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November 8th, 2013

Lone testifier speaks on altering state's good time rules

November 8, 2013

LINCOLN--Only one person stepped forward to testify Thursday on a proposed revision to Nebraska's good-time rules for prisoners.

The Department of Correctional Services held a public hearing at the Lincoln Regional Center seeking comment on the proposal.

Currently, prisoners can shave off time from their sentences if they are well behaved in prison. The state can take away earned good time if a prisoner does something wrong. The proposed changes would double the amount of good time that could be taken away.

Miss America 2011 graces ladies’ luncheon

November 8, 2013

When I was 7 years old and the Miss America pageant was on TV, it was a family night to watch. Let’s face it all those women are gorgeous and talented. My friends and I took turns playing 3rd runner up, 2nd runner up, 1st runner up and then Miss America. One of us would do the teary eye walk, of course with the elbow, elbow, wrist, wrist, wave, as the other 3 three would sing ‘There she is Miss America.’

November 7th

Nebraska Cattlemen Sandhills chapter host ranch tours

November 7, 2013

THEDFORD - - Saturday, Oct. 26, a ranch tour encompassing ranches in Cherry, Blaine and Thomas counties was held. This was the first tour organized by the Nebraska Cattlemen, Sandhills Affiliate (NCSA).
Officers of the NCSA - President Brenda Masek of Purdum, Vice-President Marc Ericksen of Mullen and Secretary-Treasurer Craig Miles of Brownlee - were on hand to greet the attendees at the first stop, TLC Ranch located northeast of Thedford. Sponsors assisting in the effort included Harsh Mercantile and Western Nebraska Bank of Purdum, and Pearson Livestock Equipment of Thedford.

Small church, big hearts: Gifts for needy kids

November 7, 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, Samaritan’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!

November 4th

Snow predicted for region

November 4, 2013

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 29th

New hotel is open - Ribbon cutting set for Thursday

October 29, 2013

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.

October 25th

Got Bats? University of Nebraska-Kearney professor wants to know

October 25, 2013

With Halloween approaching, many people are putting up their spookiest décor: 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.

Nebraskans will get new notice when plates are due

October 25, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — 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.

October 24th

Signatures needed for petition to change rail crossing near Anslemo

October 24, 2013

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 Santé 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.

October 21st

NPPD to issue up to $140 million in bonds in October

October 21, 2013

Columbus, Neb. – 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.