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August 25th, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. â€” Rural Nebraskans' optimism seems to be up a bit, according to the 2014 Nebraska Rural Poll.
Fifty percent of poll respondents said they were better off this year than five years ago, up from 42 percent last year. Only 17 percent said they were worse off, compared to 26 percent in 2013.
New transmission line approved by NPPD Board
Columbus, Neb. â€“ Citing a need to reduce voltage and loading issues on Nebraska Public Power Districtâ€™s transmission system in central Nebraska, NPPDâ€™s Board of Directors recently approved a resolution authorizing initial planning and engineering work for the public involvement process for a new, 115-kilovolt transmission line.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska's attorney general said the state's corrections department has been too busy dealing with myriad problems to focus on resolving drug shortages that have halted executions in the state, which hasn't carried out the death penalty in 17 years.
Attorney General Jon Bruning told The Associated Press he's confident Nebraska will resume executions, but he thinks it will take a while before officials can work out a new approach using different drugs or a new supplier.
The Broken Bow City Council has moved their meeting for this coming week to Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building. Agenda items include the vote to put the City Manager question onto this November's ballot, and a budget update from City Administrator Dr. Virginia Moon.
The posted agenda is as follows:
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
CITY OF BROKEN BOW
MONDAY â€“ AUGUST 25, 2014
Open meeting as 11:30 A.M.
Announcement of Posting of the Open Meeting Laws Act
Approval of Consent Agenda
The Berean Church congregation breaks ground Monday for its new building in Broken Bow, Neb., in a BIG way.
Senator Mike Johanns announced today the start of the application period for the United States Senate Youth Program's 53rd annual Washington Week.
Two Nebraska students will be selected to join 102 other delegates from across the country in Washington, D.C., from March 7-14, 2015. The students applying for this program represent the height of academic achievement and dedication to service. All of these youth are future leaders, and I wish them well in this process.
A press release from the Custer County Sheriff's Office, informed the Custer County Chief, that on Aug. 17, 2014, at approximately 3:30 a.m., the Custer County Sheriff's Office investigated a one-vehicle rollover accident one mile west of Arnold on Nebraska Highway 92.
Tab Round Jr., of Council Hill, Okla., was driving a 2007 Dodge pickup eastbound when he lost control of the vehicle and entered the ditch. The vehicle rolled and Tab was ejected. Tab died at the scene of the accident.
A passenger in the vehicle was transported to the Callaway Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
OFFUTT AFB, Neb. â€“ The USAF Heartland of America Bandâ€™s Vortex will present a FREE concert Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. at the One Box Convention Center located at the Cobblestone Hotel & Suites located on west Highway 2. This concert is FREE and sure to please an audience of all ages and musical preferences. Advanced tickets are available, but not required.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska lawmakers will have a new debate next year over immigration, an issue that could influence the 2014 governor's race in a state with a small but fast-growing Hispanic population.
Republican Pete Ricketts and Democrat Chuck Hassebrook remain sharply divided over whether Nebraska should continue to deny driver's licenses for young immigrants who qualify for the Obama administration's deferred-action policy.
Volunteer Firefighters from Broken Bow (with Merna paged as Mutual Aid) were called into action shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday with a grass fire adjacent to the Broken Bow Township Cemetery. The dry grass and late summer winds added to the worry. Watch this week's Custer County Chief for more on Saturday's call to action.