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June 19th, 2013
Since 1988, more than 200 bicyclists each year have taken four or five days out of their schedules to enjoy a ride together across various parts of Nebraska. This year, Tour de Nebraska will be coming our way, and some Custer County organizations are making sure we are ready.
This yearâ€™s tour began Wednesday, June 19, and will conclude Sunday, June 23, with planned stops in Westerville, Broken Bow and Callaway.
ARCADIA - - Twenty-nine teachers were recently awarded the MIT Inspirational Teacher Award for inspiring excellence in current MIT students. The teachers represented 14 of the United States, and two teachers from outside the US were recognized, representing Ecuador and Hungary.
Marie Nielsen, the science teacher at Arcadia High School, was awarded the 2013 MIT Inspirational Teacher Award for inspiring excellence in a current MIT student and Arcadia High School alumnus.
The Homestead Act of 1862 brought thousands of settlers to central Nebraska, and the vast majority of them turned to agriculture as a means to make a living. Today that is still the major industry in this area, with many farmers and ranchers tracing their roots back to those early pioneers.
Later this month that history and agricultural community will come together for an event that is designed to be both fun and financially beneficial for one local entity. It is the 1st Annual Custer County Tractor Ride - featuring old tractors, with proceeds benefiting Custer Care Center in Broken Bow.
All of you shutterbugs out there ... Sunday, June 16, is the day. 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."
What we are asking is for you to take a snapshot or two, or three or more, of whatever Sunday brings. If you are cooking a meal - send it in, if friends come over - send it in, if you work in your garden - send it in, if it's a day off with family- send it in, if you're working - send it in.
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 â€śIMPORTANT â€“ Annual Minutes Requirement Statementâ€ť.
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.
WASHINGTON â€“ 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 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 Pearsonâ€™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 Nebraskaâ€™s Congressional 3rd District.
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.
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 â€śa giant step forwardâ€ť 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.
â€śMost importantly, we balanced the budget without raising taxes,â€ť he said.
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.