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This column by Donnis Hueflte-Bullock was first published in the Sept. 30, 2021 issue of the Custer County Chief.

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Beginning tomorrow, Oct. 1, 2021, all Nebraskans covered by Medicaid will automatically receive full Medicaid benefits, which will include dental, vision, and over-the-counter medications as part of the State’s continued expansion efforts.

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The City of Broken Bow is offering a free trash collection site as well as free access to the tree dump this Saturday, Oct. 2 in conjunction with City Wide Clean Up Day. There will also be hazardous waste drop-off Saturday morning in Broken Bow and Ansley.

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Governor Pete Ricketts announced this morning (09/29/21) that the State is extending its Directed Health Measure (DHM) to address hospital staffing shortages.  Initially, the DHM was set to expire Sept. 30, 2021.  With the extension, it will remain in force through Oct. 31, 2021 unless renewed.

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Showers and thunderstorms are expected across most of western and north central Nebraska along a slowly advancing cold front this afternoon and evening. Severe weather is not expected.

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The Broken Bow City Council meets this evening (Tuesday, Sept 28, 2021) at 6 p.m. at the Municipal Building.

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There will be record to near-record heat in the western part of Nebraska today with relative humidity falling into the teens. Wind gusts could be near 20 mph or less.

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This column by Donnis Hueftle-Bullock was originally published in the Sept. 23, 2021 issue of the Custer County Chief!

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This column by Mona Weatherly was originally published in the Sept. 23 issue of the Custer County Chief.

Gubernatorial candidate Jim Pillen was the top vote getter in Nebraska Farm Bureau’s unscientific straw poll taken at Husker Harvest Days, Sept. 14-16. Pillen, who received 54 percent of the vote, was followed by Charles W. Herbster who received 31 percent of the votes cast. The remaining vo…

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The following information is a press release from Jason Baum, Fire Chief, Broken Bow Fire Department the evening of Sept. 23, 2021.

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Members of the Broken Bow Fire Department and EMT Deparment were in Lincoln this morning (09/23/21) for a Hero’s  Walk for one of their own.

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Several local cowboys and cowgirls competed at the Mid-States Rodeo Finals at the Custer County Fairgrounds last weekend. Check out the Sept. 23, 2021 issue of the Custer County Chief to see photos and find out how our locals did!

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Vendors along Hwy 2 from Grand Island to Haley and beyond and along Hwys 11 and 91 from Grand Island to Dunning are preparing for Junk Jaunt 2021! There are more than 40 towns and hundreds of businesses and residents getting ready with their goods to offer to sale.

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On Tuesday (09/21/21), Governor Pete Ricketts proclaimed Saturday, Sept. 25 as “Hunting and Fishing Day” at a ceremony hosted by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission at the Nebraska Outdoor Education Center in north Lincoln.

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In addition to running, fetching, and other traditional canine pursuits, certain pups have a higher calling: as therapy dogs.

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Nebraska LEAD (Leadership Education/Action Development) Group 40 participants have been announced by the program’s director, Terry Hejny. The two-year program will begin in September.

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On Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts will proclaim Sept. 25, 2021 as “Hunting and Fishing Day” in Nebraska during a ceremony at the Nebraska Outdoor Education Center in north Lincoln.  The Governor will be joined by leaders from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission a…

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This column by Mona Weatherly was originally published in the Sept. 16, 2021 issue of the Custer County Chief.

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This column by Donnis Hueftle-Bullock was originally published in the Sept. 16, 2021 issue of the Custer County Chief.

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A ribbon cutting was held at Ranchland Ford in Broken Bow to celebrate the business' membership in the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce. The event also celebrated the completion of the purchase of the dealership by Perry Andrew Myers and Justin Wittry. Myers is a Custer County native who moved…

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The state has issued a health alert for Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB), also known as toxic blue-green algae, at Calamus Reservoir in Garfield County, Iron Horse Trail Lake (WMA) in Pawnee County and Kirkman’s Cove Lake in Richardson County.

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The Broken Bow School board approved a resolution Monday (Sept. 14, 2021) to set a special election for a $29.9 bond for renovation and construction of the Middle School and High School. Read more about it in the Sept. 16, 2021 issue of the Custer County Chief.

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A Nebraska Type 3 Incident Management Assistance Team assumed command of the Post Fire (five miles southwest of Crawford) from local authorities at 7 a.m.this morning (Sept. 17, 2021).

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Broken Bow preschool students were treated to a field trip last Wednesday, Sept. 8, to Myer's Iron and Salvage. Read about it in the Sept. 16 issue of the Custer County Chief and find out what the children had to say after watching a hole dug, dirt dumped and a vehicle smashed!

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As of Sept. 8, co-owner of the Callaway Courier Mike Wendorff  said he didn't yet know what the last issue of the Callaway newspaper would be. Wendorff and his wife, Suzanne, are closing the Courier after 32 years of ownership. There was some interest in purchasing the newspaper but nothing …

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A cold front will approach northern Nebraska late this afternoon (Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021) into the evening hours. Along and ahead of that front, thunderstorms are expected. Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible wit large hail and damaging  winds being the main threats. Heavy rain is …

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The Kearney Area Children’s Museum (KACM) is hosting their Annual LEGO Home Building Competition now through Sept. 24. Participants can use their own LEGO supplies, build in the comfort of their own home, and submit their entries with photos of their creations.

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Included on the agenda for this evening's Broken Bow School Board meeting are Custer Learning Center, the budget and 2021 Bond Election Resolution Proceedings (Special Election).

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The Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce has sent out the following about bad checks written in the area:

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A hearing on the 2021-2022 Appropriation Bill (i.w., the budget) for the City of Broken Bow is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14 at the Municipal Building, 314 S. 10th Avenue. Broken Bow residents are invited and welcome to attend.

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This column by Mona Weatherly was originally published in the Sept. 9, 2021 issue of the Custer County Chief.

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This morning (Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021) a large crowd gathered at the Broken Bow Courthouse for Broken Bow Public School’s Patriot Day program.

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Check out the Sept. 9, 2021 issue of the Custer County Chief for photos and write-up on the annual Callaway Kite Flight! More than 50 professional kite fliers from more than seven states filled the sky at Foster Field will all manner of aquatic and land life-forms!

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The office of the Custer County Chief is closed today, Monday, Sept. 6, 2021 for Labor Day. We will open as usual at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7. Happy Labor Day!

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This column by Mona Weatherly was originally published in the Sept. 2, 2021 issue of the Custer County Chief.

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This column by Donnis Hueftle-Bullock was originally published in the Sept. 2, 2021 issue of the Custer County Chief.

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Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts held an afternoon press briefing to discuss the State’s collaborative work with hospitals to set up a statewide patient transfer plan.  Similar coordination helped protect hospital capacity during the peak of the pandemic in November,…

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Showers and thunderstorms will be ongoing across much of western and north central Nebraska today.

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Due to Labor Day, there is an early deadline for the Sept. 9, 2021 issue of the Custer County Chief.