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August 18th, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska lawmakers will have a new debate next year over immigration, an issue that could influence the 2014 governor's race in a state with a small but fast-growing Hispanic population.
Republican Pete Ricketts and Democrat Chuck Hassebrook remain sharply divided over whether Nebraska should continue to deny driver's licenses for young immigrants who qualify for the Obama administration's deferred-action policy.
Volunteer Firefighters from Broken Bow (with Merna paged as Mutual Aid) were called into action shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday with a grass fire adjacent to the Broken Bow Township Cemetery. The dry grass and late summer winds added to the worry. Watch this week's Custer County Chief for more on Saturday's call to action.
There have been an increased number of phone scam incidents reported
this week to the Nebraska Public Power District by NPPD customers, and it could happen to you.
Incidents in Kearney and O'Neill have prompted NPPD to advise all customers, statewide, to be wary of suspicious calls.
Hey Husker Fans ... subscribe to, or extend your subscription to the Custer County Chief by Aug. 27 and you will be entered into a drawing for TWO TICKETS to the Husker/Florida Atlantic Football Game to be played in Lincoln Aug. 30.
Just stop in the front office at 305 South 10th in Broken Bow, or call 308-872-2471 to get signed up.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska officials are turning to hunters this year to ask their ideas about public land use in the state.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Nebraska will begin the three-year survey on Sept. 1.
Hunters at wildlife management areas or private lands enrolled in the Open Fields and Waters program may be approached by UNL researchers or Game and Park staff, who will ask a series of questions about their hunting experiences.
LINCOLN â€“ A petition initiative to increase the minimum wage in Nebraska has met the qualifications to be voted on during the general election. Secretary of State John Gale says enough verified signatures have been submitted to add the issue to the ballot in November.
At least 80,386 signatures were required to add the petition initiative to the ballot. At least five percent of those who signed had to come from 38 of the stateâ€™s 93 counties. â€śIn this case, 89,817 signatures were verified which was more than enough to meet the threshold,â€ť explained Gale.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” The 8-year-old who received national attention for his touchdown run in the 2013 Nebraska spring football game has had a recurrence of brain cancer.
Jack Hoffman, from Atkinson, had been in remission since October. His father, Andy, said doctors found a "spot of concern" in Jack's brain in April, and follow-up tests in Boston on Wednesday showed the tumor had grown.
Andy Hoffman wrote on Jack's CaringBridge page that the tumor would be treated with chemotherapy.
VIDEO: Husker Fan Day 2014
Tune in this evening to "Gregg Ritz Hunt Masters" on the Outdoor Channel, and join 40 million households across the world on a turkey hunt at the Mike Pitzel Ranch up by Taylor. Broken Bow's own Robbie Johnson from Arrow Seed served as guide.
Filmed the end of April, word has it that the show visited Arrow Seed and Schmick's Market shopping for provisions, and features a segment working cattle for the landowner as well as hunting turkeys.
The premier is Monday, August 4 at 8:30pm Eastern time(7:30 Central) on
The city of Broken Bow has two informational sessions concerning the pros and cons between City Administrator and and City Manager forms of government planned for this Thursday, Aug. 7, at 5:15 and 6:30 p.m. Both sessions will take place in the Broken Bow Municipal Building.
The discussion sessions will be lead by Bill Podraza with Miller and Associates Consulting Engineers, P.C. of Kearney.
Please plan to attend, by law, the decision is be up to the voters and your opinion counts.