Wednesday morning, but by the time they arrived at the scene it was too late. The Ron and Janelle Alspaugh family was able to escape the home without injury, but lost everything they had in the blaze.
MULLEN - - The Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway is excited to announce the dates of the 6th Annual Polar Bear Tank Race. This unique fun-filled event will be March 1st and 2nd on the Middle Loup River north of Mullen.
Teams of four to eight members race down the river in stock tanks with winning teams determined by time. The event kicks off Friday evening with team registration and a chili cook-off. Chili entries from communities along the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway are taste tested by tank racers and winners selected in the categories of taste, theme, and decorations.