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June 7th, 2013

Hard work of local PTSA pays big dividends

June 7, 2013

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.

June 5th

Custer Federal moves to State Charter system

June 5, 2013

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.

June 3rd

BREAKING NEWS: Oldson gets life

June 3, 2013

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.

May 31st

Chokecherries & BBQ highlight this weekend

May 31, 2013

SARGENT - The Sargent Fair is almost as old as Sargent but actually started as a harvest celebration. As crops and harvests grew larger… the warm autumns seemed to grow shorter. This provoked the Fair’s change in schedule from an autumn to a summer event.
In the 1980s, where “out of the ordinary” became normal, the celebration needed an identity of it’s own, thus the worlds first and only Chokecherry Jamboree was born. Now you may find more Chokecherry events, but Sargent’s was the first!

May 30th

More storms bring heavy rains

May 30, 2013

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.

May 29th

Jury trial for Bain continued a 4th time

May 29, 2013

After more than a year and a half and one continuance after another, jury trial for Tyler “TC” 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

Stormy holiday weekend brings needed rain

May 29, 2013

*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 isn’t just camping and picnicking season. It’s also thunderstorm and tornado season - and the threat for more severe weather remains a possibility again tonight.

May 28th

Budget; wind energy bills advance

May 28, 2013

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:

May 23rd

Memorial Day activities planned across region

May 23, 2013

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.

‘Red Barn’ celebrates 5th

May 23, 2013

This Spring marks the 5th anniversary of the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway Interpretive Center in Broken Bow - better known as “The Red Barn” travel center.
Since its opening in April 2009, The Barn has had more than 16,000 visitors representing all 50 states and 32 foreign countries. The Barn has seen a steady increase in visitors each year - and last year saw a nearly 10 percent increase in traffic from the year before. In 2012, more than 4,000 people visited The Barn, and Chard Hirsch with the Custer County Tourism Council is excited to see what this year will bring.

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