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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.

May 29th

Faith I. Harrold, 82

May 29, 2013

Faith Irene (Mattox) Harrold passed away May 23, 2013 in Kearney.
She was a member of the E Free Church in Broken Bow, the last surviving original member of the Senators Extension Club, Royal Neighbors of America Lodge, and was on the Executive Board of Christian Women’s Club for 30 plus years.

Margaret Glause-Campbell, 75

May 29, 2013

Margaret Ann Glause delighted her parents, Paul and Genevieve Glause when she arrived in this world July 15, 1937, in Halsey. She graduated from Brewster Rural High School.

Jury trial for Bain continued a 4th time

May 29, 2013

After more than a year and a half and one continuance after another, jury trial for Tyler “TC” Bain has been continued once again.
The trial that was scheduled for June has now been continued for a fourth time - to October 2013.
Bain, 30, was arrested in October 2011, following an incident in which he allegedly abducted and assaulted his ex-wife, Kari Bain. He was formally charged with six counts resulting from that incident, which are:
Count 1: 1st degree sexual assault, Class II felony
Count 2: 2nd degree assault, Class III felony
Count 3: terroristic threats, Class IV felony

Stormy holiday weekend brings needed rain

May 29, 2013

*All of Custer County is in a tornado watch until 10 p.m. (Wednesday)

With many area residents heading out to enjoy the great outdoors over the first official weekend of summer, Memorial Day weekend brought the potential for severe weather - reminding us all that this isn’t just camping and picnicking season. It’s also thunderstorm and tornado season - and the threat for more severe weather remains a possibility again tonight.

May 28th

Budget; wind energy bills advance

May 28, 2013

LINCOLN -- Lawmakers passed the state budget and advanced several bills this week dealing with taxes, child care and wind energy, among other things. Here are some of the highlights:

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