Elwood held off a comeback from S-E-M in the second half and pulled away late, winning the game 56-36. Angel Boteo lead the way for the Mustangs with 13 points to go with 11 from Brian Guerra and 10 from Chase Erwin. Andrew Sleicher put in two points, but finished at the team's leading rebounder with six. S-E-M shot 5-9 from the free throw line. For more, check out the next edition of the Custer County Chief.
In the opening-round girls game, Arcadia fell to Elwood 50-35 and Elwood also defeated Arcadia in the opening round of the boys game. Ansley-Litchfield edged S-E-M in their opening round girls game before S-E-M won the boys game 37-35. Elwood will play Ansley-Litchfield in the championship game on Saturday at 6:00 while Arcadia and S-E-M will play for third place Saturday at 3:00. On the boys side, S-E-M will take on Elwood for the championship Saturday at 7:30 and Arcadia will take on Ansley-Litchfield for third place on Saturday at 4:30.
One of the orders of business at Tuesdayâ€™s Broken Bow City Council meeting was the swearing in of incumbent council members Chad Schall, representing the West Ward, and Bill Adams, representing the East Ward. Adams was appointed to the council in December 2010, while Schall was elected.
Following the swearing in, Schall was elected by his peers as president of the council. The council also approved Mayor Cecil Burtâ€™s annual appointments of city engineer - J.E.O., city physician - Dr. Shawn Lawrence, and city finance committee - Chad Schall, Bill Adams, Cody Schmick and Kelly Clay.
Tourism continues to be a growing industry in the state of Nebraska, and when it comes to visitors Custer County has its fair share.
The Custer County Tourism Council, under the direction of Chard Hirsch, has completed the 2012 final report for â€śThe Red Barnâ€ť travel center - and the numbers are very encouraging. The Barn, technically the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway Interpretive Center, opened for its fourth season May 1, and closed Sept. 30, 2012.
The Broken Bow First Baptist Church invites everyone to attend a special Christmas Pageant, Sunday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. The church is located at 1002 South E Street in Broken Bow. Refreshments will be served following the program.
The Custer Elementary gymnasium was a fitting scene Dec. 5 for the upcoming holiday season. The gym housed a large group of 4th grade students making birdhouses in order to raise money for an upcoming field trip to Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha.
With all the hammering and woodworking going on, it wasnâ€™t much less than shop chocked full of Santaâ€™s elves.
The birdhouse building project is a long-standing Custer Elementary School tradition that is headed by Jim Hartman, who is in his 36th year of teaching.
Robert (Bob) Lee Miller, 54, of West Point, was peacefully gathered in Christ's arms and taken to his heavenly home, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.
Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 10, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in West Point with the Rev. Richard Bringewatt officiating. Burial was at Mount Hope Cemetery. Stokely Funeral was in charge of arrangements.
Nola C. Duryea, 77, of Broken Bow, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at the Heritage Living Center in St. Paul.
Services were Saturday, Dec. 8, at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow, with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul was in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Duryea was born Dec. 13, 1934, at Broken Bow, the youngest of seven children, to Charles and Nelle (Pinkley) Carland.
Harley Richard "Dick" Hanson, 88 of Scotia, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at the Grand Island Veteran's Hospital in Grand Island.
Funeral services were Dec. 11, 2012 at the Oconto Community Building in Oconto with Pastor Jonathan Musgraves officiating. Burial with full military honors was in the Oconto Community Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Shiners or Grand Island Veterans Hospital Hospice Unit.
New Mexico Bowl: Arizona (7-5) vs. Nevada (7-5)- There are a lot about these teams that are similar. They both have the same record, powerful offenses and defenses that just plain don't show up. This should be a shootout out west. I'm going to give Rich Rodriguez and the Arizona Wildcats the edge here.