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Archive - 2013

July 28th

Broken Bow Cosmos Summer Sizzler Kearney Meet Results July 20-21

July 28, 2013

Madison Jackson
100 Free- 147.37- 6th
50 Back- 59.88- 8th
50 Fly- 1:05.07- 5th
50 Free- 37.78- 2nd
200 Free- 3:49.69- 5th

Ryan Jackson
100 Free- 2:07.44- 1st
50 Back- 1:10.66- 1st
50 Free- 55.10- 2nd

Tori Meschke
100 Free- 1:14.53- 9th
200 IM- 2:55.22- 4th
100 Breast- 1:26.4- 2nd
400 Free- 6:02.15- 3rd
50 Free- 31.76- 8th
100 Back- 1:36.40- 5th
200 Free- 3:02.13-5th

Richard Nelson
100 Free- 1:14.53- 9th
200 IM- 2:55.22-4th
100 Breast- 1:26.40- 2nd
400 Free- 6:02.15- 3rd
50 Free- 31.76-8th
200 Breast- 3:05.43-1st
200 Free- 2:50.070- 7th

Natalya Nelson

July 22nd

Winning with the Chief

July 22, 2013

Etta Wilder of Broken Bow is the lucky winner of two tickets to the 15th Annual Custer County Bullriding Classic July 29, thanks to the Custer County Chief! Etta won her tickets by reading our website and being the first to call in on Monday morning. Thank you for reading custercountychief.com - and congratulations Etta!

July 21st

Broken Bow Baseball, Softball seasons wrap up at district, state tournaments

July 21, 2013

The Broken Bow Spirit and Broken Bow senior baseball teams saw their seasons come to an end this past weekend. The Spirit 18U team went 3-2 in the state tournament while the Spirit 16U finished 1-2 in the state tournament. Broken Bow's senior baseball team saw its season come to an end with a 9-4 loss to Minden Saturday afternoon.

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

July 19th

Bull riding classic celebrates 15 years

July 19, 2013

For 15 years, fair goers have delighted to the thrills of the Custer County Classic Bull Riding. The event always follows the free pit barbeuce, and this year is slated for Monday, July 29, at 7:30 p.m.
Admission to the Bull Riding Classic is $16 for reserved seating, $12 for general seating, and $6 for kids 5-10 at the gate; tickets are all $1 less if bought in advance.
There will be $7,000+ in money and prizes awarded to the cowboys at the event.
This year’s Bull Riding Classic will feature PRCA & PBR bullfighter, Frank Newsom, and barrel man Lecile Harris.

Operation Facelift: at Callaway museum

July 19, 2013

CALLAWAY - - The old saying, “good things come in small packages”, certainly holds true with the Seven Valleys Museum in Callaway. Though not a large community, this little town boasts one of the nicest museums in the area - and thanks to the efforts of a lot of local volunteers, it is getting even nicer.
The Seven Valleys Historical Society began a major restoration project on the museum the first of this year. They are calling it “Facelift Project 2013.”

Ansley rescue honored as tops in state

July 19, 2013

Deep within the boundaries of the state of Nebraska and along three major highways and BNSF Railroad, lies an amazing group of EMTs and firemen. This well trained team has been paged out too many times to horrific scenes, and yet answers these pages with the utmost professionalism and calm presence of minds (even though their hearts are pounding in wonder of what’s ahead of them.)”
These words were written by Cozad Fire and Rescue Chief Marlene Williams in reference to the Ansley Volunteer Rescue Service. Williams nominated the Ansley crew for a special award from the state, and they won.

July 18th

Broken Bow Junior Baseball finishes runner-up at Districts.

July 18, 2013

COZAD -- After a dramatic 6-5 win over Cozad to make it to the District final, Cozad reminded everyone why they were the number one seed Tuesday night, beating Broken Bow 16-6 and 10-2 to capture the District Title and move on to the state tournament.
In the end, Cozad, the team to beat for the past few years in the junior league, was just too strong.
“They had a fast outfield,” Broken Bow Coach Kyle Stringham said. “They take advantage of where we hit the ball. The first game, they jumped out 7-0 on us. That doesn’t happen, it’s a whole different ballgame.”

July 16th

Sargent pool benefits from grant

July 16, 2013

The Custer County Foundation presented a grant award in the amount of $3,000 to the Sargent Women's Action Team (SWAT). The grant will go towards the purchase of a new liner for the Sargent swimming pool. The pool has a crack in the deep end and this liner will fix the problem and add years to the life the pool. Another benefit of the liner is it will illuminate the need and the expense of having to pain the pool every year.

Karl Davis, Custer County Foundation Board Member and past President, presented the check to SWAT members and pool staff on Thursday, July 11th.

July 15th

School Board to meet tonight

July 15, 2013

The Broken Bow Board of Education will meet tonight, July 15, at 7 p.m. in the board room at the high school. Items on the agenda include approval of Superintendent Mark Sievering as district representative; annual approval of student, activity and teacher handbooks; and approval of the purchase of a 2013 Chevrolet pickup. A class grouping policy for establishing class size will also be discussed this evening, but is not listed on the agenda as an action item.

Stay Safe this Summer as Temperatures Rise

July 15, 2013

Summer is here, bringing with it dangerous excessive heat. The American Red Cross has steps people can follow to stay safe as the temperatures soar.

“Excessive heat can be deadly; it has caused more deaths in recent years than all other weather events,” said Tina Labellarte, Region CEO. “We want everyone to stay safe during the hot weather and have some reminders for them to follow when the weather is hot and humid.”

NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN, PETS IN THE CAR, the inside temperature of the car can quickly reach 120 degrees. Other heat safety steps include:

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