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June 4th, 2015

Beverly Cox French, 76

June 4, 2015

After a joyfully busy life as a rancher’s wife, mother, and grandmother, Beverly Cox French went to be with Jesus. Beverly was healed of Parkinson’s Disease and all ailments May 20, 2015.

Beverly was born Oct. 3,1938, in Alliance, the daughter of Donald and Donna (Osborn) Cox.

Beverly grew up on a ranch homesteaded by her grandparents and attended a one room country school north of Mullen.

She graduated from Mullen High School and then graduated from the University of Nebraska with a bachelor’s degree in Home Economics.

Dennis Lee Brass, 77

June 4, 2015

Dennis Lee Brass, 77, of Kearney died Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at his home surrounded by family. A celebration of life service was Friday, May 29, 2015, at the Kearney First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gary Main  and the Rev. Samm Johnston officiating. 

Memorials are suggested to Aseracare Hospice or the Kearney Area Humane Society. 

Condolences may be shared online at O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Throwback Thursday from June 8 1944

June 4, 2015

In the Thursday, June 8, 1944 issue of the Custer County Chief, the front page headline was the "Allies Invade Nazi-Held Northern Coast of France."

The other picture is an ad that was in the same paper for war bonds and how much the county and each town were to raise towards the war effort. In order to do so businesses in all towns in Custer County, except banks, were to close on June 13, 1944.

June 2nd

12 Nebraska health plans propose double-digit increases

June 2, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A dozen individual health insurance plans in Nebraska are proposing double-digit premium increases for next year, citing higher medical and prescription drug costs and greater use of services.

The proposed hikes would apply to individual plans sold on the federal health insurance exchange as well as individual coverage sold through brokers and agents.

Unclaimed Photographs

June 2, 2015

Unclaimed Photographs are pictures that have been dropped off at the office to be used in the paper and never picked up. The wedding picture above has Jeanette Birnie written on the back. The baby picture has Brek Tosaya and Bev Patterson written on the back.

If you know the people in the above pictures, call them to see if they would like to come and get it in our office. If you have a picture that you have dropped off and never picked up, stop by the office to look through our unclaimed basket.

We are open Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM

June 1st

Power Outage Planned for Wednesday June 3rd

June 1, 2015

The Broken Bow Electrical Department will be turning off power temporarily on South C Street between 1st Ave and 5th Ave from 6:00 A.M. to 7:30 A.M to update the electrical service. We do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. It will be Wednesday June 3rd from 6-7:30 A.M.

Coming up this Week

June 1, 2015

On Tuesday from 4-7PM a US Forest Meeting will be in Halsey.

Friday and Saturday this week will be the City Wide Garage Sales in Broken Bow.

Muddy Creek Celebration in Ansley starts Saturday.

May 29th

In Case You Missed It

May 29, 2015

This weekend is the Sargent Fair & Chokecherry Jamboree. Check out our events calendar for the schedule of events.

Also the Custer County Branch of the Salvation Army will be distributing weather radios Saturday, May 30 from 1-4 PM in the Broken Bow City Square. This will be on a first come, first serve basis for the give away, with only one radio per household. Proof of a Custer County address will be required.


May 29, 2015

LINCOLN - The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed preliminary testing shows the presence of a fourth case of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza (HPAI) in Nebraska. This case has been found at a farm in Knox County.

Hudson-Meng to Be Closed May 29 – June 1

May 29, 2015

Crawford, NE -  Severe weather over the past several days near Crawford has resulted in deteriorating road conditions and raised concerns regarding public safety. Weather forecasts are also projecting continued rainfall through this week. As a result, the Hudson-Meng Education and Research Center will be closed this upcoming weekend, May 29 – June 1, 2015.  
Jacquelyn Dumin, Acting Site Director said, “Our primary concern is public safety. We would rather the public visit under better conditions than have the potential for a poor experience.”

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