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June 7th, 2013
LINCOLN -- The first session of the 103rd Legislature came to a close Wednesday after Gov. Dave Heineman addressed the body, praising senators for their work and calling for â€śa giant step forwardâ€ť in tax reform next session.
Despite issuing more than 20 line-item vetoes on the two-year budget, about half of which were overturned, Heineman thanked the Appropriations Committee for its efforts, saying he agreed with members on the most important issues, like state aid to schools and rebuilding the cash fund.
â€śMost importantly, we balanced the budget without raising taxes,â€ť he said.
By Janice Nozicka and Pam Holcomb
Special to the Chief
Forty thousand dollars. $40,000! After several months of hard work and dedication, the Broken Bow PTSA made their donation to Little Feet, Big Dreams. This $40,000 donation sends Phase 2 fundraising over the top of its goal for two sets of playground equipment at North Park Elementary - a set for the primary students and a set for the older students.
Custer Federal Savings and Loan will soon look a little different. The name gracing its building and sitting on top of its letterhead will soon read Custer Federal State Bank.
A press release from Custer Federal talks about the how much the bank and its officers are looking forward to the change.
ST.PAUL/ORD - - John Oldson, 47, was sentenced life-to-life in prison this morning for the 1989 death of Cathy Beard. He was convicted by a jury of second degree murder Feb. 8, 2013, in Howard County District Court. The defense was granted a change of venue prior to the trial, which was relocated from Valley County to Howard County. The sentence requires Oldson to serve no less than life imprisonment.
SARGENT - The Sargent Fair is almost as old as Sargent but actually started as a harvest celebration. As crops and harvests grew largerâ€¦ the warm autumns seemed to grow shorter. This provoked the Fairâ€™s change in schedule from an autumn to a summer event.
In the 1980s, where â€śout of the ordinaryâ€ť became normal, the celebration needed an identity of itâ€™s own, thus the worlds first and only Chokecherry Jamboree was born. Now you may find more Chokecherry events, but Sargentâ€™s was the first!
Another round of severe storms made their way through the region last night, dumping heavy rains, some small hail and prompting several tornado warnings. Tornado sirens were sounded in Broken Bow about 4 p.m. Wednesday, after the National Weather Service in North Platte reported seeing rotation on their radar about 8 miles southwest of Broken Bow heading northeast. While there were no confirmed reports of an actual tornado touching down in or around Broken Bow, there was a confirmed report by a trained spotter of a tornado on the ground near Comstock.
After more than a year and a half and one continuance after another, jury trial for Tyler â€śTCâ€ť Bain has been continued once again.
The trial that was scheduled for June has now been continued for a fourth time - to October 2013.
Bain, 30, was arrested in October 2011, following an incident in which he allegedly abducted and assaulted his ex-wife, Kari Bain. He was formally charged with six counts resulting from that incident, which are:
Count 1: 1st degree sexual assault, Class II felony
Count 2: 2nd degree assault, Class III felony
Count 3: terroristic threats, Class IV felony
*All of Custer County is in a tornado watch until 10 p.m. (Wednesday)
With many area residents heading out to enjoy the great outdoors over the first official weekend of summer, Memorial Day weekend brought the potential for severe weather - reminding us all that this isnâ€™t just camping and picnicking season. Itâ€™s also thunderstorm and tornado season - and the threat for more severe weather remains a possibility again tonight.
LINCOLN -- Lawmakers passed the state budget and advanced several bills this week dealing with taxes, child care and wind energy, among other things. Here are some of the highlights:
Ansley - The Ansley American Legion Auxiliary will be serving coffee and rolls at 9 a.m. at the Ansley Community Center. The Memorial Day Service will start at 10 a.m. at the Westerville Cemetery and at 11 a.m. at the Ansley Cemetery. A dinner sponsored by the Legion Auxiliary will follow at the Community Center.