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October 18th, 2011
LINCOLN -- The Legislatureâs Judiciary Committee is examining the effects of a federal statute that has changed Nebraska law on sex offenders, their classification and their presence on national sex offender registries.
The Oct. 11 meeting was held to study the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 and recent changes to Nebraska statutes on sex offender registries.
The U.S. Postal Service, in a notice posted in the Oconto Post Office and a form letter to customers, proposes to CLOSE the Oconto Post Office and offer Highway Contract Route Service under the administration of the Callaway Post Office.
Due to declining student enrollments and a desire to continue providing quality extra-curricular athletic programs, the Ansley and Litchfield Boards of Education have voted to approve a cooperative agreement involving girlsâ and boysâ athletic programs for grades 7-12. Some of the cooperative agreement will be phased in during the existing school year with the start of Junior High Wrestling, Junior High girlsâ and boysâ basketball and track along with High School girlsâ and boysâ track.
Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center and the City of Broken Bow have struck a deal.
On Tuesday, the city and the hospital entered into a 50-year lease agreement for operation and maintenance of the Ellen B. Marchek Tennis Center and the land that sits between the indoor center, and the outdoor courts.
The hospital is going to use the land to build a fitness center. They have outgrown their current facility. There will be an access to the new facility through the tennis center, and also through an outside door.
Tiffany Theater owners Stuart Fox and Andrew Solomon are shaking their heads. They never intended to break the law. They didnât know they would be stepping on toes. What they thought they were doing is providing a place for Husker fans to don their red, gather and cheer on the team with their friends.
It seems the Big 10 Conference thought otherwise.
Last Friday, Fox received a âCease and Desistâ letter from Mayer and Brown, the Big 10s legal counsel, that spelled out the conditions.
MASON CITY -- Mason City is on the list. Their post office patrons have been informed. The Mason City Post Office is set to close, unless the community can prove itâs not a good idea.
The community met last week in preparation for the Oct. 17 community hearing, and there was one thing those present made perfectly clear, they are not going down without a fight.
Residents in central Nebraska could not have been happier to see rain come last week. âFriday was the first day in more than a week that we didnât see a fire truck rolling through town,â said one Arnold resident.
Dry conditions and high winds sent a number of fires out of control last week, causing destruction and devastation across the area. The largest and most devastating of those fires was near the town of Stapleton in Logan County, where for awhile residents were concerned about saving their community.
Students from the University of Nebraska Lincoln presented Phase 1 of a three phase project to a packed city council room Tuesday evening, and their presentation was met with a rousing applause.
The Andersons, Inc. announced Oct. 5, it will soon begin construction on a 3.8 million bushel capacity grain elevator facility near the towns of Anselmo and Broken Bow. The facility is slated to be open in time for the 2012 harvest.
"Constructing a new facility located in the center of Nebraska fits well with our strategy to provide service to customers west of our traditional eastern cornbelt market," says CEO Mike Anderson. "During the past 15 months we've expanded our operations in Nebraska to nine locations, both through acquisitions and merchandising agreements."
Broken Bow High School crowned its Homecoming King and Queen Friday night to round out a full week of spirit-filled activities. Meanwhile, the Indians hosted the Gothenburg Swedes in a rivalry match-up that went into three overtimes before Broken Bow eventually lost a heartbreaker on a gutsy call by head coach Mike Garner.
See photos of the Homecoming royalty and all the details of the game in this week's Custer County Chief!