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Scheduled Electric Outage for Broken Bow

July 31, 2015

Broken Bow, NE - The City of Broken Bow will be disconnecting electricity to the majority of town early on Tuesday, August 4th. This outage will allow for the necessary repairs to equipment that was damaged by wildlife in a substation.

The outage is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, August 4th at 12:00 a.m. and be completed on Tuesday, August 4th at 3:00 a.m.

The City appreciates your patience and apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

July 30th

In Case You Missed It

July 30, 2015

The Dueling Duo Love Your Library Fundraiser is Friday.

Saturday there is a Threshing event one mile west of Arcadia.

An Antique and Classic Tractor and Antique Machinery Show will be in Ord on Sunday.

See our calendar of events for more information.

Mobile Pantry Scheduled August 11 in Broken Bow

July 30, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. July 30 – Hunger is not an issue that affects only people in cities. Many children, families and seniors in rural communities struggle with food insecurity. Food Bank for the Heartland and Farm Credit Services of America are committed to help.
Food Bank for the Heartland is partnering with Farm Credit Services of America to host a mobile food pantry in Broken Bow on Tuesday, August 11. Between 5,000 and 7,000 pounds of food will be distributed for free to individuals and families in need.

Electric bill scam strikes again; Norfolk targeted NPPD warns customers to not to fall for demands

July 30, 2015

Columbus, Neb. - It is happening again in Norfolk. A phone scam in which
business owners and residents are falsely threatened their electricity
will be shut off if they do not pay their electric bill immediately with a pre-paid, "Greendot" card.

The ruse
Individuals, posing as representatives of the local power company - in
this case, the Nebraska Public Power District - tell the customer they are overdue on their electric bill and must pay up within 20 minutes or be disconnected. They are then instructed to purchase pre-paid cards in order to make immediate payment.

Custer County Fair Photos

July 30, 2015

Please send us your favorite Custer County Fair Photos. Email them to chiefnews@custercountychief.com. Please make sure the pictures are high resolution.

Throwback Thursday from July 30, 1980

July 30, 2015

This week we throwback to the July 30, 1980 issue of the Custer County Chief.
4-H horse show winners display their trophies. In the picture with both people on the horses is Amy Gibbons of Comstock and Mike Weverka of Sargent. In the other picture is Angie Cumpston of Broken Bow and Mike Weverka of Sargent.

July 28th

Nebraska trial set over land seizures for oil pipeline

July 28, 2015

O'NEILL, Neb. (AP) — A judge has scheduled an October trial on a Holt County lawsuit aimed at keeping TransCanada Corp. from seizing land to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

At a hearing on Monday in O'Neill, District Judge Mark Kozisek set the nonjury trial date of Oct. 19.

Seven Nebraska landowners filed lawsuits after the state Supreme Court tossed an earlier, similar lawsuit, with three justices saying the plaintiffs in the case didn't have standing to sue because they didn't prove TransCanada was seeking their land.

Unclaimed Photographs

July 28, 2015

These four pictures do not have anything written on them. If you know anyone in these pictures please let them know so they can stop in the office to claim them.

If you think you may have a unclaimed picture please stop by the Custer County Chief to look in our basket. Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

July 27th

Events In Your Area this Week

July 27, 2015

The Custer County Fair is in full swing in this week. A schedule of the fair can be found on our calendar of events.

Wednesday is the Callaway Lutheran Church Annual Corn Boil.

Friday is the Dueling Duo, Love your Library Fundraiser.

See our calendar of events for more information on these events and to see what else is going on in your area.

July 24th

VIDEO: At least three dead in Louisiana movie theatre shooting

July 24, 2015

Three people are dead and several others injured after a gunman began shooting inside a movie theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana.

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