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June 8th, 2014

Petition drive goes after signatures to put minimum wage on November ballot

June 8, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — After suffering a setback in the Legislature, supporters of a higher minimum wage in Nebraska are wasting little time in gathering signatures to place the issue on the November ballot.

To put the question to voters at the general election, supporters must submit about 83,000 verified signatures by July 3 — they hope to gather far more to ensure the measure will qualify.

NPPD to issue up to $250 million in bonds June 9

June 8, 2014

Columbus, Neb. – The Nebraska Public Power District plans to issue approximately $250 million of fixed-rate, tax-exempt and taxable bonds on Monday, June 9. The bond sale will include an order period for retail and institutional investors.

Proceeds from the bond sale will be used to finance the costs of transmission capital additions to NPPD’s transmission system and to refund a portion of the outstanding General Revenue Bonds. The proceeds will also be used to pay financing costs.

June 6th

Accident on Highway 2

June 6, 2014

Broken Bow Emergency Response answered the June 6 call when a car crossed the center line of State Highway 2 approximately five miles east of Broken Bow.

Three Custer-Thomas Co. establishments fail NSP compliance check

June 6, 2014

(North Platte, Neb.)- The Nebraska State Patrol conducted compliance checks the end of May at 13 retail outlets in Custer and Thomas counties.

June 3rd

Rain, hail pummel central Nebraska

June 3, 2014

The forecast was there - Tuesday, June 3, was going to be rough, so button down your doors and stay inside.

In Broken Bow the skies turned black, the rain arrived and hail followed. The weather spotters were following the clouds looking for rotation. Nebraska was said to be the hub for the Storm Chasers.

Following is a report from AP on tonight's activity in the eastern part of the state.

June 2nd

Beware, storms are brewing in Central Nebraska

June 2, 2014

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The Broken Bow Fire Department will not be testing the sirens Tuesday, June 3, due to the possibility of severe weather. If you hear the siren, take cover immediately. Know what to do in case of a storm, and know where to go.

The following is information gathered by AccuWeather. For information click on the AccuWeather icon at the top of this page.

A major outbreak of severe weather will ignite across the central Plains Tuesday afternoon with a possible derecho evolving during the overnight hours.

May 26th

Remember the fallen on Memorial Day

May 26, 2014

Area communities took time Monday to honor those who died in service to our country. At the Broken Bow Township Cemetery James Turner remarked that over one million of our service men and women have given their lives in defense of liberty and freedom. He called on those present to remember their service and dedication so that we could remain free.

To our service men and women everywhere - we say thank you. And today, Memorial Day, we honor your brethren.

May 24th

Lindsy Siegel takes All Class honors in high jump

May 24, 2014

Ansley-Litchfield's Lindsy Siegel took All Class honors Saturday at the 2014 Nebraska State High School Track & Field Championship at Burke Field in Omaha. Her 5'8" jump tied the Class D state meet record from 2003.

Congratulations to all of our area athletes for an outstanding state meet.

Pierce earns gold in the 1600

May 24, 2014

Kyle Pierce netted hard-earned gold in the 1600M run, finishing in 4:33.10, just 3/100ths of a second ahead of Trey Trauernicht of Sterling. Austin Johnson of Ansley-Litchfield finished in 4:58.

Libby Cramer of Anselmo-Merna added to her list of hardware, placing second in the 1600m with a time of 5:31.82. Libby earned gold Friday in the 3200m.

Broken Bow's Dylan Reynolds takes home a 7th place medal in long jump

Good work central Nebraska.

The Chief will feature complete results from the 2014 State High School Track Meet in this Thursday's Chief.

JUST IN- Lindsy Siegel of Ansley-Litchfield ties state high jump record

May 24, 2014

Ansley-Litchfield's Lindsy Siegel brings home gold after the morning's Class D High Jump competition. Clearing 5'7" to win the meet, she pushed on and tied the Class D record with a 5'8" jump and a personal best. Lindsy's name goes into the books beside a jump made by Amanda Owens of Harvard set in 2003.

Also competing in Class and giving the competition a serious workout were Addy Vinton of Mullen, Shayla Dockweiler of South Loup and Brienna James of SEM.

Congratulation girls and thank you for all of your hard work!

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