Archive - Sep 29, 2010
Most people talk about the weather when trying to make small talk. But for the past few months, folks in central Nebraska have had a lot of weather to talk about - and this last week has brought some severe and unusual events.
Severe thunderstorms made their way across central Nebraska Sept. 22, prompting tornado warnings for most of Custer County and adjoining counties. Fairly heavy damage was reported from the storm just south of Broken Bow, including a building at the Rod Leak residence three miles south of town.
There was a hit pop song back in the 80s titled â€śGirls Just Wanna Have Fun,â€ť which could serve as the theme song for this national sisterhood of women. They are called Sisters on the Fly, and fun is exactly what they are all about.
A group of 21 â€śsistersâ€ť with 15 colorful camper trailers met at Victoria Springs State Recreation Area near Anselmo for a weekend of camping adventure and junk jaunting fun. The women came from Nebraska, Iowa, Colorado and Wyoming.
Mike Crawford recalls knowing he was adopted from the time he was able to comprehend the term. Both he and his wife, Becky, agree that they think itâ€™s best for a child to find out they have been adopted while theyâ€™re young.
Recently, Mike took on the task of contacting his birth family, after his son Michael needed more information about their lineage for some genealogy research. This prompted Mike to take action - and he began by calling the Nebraska Childrenâ€™s Home.
MERNA -- The Sargent Bulldogs jump out to a 48-0 lead midway through the second quarter before Anselmo-Merna scored their first touchdown. Joseph Christen scored twice in the second quarter but the Coyotes still trailed the Bulldogs 48-22 at halftime.
In the third quarter, Sargentâ€™s Guy Fenske threw three touchdown passes to put the game away for the Bulldogs.
Sargent will host winless SMC Friday while Anselmo-Merna must travel to Mullen.
Score by Quarters
Sargent 34 14 21 0 - 69
Anselmo-Merna 0 22 0 0 - 22
BROKEN BOW -- Last season Broken Bow and Chadron met in the Class C1 quarterfinals with identical undefeated records. The Indians won the game at Chadron to advance to the Class C1 semifinals. With the realignment of of school classification, the Indians now have Chadron on their regular season schedule.
Heading into last Friday nightâ€™s match up, both teams again met with identical records. This time, both teams entered the game with 1-2 records and both desperately seeking their second win of the season. On this night, it was Broken Bow who, once again, prevailed as the victors.
TAYLOR -- The Anselmo-Merna Lady Coyotes improved to 8-5 on the season after defeating Sandhills/Thedford 22-25, 25-16, 25-22 and Loup County 25-14, 25-17 at the Loup County Triangular. In the first match, Sandhills/Thedford edged by Loup County 25-17, 29-27.
In other games across the Custer County Chief coverage area, Ansley defeated Litchfield 25-7, 25-9 and Sargent 25-19, 25-14 improving their record to 18-0. Sargent rebounded after their loss to beat S-E-M 25-13, 25-23. S-E-M then squeaked by Litchfield 25-23, 25-22. See next week's Custer County Chief for full story and statistics.