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Community members will have the opportunity to hear about the upcoming budget, new preschool, new staff members and a potential facilities project in six meetings scheduled for July 26 and 27. Don't miss out on the action next week. Attend one of the meetings at the times and locations liste…

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The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) has been able to identify a third vehicle that was at the intersection of Highway 77 and Highway 109 at the time of the crash that claimed the lives of three siblings Tuesday evening (July 20,2021).

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Governor Pete Ricketts, the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED), and the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) are encouraging Nebraskans to register for the Governor’s Ag and Economic Development Summit on Aug. 4, 2021, at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney.

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Matt Williams, a fourth-generation Nebraskan, business and civic leader and two-term Republican state senator, announced today (July 22, 2021) that he will run for a seat on the University of Nebraska Board of Regents representing the western half of the state.

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At Monday evening’s meeting (July 19, 2021), the Broken Bow School Board approved a letter of non-support of the proposed Health Education Standards to be sent to the Nebraska Board of Education. All present board members signed the letter after the meeting with one board member absent. That…

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Nebraska gas prices have risen 1.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.96/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,150 stations in Nebraska. Gas prices in Nebraska are 8.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 84.6 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

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The Board of Directors of Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center announces the resignation of Veronica Schmidt, CEO.  Schmidt has accepted a hospital CEO position that gets her closer to family in South Dakota.  Schmidt has served as CEO at JMMMC since January 2018.  

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Today is the final day of the GIVE 4 CUSTER COUNTY program for 2021 with the Custer County Foundation! More than $130,000 has been raised for non-profit organization in Custer County as of 10 a.m. today.

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Monday evening (July 12, 2021), residents of Callaway met to discuss building an assisted living facility. It would be built on donated land next to the Good Life Center. Read all about it in the July 15, 2021 issue of the Custer County Chief on newstands now!

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A Panhandle mosquito trap site recently collected mosquitoes that tested positive for West Nile virus. These are the first confirmed positive mosquitoes in Nebraska. Mosquito surveillance and testing gives the Panhandle Public Health District (PPHD), along with other health departments, an e…

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Representatives Adrian Smith (R-NE) and Angie Craig (D-MN) today led their Co-Chairs of the Congressional Biofuels Caucus, Representatives Dusty Johnson (R- SD), Cindy Axne (D-IA), Rodney Davis (R-IL), and Mark Pocan (D-WI), in introducing the Year-Round Fuel Choice Act.

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Part of northwest Nebraska now has an enhanced risk of severe weather this evening and tonight (Tuesday, July 13, 2021).

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North western and north central Nebraska have a slight risk of severe thunderstorms, mainly through 11 p.m.-5 a.m. CT today (Tuesday, July 13, 2021) with a marginal risk to western, central and north eastern parts of the state.

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Lights and power are back on in parts of Broken Bow which lost power shortly before noon today (Tuesday July 13, 2021). Phones were busy at City Hall as the city clerk and city treasurer answered phone call after phone call about the outage.

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Reading of Ordinance 1243, Mobile Food Vendors is on the agenda for the Broken Bow City Council meeting this evening (Tuesday, July 13, 2021). Introduced at the previous meeting, Ordinance 1243 would set limits on when mobile food vendors can park at the Square.

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This column by Mona Weatherly was originally published in the July 8, 2021 issue of the Custer County Chief.

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This column by Donnis Huetfle-Bullock was originally published in the July 8, 2021 issue of the Custer County Chief.

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Nebraska Cattlemen president, William H. Rhea III, attended an event with USDA Secretary Vilsack in Council Bluffs today. The primary focus of the event was to announce $500 million in new funding for loans and grants to help expand regional processing capacity, among other Biden administrat…

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Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) praised President Joe Biden’s historic Executive Order on Competition and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack’s announcements in Council Bluffs, Iowa relative to the agricultural portions of that Executive Order. “President Biden’s Competition Executive Order i…

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 “Nebraska Farm Bureau (NEFB) is always grateful for opportunities to directly engage with our nation’s leaders and decision makers, and today’s meeting with Secretary Vilsack is absolutely no exception. NEFB has always promised to work with leaders from either political party to advance pol…

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Things may have calmed down a bit from yesterday however, Crazy Days are still going through tomorrow, Saturday, July 10.

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There will be a beer garden the night of the concert at the Custer County Fair.

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Folks in businesses around the Square are using words like "really good," "very busy" and "awesome!" to describe the customer traffic this afternoon (Thursday, July 8, 2021) for the first day of Crazy Days Sales in Broken Bow.

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On July 8, 2021, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will issue emergency supplemental allotments for the month of June to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients who receive benefits.

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This morning (07/08/21) in Custer County District Court, Judge Karin Noakes ordered a bench warrant for Dominique D. Dukes when Dukes, 34, of Chicago, Ill., failed to appear for scheduled arraignment, plea and sentencing. Defense attorney Michael Borders requested a continuance saying he had…

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021, U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabel Guzman announces the closure of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) program, signed into law by President Joe Biden as part of the American Rescue Plan. The program provided much needed economic aid to rest…

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According to the National Weather Service office out of North Platte, the highest temperatures in Nebraska today (07/08/21) will be along and west of an Ainsworth Broken Bow line.

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Hot temperatures are expected tomorrow (Thursday, July 8, 2021) for Nebraska. Air temperatures will be in the upper 90s to low 100s for most location west of US 83.However, heat indices will be slightly lower due to strong winds, hence no heat headlines have been issued at this time.

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On Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at 6:18 p.m., a two-vehicle head-on crash was reported to the Custer County Dispatch Center. The crash happened on Highway 70 near Mile Marker 95, which is approximately 7 miles east of Westerville, NE.

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Scattered thunderstorms will develop Friday afternoon and evening (July 9, 2021) with the greatest threat of severe storms across north central into central and eastern Nebraska.

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Thunderstorms will develop this afternoon into this evening (Tuesday, July 6, 2021).

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The office of the Custer County Chief is closed Monday, July 1, 2021 in observance of Independence Day. We will open again at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Julyl 6. We hope you are having a safe and Happy Fourth of July Weekend!

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This column by Mona Weatherly was originally published in the July 1, 2021 issue of the Custer County Chief.

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The City of Broken Bow Fireworks display will begin around 10 p.m., Sunday, July 4 at Melham Park. Proceeds from the Broken Bow Fire Department fireworks sales go towards the annual display.

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This column by Donnis Hueftle-Bullock was originally published in the July 1, 2021 issue of the Custer County Chief.

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Firework sales are going well this year, judging by the comments and enthusiasm of the workers at the Broken Bow Fire Department fireworks trailer on Thursday.

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If you’re in 4-H or FFA, have a passion for poultry and like to take photos, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture’s (NDA) annual Poultry Photo Contest is for you! This year’s contest will be even easier to enter as NDA is accepting photo entries online. Official contest rules and entry for…