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Archive - Jun 2013

June 23rd

Shea shuts the door on Loup City for Bow juniors

June 23, 2013

Taylor Shea used a strong 6th and 7th inning to close out Loup City Saturday night as Broken Bow took the 5-3 victory.

Broken Bow trailed 3-1 heading into the top of the 6th inning when two costly Loup City errors allowed Broken Bow to take a 5-3 lead.

Shea then recorded strikeouts in four of the last six outs to help Bow secure the victory.

Travis Kleeb got the start on the mound and had a solid outing as well in his five innings of work. He struck out four while walking just one and allowed just two earned runs on five hits.

Spirit 18u victorious over Arcadia

June 23, 2013

The Broken Bow Spirit 18u totaled 13 RBIs in a 17-5 victory over Arcadia Friday night. Lizzie Griffith connected for three singles in all three of her plate appearances and finished the game with one RBI while Kelsie Myers hit a double in her one official plate appearance while walking twice. She finished with two RBI's on the night.

Tressa Ripp finished with two singles while Kassie Russell finished with one and they combined for three RBIs from the the top of the order.

June 22nd

Custer County braces for more wind

June 22, 2013

Central Nebraska has been asked to brace for more weather Saturday evening. A weather warning from the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m., and followed a few minutes later with a tornado watch for all of Custer County into 1 a.m. Residents are asked to be alert and take cover.

The severe storm that rolled through the county Friday evening downed trees, took off roofs, overturned pivots. Residents were out Saturday morning chain saws in hand. Turn to this week’s Custer County Chief for a tour in pictures of the damage.

June 21st

Red Cross offers free training classes

June 21, 2013

The American Red Cross will be hosting a free training for those interested in learning about how they can help the Red Cross respond to disasters. Trained volunteers are needed to help respond in a variety of ways after a disaster has affected a community. The Disaster Services: An Overview course introduces these different activities to interested community members and prospective volunteers. 


Burnard Whitney, 99

June 21, 2013

After enjoying 99 years of life in Custer Center, Burnard Merle Whitney, died Friday, June 14, 2013, at Golden Living Center in Broken Bow. He was born May 16, 1914, to Harlen and Ollie (Street) Whitney in a sod home west of Broken Bow.
How does one sum up the life of a man who lived to be nearly 100 years old? Burnard was quite simply a farmer who loved the land where he was born, living within five miles of the original homestead all of his life. He was a part of the land and in some ways the land was a part of him.

Anthony Jay Campbell, 25

June 21, 2013

Anthony Jay Campbell, 25 of Sioux City, Iowa, died Friday, June 14, 2013, in a drowning accident in the Missouri River. Services will be July 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Grand View Park in Sioux City, Iowa. Graveside services will be July 3, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Grand View Cemetery at Anselmo.
Tony was born Sept. 17, 1987, in Grand Island to Duane Drummond and Melissa Campbell. He attended several schools in Nebraska before moving to Sioux City.

Donald (Gene) Graves, 75

June 21, 2013

Donald (Gene) Graves, 75 of Grand Island, died Friday, June 14, 2013, at St. Francis Medical Center with his loving family at his side.
Celebration of Life service was Tuesday, June 18, at the Bosselman Conference Center at Fonner Park, with Dan Naranjo officiating. His casket was carried in a horse drawn carriage to the Grand Island Cemetery.
Mr. Graves was born Dec. 10, 1937, on a farm near North Star, Neb., the son of Donald and Clara (Schultz) Graves.

Raymond Pandorf, 93

June 21, 2013

Raymond A. Pandorf, age 93 of Callaway, passed away June 11, 2013, at the Callaway Good Life Center. He was born April 17, 1920, in Callaway, to Albert E. and Katherine V. (Ridder) Pandorf.
Raymond was raised in Callaway, and graduated with the Callaway High School class of 1938. In 1944, he entered the US Army and served as an airplane armorer gunner with the 397th Bombardment Group in central Europe during World War II.

Jacqueline Douglass, 85

June 21, 2013

Jacqueline “Jackie” K. Douglass, born July 4, 1927 at Niobrara, was the youngest of 18 children of Johanna Louise (Grunke) and George Hofer. In 1931, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest and Ida Kilpatrick of Brewster, took 4-year-old little Jackie into their home and hearts whom they reared and loved as their own.

Kay Waddington Baiz, 76

June 21, 2013

Kay Coleen Waddington was born Aug. 21, 1936, to McKinley and Elsie (Sanders) Waddington. She passed peacefully at her home in South Beach, Ore., May 22, 2013.
Kay graduated from high school in Anselmo, and later from nursing school in Hastings. She continued her nursing career in the Los Angeles, Calif., area.
Kay was married to John Forsyth, then later divorced. She later married Gume Baiz Feb. 24, 1979. They lived in Los Angeles until moving to South Beach, Ore., after they both retired.

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