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Nebraska trial set over land seizures for oil pipeline

July 28, 2015

O'NEILL, Neb. (AP) — A judge has scheduled an October trial on a Holt County lawsuit aimed at keeping TransCanada Corp. from seizing land to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

At a hearing on Monday in O'Neill, District Judge Mark Kozisek set the nonjury trial date of Oct. 19.

Seven Nebraska landowners filed lawsuits after the state Supreme Court tossed an earlier, similar lawsuit, with three justices saying the plaintiffs in the case didn't have standing to sue because they didn't prove TransCanada was seeking their land.

Unclaimed Photographs

July 28, 2015

These four pictures do not have anything written on them. If you know anyone in these pictures please let them know so they can stop in the office to claim them.

If you think you may have a unclaimed picture please stop by the Custer County Chief to look in our basket. Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Events In Your Area this Week

July 27, 2015

The Custer County Fair is in full swing in this week. A schedule of the fair can be found on our calendar of events.

Wednesday is the Callaway Lutheran Church Annual Corn Boil.

Friday is the Dueling Duo, Love your Library Fundraiser.

See our calendar of events for more information on these events and to see what else is going on in your area.

VIDEO: At least three dead in Louisiana movie theatre shooting

July 24, 2015

Three people are dead and several others injured after a gunman began shooting inside a movie theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana.

In Case You Missed It

July 24, 2015

The New Helena Country Club Luncheon is Saturday. Also on Saturday the Loup Trail DAR Quilt Show. See our calendar of events for more information.

The Custer County Fair continues this weekend into next week. Click the link for the schedule of events. http://www.custercountychief.com/sites/default/files/Fair%20Schedule.jpg

Body Recovered

July 23, 2015

The Rosebud County Sheriff's Office has announced, via their facebook page, that around noon today the body of David Schwisow was recovered.
We extend to our sympathy to his family.

Throwback Thursday from July 29, 1985

July 23, 2015

This week we throw back to the July 29, 1985 issue of the Custer County Chief.

It's "ruff" being a kid. Erin Melroy, age 2, and her ten-month-old friend, Kaspar, find that things can be "ruff" when you are just a kid. Erin's friend, Kaspar, is a Komondor, a rare breed of sheep dogs.

In the article that followed it noted that Kaspar was a pure-bred registered Komondor. He weighed 115 pounds, was 28 inches tall and ate four pounds of puppy food a day.

Fatality Accident on Highway 2 West of Broken Bow

July 22, 2015

On July 22, 2015, the Custer County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two vehicle fatality accident, .5 miles west of Broken Bow at the Highway 2-Ryno Road intersection.

Vehicle #1, a red 1990 Chevrolet pickup, driven by Leonard L. Peterson, age 84, of Ansley, NE was westbound on Highway 2, turning onto the Ryno Road. Vehicle #2, a 2014 Dodge pickup, driven by William S. Koubek, age 54, of Merna, NE was eastbound on Highway 2. Vehicle #1 turned in front of Vehicle #2 causing a head on collision. Restraints were in use by both drivers.

Unclaimed Photographs

July 21, 2015

If you know anyone in these pictures please let them know so they can stop in the office to claim them.

If you think you may have a unclaimed picture please stop by the Custer County Chief to look in our basket. Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

New round of Virtual Scholars program to address needs of Nebraska students, schools

July 20, 2015

University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds announced today that the university will continue its widely used Nebraska Virtual Scholars program in 2015-16 by offering 150 scholarships to schools in the state for their students to take courses from the University of Nebraska High School for free. Through the scholarships, the university aims to supplement the work of Nebraska schools in addressing critical issues that impact students, including timely graduation, access to courses, scheduling challenges and college and career readiness.

Events In Your Area this Week

July 20, 2015

Wednesday is the Broken Bow Blood Drive. The Sargent High School's Blood Drive is Thursday.

The Loup Trail DAR Quilt Show is this Thursday to Saturday.

The New Helena Country Club Luncheon is Saturday.

See our calendar events for more information on these events and to see what else is happening in your area.

Tenopir Named as NSAA Interim Executive Director

July 20, 2015

LINCOLN – In a special meeting of the Nebraska School Activities Association Board of Directors on Friday, July 17, the Board voted to hire Dr. Jim Tenopir to serve as interim NSAA Executive Director.

Nebraska NRDs have planted 95 million trees since 1972

July 20, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's natural resources districts have planted 95 million trees since they were created in 1972.

The Nebraska Association of Resources Districts says the districts have planted more than 800,000 so far this year. Most were planted on private property to help conserve and protect land.

Lawmakers to look at school aid's impact on property taxes

July 20, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are once again looking to lower property taxes, but this time they're turning to the single largest expense on landowners' tax bills: school funding.

Senators will launch a review of the state's school-aid formula next month to consider new funding options, including a possible boost in state aid or new revenue sources that would allow school districts to lower their levies.

The study is a joint effort of the Legislature's Education and Revenue committees, which will convene in hopes of creating new proposals for next year's session.

VIDEO: 50 Reasons To Get Excited For College Football's Kickoff

July 17, 2015

Campus Insiders presents 50 reasons why we can't wait for College Football’s return, from high-flying QBs to cuddly mascots to coaches getting loose in the locker room.

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