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June 16th, 2013

Send your "Day in the Life" pics this week!

June 16, 2013

It is not too late to get your pictures to us for inclusion in this very special, fun issue of the Custer County Chief! We will be accepting photos for the rest of this week - - deadline is Friday, June 28.

All of you shutterbugs out there ... Sunday, June 16, is the day we want to see in pictures! Here at the Custer County Chief we have a special edition planned for July that features you ... our friends, neighbors, and acquaintances. We're calling it "A Day in the Life in Central Nebraska."

June 14th

BEWARE! Scam Alert!

June 14, 2013

All corporations should be aware that many Nebraska corporations are receiving letters from an entity named Corporate Records Services. Many of the envelopes are green. These letters look official and state on the outside of the envelope “IMPORTANT – Annual Minutes Requirement Statement”.

The inside document asks for corporate officer, director and shareholder information and a fee of $125.00. Do not return this form or any money. Annual minutes are required for Nebraska corporations, but this is usually handled by your own attorney or by some corporations themselves.

Interior Extends Niobrara, Ponca Bluffs Conservation Comment Period, Per Johanns, Fischer Request

June 14, 2013

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) today announced that the U.S. Department of Interior (DoI) has extended the public comment period for the proposed Niobrara Confluence and Ponca Bluffs Conservation area until September 30, 2013. The DoI proposal under review could result in government management or acquisition of more than 1.4 million acres in Nebraska and South Dakota. The majority of the acreage is in Nebraska.

June 10th

Thedford businessman honored

June 10, 2013

June 17th to 21st, 2013 is National Small Business week. Each year all states select their choice to vie for national small business of the year, which will be announced in Washington D.C June 21st. Though not winning the state award, to receive honorable mention is pretty amazing in itself, says a retired business owner from Thedford.

Jack Johnston, former owner of Pearson’s Livestock Equipment of Thedford, earlier this year was awarded a plaque by a representative from the NE SBA for honorable mention in the U.S. Small Business Administration from Nebraska’s Congressional 3rd District.

June 7th

Pastor answers call to Broken Bow

June 7, 2013

For Dawn Black, going into ministry was a leap of faith she says she just knew she was supposed to take. Uncertain where her journey would take her, she could have never predicted leaving her life-long Kentucky home to relocate to the middle of Nebraska. But that is exactly where God has brought her.

First session of the 103rd Legislature ends

June 7, 2013

LINCOLN -- The first session of the 103rd Legislature came to a close Wednesday after Gov. Dave Heineman addressed the body, praising senators for their work and calling for “a giant step forward” in tax reform next session.
Despite issuing more than 20 line-item vetoes on the two-year budget, about half of which were overturned, Heineman thanked the Appropriations Committee for its efforts, saying he agreed with members on the most important issues, like state aid to schools and rebuilding the cash fund.
“Most importantly, we balanced the budget without raising taxes,” he said.

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!

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