Archive - 2013
Word has been received of the death of Glenn Alspaugh, age 80 of Montaque, Calif., formerly of Broken Bow. He is survived by his wife, Cindi and family of Oregon and Washington; brothers, Robert and Roger Alspaugh of Broken Bow; and sisters, Jean Pomplun of Broken Bow and Shirley Lange of Minnesota. Memorial services will be at a later date.
Published in Custer County Chief, July 27, 2013
Broken Bow and Merna rescue personnel were called to the scene of an ATV accident at about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday northwest of Broken Bow, where they found Jack Horner pinned beneath his ATV. Horner, 64 of Broken Bow, died as a result of his injuries.
Horner had been spraying muskthistles in the pasture for his employer, Chuck Cole of Merna, at the time of the accident. The Custer County Sheriff's Office handled the investigation.
Horner leaves behind a wife, Ardith, and other family members. More details will be posted as they become available.
It is not too late to get your pictures to us for inclusion in this very special, fun issue of the Custer County Chief! We will be accepting photos for the rest of this week - - deadline is Friday, June 28.
All of you shutterbugs out there ... Sunday, June 16, is the day we want to see in pictures! Here at the Custer County Chief we have a special edition planned for July that features you ... our friends, neighbors, and acquaintances. We're calling it "A Day in the Life in Central Nebraska."
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.
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.
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 weekâ€™s Custer County Chief for a tour in pictures of the damage.
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. â€¨
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 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 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.