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Archive - Jan 2013

January 4th

Jan. 4 basketball scoreboard

January 5, 2013

Girls Scoreboard

Axtell 35 S-E-M 34
Mullen 55 Sandhills/Thedford 36
Palmer 43 Ansley-Litchfield 32
SMC 45 Arcadia 28
Twin Loup 47 Anselmo-Merna 31
Broken Bow vs Holdredge score not reported yet

Boys Scoreboard
Sandhills/Thedford 50 Mullen 40
Holdredge 41 Broken Bow 39
Axtell 49 S-E-M 37
Anselmo-Merna 62 Twin Loup 37
SMC 53 Arcadia 37

Sandhills/Thedford girls fall to Mullen, Knights get revenge in boys game

January 5, 2013

Mullen's girls basketball team stayed undefeated with a 55-36 victory while Sandhills/Thedford's boys team picked up their third straight win with a 50-40 victory over Mullen. For more information, check out the next edition of the Custer County Chief.

January 3rd

Sandhills/Thedford boys, girls handle South Loup

January 3, 2013

Sandhills/Thedford got off to a fast start out of the holiday break as the boys team defeated South Loup 73-41 and the girls finished with a 58-29 victory. Sandhills/Thedford will take on Mullen tomorrow night in a matchup of two of the conference's best teams. For more information, see the next edition of the Custer County Chief.

January 2nd

Jacki Giles & Kevin Shelbourn

January 2, 2013

Jacki Kay Giles, daughter of Rich and Kristi Giles of Halsey, and Kevin Andrew Shelbourn, son of Jerry and Lori Shelbourn of Valentine, would like to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The bride-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Sandhills High School and will graduate this spring from Hastings College with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and human resource management.
The perspective groom is a 2006 graduate of Valentine Rural High School and is currently employed by O’Kief Brothers of Wood Lake.
The couple is planning a June 1, 2013 wedding.

Jamie Ost & Nathan Rooney

January 2, 2013

Jamie Ost and Nathan Rooney are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Darwin Ost of Fredonia, N.D. and Elaine Ost of Kulm, N.D. She is the granddaughter of the late Art and Pauline Ost of Kulm, N.D. and Lillian Roth and the late Jack Roth of Boise, Idaho.
The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Kulm High School in Kulm, N.D., and a May 2012 graduate of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Megan Carr & Kevin Beres

January 2, 2013

Megan Carr and Kevin Beres, both of Kansas City, are planning an April 27, 2013, wedding at Country Club Christian Church in Kansas City. Parents of the couple are Dixie Carr and Marvin Carr, both of Kearney, and John and Karen Beres of Milwaukee. Megan’s grandparents are Norland and Dorothy Carr of Broken Bow.
The future bride graduated from Kearney High School in 2005, and from UNK in 2009 with a bachelor of science degree in industrial distribution. She currently works as a sales engineer at Eaton Corp. in Kansas City.

Sydnee Owens, 14

January 2, 2013

Sydnee Faith Owens, 14 of Aurora, went to her eternal home Nov. 30, 2012, after a courageous 6 1/2-year battle with cancer. A Celebration of Life was Dec. 4 at the Monroe E-Free Church near Phillips. Family and friends were encouraged to wear pink in honor of Sydnee’s favorite color. Rev. Marshall Erickson officiated. Interment was at the Aurora Cemetery.

Katherine Drake, 74

January 2, 2013

Katherine L. Drake, 74 of Kearney, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
A memorials service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at the O'Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney with the Rev. Stan Murdoch officiating. There will be no visitation. Burial will take place at a later date. Memorials are suggested to Heartland Hematology and Oncology. Online condolences or personal reflections may be submitted at O'Brien - Straatmann - Redinger Funeral Home of Kearney is in charge of arrangements.

Is everyone really living longer?

January 2, 2013

By Trudy Lieberman,
Rural Health News Service

People are living longer. Or are they? That's an important question as policymakers debate whether to raise the eligibility age from 65 to 67 for receiving Medicare benefits. Those supporting the change argue that the age for receiving full Social Security benefits is already 67 for those born after 1959, so why not do the same for Medicare? People are living longer anyway, and besides, the shift would save Medicare billions of dollars.

Litchfield teen battles rare disease

January 2, 2013

LITCHFIELD - - No one ever expects to get the news that they have a rare, and very dangerous disease. Tyler Snow is just like anybody else, never thinking that sort of thing would happen to him. He was wrong.
Now the battle is on, and Tyler’s friends and family are pitching in to help by hosting a special fundraising event Wednesday, Jan. 9. The event will include a bake sale and nachos - and an opportunity to make donations - and will run from noon to 6 p.m. at the Litchfield High School new gym on main street in Litchfield.

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