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May 5th, 2015
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska counties looking to expand livestock operations could receive extra funds for planning and improving infrastructure under a bill that cleared a first-round vote in the Legislature.
Senators voted 37-0 Monday on a measure by Sen. Ken Schilz of Ogallala that would funnel $1.5 million to counties approved by the Nebraska director of agriculture as livestock friendly.
Schilz says the measure puts the control in the hand of local authorities to seek out the livestock friendly designation and apply for grants.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska farmers and business owners could get a property tax break under a bill moving through the Legislature.
Lawmakers gave first-round approval Monday to an exemption for personal business property. The bill would apply to farm equipment such as irrigation pivots, pumps and motors, and machines used in a factory.
The measure by Sen. Mike Gloor of Grand Island would allow owners to exempt the first $10,000 worth of property, for an average tax savings of $162. The bill would cost the state $19.6 million a year.
LINCOLN--The salaries of minors, children's behavioral health and the state budget were among the various subjects of bills advanced to the floor of the Nebraska Legislature this week. The measures that advanced are:
-LB599, introduced by Sen. Laura Ebke of Crete would "allow employers to pay workers ages 18 and younger $8 an hour beginning Jan. 1, 2016, for up to 25 percent of their hours worked." The reduced minimum pay for teenagers would particularly benefit businesses in small communities, advocates said.
EARLY DEADLINE for the May 28th issue of the Custer County Chief. The deadline will be Friday, May 22nd at noon. The Custer County Chief office will be closed on Monday May, 25.
The Broken Bow FFA Chapter Banquet was Thursday evening at the One Box Convention Center. The night was a chance for the FFA to give out achievement awards, scholarships, thank the community and to announce the officers for 2015-2016.
Among those in attendance where members of the Broken Bow FFA Chapter from Wood River and Minden. They are part of Broken Bow's FFA due to the fact that their schools do not have a FFA program or adviser this year.
Pictured are 2014-2015 Members that were in attendance:
15 kids attended Jr Fire Patrol yesterday at the Broken Bow Fire Hall. Among the many things they learned during this years program tonight they were shown what to do and what not to do in case of a grease fire. Here Fireman Paul Holland shows them why not to try and carry the pan, because you could get hurt very bad.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska is one step closer to paying high school students a lower minimum wage.
Senators voted 30-13 Wednesday to advance a measure by Sen. Laura Ebke of Crete that would create a class of "young student workers," employees under 18 who would continue earning $8 an hour, or 85 percent of the federal minimum, even after Nebraska's minimum increases to $9 in 2016.
Ebke says the measure allows small-town grocers to afford to hire student workers.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) â€” Registration is underway for the 35th Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska, or BRAN.
This year's ride runs Sunday, June 7, through Saturday, June 13, and spans 410 miles. The ride begins in Wauneta and travels through Cambridge, Eustis, Axtell, Clay Center, Wilber and Syracuse, with Conestoga High School near Murray the final stop.
Proceeds help provide scholarships at Nebraska trade schools, colleges and universities.
Cost is $180 for bicyclists 26 and older and $100 for bicyclists 25 and under.
To register, visit www.bran-inc.org .
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) â€” Hy-Vee Inc. says it is recalling Hy-Vee Summer Fresh Pasta because of a potential listeria contamination.
The West Des Moines-based grocer said Tuesday that the company has learned that frozen vegetables in the salad could be contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes.
The company sold the salad from April 9 to April 27. Hy-Vee has pulled the salad from stores in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and South Dakota.
Hy-Vee says people who bought the pasta salad between those dates should dispose of it or return it for a refund.