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Shannon Cooksley volunteer for the Korean War Hero Flight

April 25, 2015

Shannon Cooksley, one of the volunteers on the Korean War Hero flight is pictured above with General Galen Jackman.

Ret. Gen. Jackman was Friday night's keynote speaker.

Veterans on Korean War Hero Flight Broken Bow bound

April 25, 2015

The veterans are on the ground in Kansas City ready to board the Broken Bow bus for home. Thanks to our bus driver Kevin Lindly for volunteering his services as our bus driver. It's been an awe-inspiring journey. Thank you veterans for allowing me to come along for the ride. Don't miss this week's Chief for photos and a story

Benefit Poker Run for Deb Sonnichsen

April 25, 2015

A benefit Poker Run for Deb Sonnichsen is today in Broken Bow. The first hand was at the Veterans Building in Broken Bow. Other cards will be drawn in Callaway, Oconto, Pressey Park with the last card being draw back at the Veterans Building.
Debs' husband Rod is riding Deb's trike today on the ride. Pictured above is Rod, daughter Sheila and Kevin Evans, and grandchildren Nicole and Brandon Evans on her trike.

The Poker Run is being sponosered by the Broken Bow Black Widows and the Lions Club.

Like our Facebook page to see more pictures from the Benefit for Deb.

Lunch at the Smithsonian

April 25, 2015

The group on the Korean War Hero Flight take a short break for lunch at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.

The group will be coming back to Nebraska today.

Korean War Veterans visit the Naval Museum on their last day in Washington D.C.

April 25, 2015

The veterans on the Korean War Hero Flight are off and running for another wonderful day in our nation's capital. Dean Ash of Arcadia, and Robert and Sondra Foster of Broken Bow tour the Naval Museum.

The veterans and their escorts board a plane at the end of the afternoon for the trip home.

Veterans visit Arlington National Cemetery

April 24, 2015

Shannon Cooksley, Ron Beavers and Ann Carr visit the Arlington National Cemetery. Next the group is headed to the Iwo Jima Memorial, the Air Force Memorial and The WWII Memorial.

The Iwo Jima memorial dedicated in 1954, depicts Iwo Jima. For perspective, the statue has a 60 foot flag pole.

Visit our facebook page to see more pictures of the Korean War Hero's trip to Washington D.C.

Busy morning for veterans on the Korean War Hero Flight

April 24, 2015

The veterans on the Korean War Hero Flight and their escorts have had quite a morning. The crew spent time at the Korean War Memorial where Congressman Smith joined them. Then they visited the Lincoln Memorial. They also got to spend at the Vietnam Memorial. In the picture is veteran Alfred Kelley and his daughter Karen Stille.

For lunch the veterans and escorts ate at the Army Navy Club. The Club is over 130 years old.

More pictures from their trip can be found on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CusterCountyChief

Veterans visit the Korean War Memorial

April 24, 2015

Korean War Veteran Ray Kolbo of Callaway and his son-in-law visit the Korean War Memorial.

Ray Kolb is on the Korean War Hero flight which allows veterans the chance to go to Washington D.C. to visit the Korean War Memorial.

Veterans Visit Blacony of Speaker of the House

April 23, 2015

The veterans on the Korean War Hero Flight visit the Speaker of the House's balcony.

Korean War Hero Flight takes a tour of the capitol

April 23, 2015

The Korean War Hero Flight takes tour of the Capitol building in Washington D.C.. They met with Congressman Smith and Senator Fischer.

Senator Ben Sasse greets Korean War Veteran

April 23, 2015

Senator Ben Sasse greets Korean War Veteran Leonard Peterson of Broken Bow at the gate as he got off the airplane in Washington D.C.

Korean War Hero Flight send off

April 22, 2015

The Korean War Hero Flight left Broken Bow Neb. Wednesday morning at 9:30 AM. The bus carrying the Korean War veterans and their escorts along with The American Legion Riders leading the way drove around the square for a send off.

The Korean War Hero Flight gives veterans the opportunity to go to Washington D.C. to visit the Korean War Memorial.

Nebraska senators advance package to help craft breweries

April 22, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Craft breweries, cider drinkers and beer aficionados could benefit from alcohol legislation that cleared first-round debate Tuesday in the Nebraska Legislature.

Senators voted 32-3 to advance a measure that would provide a tax credit for brewers who use Nebraska-grown hops and barley; would redefine hard cider as beer, rather than wine; and would allow more restaurants and bars to sell growlers— refillable large bottles — of craft beers to customers for off-site consumption.

Bill to allow higher Nebraska brand-inspection fees advances

April 21, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The cost of brand inspections for cattle could rise to $1.10 per head under a bill advanced Monday by Nebraska lawmakers.

Senators gave first-round approval to an increase in the maximum fee charged by the Nebraska Brand Committee, which inspects cattle and investigates missing and stolen cattle. Inspections are mandatory in the western two-thirds of Nebraska anytime a bovine animal changes ownership. The region includes more than 7,000 brand owners.

Program finds students with rural ties for medical school

April 21, 2015

PONCA, Neb. (AP) — A special Nebraska program continues to give high school students from rural areas a shot at medical school in the hope they will return to a similar area to work.

The Rural Health Opportunities Program is designed to help address the shortage of doctors, nurses and other medical workers in rural areas.

The Sioux City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1bcDkWW ) the program offers a full undergraduate scholarship and early admission to the University of Nebraska Medical School.

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