Commissioners discuss county's general relief fund


As the responsibility of distributing general relief funds has been shifted from a state agency to counties, local officials are working to introduce pragmatic policies.

"We've run into situations where there's basically two forms of general relief that we've been dealing with, and with the transition from [Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services] over to counties, we've just been ironing them out as we go along," Paul Schaub, Cheyenne County attorney, told commissioners this week.

For anyone seeking assistance for burial costs, rent or utility payments, there's an application that...

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