Archive - Jun 2013
Fire crews were called to an early morning fire this morning at Johnson Lake's Kirby Point. It is being reported that at least three cabins on the property were involved in the blaze, with one cabin being burned to the ground.
According to reports by NTV News, as of 8:30 this morning the fire was out but crews remained on scene monitoring the situation. There have been no official reports of any injuries at this time. We will continue to monitor this story and bring you updates as they become available.
Broken Bow committed nine errors and suffered a number of mental lapses as Holdrege was able to cruise to a 20-7 victory over the Indians Wednesday night.
Chad Christensen was the leading RBI man with two as he went 1-2 from the plate with a two-RBI single. Jake McCormick went 2-4 with a single and a double and finished the game with one RBI. Garret Ulmer, Preston Sanchez and Seth Quackenbush also recorded RBIs on the night.
Caleb Dodge and McCormick were the leading run scorers with two each.
Despite Holdrege jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the 1st inning, Broken Bow rallied back to win 10-6 in six innings.
They tied the game at 2-2 when a Josh Jacobsen sac fly brought home Travis Kleeb. Broken Bow increased their lead to 4-2 in the bottom of the 2nd inning with a sac fly from Tommy McCormick and a passed ball that scored Josey Evans.
An error, RBI double and a sac fly from Holdrege in their half of the third inning put them back in the lead as Broken Bow headed to the bottom of the third inning.
The Broken Bow senior team used a five-run fourth inning to beat Kearney Little Ceasers 8-7 Tuesday night.
â€śWe didnâ€™t walk a lot of batters tonight,â€ť Broken Bow coach Ryan McAlexander said. â€śThe defense played really well and we hit the ball. Those three things are always a winning combination.â€ť
Bow trailed 3-2 heading into the bottom of the 4th before getting RBI hits from Hunter Campbell, Caleb Dodge, Jake McCormick and Garret Ulmer.
Josey Evans also got a run across with a sacrifice fly on the inning.
The Broken Bow juniors played a back and forth game with Kearney Five Points that ended with a big top of 7th inning from Kearney en route to a 10-5 victory.
The Indians trailed just 5-4 heading into the top of the 7th inning before Kearney was able to find the gaps against Taylor Shea, who took over for starter Jake McCormick.
â€śWe faced McCormick the last time we played them, so Iâ€™m surprised we didnâ€™t pick up on him sooner, but eventually our kids made the adjustments,â€ť Kearney Coach Jacob Pacheco said. â€śThatâ€™s what we preach, making adjustments.â€ť
The Broken Bow Spirit 16U team notched another win Monday night, defeating Ravenna 10-2.
Ashley Markham kept Ravenna off the board in the first inning as she recorded two strikeouts. Broken Bow then jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning on RBI singles from Ashley Markham, Jasmyn Brooks and Charmayne Popp.
Ravenna put up one run in the top of the 2nd inning on an RBI single as Markham struck out two more batters.
Brooks continued to swing a hot bat in the bottom of the second, driving in Hanna Lane and Kerri DeGroff on a two RBI- single.
The Broken Bow Spirit 18u team broke the game open in the top of the third inning, pouring in 14 runs on seven hits on the way to a 27-3 victory.
Makenna Brunken got the monstrous inning started with an inside the park home run to deep center field, giving the Spirit a 3-2 lead.
They never looked back.
Brunken is from Burwell and has proved to be a valuable import for the Spirit program so far.
Ansleyâ€™s annual Muddy Creek Celebration is one of the highlights of the year in Custer County. This yearâ€™s activities are planned for June 21-25, with a dance and poker tournament kicking things off. Activities throughout the weekend include mud drags, fishing tournament, paddle boats, bbq, and much more! There will also be a carnival the 24th and 25th.
The schedule of events for the Muddy Creek Celebration is as follows:
Friday, June 21st
Teen Dance, Lowe Note Karaokee & DJ
7 pm Poker Tournament
City Wide Garage Sale
Saturday June 22nd
With swimming season in full gear kids and adults are flocking to the Broken Bow pool, despite a confirmed leak in the less than 2-year-old structure.
City Administrator David Varley says the city first became aware of the leak when they noticed more water spilling into the final drainage system than normal. Since discovering the leak, the city has been maintaining a close eye on the situation and regularly monitoring the volume of water loss.
Since 1988, more than 200 bicyclists each year have taken four or five days out of their schedules to enjoy a ride together across various parts of Nebraska. This year, Tour de Nebraska will be coming our way, and some Custer County organizations are making sure we are ready.
This yearâ€™s tour began Wednesday, June 19, and will conclude Sunday, June 23, with planned stops in Westerville, Broken Bow and Callaway.