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July 23rd, 2015

Throwback Thursday from July 29, 1985

July 23, 2015

This week we throw back to the July 29, 1985 issue of the Custer County Chief.

It's "ruff" being a kid. Erin Melroy, age 2, and her ten-month-old friend, Kaspar, find that things can be "ruff" when you are just a kid. Erin's friend, Kaspar, is a Komondor, a rare breed of sheep dogs.

In the article that followed it noted that Kaspar was a pure-bred registered Komondor. He weighed 115 pounds, was 28 inches tall and ate four pounds of puppy food a day.

July 22nd

John Millen, 76

July 22, 2015

John Millen, Jr, 76, of Broken Bow, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015, at the Good Life Center in Callaway.  

He was born on the Millen homestead near Gandy, May 15, 1939, to Roxanna and John Millen.

John was the fifth of six siblings, Yvonne, Mary, Helen, Evelyn and Nick. He attended school in Gandy but dropped out during high school to farm the home place.

John ‘Jack’ Stevenson, 84

July 22, 2015

John “Jack” Stevenson, age 84 of Holdrege, died Friday, July 17, 2015, at the Bryan LGH West Hospital in Lincoln, surrounded by his loving family.

Funeral services were Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Burial, with military honors, was in the Broken Bow Cemetery. 

Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow, was in charge of arrangements. 

Memorials are suggested to the Great Bend Recreation Commission Foundation, PO Box 353, Great Bend, KS 67530.

Gary Bomberger, 67

July 22, 2015

Gary Bomberger, age 67 of Oconto died Thursday July 16, 2015, at the Callaway District Hospital in Callaway. 

Funeral services were Monday, July 20, 2015, at the Oconto Community Building in Oconto, with the Rev. Doug Jones officiating and Military Honors. Inurnment was Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in the Oconto Cemetery. 

Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Oconto EMS. 

Fatality Accident on Highway 2 West of Broken Bow

July 22, 2015

On July 22, 2015, the Custer County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two vehicle fatality accident, .5 miles west of Broken Bow at the Highway 2-Ryno Road intersection.

Vehicle #1, a red 1990 Chevrolet pickup, driven by Leonard L. Peterson, age 84, of Ansley, NE was westbound on Highway 2, turning onto the Ryno Road. Vehicle #2, a 2014 Dodge pickup, driven by William S. Koubek, age 54, of Merna, NE was eastbound on Highway 2. Vehicle #1 turned in front of Vehicle #2 causing a head on collision. Restraints were in use by both drivers.

July 21st

Nebraska guard will transfer from women's basketball team

July 21, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska sophomore guard Chandler Smith plans to transfer from the Husker women's basketball team.

Nebraska coach Connie Yori said in a statement released Tuesday that Smith, a 6-foot guard from Brewster, Washington, wanted to be closer to home.

Yori called Smith "a good person and a good player," adding she was disappointed in her decision but wished her the best.

Smith played in 18 games in her freshman season, with one start. She was hampered by a foot injury that limited her playing time early in the season.

Unclaimed Photographs

July 21, 2015

If you know anyone in these pictures please let them know so they can stop in the office to claim them.

If you think you may have a unclaimed picture please stop by the Custer County Chief to look in our basket. Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

July 20th

New round of Virtual Scholars program to address needs of Nebraska students, schools

July 20, 2015

University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds announced today that the university will continue its widely used Nebraska Virtual Scholars program in 2015-16 by offering 150 scholarships to schools in the state for their students to take courses from the University of Nebraska High School for free. Through the scholarships, the university aims to supplement the work of Nebraska schools in addressing critical issues that impact students, including timely graduation, access to courses, scheduling challenges and college and career readiness.

Events In Your Area this Week

July 20, 2015

Wednesday is the Broken Bow Blood Drive. The Sargent High School's Blood Drive is Thursday.

The Loup Trail DAR Quilt Show is this Thursday to Saturday.

The New Helena Country Club Luncheon is Saturday.

See our calendar events for more information on these events and to see what else is happening in your area.

Tenopir Named as NSAA Interim Executive Director

July 20, 2015

LINCOLN – In a special meeting of the Nebraska School Activities Association Board of Directors on Friday, July 17, the Board voted to hire Dr. Jim Tenopir to serve as interim NSAA Executive Director.

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