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February 14th, 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Bain found guilty

February 14, 2014

Almost 24 hours after being handed the case for deliberation, the jury in the trial of Tyler C. Bain, 31, returned a verdict Friday afternoon of guilty on four of the five charges against him. The verdict was read at about 2:35 p.m. today (Friday) as follows:
Count 1, 1st degree sexual assault - Guilty
Count 2, 2nd degree assault - Guilty
Count 3, terroristic threats - Guilty
Count 4 - dismissed prior to trial
Count 5, use of a weapon to commit a felony - Not Guilty
Count 6, kidnapping - Guilty

February 13th

Bain case handed to the jury

February 13, 2014

The jury trial for Tyler C. Bain, 31, finally began this week, with jury selection starting Monday morning. It was standing room only as around 70 potential jurors crowded into the Custer County District courtroom. By 12:30 p.m., the jury of nine women and three men, with both a male and female alternate, had been selected. When court reconvened after lunch, each attorney gave their opening statement to the jury.

February 10th

County Supervisors to meet Tuesday

February 10, 2014

The Custer County Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 9:00 a.m. in the Supervisors room in the Courthouse.

AGENDA:

9:00 a.m. Min/mail/committee reports

9:10 a.m. Disc/dec - Middle of month claims

9:30 a.m. Bd. of Equal: Tax List corrections, over, under, omitted properties

Disc/dec - January monthly fee reports

Disc/dec - D. Wilson, Auditor-Mgt. Representation letter for 2013

City Council to meet Tuesday

February 10, 2014

The Broken Bow City Council will hold their regular meeting Tuesday, Feb. 11, beginning at noon on the second floor of City Hall. The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

AGENDA - CITY COUNCIL MEETING
CITY OF BROKEN BOW
TUESDAY – FEBRUARY 11, 2014

Open meeting as 12:00 Noon
Roll Call
Announcement of Posting of the Open Meeting Laws Act
Approval of Consent Agenda
Minutes – January 14, 2014 Regular Council Meeting
Minutes – January 13, 2014 Special Council Meeting

February 7th

Corn Growers thank President Obama for signing farm bill

February 7, 2014

The National Corn Growers Association thanked President Obama for signing the Agricultural Act of 2014 today. The farm bill passed the House on January 29 and the Senate on February 4.

February 6th

Friends rally in support for 2-year-old Aubree

February 6, 2014

LOUP CITY - - While most children her age were getting up bright and early Dec. 25, excited to open their Christmas presents, little Aubree Carlsen was about to receive a totally different kind of gift - a gift that doctors hoped would save her life.
Aubree, the 2-year-old daughter of Chris and Kayla Carlsen of Loup City, was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia Dec. 24, 2013, and started her first round of chemotherapy on Christmas Day at Children’s Hospital in Omaha.

Bill to raise minimum wage debated

February 6, 2014

LINCOLN--Nebraska's minimum wage was the hot-button issue in Monday's Business and Labor Committee hearing. The committee heard
testimony on two proposals--Legislative Bills 943 and Bill 947--and most witnesses stood in favor of them. But opponents said raising the
minimum wage could hurt the economy, workers and small businesses.

If passed, LB943 would raise the state minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 an

February 2nd

Relief sought for prison overcrowding

February 2, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Prison overcrowding is prompting lawmakers to take a new look at supervised release programs in Nebraska, along with reforms to the system that awards "good time" credit to reduce prison sentences.

Lawmakers will begin that work this week with a proposed overhaul measure of the state's overcrowded prisons, which have risen to 153 percent of their design capacity with nearly 4,900 inmates. Sen. Brad Ashford of Omaha, who is leading a state prison-reform effort, said Nebraska needs to expand community programs for inmates to help them return to society.

January 31st

State Fire Marshal warns of wildfire danger

January 31, 2014

According to the January 29th, Nebraska Fire Danger Map from the Nebraska Forest Service, the wildfire danger status for the majority of the counties in our state were either HIGH or VERY HIGH. The Nebraska Fire Danger Map is updated daily. A lack of moisture, recent high winds, and individuals failing to exercise the proper level of necessary caution is a combination for disaster and causes concern for the Nebraska Fire Service.

January 31, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

January 31, 2014

Scheduled Today:

School Events:
* No events scheduled

Community Events:
* Business After Hours at the Sennett, Duncan, Jenkins & Wickham Firm starting at 5pm

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 for today

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

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