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October 3rd

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Beyond the Controversy of Screening

October 3, 2013

Breast Cancer Awareness Month has been one of the most successful campaigns to raise public awareness in recent history. Unfortunately, in terms of successfully reducing breast-cancer mortality, the results have been mixed, which has caused fierce debate among doctors, researchers, non-profit groups and patients.

October 2nd

Bow ranked #8 of best Nebraska towns to live in

October 2, 2013

60 Nebraska cities and areas designated as places by the U.S. Census were included in this analysis. Only places with a population greater than 2,000 were considered.
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When young families settle down, they look for opportunities in the job market and in quality schools for their kids. We wanted to identify the best in Nebraska, and so we asked the following questions as we analyzed cities and towns across the state:

10th annual Junk Jaunt - bigger and better than ever

October 2, 2013

The 10th annual Junk Jaunt is in the books - and by all accounts was bigger and better than ever!
In April 2004, the tourism committee of Loup Rivers Scenic Byway came up with the idea of organizing a long-distance garage sale. During the next five months, Nebraska’s Junk Jaunt was launched with a handful of volunteers, $500 in advertising donations and the use of a copy machine at the Loup Basin RC&D office.

Julia A. Eichelberger, 49

October 2, 2013

Julia Ann Eichelberger, age 49 of Broken Bow, passed away Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at her home. Julie was born Dec. 31, 1963, at Callaway Hospital to Terry and Marge Eichelberger.
Julie grew up in Broken Bow where she attended school until she was a junior. She graduated from Hastings High School in 1981.
At a young age Julie was diagnosed with a rare heart condition and later with diabetes. Even though she struggled with this throughout her life she never lost her love of life or her love for her family. One of her greatest joys was spending time with her family and friends.

September 30th

WARNING: Utility scam hits Nebraska communities

September 30, 2013

In light of a recent scam that has begun to surface across Nebraska, Broken Bow Municipal Utilities and Nebraska Municipal Power Pool would like to remind customers of their payment policies. According to a recent article in NMPP's newsletter, ESSENT, a number of communities have reported receiving calls from customers who say they received calls from someone claiming to be a utility employee and threatening to shut off services until paid. The calls were placed to local businesses and restaurants, and the caller sought payment through email or over the phone.

September 28th

Ansley-Litchfield finishes as runner up in host tournament

September 28, 2013

Ansley-Litchfield fell to Ewing 2-1 (26-28, 25-23, 21-25) in the final of the Ansley-Litchfield tournament Saturday.

For full coverage of the tournament, check out the next edition of the Custer County Chief.

September 27th

Sept. 27 Volleyball scoreboard Updated

September 27, 2013

Sandhills/Thedford def. Mullen, 25-21, 25-15, 25-12 (3-0)

Ansley-Litchfield def. Alma, 25-13, 25-16, 29-27 (3-0)

Sept. 27 Football Scoreboard Updated

September 27, 2013

Broken Bow 20 Valentine 0

Mullen 26, Sandhills/Thedford 20 (OT)

South Loup 43 Loup City 0

Anselmo-Merna 40, S-E-M 0

Twin loup 29 Palmer 19

Alma 22 Ansley-Litchfield 18

Arcadia off this week

Broken Bow washes out Valentine in torrential downpour

September 27, 2013

Broken Bow topped Valentine 20-0 Friday night to move to 2-2 on the season while Valentine falls to 1-3. The Indians got touchdown runs from Grayson Minnick (41 yards), Zac Jones (one yard) and Jeremy Christner (five yards). The Indians defense kept the Badgers out of the end zone after turnovers twice facing a short field. Broken Bow turned the ball over four times, but forced two interceptions of their own.

For full details see the next edition of the Custer County Chief.

The Coming of Obamacare: What it means for you

September 27, 2013

The Affordable Care Act formally makes its debut on Oct. 1 when its central feature, the state shopping exchanges and accompanying government subsidies to help low-and moderate-income people, opens for business.

Just how will this new act affect you? First, it’s important to understand what the Affordable Care Act is not. Contrary to what many politicians and others have claimed, it is not socialized medicine, and it is not government-run health care. It’s not even a national health insurance system like Medicare or the health systems in other countries.

High School State Track 2015 is ‘Off and Running’ with nearly perfect conditions, an overcast sky...
Broken Bow- Austin Reynolds Mullen- John Opela Sandhills/Thedford- Jacey Nutter South Loup- Trevor...
Anselmo-Merna: Elizabeth Cramer, Tami Myers, Colin Lambertson, Troy Gilligan and Boys 4x800m relay...