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November 2nd

Carol Parish, 65

November 2, 2012

Carol Amelia Parish, the second of three children, was born in Phillipsburg, Kan., to Everret and Jane Parish March 12, 1947. She departed this world Oct. 26, 2012.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, sister, Virginia; and brother, Richard.
She leaves to mourn her passing her brother-in-law, Frank Townsend, cousin Mark Dickenson and other cousins; many friends at the high rise, and a host of community friends.

Martha Alspaugh, 97

November 2, 2012

Martha Anna (Jorn) Alspaugh was born to John and Elizabeth Jorn July 16, 1915, in Comstock, and went to be with her Lord Oct. 17, 2012, in Springfield, Mo.
Martha was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Jacob (Joe) Alspaugh; two brothers; three sisters, as well as many cherished friends and extended family.
She is survived by two sons, David (wife Sandy), St Louis, Mo., and John (wife Carol Ann), Columbia, Mo.; two daughters, Ruth (husband Gene Lund), Springfield, Mo., and Mary Ann (husband Harry Yates), Lone Jack, Mo.; seven grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

Audrey Peterson, 84

November 2, 2012

Audrey Peterson, 84, of Lincoln (formerly of Sargent, NE), died Oct. 23, 2012. Audrey worked 26 years as the Sargent Hospital administrator.
Survivors include her children, Michele (Brian) Kent of Pender, Todd (Karen) Peterson of Lincoln; grandchildren, Daniel and Dylan Kent; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jack and Shirley Chaffin of Lincoln; many beloved nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
She was preceded in death by husband, Dean Peterson; sisters, Shirley Schroeder and Joyce Nielsen, and brother Keith Nielsen

Happy 106th birthday Miriam Brower!

November 2, 2012

ARNOLD - - If you have ever doubted the adage, “age is nothing but a number”, you need to meet Miriam Brower. Soon to be 106-years-old, she most certainly proves that saying is true!
Miriam lives in Arnold, where she has resided for the past 75 years. She raised her family here, taught Sunday school here, and proudly calls the Custer County community her home.
Miriam Leach was born Nov. 11, 1906, in Emmett, Idaho. She was the only girl in a family of seven - four older brothers, and two younger.

November 1st

Ansley-Litchfield Volleyball finishes as District Runner-Up, State Trip likely on wildcard points

November 1, 2012

Burwell -- Ansley-Litchfield's long winning streak came to an end Thursday night with a 3-0 (26-24, 26-24, 25-18) loss to St. Marys. Ansley-Litchfield will likely be on their win to state due to the fact that Howells-Dodge and Sutherland both won their matchups. The Spartans will likely have enough wildcard points to advance.

Check the website for updates on this situation and in next week's edition of the Custer County Chief.

Transmission line completed and energized

November 1, 2012

The Broken Bow Wind farm is complete, the towers are dedicated, and final testing and commissioning is in its final stages.
A key component to the operation is a nine mile long, 115,000-volt transmission line planned and built by Nebraska Public Power.
When a wind tower generates, the power has to have some place to go, and the job of the new transmission line is to make sure this takes place.
“This has been a successful project due to outstanding cooperation by the community and landowners involved,” said NPPD Project Manager Jedd Fischer, in the October NPPD newsletter “GRID.”

Drought is a given; what can we do?

November 1, 2012

Drought happens.
As Nebraska weather patterns cycle from wet to dry periods, drought finds its way here eventually. Still, it is an understatement to say that 2012 has been a challenge for agricultural producers and the ag businesses, organizations and agencies that work alongside them. According to the University of Nebraska Lincoln’s website www.-drought.unl.edu/ranchplan/Overview:

Mixed Reviews: School lunches guidelines change

November 1, 2012

Are our kids getting enough to eat in school? That is a question that has been inundating the media, and weighing heavily on the hearts of parents since new guidelines were issued last Spring.
With a heavy push by First Lady Michelle Obama, effective this school year the USDA made its first major changes in school meals in 15 years. While the reforms were designed to offer kids more nutritious meals, and in turn raise a healthier generation, the new guidelines have been met with some resistance - by both students and parents.

October 31st

Broken Bow, Anselmo-Merna football seasons come to an end with playoff losses

October 31, 2012

Broken Bow ran into a buzz saw in Kearney Catholic, dropping the game 41-0, ending their season record at 7-3. Anselmo-Merna also saw their season come to an end with a 46-6 loss to Giltner Wednesday night. Giltner scored 90 points in their opening round playoff game. For more information, check out the next edition of the Custer County Chief

October 30th

Community Health Fair

October 30, 2012

Make plans to attend a Community Health Fair Oct. 30, from 3:30-7:30 p.m. at Mid Plains Community College in Broken Bow. The evening will focus on health issues prevalent in today’s lifestyles.
Health Fair chair Kathy Hillje said she is excited about what is being offered.
“(The event) is not just focused on general health, but on all aspects of what constitutes a healthy lifestyle.”

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