Archive - News Article
October 18th, 2013
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.
Columbus, Neb. â€“ Nebraska Public Power District is warning customers of a phone scam spreading across the country in an attempt to defraud customers of electric utilities.
Nebraska State Bank & Trust Company donated their former bank building in Oconto to The Village of Oconto Friday, October 4, 2013. At this time, the village plans to rent the building as office space for local businesses. Pictured from left are Stuart Fox, President for Nebraska State Bank & Trust Co, Jim Rempe, Chairman of the Oconto Village Board and Karen Dockweiler, Oconto Village Board Member and Receptionist for Nebraska State Bank & Trust Co.
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) â€” Jacob Quick is a fat and happy 4-month-old with a big and expensive appetite. Like millions of other poor women, Jacob's mother relies on the federal Women, Infants and Children program to pay for infant formula â€” aid that is now jeopardized by the government shutdown.
Pennsylvania and other states say they can operate WIC at least through the end of October, easing fears among officials that it would run out of money within days. But advocates and others worry what will happen if the shutdown drags on beyond that.
Itâ€™s Homecoming Week in Broken Bow - and with that Broken Bow High School has announced this yearâ€™s candidates for Homecoming king and queen. They are, from left: Zac Jones and Hannah Evans - representing choir; Marcus Miller and Jill Oatman - representing B-Club; Jordan Lemburg and Jessica Schaaf - representing band; Evan Rose and Ashley Kirkpatrick - representing career and tech; Jaden Garey and Julia Loy - representing the faculty; Jeremy Christner and Morgan Hueftle - representing the senior class; and Austin Rose and Emmalea Rice - representing fine arts.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month has been one of the most successful campaigns to raise public awareness in recent history. Unfortunately, in terms of successfully reducing breast-cancer mortality, the results have been mixed, which has caused fierce debate among doctors, researchers, non-profit groups and patients.
60 Nebraska cities and areas designated as places by the U.S. Census were included in this analysis. Only places with a population greater than 2,000 were considered.
When young families settle down, they look for opportunities in the job market and in quality schools for their kids. We wanted to identify the best in Nebraska, and so we asked the following questions as we analyzed cities and towns across the state:
The 10th annual Junk Jaunt is in the books - and by all accounts was bigger and better than ever!
In April 2004, the tourism committee of Loup Rivers Scenic Byway came up with the idea of organizing a long-distance garage sale. During the next five months, Nebraskaâ€™s Junk Jaunt was launched with a handful of volunteers, $500 in advertising donations and the use of a copy machine at the Loup Basin RC&D office.
In light of a recent scam that has begun to surface across Nebraska, Broken Bow Municipal Utilities and Nebraska Municipal Power Pool would like to remind customers of their payment policies. According to a recent article in NMPP's newsletter, ESSENT, a number of communities have reported receiving calls from customers who say they received calls from someone claiming to be a utility employee and threatening to shut off services until paid. The calls were placed to local businesses and restaurants, and the caller sought payment through email or over the phone.
The Affordable Care Act formally makes its debut on Oct. 1 when its central feature, the state shopping exchanges and accompanying government subsidies to help low-and moderate-income people, opens for business.
Just how will this new act affect you? First, itâ€™s important to understand what the Affordable Care Act is not. Contrary to what many politicians and others have claimed, it is not socialized medicine, and it is not government-run health care. Itâ€™s not even a national health insurance system like Medicare or the health systems in other countries.