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July 11th, 2014

Independent Jenkins qualifies for US Senate ballot

July 11, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A central Nebraska cattle rancher has qualified for the November ballot in Nebraska's U.S. Senate race.

The secretary of state's office confirms that Jim Jenkins, an independent, has submitted enough valid signatures to appear on the ballot with Republican Ben Sasse and Democrat Dave Domina.

The candidates are running to replace U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns, who isn't seeking re-election.

Bomb threat at Broken Bow store a hoax

July 11, 2014

It was a scam and it was all about money.

A bomb threat was called into Dollar General in Broken Bow earlier today, July 11, closing the store and closing the streets leading into their parking lot.

This is not the first time the chain has been targeted. This was the fifth Nebraska store targeted today. Like threats were received in Ainsworth, O'Neill and two in Omaha in addition to the Broken Bow store.

Dollar General bomb threat called in

July 11, 2014

Custer Co. Sheriff's Office, Broken Bow Police Dept., Broken Bow Fire Dept. and EMT's responded to a possible bomb threat at Dollar General in Broken Bow. Surrounding streets are blocked off and the store is currently closed. The building has been cleared and employees have been allowed back in the building. More information will be added as it becomes available.

July 3rd

Signatures for wage initiative turned in to Sec. of State’s office

July 3, 2014

LINCOLN – Nebraska voters may get a chance in November to vote on whether the state’s minimum wage should be increased. Organizers of a petition initiative say they turned in 134,899 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office, in hopes of putting the measure on the ballot. If enough signatures are verified, this would be the first petition initiative to be put to voters since 2008.

June 19th

UPDATED: Helping tornado-ravaged communities

June 19, 2014

NEWS RELEASE 6/20/14:
Due to the large number of people who insist on sending donations, a new collection site for material donations has been set up at the Wisner Auditorium. This site will be open from June 22 to July 2. Items will be used by people directly affected by the storm.

Important Notice 6/19/14:
The emergency relief organizations helping with the tornado disasters that struck Nebraska and specifically Pilger, Stanton and surrounding communities thank everyone for their prayers, volunteerism and donations.

Tubine components to be delivered at Broken Bow II Wind Farm

June 19, 2014

Roadway improvements completed to accommodate transport

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power today announced that a second and final round of turbine components is scheduled to arrive at the Broken Bow II wind farm site in Custer County, Nebraska, starting the week of June 23, 2014. The project site is located approximately seven miles northeast of Broken Bow.

June 19, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

June 19, 2014

Community Events:
* VBS "The Race Is On" starts at 10am at the Broken Bow Church of Christ
* NSP Update will be at the Broken Bow municipal building from 7-8pm
* "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus" to start at 7pm at the Seventh Day Adventist Church

For more information on the above events, check out the calendar found on the homepage of this website.

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:
* No meetings scheduled at this time

For more information on the above meetings, check out the Public Notice section of the Custer County Chief.

June 18th

Bow superintendent resigns

June 18, 2014

In a surprise move Tuesday, Broken Bow School Superintendent Mark Sievering resigned his position effective on June 30 of 2015.

The move comes on the heals of a contentious meeting Monday during which board members argued over the process and schedule for evaluating the superintendent’s job performance and changes in his job description.

Heineman vows action after prisoners wrongly freed

June 18, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Dave Heineman vowed Wednesday to hold accountable state officials who miscalculated prison sentences that led to the early release of some violent prisoners.

Heineman said the Department of Correctional Services miscalculated the sentences. He said that he would follow the advice of the Nebraska Attorney General's office on how the state should proceed, and whether inmates who were freed should be returned.

"I'm very unhappy about what occurred," Heineman said at a news conference. "I intend to hold those who were responsible accountable."

Twin tornados devastate Pilger

June 18, 2014

PILGER, Neb. (AP) — 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.

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