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Archive - 2012

March 1st

Chelsea Keeney & Brit Williams

March 1, 2012

Bob and Marcia Keeney of Callaway, and Darryl and Michelle Williams of Marianna, Fla., would like to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Chelsea and Brit. Chelsea is a 2006 graduate of Callaway High School, and a 2010 graduate of Chadron State College. She is currently a medical student at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Brit is a 2007 graduate of Marianna Public Schools in Marianna, Fla. He will graduate in May 2012 from Chadron State College, and is currently student teaching at Ralston Public Schools.

Morgan Booker & Spencer Olson

March 1, 2012

Morgan Marie Booker and Spencer Joe Olson would like to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mike and Paula Booker. She is a 2008 graduate of Anselmo-Merna High School, and is currently employed at Great Western Bank in Broken Bow. Morgan is the granddaughter of Mary Hardin and Roy and Wanda Booker.

2012 Citizen of the Year - - Dr. Virginia Moon

March 1, 2012

When Broken Bow’s Superintendent of Schools resigned in May 2010, the school board faced the tough challenge of trying to find a replacement on short notice. That late in the year is not a good time to begin a search for a school superintendent for the fall, so the board - with the help of the Nebraska Association of School Boards - made the decision to hire an interim superintendent for one year, to give them more time to conduct a proper search for a full time administrator.

Local groceryman takes seat on Bow city council

March 1, 2012

Cody Schmick is the newest member of Broken Bow’s City Council. He was sworn in Feb. 24, taking a seat as a representative of the West Ward vacated by the death of Jim Franssen.
Schmick said he is pleased to be able to serve. Relatively new to Broken Bow, he had been looking for a place not just to volunteer, but to be useful.
“Owning a business in town, I know the uphill battle our business owners are fighting,” he said. Schmick, 28, moved to Broken Bow when his family purchased a local grocery store and opened Schmick’s Market in October 2010.

February 29th

Driscoll: Thank you

February 29, 2012

As some people already know, I accepted a position at the Kearney Hub and the girls state basketball tournament is going to be my final official work for the Chief. So, I guess it's customary to write a good-bye, so long and farewell column.
When I graduated from college I can honestly say returning to Broken Bow wasn't even in my vocabulary, but, I can tell you I'm happy I came back, even if it was just for eight months.

Knights fall in district final

February 29, 2012

Paxton 50
Sandhills/Thedford 46

NORTH PLATTE - - Paxton was able to survive a late Sandhills/Thedford rally and defeat the Knights, earning a trip to the state tournament.
Sandhills/Thedford led for one minute the entire game.
After Cole Taylor and Matthew McLeod scored two early baskets and a free throw and led 5-4, Paxton would seize the lead and the Knights were forced to play from behind the rest of the game.
The Tigers were able to run out to a 16-9 first quarter lead, and that was mainly due to Paxton's full-court defense that caused six first quarter turnovers.

Ansley, S/T qualify for state

February 29, 2012

LINCOLN - - The Ansley Lady Warriors and Sandhills Lady Knights qualified for the 2012 NSAA Championships that are set to commence Thursday morning
The two Loup Valley Conference schools won't be competing in the same class. Ansley qualified in D2 and Sandhills/Thedford cashed in their ticket at the D1 level.
In the eight team bracket, Sandhills/Thedford (21-4) qualified as seed No. 7. The Lady Knights will take on No. 2 Hitchcock County (23-1) in the opening round. The match-up is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Lincoln Southwest High School.
Ansley (22-2) qualified as seed No. 4.

February 28th

That crazy Nebraska weather!

February 28, 2012

Look closely! That isn't snow Mike Kettleborough is scooping from his driveway on Memorial Drive in Broken Bow - it's hail! The unsettled weather pattern making its way across Nebraska Tuesday brought with it rumbles of thunder, rain and hail to Broken Bow. The path of the storm seemed to be rather narrow, as the north side of town received more hail than the south. Some areas of the city looked as if a winter snowfall had taken place, while other areas had no hail at all.


February 28, 2012

A February storm brought hail to Broken Bow, creating a sea of white across flooded traffic lanes and sidewalks. Short-lived, the storm left as fast as it arrived, but bringing with it a necessary eye to the sky as the threat of more followed. Tune into this week's Custer County Chief for more on Tuesday afternoon's weather. And be careful out there.

February 25th

Ansley, Sandhills-Thedford - advance to State Tournament

February 26, 2012

The Ansley Lady Warriors, and Sandhills-Thedford Lady Knights both earned trips to the High School State Girls Basketball tournament in Lincoln next weekend, winning their district finals games Friday night.

Ansley won the District D2-5 final, defeating Wauneta-Palisade 59-28. Sandhills-Thedford defeated Sutherland by a final score of 51-36, to claim the District D1-6 district championship.

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