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Independent Jenkins qualifies for US Senate ballot

July 11, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A central Nebraska cattle rancher has qualified for the November ballot in Nebraska's U.S. Senate race.

The secretary of state's office confirms that Jim Jenkins, an independent, has submitted enough valid signatures to appear on the ballot with Republican Ben Sasse and Democrat Dave Domina.

The candidates are running to replace U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns, who isn't seeking re-election.

Bomb threat at Broken Bow store a hoax

July 11, 2014

It was a scam and it was all about money.

A bomb threat was called into Dollar General in Broken Bow earlier today, July 11, closing the store and closing the streets leading into their parking lot.

This is not the first time the chain has been targeted. This was the fifth Nebraska store targeted today. Like threats were received in Ainsworth, O'Neill and two in Omaha in addition to the Broken Bow store.

Dollar General bomb threat called in

July 11, 2014

Custer Co. Sheriff's Office, Broken Bow Police Dept., Broken Bow Fire Dept. and EMT's responded to a possible bomb threat at Dollar General in Broken Bow. Surrounding streets are blocked off and the store is currently closed. The building has been cleared and employees have been allowed back in the building. More information will be added as it becomes available.

July 11, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

July 11, 2014

Community Events:
* Crazy Days continue

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.

Please send calendar notifications to attention Marcy - chiefnews@custercountychief.com or through the Custer County Chief's Facebook page or through Send Us Your Event at www.custercountychief.com .

July 10, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

July 10, 2014

Community Events:
* Crazy Days begins all over Broken Bow and surrounding areas

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.

Please send calendar notifications to attention Marcy - chiefnews@custercountychief.com or through the Custer County Chief's Facebook page or through Send Us Your Event at www.custercountychief.com .

July 9, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

July 9, 2014

Community Events:
* No events scheduled at this time

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.

Please send calendar notifications to attention Marcy - chiefnews@custercountychief.com or through the Custer County Chief's Facebook page or through Send Us Your Event at www.custercountychief.com .

July 8, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

July 8, 2014

Community Events:
* Sports Night to air on KCIN, KBBN at the Cobblestone Hotel One Box Convention Center starting at 4pm

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

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:
* The Mayor and the council of the City of Broken Bow will be held at 12 in the Council Chambers

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

July 7, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

July 7, 2014

Community Events:
* No events scheduled at this time

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.

Please send calendar notifications to attention Marcy - chiefnews@custercountychief.com or through the Custer County Chief's Facebook page or through Send Us Your Event at www.custercountychief.com .

July 6, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

July 6, 2014

Community Events:
* Oconto Fun Days continue

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.

Please send calendar notifications to attention Marcy - chiefnews@custercountychief.com or through the Custer County Chief's Facebook page or through Send Us Your Event at www.custercountychief.com .

July 5, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

July 5, 2014

Community Events:
* Halsey, Purdum Days
* Merna's 27th Annual Heritage Day's Continues
* Oconto Fun Days begin

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.

July 4, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska: Happy 4th of July!

July 4, 2014

Community Events:
* Sumner July 3rd & 4th Celebration
* Arnold 4th of July Blowout
* Merna's 27th Annual Heritage Day's
* 4th of July Celebration

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.

Signatures for wage initiative turned in to Sec. of State’s office

July 3, 2014

LINCOLN – Nebraska voters may get a chance in November to vote on whether the state’s minimum wage should be increased. Organizers of a petition initiative say they turned in 134,899 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office, in hopes of putting the measure on the ballot. If enough signatures are verified, this would be the first petition initiative to be put to voters since 2008.

July 3, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

July 3, 2014

Community Events:
* Living with Diabetes Support Group at JMMMMC Conference Rm A at 4:30pm
* Sumner July 3rd & 4th Celebration

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.

July 2, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

July 2, 2014

Community Events:
* Last day for Summer fun at the Broken Bow Library

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.

Please send calendar notifications to attention Marcy - chiefnews@custercountychief.com or through the Custer County Chief's Facebook page or through Send Us Your Event at www.custercountychief.com .

July 1, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

July 1, 2014

Community Events:
* Summer fun at the Broken Bow Library continues

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.

Please send calendar notifications to attention Marcy - chiefnews@custercountychief.com or through the Custer County Chief's Facebook page or through Send Us Your Event at www.custercountychief.com .

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