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June 18th, 2014
PILGER, Neb. (AP) â€” As two giant tornadoes bore down on this tiny farming town in northeast Nebraska, Trey Wisniewski heard the storm sirens, glanced out at the blackening sky and rushed with his wife into their basement.
"My wife was holding our animals, and I was holding on to my wife. We could feel the suction try to pull us out of there," he said Tuesday.
The Broken Bow City Council is set to meet at noon June 10 in the council chambers of the Broken Bow Municipal Building.
The meeting's agenda includes to following:
Approval of Consent Agenda
â€¢ Minutes â€“ May 27, 2014 Council Meeting
â€¢ Claims â€“ June 10, 2014 Regular Council Meeting
â€¢ Approval of Sale of Fireworks by Troy Wuehler dba Troyâ€™s Hot Rocket Fireworks LLC at 454 East South E Street (vacant lot between Orschelns and Wenquist) June 25th through July 4th.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” 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 â€” they hope to gather far more to ensure the measure will qualify.
Columbus, Neb. â€“ 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 NPPDâ€™s transmission system and to refund a portion of the outstanding General Revenue Bonds. The proceeds will also be used to pay financing costs.
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.
(North Platte, Neb.)- The Nebraska State Patrol conducted compliance checks the end of May at 13 retail outlets in Custer and Thomas counties.
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.
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.
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.
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.