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November 7th, 2013
COMSTOCK - - It is a simple shoe box, filled with what we consider to be ordinary items - toothbrush, socks, hair barretts, balls and small toys, hard candy - but the smiles of joy the box puts on the face of a child is priceless!
The program is called Operation Christmas Child, a project of the international Christian relief organization, Samaritanâ€™s Purse. The project began in 1993 with 28,000 shoe box gifts hand delivered to underprivileged children in other parts of the world. And my how the project has grown!
A significant weather event is in the forecast for this week, beginning tomorrow. The National Weather Service in Hastings has issued this weather briefing. The main snow problems are expected in VALLEY, SHERMAN, GREELEY, DAWSON and parts of BUFFALO, GOSPER and HOWARD counties. A broad range of 1 to 5 inches of snow is expected in those areas. Some locations in NORTHWEST VALLEY and WESTERN DAWSON counties may pick up 6 inches of wet snow. Steady winds in the 15 to 20 mph are expected.
October 16, 2013, Cobblestone Hotels opened the beautiful Cobblestone Hotel and Suites and One Box Convention Center in Broken Bow, and brought their presence in Nebraska to five hotels. A ribbon cutting ceremony, which Governor Dave Heineman is scheduled to attend, is planned for Thursday, Oct. 31, at 5:30 p.m.
With Halloween approaching, many people are putting up their spookiest dĂ©cor: cackling witches, giant spiders, and a plethora of bats, depicting large fangs and evil eyes. These winged mammals have gotten a bad rap over the years as they turn up in unfavorable locations, like house attics and barns, and are chastised for being flying rabies carriers.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraskans will likely notice a change when it comes time to renew their license plates because reminder letters will now come from the state instead of counties.
Department of Motor Vehicles Director Rhonda Lahm says having the state mail the roughly 2.1 million notices each year will be more efficient.
Lahm says her department will use an automated method that should save time and money. Previously, each county sent reminders when vehicle registrations were due for renewal.
The Custer County Corn Growers are asking for your help.
The railroad crossing near The Andersons east of Anselmo is a fatality waiting to happen. It isn't a matter of if, for the Custer County Corn Growers, they say it is a matter of when.
The railroad, Burlington Northern SantĂ© Fe, and the Nebraska Department of Roads want the crossing closed but the residents of the area, with special emphasis on emergency fire and rescue crews, say it needs to remain open for the safety of the community.
Columbus, Neb. â€“ The Nebraska Public Power District plans to issue approximately $140 million of fixed-rate, tax-exempt bonds on October 29, 2013. The bond sale will include an order period for retail and institutional investors.
Proceeds from the bond sale will be used to refund a portion of the outstanding General Revenue Bonds. The proceeds will also be used to pay financing costs.
It is currently anticipated that the bonds will be issued in $5,000 denominations or any integral multiple thereof.
*FFA National Convention in Louisville, KY
*Nothing at this time
For more information on the above events, check out the calendar found on the homepage of this website.
Today's Public Meetings and Conferences:
*There are no Public Meetings today, however check back with us tomorrow for more public meeting information.
For more information on the above meetings, check out the Public Notice section of the Custer County Chief.
Halsey â€“ The Bessey Ranger District campgrounds near Halsey have all been reopened for use as of Thursday. Because of the colder temperatures, the water to the showers and campsites at the main campground has been shut off to protect the system from freezing.
Issue: Supervisors and Nebraska Department of Roads at impasse.
Help Requested: Custer County Corn Growers launch petition
asking for the publicâ€™s help to bring about the needed change.
Hereâ€™s How: To sign the petition look at the top right hand corner of this website (www.custercountychief.com) and click on Hot Topics.
The Story: Thereâ€™s a railroad crossing in Custer County that is a tragedy waiting to happen. If you ask the local corn growers, it isnâ€™t a matter of if, it is a matter of when.