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June 19th, 2014

UPDATED: Helping tornado-ravaged communities

June 19, 2014

NEWS RELEASE 6/20/14:
Due to the large number of people who insist on sending donations, a new collection site for material donations has been set up at the Wisner Auditorium. This site will be open from June 22 to July 2. Items will be used by people directly affected by the storm.

Important Notice 6/19/14:
The emergency relief organizations helping with the tornado disasters that struck Nebraska and specifically Pilger, Stanton and surrounding communities thank everyone for their prayers, volunteerism and donations.

Tubine components to be delivered at Broken Bow II Wind Farm

June 19, 2014

Roadway improvements completed to accommodate transport

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power today announced that a second and final round of turbine components is scheduled to arrive at the Broken Bow II wind farm site in Custer County, Nebraska, starting the week of June 23, 2014. The project site is located approximately seven miles northeast of Broken Bow.

June 18th

Bow superintendent resigns

June 18, 2014

In a surprise move Tuesday, Broken Bow School Superintendent Mark Sievering resigned his position effective on June 30 of 2015.

The move comes on the heals of a contentious meeting Monday during which board members argued over the process and schedule for evaluating the superintendent’s job performance and changes in his job description.

Heineman vows action after prisoners wrongly freed

June 18, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Dave Heineman vowed Wednesday to hold accountable state officials who miscalculated prison sentences that led to the early release of some violent prisoners.

Heineman said the Department of Correctional Services miscalculated the sentences. He said that he would follow the advice of the Nebraska Attorney General's office on how the state should proceed, and whether inmates who were freed should be returned.

"I'm very unhappy about what occurred," Heineman said at a news conference. "I intend to hold those who were responsible accountable."

Twin tornados devastate Pilger

June 18, 2014

PILGER, Neb. (AP) — As two giant tornadoes bore down on this tiny farming town in northeast Nebraska, Trey Wisniewski heard the storm sirens, glanced out at the blackening sky and rushed with his wife into their basement.

"My wife was holding our animals, and I was holding on to my wife. We could feel the suction try to pull us out of there," he said Tuesday.

June 9th

Broken Bow council agenda for June 10, 2014

June 9, 2014

The Broken Bow City Council is set to meet at noon June 10 in the council chambers of the Broken Bow Municipal Building.

The meeting's agenda includes to following:

Approval of Consent Agenda
• Minutes – May 27, 2014 Council Meeting
• Claims – June 10, 2014 Regular Council Meeting
• Approval of Sale of Fireworks by Troy Wuehler dba Troy’s Hot Rocket Fireworks LLC at 454 East South E Street (vacant lot between Orschelns and Wenquist) June 25th through July 4th.

June 8th

Petition drive goes after signatures to put minimum wage on November ballot

June 8, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — After suffering a setback in the Legislature, supporters of a higher minimum wage in Nebraska are wasting little time in gathering signatures to place the issue on the November ballot.

To put the question to voters at the general election, supporters must submit about 83,000 verified signatures by July 3 — they hope to gather far more to ensure the measure will qualify.

NPPD to issue up to $250 million in bonds June 9

June 8, 2014

Columbus, Neb. – The Nebraska Public Power District plans to issue approximately $250 million of fixed-rate, tax-exempt and taxable bonds on Monday, June 9. The bond sale will include an order period for retail and institutional investors.

Proceeds from the bond sale will be used to finance the costs of transmission capital additions to NPPD’s transmission system and to refund a portion of the outstanding General Revenue Bonds. The proceeds will also be used to pay financing costs.

June 6th

Accident on Highway 2

June 6, 2014

Broken Bow Emergency Response answered the June 6 call when a car crossed the center line of State Highway 2 approximately five miles east of Broken Bow.

Three Custer-Thomas Co. establishments fail NSP compliance check

June 6, 2014

(North Platte, Neb.)- The Nebraska State Patrol conducted compliance checks the end of May at 13 retail outlets in Custer and Thomas counties.

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