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February 14th, 2013
Note: Sterling Atkins, 18, died this last weekend of heart failure from an unknown cause. He was watching TV with a friend and had a seizure. The EMTs responded within minutes but they were not able to restart his heart. He was a student at Chadron State College. The staff of the Custer County Chief wishes to extend to his family our prayers and condolences. Words at these times are so inadequate.
UPDATE: The jury in the case of Trent Esch, 36 of Broken Bow, reached a unanimous verdict of guilty on both counts - felony criminal mischief, and use of a deadly weapon to commit felony criminal mischief. The jury was handed the case for deliberation at 12:07 p.m. today, and returned with the verdict at 2:31 p.m. Sentencing for Esch was set for March 21 at 9:30 a.m. Stay tuned for more details to come.
According to AccuWeather.com (see the upper right hand corner of this website) A blizzard warning remains in effect until midnight tonight
Anselmo-Merna Public Schools â€“ 10 a.m. late start Monday, no a.m. preschool
Ansley Public Schools â€“ 10 a.m. late start Monday, buses run accordingly
Arcadia Public Schools â€“ 10 a.m. last start Monday, buses run accordingly, no preschool
Arnold Public Schools â€“ 10 a.m. late start, buses run accordingly, no preschool
Burwell Public Schools â€“ 10 a.m. late start Monday.
Loup County Public Schools â€“ 10 a.m. late start Monday
Ever since Broken Bow high school senior Levi French would join his Dad, Lynn on joy flights as a young child, he had always dreamed that he too would be able to take control and take to the air.
It won't be long now before French will be able to make that dream a reality. French has already earned his student pilot license, which allows him to fly by himself within a 40-mile radius of Broken Bow and is able to go longer distances with his instructor or Lynn, who has a full-time private pilot's license.
There is a certain amount of anxiety that just naturally seems to come with the anticipated arrival of a first child. But about half way through their first pregnancy, Cassie and TR Anderson received news that raised that level of anxiety to a whole new level.
Kimaree (Behrends) Woodward admits she was not like alot of other girls growing up. While other girls were playing house, Kimaree was learning how to shoot guns and bows and arrows.
She says she has always been an â€śoutdoors womanâ€ť, and when her dad happened to run across a TV show dedicated to women just like her, he immediately called her and told her about it.
LITCHFIELD - - There are times when two teams meeting for a competition becomes more than just a game. Friday, Feb. 25, was one of those times.
Ansley-Litchfield and Arcadia were squaring off in a basketball game that night. However, the game itself is likely not what most people in attendance will remember. With these three communities being in such close proximity with each other, most of the students in these schools know each other - or at least of each other.
LINCOLN â€“ Two siblings from the Scottsbluff area spent much of their youth in the Nebraska foster care system, but had different lives.
Sarah Peters, 22, left the foster care system at 16 when a couple became her guardian. She lost their support at 19 because they adopted a baby, and she was no longer eligible for state Â medical assistance. She had to drop out of pre-med school because of a $10,000 hospital bill.
â€˘Local instructors say education, not restrictions, is key
As debates over proposed gun control laws continue to be waged on the national, state and local levels, a lively discussion over gun and ammunition control legislation took place during a Judiciary Committee hearing of the Nebraska Legislature just last week.
Among the bills discussed was LB50, introduced by Sen. Brad Ashford of Omaha. The bill would hold gun owners civilly liable for damages resulting from the unreasonable placement of a firearm where a minor or mentally handicapped individual could get it.
MERNA -- Authorities arenâ€™t exactly for sure what caused the head-on collision on State Highway 2 south of Merna Tuesday morning.
Ambulances and rescue crews from Merna and Broken Bow responded to the 8 a.m. call and the drivers of each vehicle were transported from the scene. Life Flight was called back due to the weather.