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January 17th

Ayden's life saved by donated blood

January 17, 2013

MERNA - - Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. It is an alarming statistic - but we are often inundated with alarming statistics and can tend to become complacent. That all changes when you put a face to the statistic - especially when the face is a sweet 4-year-old boy.

January 16th

PTA launches Box Tops fundraiser

January 16, 2013

With all the talk of violence in our schools, and how to combat that issue, it now seems more important than ever to implement programs both at home and at school to teach kids proper values. That is exactly what the Kids of Character program at the Broken Bow elementary schools is all about.

January 15th

Bill would give $20 million to early childhood education

January 15, 2013

LINCOLN - State lawmakers introduced more than 30 bills and elected Sen. Jim Scheer of Norfolk as vice chairman of the Education Committee on Jan. 14, the fourth day of the 103rd legislative session. Among the new bills to be considered is a $20 million appropriation for early childhood education. Here are some of the day's highlights.



LB171: Sponsored by Sen. Dave Bloomfield of Hoskins, this bill would expedite the concealed handgun permit process − from 45 days to five days − for applicants who are victims of domestic violence.



January 14th

John Wesley Churchill, 91

January 14, 2013

John Wesley Churchill, age 91 of Broken Bow Ne. went to be with the Lord on January 8, 2013.

"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away"
Revelation 21 v: 4

John Churchill was born Feb. 11, 1920, in Mount Vernon, NY, to the late Solomon and Edna Churchill and was the youngest of five children.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Jordan Churchill, Charles Churchill, Edna Churchill, and Alexander Churchill.

Newborn photos displayed at JMMMC

January 14, 2013

Katrina Gotschall, a 1998 Broken Bow High School alumni, is the owner and artist behind Katrina Lee Photography and Grassroots Images, a custom photography business specializing in creating art that celebrates people’s stories.  
Living in Atkinson with her husband Scott and two boys Carter and Alex, Katrina has been teaching Literature and Photojournalism at O’Neill High School for the last eight years. Her roots in Custer County bring her home often, and while in the area, she enjoys spending time photographing the people and rural landscapes that she holds most dear.  

January 11th

Centura boys outlast Broken Bow

January 12, 2013

Broken Bow used its fullcourt press to twice get back into the game Friday night against Centura. The team using an effective full court press, coupled with 21 points from Miller were almost enough to get Broken Bow the win, but Centura was able to survive and salt the game away on free throws, winning 50-41. For more details, see the next edition of the Custer County Chief.

Here are the other boys and girls scores from around the area.

Boys Scores:
Anselmo-Merna 65 Sandhills/Thedford 57
Mullen 66 SMC 37
South Loup 51 Maxwell 39

Girls Scores:
Centura 42 Broken Bow 34

Centura boys outlast Broken Bow

January 12, 2013

Broken Bow used its fullcourt press to twice get back into the game Friday night against Centura. The team using an effective full court press, coupled with 21 points from Miller were almost enough to get Broken Bow the win, but Centura was able to survive and salt the game away on free throws, winning 50-41. For more details, see the next edition of the Custer County Chief.

Here are the other boys and girls scores from around the area.

Boys Scores:
Anselmo-Merna 65 Sandhills/Thedford 57
Mullen 66 SMC 37
South Loup 51 Maxwell 39

Girls Scores:
Centura 42 Broken Bow 34

Linda Kettleborough, 72

January 11, 2013

Linda Lee Kettleborough, age 72, of Merna, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Burial will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be given to the Merna Rescue Unit.

Dana C. Mills, 88

January 11, 2013

Dana C. Mills, 88, St. Joseph, Mo., passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Saxton Riverside Country Villa.
Dana was born Nov. 1, 1924, in Westerville, to the late Frank and S. Bertha Mills. He was a graduate of Westerville High School. He served in the U.S. Navy 1943-1946 in the South Pacific during World War II.
He received the Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal (one silver, eight bronze stars), Navy Occupation Service Medal/ Asia Combat Action Ribbon, and the Philippine Liberation.

Jerry Tapper, 56

January 11, 2013

Jerry Andrew Tapper, the youngest of three children, was born in Chicago, Ill., to Warren and Ethel Tapper Oct. 27, 1956. He departed this world Dec. 29, 2012.
He leaves to mourn his passing his sister, Joyce Stewart and husband Dick; nephews, Cory Stewart and his wife Gabrielle, Adam Stewart and his wife Erin; grand-nephew, Mason; grand-nieces, Hailey, Chloe, Emma and Courtney; special friends, Laura and Leroy Lindner; his MNIS family, and a host of community friends.

Here are the Associated Press Nebraska high school football rankings in Classes A through D-2....
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah, a candidate for this year's Heisman Trophy, says...
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