Panhandle Bond Issue Certified
Voters in the northwest Nebraska city of Chadron will decide whether to approve a one-half percent sales and use tax to pay for a proposed swimming pool center. The Dawes County Clerk's office told city officials Tuesday night that the measure had qualified for the Nov. 4 general election ballot. The proposal calls for funding the $6 million project that includes enclosing the swimming pool and other improvements, such as a fitness and therapy facility. City Manager Wayne Anderson says 512 valid signatures were needed to place the measure on the ballot, and organizers submitted 652 signatures, of which 575 were deemed valid.