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August 25th, 2014

Rural Nebraskans' Optimism Up This Year

August 25, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. — 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 Broken Bow to Ord transmission line approved

August 25, 2014

New transmission line approved by NPPD Board

Columbus, Neb. – Citing a need to reduce voltage and loading issues on Nebraska Public Power District’s transmission system in central Nebraska, NPPD’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.

Bruning confident state can restore death penalty

August 25, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — 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.

August 22nd

Broken Bow City Council Agenda

August 22, 2014

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:

AGENDA
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
CITY OF BROKEN BOW
MONDAY – AUGUST 25, 2014
11:30 A.M.

Open meeting as 11:30 A.M.
Roll Call
Announcement of Posting of the Open Meeting Laws Act
Approval of Consent Agenda

August 18th

Broken Bow Berean Church breaks ground

August 18, 2014

The Berean Church congregation breaks ground Monday for its new building in Broken Bow, Neb., in a BIG way.

Application period now open for the United States Senate Youth Program

August 18, 2014

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.

Oklahoma man killed in accident west of Arnold

August 18, 2014

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.

USAF Band in concert in Broken Bow Aug. 19

August 18, 2014

OFFUTT AFB, Neb. – The USAF Heartland of America Band’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.

Nebraska Capitol Focus: Immigration could surface in Nebraska gov. race

August 18, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — 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.

August 16th

BBFD called to grass fire near Broken Bow Township Cemetery

August 16, 2014

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.

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