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Archive - 2013

January 6th

Jan. 5 Basketball scoreboard

January 6, 2013

Girls Scoreboard:
Ansley-Litchfield 40 Ravenna 39
S-E-M 34 Arcadia 30
Broken Bow 43 Gibbon 36

Boys Scoreboard:
Arcadia 37 S-E-M 36
Gibbon 52 Broken Bow 32
Ravenna 51 Ansley-Litchfield 39

January 4th

Jan. 4 basketball scoreboard

January 5, 2013

Girls Scoreboard

Axtell 35 S-E-M 34
Mullen 55 Sandhills/Thedford 36
Palmer 43 Ansley-Litchfield 32
SMC 45 Arcadia 28
Twin Loup 47 Anselmo-Merna 31
Broken Bow vs Holdredge score not reported yet

Boys Scoreboard
Sandhills/Thedford 50 Mullen 40
Holdredge 41 Broken Bow 39
Axtell 49 S-E-M 37
Anselmo-Merna 62 Twin Loup 37
SMC 53 Arcadia 37

Sandhills/Thedford girls fall to Mullen, Knights get revenge in boys game

January 5, 2013

Mullen's girls basketball team stayed undefeated with a 55-36 victory while Sandhills/Thedford's boys team picked up their third straight win with a 50-40 victory over Mullen. For more information, check out the next edition of the Custer County Chief.

January 3rd

Sandhills/Thedford boys, girls handle South Loup

January 4, 2013

Sandhills/Thedford got off to a fast start out of the holiday break as the boys team defeated South Loup 73-41 and the girls finished with a 58-29 victory. Sandhills/Thedford will take on Mullen tomorrow night in a matchup of two of the conference's best teams. For more information, see the next edition of the Custer County Chief.

January 2nd

Sydnee Owens, 14

January 2, 2013

Sydnee Faith Owens, 14 of Aurora, went to her eternal home Nov. 30, 2012, after a courageous 6 1/2-year battle with cancer. A Celebration of Life was Dec. 4 at the Monroe E-Free Church near Phillips. Family and friends were encouraged to wear pink in honor of Sydnee’s favorite color. Rev. Marshall Erickson officiated. Interment was at the Aurora Cemetery.

Katherine Drake, 74

January 2, 2013

Katherine L. Drake, 74 of Kearney, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
A memorials service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at the O'Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney with the Rev. Stan Murdoch officiating. There will be no visitation. Burial will take place at a later date. Memorials are suggested to Heartland Hematology and Oncology. Online condolences or personal reflections may be submitted at www.osrfh.com. O'Brien - Straatmann - Redinger Funeral Home of Kearney is in charge of arrangements.

Is everyone really living longer?

January 2, 2013

By Trudy Lieberman,
Rural Health News Service

People are living longer. Or are they? That's an important question as policymakers debate whether to raise the eligibility age from 65 to 67 for receiving Medicare benefits. Those supporting the change argue that the age for receiving full Social Security benefits is already 67 for those born after 1959, so why not do the same for Medicare? People are living longer anyway, and besides, the shift would save Medicare billions of dollars.

Litchfield teen battles rare disease

January 2, 2013

LITCHFIELD - - No one ever expects to get the news that they have a rare, and very dangerous disease. Tyler Snow is just like anybody else, never thinking that sort of thing would happen to him. He was wrong.
Now the battle is on, and Tyler’s friends and family are pitching in to help by hosting a special fundraising event Wednesday, Jan. 9. The event will include a bake sale and nachos - and an opportunity to make donations - and will run from noon to 6 p.m. at the Litchfield High School new gym on main street in Litchfield.

Broken Bow Elks Lodge to host Local Hoop Shoot

January 2, 2013

The Broken Bow Elks Lodge is sponsoring the local Hoop Shoot Jan. 5. It will be held in the activities building for ages 8-13.

Age Groups:

8-9 year olds 8:30-9:00 am compete at 9 am
10-11 year olds 9:15- 9:45 am compete at 9:45 am
12-13 year olds 10:00-10:30 am compete at 10:30

Fast Facts:

-The Elks Lodge National Hoop Shoot is a free throw contest for youth ages 8-13.
-More than 2.5 million youth participate each year
-Beginning at local Elks Lodges, contestants advance through local, district, state, regional and national competitions

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