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December 28th

Custer Campus sees successful first semester

December 28, 2011

While Mid-Plains Community College has offered classes in Broken Bow for several years, the new extended campus brings even more opportunities to those wishing to further their education while remaining in the community. In an effort funded completely by private donations, the new facility was completed on the west edge of Broken Bow just in time for fall classes.

December 27th

BREAKING NEWS: Nelson announces retirement

December 27, 2011

Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson surprised voters Tuesday, when he announced plans to retire from the political arena he has served in for much of his life. Nelson issued the following statement.
“My Fellow Nebraskans: I’ve had the honor of serving as your Governor and United States Senator. During this time we’ve accomplished a great deal. As Governor I helped our state experience unprecedented economic growth, cut taxes and left state government with a surplus.

December 23rd

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE CHIEF!!

December 23, 2011

For the convenience of our valued customers, our office will be open during regular business hours Monday, Dec. 26. The staff of the Custer County Chief wants to wish you and yours a very safe and enjoyable Christmas season!

Custer Campus changes ownership

December 23, 2011

The Mid-Plains Community College Board of Governors met Wednesday, Dec. 21, with the Board unanimously authorizing MPCC President Dr. Michael Chipps to execute an agreement to transfer title to the premises known as the Broken Bow Extended Campus to Mid-Plains Community College, and to execute a Deed of Trust in favor of Custer Campus, Inc, to secure performance under that agreement. The action is required by MPCC Board Policy 3450, Mid-Plains Community College Property, which requires an affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of all Board members is required.

December 22nd

Fans say goodbye to beloved Blues Fest

December 22, 2011

For the past 18 years, people have been singing the Blues in Arnold. This week many folks are experiencing a case of “the blues” as the announcement was made that the annual South Loup River Blues & BBQ, more commonly known as Blues Fest, is calling it quits.
Blues Fest is the “baby” of KCNI/KBBN owner and general manager David J. Birnie, who organized the first event in 1993 as a station promotion. Through the station, Birnie had been involved with some fair shows and had experienced some successes with those, so he decided to take his love of Blues and see if he could make an event fly.

Orr named to third term

December 22, 2011

Judge James J. Orr has been named County Court Presiding Judge of the 8th Judicial District (Blaine, Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Custer, Garfield, Greeley, Holt, Howard, Keya Paha, Loup, Rock, Sherman, Valley, and Wheeler Counties) beginning January 2012. The Nebraska Supreme Court approved the nomination of Judge Orr, whose name was submitted by his fellow county court judges for the third consecutive year.

December 21st

Board opts for sloped roof on old, pitched on new

December 21, 2011

Only three action items appeared on the agenda for the Broken Bow Board of Education’s December meeting, but one of those items was controversial enough to draw a large crowd - in fact, the crowd was large enough to warrant the board moving the meeting to the media center to accommodate the crowd.

December 20th

All aboard the Polar Express!

December 20, 2011

On December 14, the Anselmo-Merna junior kindergarten boarded the “train” to visit the “North Pole”!

December 19th

District Court News

December 19, 2011

It was a short docket of criminal cases in Custer County District Court Thursday, Dec. 15, with two of the three cases being either continued or dismissed.
The one case that was completed as scheduled was the sentencing of Jade T. Gracey, 34. Gracey was arraigned April 21, 2011, on a charge of felony driving under revocation, from a Feb. 4, 2011 incident. His license had previously been revoked for a period of 15 years, and Gracey was six years into that revocation period at the time of his arrest.

December 15th

Cooksley recognized for service to community

December 15, 2011

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a lineage-based membership organization for women who are descended from a person involved in United States' independence. The organization has a rich heritage, with some state chapters dating from as early as Oct. 11, 1890.
DAR's motto is "God, Home, and Country." Patriotism and community involvement are a big part of the organization, and this week the local chapter of D.A.R. gave special recognition to a local woman who epitomizes both.

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