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Archive - 2013

June 5th

Custer Federal moves to State Charter system

June 5, 2013

Custer Federal Savings and Loan will soon look a little different. The name gracing its building and sitting on top of its letterhead will soon read Custer Federal State Bank.
A press release from Custer Federal talks about the how much the bank and its officers are looking forward to the change.

Marlene Samp-LeMon, 72

June 5, 2013

Marlene J. Samp-LeMon, 72, died suddenly Wednes-day, May 22, 2013, at her home in Fort Wayne, Ind. She worked as a Field Rep at the Chamber of Commerce. “Everyone who met her, loved her.” Always the expressive, vivacious picture of a true lady, this classy, elegant, artistic, creative, optimistic, fun, silly ‘hostess with the mostest’ adored her family - especially the three grandkids: Ariana and Ethan Pundt (11 and 8) and Carter LeMon (17 months).

June 3rd

BREAKING NEWS: Oldson gets life

June 3, 2013

ST.PAUL/ORD - - John Oldson, 47, was sentenced life-to-life in prison this morning for the 1989 death of Cathy Beard. He was convicted by a jury of second degree murder Feb. 8, 2013, in Howard County District Court. The defense was granted a change of venue prior to the trial, which was relocated from Valley County to Howard County. The sentence requires Oldson to serve no less than life imprisonment.

June 2nd

Broken Bow seniors rebound, take care of Cozad

June 2, 2013

Broken Bow earned a bounce back win over Cozad, 6-2, after falling 7-6 to Gothenburg the night before.

Josh Jacobsen added two RBIs to his total in his 1-2 hitting performance. He also came around to score twice.

Josey Evans, Jack Smallcomb, Preston Sanchez, Garrett Ulmer, Taylor Shea and Tommy McCormick all registered one hit.

Evans and Quackenbush added the other two RBIs.

Sanchez got the start on the mound and allowed the two runs on four hits while striking out five and walking three. He had one hitbatsmen.

The seniors take on Holdrege on the road Monday at 8 p.m.

Broken Bow juniors topped by tough Cozad team 14-7

June 2, 2013

The Broken Bow junior baseball team faced a tough opponent in Cozad Saturday night and came up short, but the score of 14-7.

Taylor Shea lead the team in RBIs with three as he went 3-3 from the plate. Josey Evans had one RBI as he went 0-5 from the plate. Travis Kleeb had a very productive day for the Indians, scoring twice and going 4-5 from the plate.

Hunter Minnick went 2-4 and Trevor Scott finished at 1-3.

Evans, Tommy McCormick, Shea, Mitch Burnett and Josh Jacobsen all crossed the plate once.

May 31st

Gothenburg edges Broken Bow seniors

June 1, 2013

Broken Bow fought through windy, chilly conditions and came up just short Friday night against Gothenburg, losing 7-6.

The Indians were able to get runners on first and 2nd in the bottom of the 7th trailing 7-6, but the game ended with Gothenberg nabbing Seth Quackenbush trying to steal third base.

Broken Bow held a 4-2 lead throughout most of the game, but Gothenburg broke the game open in the top of the 6th inning, scoring four runs to go up 7-5. Broken Bow managed to get one around in the bottom of the 7th, but it wasn't enough.

Broken Bow juniors rout Gothenburg

June 1, 2013

The Broken Bow junior baseball team got back on a winning track Friday night, clearing out Gothenburg by the score of 16-2.

Travis Kleeb and Tommy McCormick combined for seven RBIs. McCormick earned two RBIs with a two run home run in the game.

Josey Evans, Trevor Scott and Scott Davis each had an RBI to go with two from Noel Chapin.

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

Chokecherries & BBQ highlight this weekend

May 31, 2013

SARGENT - The Sargent Fair is almost as old as Sargent but actually started as a harvest celebration. As crops and harvests grew larger… the warm autumns seemed to grow shorter. This provoked the Fair’s change in schedule from an autumn to a summer event.
In the 1980s, where “out of the ordinary” became normal, the celebration needed an identity of it’s own, thus the worlds first and only Chokecherry Jamboree was born. Now you may find more Chokecherry events, but Sargent’s was the first!

Lexington survives Bow Junior rally, escape with 13-12 win.

May 31, 2013

The Broken Bow junior baseball team fell behind 9-1 in the first two innings of Thurdsay's game against Lexington.

They also almost pulled off a massive comeback.

The Indians cut the lead all the way down to 13-12 in the bottom of the seventh inning and had a runner on third base when Josh Jacobsen was caught with too big of a lead at first and was picked off.

May 30th

More storms bring heavy rains

May 30, 2013

Another round of severe storms made their way through the region last night, dumping heavy rains, some small hail and prompting several tornado warnings. Tornado sirens were sounded in Broken Bow about 4 p.m. Wednesday, after the National Weather Service in North Platte reported seeing rotation on their radar about 8 miles southwest of Broken Bow heading northeast. While there were no confirmed reports of an actual tornado touching down in or around Broken Bow, there was a confirmed report by a trained spotter of a tornado on the ground near Comstock.

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