Archive - Jun 2012
During the normal work week, Broken Bow's Todd Vlieger earns his paycheck working at Arrow Seed. It's what he did this past weekend, however that will have people talking.
On June 9, Vlieger won the Kearney half marathon with a time of -. A half marathon is exactly 13.1 miles. In some distance races, the final stretch can be the worst of the race. That wasn't the case here.
"After running the 13 miles, the .1 isn't so bad," Vlieger said. "It's just an extra little bit."
If one were to look on the road at the right time this past weekend, they might have seen a car unlike any other.
Bob Gifford, the son of Broken Bow resident Bev Kennedy, resides in Spokane, Washington. When Gifford went to visit his mother, she got to see something that took her son five years of hard work to build.
Gifford's "Stealth Cruiser" is modeled after the F1-17 stealth aircraft used by the military. This makes Gifford, a former Air Force officer, feel right at home.
June 15- Broken Bow vs. Kearney- 8 pm at Broken Bow
June 16- Broken Bow vs. Gothenburg- 8 pm at Gothenburg
June 17- Ainsworth tournament- Times TBD
June 19- Broken Bow vs. Ogallala- 8 pm at Broken Bow
June 24- Broken Bow vs. Cozad- 8 pm at Broken Bow
June 29- July 1- Kearney Tournament- Times TBD
July 2- Broken Bow vs. Greeley- 8 pm at Broken Bow
July 3- Broken Bow vs. Ogallala- 8 pm at Ogallala
July 10 Broken Bow vs. St. Paul- 8 pm at St. Paul
July 11- Broken Bow vs. Elwood- 6 pm at Elwood
June 13- Spirit vs. Sargent-8 pm at Sargent
June 18- Spirit vs. Ord- 8 pm at Ord
June 20- Spirit vs. Arcadia- 8 pm at Arcadia
June 25- Spirit vs. Walbach- 8 pm at Broken Bow
June 27- Spirit vs. Loup City- 8 pm at Broken Bow
(Districts are Scheduled for June 16 with the first game starting at 8 am against Central City)
More than 100 American Legion Riders gathered in Broken Bow this past weekend for the organization's State Romp. Sunday morning, the group held a special tribute at the Broken Bow Cemetery, where they conducted a wreath laying ceremony in honor of Michael Doheny, former Marine killed in Iraq in 2007.
Broken Bow's senior baseball team improved to 6-1 on the season with a sweep of McCook on Saturday. They won the first game 3-2 and the second game by the score of 8-2. Pitcher Kirby Pomplun took a no-hitter into the top of the 7th in the first game before McCook answered with two runs. The game ended on a Jake McCormick single up the middle to win it for Broken Bow. For more coverage, check out the June 14th edition of the Custer County Chief.
ANSLEY - - In honor of its 125-year anniversary, Ansleyâ€™s annual Muddy Creek Celebration will be bigger and better than ever this year. Activities are planned for June 8 - 12, with a dance and poker tournament kicking things off Friday. The 60-seat maximum poker tournament begins at 7 p.m., while the Brown Daisy Dance for youth entering 7-12 grade will be from 8-12.
Grant Jensen of Duncan, and Ashley Meyer of Broken Bow, are planning a wedding at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Lincoln, June 15, 2012.
Ashley is a marketing coordinator and Grant is an aviator for the Marine Corps.
Parents of the couple are Gary and Stephanie Meyer of Broken Bow, and Steve and Merry Jo Jensen of Columbus.
After the wedding, Grant and Ashley will reside in Suffem, New York.
Loyd B. Olson III and Leann Arleen Williams were sealed in marriage by President Baron May 18, 2012, at the Newport Beach LDS Temple in Newport Beach, Calif.
A reception followed at the Diamond Bar Center in Diamond Bar, Calif. A local reception for family and friends was June 2, at the Merna Community Center in Merna.
The bride is the daughter of Albert and Donna Williams of Chino Hills, Calif. The groom is the son of Loyd Olson II of Broken Bow and Deb Olson of Omaha.
Shirley Trotter, age 70 of Broken Bow, died June 5, 2012, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 9, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness' in Broken Bow with Terrence Ristov officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow. Interment will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery.