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Friday (11/15/19) at the annual Custer County 4-H Recognition Night, Colleen Peterson was presented the Leo C. Cooksley Memorial Award. Mike Evans and Evans Feed received the Friend of 4-H award. Sadye Glendy was named Outstanding 4-H Member.

 In the past have you tried to quit smoking, but slipped up? You aren’t alone. Quitting is hard work! The week of November 18-22, The American Cancer Society, The Nebraska Cancer Coalition (NC2), The Nebraska Tobacco Quitline and more than 30 other organizations across the state are teaming …

More than 55 million travelers are making plans to kick off the holiday season with a trip of 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving according to AAA (American Automobile Association). This will be the second-highest Thanksgiving travel volume since AAA began tracking in 2000, tra…

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The meal is being served and the Council Election and Recognition Program are slated to begin at 7 p.m. this evening (11/15/19).  See the Nov. 21 issue of the Custer County Chief for information on who was elected and who received awards.

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Runza Rex and Ranada Sloan from Runza along with Donnis and Mona from the Custer County Chief showed up at Super Kids Club today! Runza Rex brought ice cream for the children to enjoy while they listened to a Thanksgiving story.

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Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) announced the return of normal two way traffic to US-83 between Thedford and Valentine.

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All resolutions, ordinances and other paperwork from Tuesday evening’s Broken Bow City Council meeting with the exception of 2019-28 were signed by Mayor Jon Berghorst around noon today (Thursday, Nov. 14, 2018).

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The Broken Bow City Council voted unanimously to removed a written reprimand from the employee file of Electrical Superintendent Jeremy Tarr at this evening’s City Council meeting (11/12/19). The reprimand had been put on Tarr’s file by Mayor Jon Berghorst Sept. 3, 2019.

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Two vehicles, a white pickup and a white sedan, are stuck together after a fender bender in Broken Bow. The accident happened in front of the Municipal Building on 10th Avenue. It appeared that the pickup backing out a a parking space and the sedan, traveling north on 10th Avenue, collided. …

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Broken Bow Fire and Rescue responded to a call at Off Broadway around 4 p.m. Sunday Nov 10 2019. Initial and unofficial reports were that burned food in a microwave was the cause of smoke. It appeared residents who were temporarily evacuated to the Veterans Memorial Building while smoke clea…

Sentencing for Colt Corbin, 23, of Broken Bow was set today (Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019) in Custer County District Court for Dec. 19. Corbin was terminated from Problem Solving Court (Drug Court) for violations of terms of Problem Solving Court. He faces sentencing for two cases, Possession of a…

While snow may have already fallen across parts of western and north central Nebraska, winter is only just beginning. At the National Weather Service (NWS), we want everyone to be “Weather-Ready” as this winter season begins. All of the NWS offices serving Nebraska, in conjunction with the N…

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Dozens and dozens of children in costumes ranging from puppies and spiders to mermaids and superheroes converged on downtown Broken Bow as part of the annual Trick or Treat around the Square Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019.

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According to Broken Bow Police Chief Steve Scott, a Grand Island man, Travis L. Gregg, 29, was arrested Wednesday morning (Oct. 30, 2019) around 2 a.m. after leading the Broken Bow Police Department on a high-speed chase through residential areas and downtown Broken Bow.At approximately 1:30…

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A settlement has been reached in 2017 lawsuit a former Broken Bow city employee filed against the City of Broken Bow.Per Resolution 2019-25 adopted in a special meeting today (10/31/2019), both the employee and the city have agreed to settle the dispute as follows:• The City of Broken Bow sh…

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It's Halloween at the Chief and Sally from the Nightmare Before Christmas has made a stop at the Custer County Chief thanks to Sales Associate Renee Payne!

The following is from an article written by Kim Schmidt of the Kearney Hub. Photo by Tiffany Stoiber, Kearney Hub.Two drivers were cited and four vehicles were totaled in a six-vehicle crash Monday morning (10/28/19) that stretched nearly two full blocks in the heart of Kearney.According to …

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John Walters of Broken Bow, Neb. has filed the Recall Petitions for the Broken Bow Mayor recall at 1:00 p.m. today, Oct. 25, 2019.The petition, filed with the Custer County Clerk's office, has 476 signatures.The petition requirement was 409 signatures.The petition seeks to recall Jon Berghor…

The National Weather Service is monitoring a system that will move into our area Tuesday through Wednesday and could bring accumulating snowfall.As of Monday morning, there is still uncertainty as to where the Low pressure associated with the system will track. However, the forecast calls fo…

A limited number of 4-H members have the opportunity to catch a calf each January during the National Western Stock Show held in Denver, Colo.  Successful catchers will receive their calf in May, 2020 to begin feeding the calf to market finish.  Youth must show and sell their calf at the 202…

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The Bow Boosters Club presented a check for $19,493.88 to pay for upgrades and equipment for the BBPS  Athletic Department. Find out what the money was used for and read comments from Activities Director Jeff Ellis in this week's Custer County Chief, Oct. 24, 2019.

LINCOLN, Neb. – Deer are more active this time of the fall. Crops are being harvested and deer breeding season is in full swing. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has suggestions to help drivers avoid deer-vehicle accidents and lessen the risk of injury or vehicle damage.

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A ribbon cutting was held Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 to celebrate House of Hugs Childcare joining the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce.Business owner Tammi Campbell cut the ribbon while family, friends and children who stay at the House of Hugs looked on.Campbell has renovated the house at 536 N. C…