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Archive - Jan 9, 2014

Tuesday night scores from January 7, 2014

January 9, 2014

Ainsworth 71, Burwell 44
Broken Bow 52, SMC 41
Fullerton 36, Arcadia-Loup City 35
Ord 62, Cozad 55
Sutherland 49, Sandhills/Thedford 48

Ainsworth 64, Burwell 42
Fullerton 62, Arcadia-Loup City 25
Ord 48, Cozad 37
Sandhills/Thedford 53, Sutherland 41

Have a Heart campaign announced

January 9, 2014

Leadership Custer County is asking everyone to ‘Have a Heart’ this winter and enter their ‘Food Bank Challenge.’

Leadership Custer County teams (originated by the Custer Economic Development Corporation) have been researching the needs in our respective communities and have found that the area Food Pantries need our help.

Team members Jami Anderson, Pete Cunning ham, Jim Morgan, Tim Loy and Todd Jonas talked about the reasons behind the push at this time.

Seventh, eighth graders invited to enter the 2014 `Why I Want to Go to College’ writing contest

January 9, 2014

The 12th annual “Why I Want to Go to College” writing contest for seventh and eighth graders was announced today by Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg. The contest, open to students in Nebraska and across the United States, is sponsored by the Nebraska State Treasurer’s Office and the Omaha Storm Chasers.

A total of $14,000 in College Savings Accounts will be awarded as prizes.

Tragedy in Burwell

January 9, 2014

BURWELL, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol says it's leading the investigation into the deaths of a Burwell man and his daughter.
The patrol said Wednesday that the deaths of 31-year-old Christopher Melling and his daughter, Aimee, are being investigated as a murder-suicide. Aimee would have been 3 later this month.

The bodies were found Tuesday afternoon after officers were sent to the Burwell house to check on the residents. Neighbors had reported their concerns after seeing no activity at the home.

A firearm was found at the scene. Autopsies were ordered.

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