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June 19th, 2014

Beulah Eggleston, 82

June 19, 2014

Oconto, NE- Beulah Eggleston, age 82 of Oconto, died Wednesday June 18, 2014 at the Callaway Good Life Center in Callaway, NE.

Larry D. Caudle, 67

June 19, 2014

Larry D. Caudle, age 67, of Merna, Nebraska died Sunday June 15, 2014 at his home in Merna. NE. Memorial services will be held Friday June 20, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Anselmo Merna High School Gymnasium with Rev. Doug Smith officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. with family greeting friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary.

Larry Caudle passed away unexpectedly at his home on June 15, 2014. He was born in Omaha ,Nebraska on August 31, 1946 to Floyd and Opal (Barnard) Caudle.

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 19, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

June 19, 2014

Community Events:
* VBS "The Race Is On" starts at 10am at the Broken Bow Church of Christ
* NSP Update will be at the Broken Bow municipal building from 7-8pm
* "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus" to start at 7pm at the Seventh Day Adventist Church

For more information on the above events, check out the calendar found on the homepage of this website.

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:
* No meetings scheduled at this time

For more information on the above meetings, check out the Public Notice section of the Custer County Chief.

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 18, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

June 18, 2014

Community Events:
* Food Preservation Workshop offered at the Broken Bow 4-H Building starting at 6:30pm

For more information on the above events, check out the calendar found on the homepage of this website.

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:
* No meetings scheduled at this time

For more information on the above meetings, check out the Public Notice section of the Custer County Chief.

June 17th

June 17, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

June 17, 2014

Community Events:
* Lamaze & Childbirth Education at JMMMMC conference room A starting at 7pm

For more information on the above events, check out the calendar found on the homepage of this website.

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:
* Lower Loup Natural Resources District's Water Resources Committee will meet at 10am at the District's Headquarters in Ord
* The Programs/Projects Committee will me at 1pm at the District's Headquarters in Ord

For more information on the above meetings, check out the Public Notice section of the Custer County Chief.

A full day is in store Saturday with the finals of the following events scheduled for competition....
Broken Bow golfers dualed Swedes at Wild Horse in Gothenburg April 8 There were three flights of...
ARNOLD -- Anselmo-Merna, Mullen, Sandhills/Thedford and Twin Loup all participated in the Mullen...