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September 27th, 2013
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.
Aniah Preston is like most 12-year-old boys. He loves sports - especially football - likes hanging out with his friends, and isnâ€™t overly fond of school. But unlike the other boys in his 6th grade class, Aniahâ€™s days also consist of lots of medications, routine blood pressure checks, and frequent trips to a myriad of doctors, in an attempt to manage the rare disease he was born with.
Itâ€™s called Kearnes-Sayre Syndrome, and according to Aniahâ€™s mom, Amy Kulhanek, less that 250 people worldwide have been diagnosed with the disorder.
ANSLEY - - JoAnn Scott has had a passion for sports for as long as she can remember. The 1982 Ansley High School grad excelled in several sports in high school, and went on to compete at UNK. It was there that she would fall into a random â€śjobâ€ť that would shape the rest of her life.
Monday morning Scott returned to her alma mater of AHS where she addressed the 7-12 students about her experiences. Her presentation was not one of simply listing accomplishments - rather it was a call for the students to never give up on their dream.
The community of Broken Bow is saddened this week by the news that Mike Buckles, Social Studies teacher at Broken Bow High School, died September 21, after a courageous battle with cancer.
In order to allow staff members and students to attend the funeral services, school will not begin until noon Tuesday, Sept. 24. Buses will run accordingly and lunch will be served.
The small southern Custer County community of Eddyville will host its annual fundraiser Mud Drags this weekend, with proceeds from the event being used for the town's Community Center.
The Saturday, Sept. 21 event, will begin at 1 p.m. at the Community Building in Eddyville, and will feature modified stock, super stock, open, hobby and powder puff divisions. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids and children under 6 are free. Concessions will be available.
ď»żď»żThough the floodwaters may have crested in Big Springs, Brule and Ogallala in western Nebraska, the National Weather Service predicts high river levels will remain for several days. The debris in the water may contribute to additional flooding.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) are urging outdoor recreationists to stay away from standing or moving floodwater in western and central Nebraska.
Water from Colorado Flooding Expected to Enter Nebraska Late Tuesday
The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency is sending a team of six staff and its Mobile Operations Center (MOC) to Ogallala on Wednesday to work with local emergency managers along the South Platte River in response to potential flooding from water coming from heavy rains that fell on Colorado.
The team will arrange for state resources as needed and coordinate the stateâ€™s response.
By TERRI LICKING
HALSEY - - August 19 - 24, 1963, 27 high school boys attended the first Youth Range Camp at the new State 4-H Camp in the Nebraska National Forest near Halsey.
August 24, 2013, past and present organizers, camp directors, instructors and campers came to celebrate 50 years of Youth Range Camp at the same camp that celebrated their own 50th anniversary last year.
An April 2013 accident east of Broken Bow that left one Sargent man dead now has another Sargent man facing manslaughter charges.
Joseph White, 26 of Sargent/Burwell, was arraigned in Custer County Court Monday morning on one charge of manslaughter, a Class III felony. White waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to District Court. He will be arraigned in Custer County District Court Sept. 26 at 9:30 a.m.
The outdoor tennis courts at Tomahawk Park have received a face lift - thanks in part to a generous donation from a local citizen.
At a council meeting in May in which discussion ensued on the scope of the project to refurbish the tennis courts, Dr. Lance Jones gave more than his two cents worth on the project - in fact, he felt so strongly about the importance of preserving the three outdoor courts that he donated $5,000 of his own money to the city to do it.