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Fireworks will fill the sky and vehicles will fill the roads during this busy Independence Day weekend. Nebraska State Troopers will be on patrol across the state to help maintain safe roadways and assist motorists in need of help.

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A bird in a sub-station was the cause of a power outage Thursday evening in Broken Bow. A city spokesperson said the outage, with occurred shortly before 6 p.m., lasted 30 to 40 minutes. It affected the southeast corner of the city. Shoppers at Grocery Kart on east Hwy 2 were suddenly shoppi…

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4th of July is around the corner, and in tradition with the holiday comes fireworks! For many of our pets, fireworks can provoke fear and anxiety from the unpredictable noise and vibration it causes.  Trupanion, the leader in medical insurance for cats and dogs, is here to share some helpful…

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Fire crews from Oconto, Callaway and Broken Bow responded to a call of hay bales on fire a few miles north of Pressey State Wildlife Management Area. At about 11 a.m., both the landowners and a neighbor saw smoke coming from a hay bale pile.

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Average gasoline prices in Nebraska have fallen 7.7 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.72/g today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 1,150 stations in Nebraska. Prices in Nebraska are 48.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.78/g higher than a year ago. The pri…

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This column by Mona Weatherly was originally published in the June 23, 2022 issue of the Custer County Chief.

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This column by Donnis Hueftle-Bullock was originally published in the June 23, 2022 issue of the Custer County Chief.

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Storms are just beginning to form in the Panhandle of Nebraska this afternoon (Friday, June 24, 2022) with the National Weather Service keeping an eye on a forming cell west of Sidney.

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LINCOLN, Neb. - As the agency enforcing Nebraska’s Contractor Registration Act, the Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) reminds Nebraskans to use caution when hiring contractors to repair or remodel their homes and businesses.

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The 28th Annual D.A.R.E. Golf Scramble was held June 18, 2022 at the Broken Bow Golf Club.  Thirty six golfers participated.  

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BROKEN BOW, Neb. - According to Broken Bow Police Chief Steve Scott, fireworks stands open at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2022 in Broken Bow.  Chief Scott encourages the public to use caution and obey city fireworks ordinances.

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Average gasoline prices in Nebraska have risen 1.6 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.79/g today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 1,150 stations in Nebraska. Prices in Nebraska are 61.1 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.92/g higher than a year ago. The pric…

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The Heat Advisory issued by the National Weather Service continues until 7 p.m. Central today (June 20, 2022) for Loup, Wheeler, Garfield, Boyd, Custer and Holt Counties. Heat index vaues of 100 degrees are possible.

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There will be no mail delivery today, Monday, June 20, as post offices are closed for Juneteenth.

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The Custer County Chief wishes the dads out there a most Happy Father's Day!

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This column by Mona Weatherly was originally published in the June 16, 2022 issue of the Custer County Chief.

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The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is encouraging 4-H and FFA members to submit photos to the NDA’s annual Poultry Photo Contest. Official contest rules and entry forms are available at nda.nebraska.gov. Submit entries online at https://tinyurl.com/NDAPhotoContest by the July 15, 2…

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This column by Meghan G'Schwind was originally published in the June 16, 2022 issue of the Custer County Chief.

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The risk for excessive heat has subsided for today (Friday, June 17, 2022). Heat indices are expected to remain below 100 degrees today, according to the National Weather Service.

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This column by Donnis Hueftle-Bullock was originally published in the June 9, 2022 issue of the Custer County Chief.

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An extended period of near record heat is anticipated by the National Weather Service for portions of western and central Nebraska beginning this Friday (June 17, 2022). An extensive Heat Watch is in effect through Monday for heat index values of 100 degrees and higher during the day with te…

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Today, June 14, is Flag Day. Each year, the Broken Bow Elks commemorate the birthday of Old Glory by holding a morning ceremony and raising the flag.

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Blight studies and redevelopment are on the agenda for the Tuesday, June 14, 2022 Broken Bow City Council meeting. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Broken Bow Municipal Auditorium.

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 Average gasoline prices in Nebraska have risen 18.4 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.78/g today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 1,150 stations in Nebraska. Prices in Nebraska are 65.8 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.91/g higher than a year ago. The pr…

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A HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM CDT /NOON MDT/ TO 8 PM CDT /7 PM MDT/ MONDAY (June 13, 2022)for the following Nebraska counties Keya Paha-Boyd-Brown-Rock-Holt-Thomas-Blaine-Loup-Garfield-Wheeler-McPherson-Logan-Custer-Keith-Perkins-Lincoln-Chase-Hayes-Frontier including the citie…

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LINCOLN, Neb. — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Center for Agricultural Profitability and Nebraska Extension’s Hail Know team will present a webinar offering strategies and options for crop producers who are dealing with storm damage in their fields.

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Early this week, Custer County and Broken Bow saw the bikers from BRAN. For the second half of the week, residents are seeing artists about town.

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Scattered thunderstorms are expected across central Nebraska today (Thursday, June 9, 2002) with the potential for some of them to produce large hail, damaging winds and heavy rain.

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Hail  the size of ping-pong balls and a little bigger fell on Ansley, Tuesday evening (June 7, 2022) according to a spokesperson with the Ansley Village Office.

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A local resident who has been victimized in a financial scam has shared their story with the Chief. Read the details in next week's Chief, June 16, 2022.

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Cyclists with BRAN (Bike Ride Across Nebraska) are passing through Broken Bow today as they make they way on the 77 mile route from Callaway to Ord.

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Another round of severe weather is forecast for central Nebraska today (Tuesday, June 7, 2022). This after a couple of nights of weather that brought base-ball sized hail to Custer County and Callaway.

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The person tapped to be the next superintendent of Anselmo-Merna Public Schools died yesterday, June 5, 2022. According to communication sent to parents by current superintendent Dr. Logan Lightfoot yesterday which is accessible from the school's website, Rodney "Rod" Gaston passed away from…

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 Average gasoline prices in Nebraska have risen 36.5 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.59/g today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 1,150 stations in Nebraska.

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LINCOLN, Neb. (June 2, 2022) - Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson, as part of a 20-state coalition, filed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) to defend First Amendment rights of business owners. In 303 Creative v. Elenis, the coalition is arguing that …

LINCOLN, Neb. - One of the most notable times of year in Nebraska is underway: Construction season. Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol are adding emphasis around work zones to keep construction crews and motorists safe during the summer months.

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The Market in the Square in Broken Bow runs Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Goodies that can be found at the Market include fresh vegetables, baked goods, handmade items, fresh eggs, food trucks and specialty drinks.

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CUSTER COUNTY, Neb.  - Broken Bow Fire and EMS and the Custer County Sheriff's Department responded to what appeared to be a one-vehicle accident on Callaway Rd about 2 p.m. today (Thursday, June 2, 2022). One vehicle appeared to have left the road and ended up in a pasture by a driveway. At…

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(May 31, 2022) Average gasoline prices in Nebraska have risen 3.8 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.21/g today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 1,150 stations in Nebraska. Prices in Nebraska are 25.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.35/g higher than a yea…