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November 11th, 2014

Judicial ruling could open door to more instate petition drives

November 11, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A ruling this week by a federal judge could make it easier for petition-drive organizers to place statewide initiatives on the ballot without traveling to remote parts of Nebraska.

Anselmo-Merna tops Sandhills/Thedford in 2nd round playoffs

November 11, 2014

Anselmo-Merna tops Sandhills/Thedford 44-8. The AM Coyotes take on Maxwell at Maxwell Nov. 17 to see who gets to play on Tom Osborne Field at Memorial Stadium Nov. 24 for state championship honors.

Tuesday night's playoff scores are as follows:

Class D-1 Quarterfinals
Elm Creek 30, Creighton 8
Hemingford 56, Fullerton 6

Class D-2 Quarterfinals:
Anselmo-Merna 44, Sandhills/Thedford 8
Exeter/Milligan 28, Humphrey St. Francis 26
Falls City Sacred Heart 62, Kenesaw 46
Maxwell 32, Garden County 28

For more on area high school sports see this week's Custer County Chief.

November 10th

Are You Road Ready for Winter Weather?

November 10, 2014

The Nebraska Department of Roads’ crews are prepared for snowplow season.
Workers and equipment will be out to clear the highways and will be monitoring changing conditions on the state’s highways throughout the winter season. Motorists should be prepared too.

Know Before You Go!
• For 24-hour-a-day, year-round Nebraska road condition and traveler information, the following options are available:
Phone: dial 511 from a cell phone or landline; if outside Nebraska, dial 800-906-9069

November 8th

Sargent Man Wins $100,000 Playing Nebraska Gold 9X

November 8, 2014

Lincoln, NE – November 7, 2014 – Jeremiah White of Sargent won $100,000 playing the $10 Scratch game Nebraska Gold 9X from the Nebraska Lottery.

White purchased his winning Nebraska Gold 9X ticket at Trotter’s Whoa & Go, 301 East Edith Street in Sargent. Scratching the ticket, he revealed matching numbers with a corresponding prize of $100,000.

There were three $100,000 top prizes available in Nebraska Gold 9X. White was the third person to claim a top prize in the game.

Sempra U. S. Gas & Power partner with Consolidated Edison on Broken Bow Wind II

November 8, 2014

SAN DIEGO, and VALHALLA, N.Y.
– Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and Consolidated Edison Development (ConEdison Development) announced Friday (Nov. 7, 2014, an agreement to partner on the 75-megawatt (MW) Broken Bow II wind project in Custer County, Neb.

Under the sales agreement, Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and Consolidated Edison Development holding companies will each own a 50-percent interest in the wind facility. Sempra U.S. Gas & Power will continue to provide operations and maintenance services for the plant, which generates enough renewable energy to power about 30,000 Nebraska homes.

November 6th

GOP expands majority in Nebraska legislature

November 6, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Republicans expanded their majority in the Nebraska Legislature in the election, setting the stage for more debates over taxes and spending when lawmakers convene in January.

The GOP saw a net gain of five seats in Tuesday's election. The new, one-house Legislature that convenes in January will have 35 Republicans, 13 Democrats and one independent.

The new Legislature is likely to be more conservative, with freshman members that include the founder of the Western Nebraska Taxpayers Association and a prominent member of Nebraska's tea party.

NEWS FLASH: absentee ballots change BBPS School Board results

November 6, 2014

The final count is in and come January, Pam Holcomb as a write-in will join Tom Osmond and Carl French as members of the Broken Bow School Board. There were three seats in contention, current member Matt Haumont chose not to run, and board members David Glendy and Tracy Popp were beat out at the ballot box. The official count is as follows: Tom Osmond - 1,159; Carl French - 834; Pam Holcomb - 825; Tracy Popp - 812; David Glendy - 776 and Melissa Garcia - 558.

November 5th

Updated: Broken Bow Teen Found

November 5, 2014

Cody Wiest has been found and is safe. Thanks to all for spreading the search and for your concerns.

The Broken Bow Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in finding a missing 15 year old. Cody Wiest is 5’2” and 120 lbs. with blond hair.
Last seen Oct. 31, 2014 in Broken Bow, NE
If you have any information about his whereabouts please contact the Broken Bow Police Dept.
Email to policechief@brokenbowpolice.com
Phone – 308-872-6424

November 4th

Preliminary results for Broken Bow say the office of Mayor stays

November 5, 2014

The preliminary results are in, and according to initial counts, the Broken Bow residents said no to a change in government, casting 530 votes for a change to the manager style of government and 629 votes against.

Cecil Burt gathered 805 votes, Rod Sonnichsen for the East Ward 458 and Cody Schmick for the West Ward 483.

The preliminary counts do not include the provisional ballots, nor do they include all of the absentee ballots.

Ansley's LB840 plan failed 79-67; as did its sales tax request 80-67.

VIDEO: Pete Ricketts delivers acceptance speech

November 4, 2014

Republican Pete Ricketts, a multimillionaire former executive at TD Ameritrade, has been elected governor of Nebraska.

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