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September 23rd

Peggy Halstrom, 84

September 23, 2013

Peggy Lee (Brinker) Halstrom, 84, of Grand Island, NE, formerly of Gothenburg died on Sept. 11, 2013 at Tiffany Square in Grand Island, Neb.
She was born April 8, 1929, in Yetter, Iowa, daughter of Leo and Hazel (Arndt) Brinker.

Bonita Dunbar, 93

September 23, 2013

Bonita Sarah (Palmer) Dunbar, 93, of Taylor, Nebraska passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at Custer Care Center in Broken Bow, Nebraska.
Bonnie was born March 3, 1920, to Percy T. and Mattie (Strohl) Palmer in rural Loup County. She grew up on the family farm south of Almeria. She attended grade school in a sod house at Hill View - District 34 - for six years and then two years in Almeria District. She graduated from Taylor High School in 1937.

Community mourns loss of teacher

September 23, 2013

The community of Broken Bow is saddened this week by the news that Mike Buckles, Social Studies teacher at Broken Bow High School, died September 21, after a courageous battle with cancer.

In order to allow staff members and students to attend the funeral services, school will not begin until noon Tuesday, Sept. 24. Buses will run accordingly and lunch will be served.

September 20th

Sept. 20 Sports Scoreboard

September 21, 2013


Anselmo-Merna- 38, Mullen- 18
Brady-54, S-E-M- 22
Elm Creek-42, South Loup- 24
Sandhills/Thedford- 30, SMC- 14

North Central 44, Ansley-Litchfield 42
Twin Loup on bye Week. They travel to Palmer Sept. 27

Brady def. Sumner-Eddyville-Miller, 25-15, 25-19, 25-12 (3-0)
Mullen vs. Anselmo-Merna score not reported as of this post.

Eddyville gets muddy to raise funds

September 20, 2013

The small southern Custer County community of Eddyville will host its annual fundraiser Mud Drags this weekend, with proceeds from the event being used for the town's Community Center.

The Saturday, Sept. 21 event, will begin at 1 p.m. at the Community Building in Eddyville, and will feature modified stock, super stock, open, hobby and powder puff divisions. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids and children under 6 are free. Concessions will be available.

South Platte River Levels to Remain High for Several Days

September 20, 2013

Though the floodwaters may have crested in Big Springs, Brule and Ogallala in western Nebraska, the National Weather Service predicts high river levels will remain for several days. The debris in the water may contribute to additional flooding.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) are urging outdoor recreationists to stay away from standing or moving floodwater in western and central Nebraska.

September 19th

Sept. 19 Sports Scoreboard

September 20, 2013


S-E-M- 3, South Loup- 0 (25-23, 25-11, 25-19)
Broken Bow def. Lexington, 25-13, 25-9 (2-0)
Broken Bow def. Ravenna, 25-21, 25-21 (2-0)

Football: Arcadia- 42, Lindsay Holy Family- 14

High School Volleyball: S-E-M sweeps South Loup

September 20, 2013

Sumner-Eddyville-Miller moved to 5-6 on the season with a 3-0 (25-23, 25-11, 25-19) sweep over South Loup., who falls to 2-5.

Brieanna James led the way offensively with 12 kills while Alicia Pierce finished with nine and Shaylee Burr added seven. Rachel Ibach kept things moving with 25 assists while Burr and Sydney Glatter each had two serving aces.

James led digs with 13 to go with nine from Alicia and Miranda Pierce and seven from Burr.

For full details, check the next edition of the Custer County Chief.

September 16th

NEMA Sending Mobile Operations Center and Staff to Ogalalla

September 16, 2013

Water from Colorado Flooding Expected to Enter Nebraska Late Tuesday

The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency is sending a team of six staff and its Mobile Operations Center (MOC) to Ogallala on Wednesday to work with local emergency managers along the South Platte River in response to potential flooding from water coming from heavy rains that fell on Colorado.

The team will arrange for state resources as needed and coordinate the state’s response.

September 14th

Sept. 14. Volleyball Scoreboard

September 14, 2013

Ansley-Litchfield def. Brady, 25-22, 23-25, 25-23 (2-1)
Ansley-Litchfield def. Mullen, 25-6, 25-11 (2-0)
Ansley-Litchfield def. Twin Loup (Sargent/Loup County), 25-17, 25-14 (2-0)

Bertrand def. Sumner-Eddyville-Miller (2-0)
Eustis-Farnam def. Sumner-Eddyville-Miller, 25-15, 25-20 (2-1)

Broken Bow def. Ainsworth, 25-14, 25-18 (2-0)
Cozad def. Broken Bow, 25-20, 20-25, 20-25 (2-1)
Sutherland def. Broken Bow, 8-25, 17-25 (2-1)

Mullen def. Medicine Valley, 25-18, 25-10 (2-0)

Twin Loup (Sargent/Loup County) def. Medicine Valley, 25-14, 25-13 (2-0)

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