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July 2nd, 2015

Throwback Thursday from July 3, 2008

July 2, 2015

This page appeared in the Thursday, July 3, 2008 issue of the Custer County Chief.
On Wednesday June 25, 2008 the Chief had a fire in the dark room of our office building. This page was put in the paper the following week to thank all those that had helped in our time of need.

July 1st

Dale Baker, 95

July 1, 2015

Dale Baker, age 95, of Broken Bow, died Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at the Medical Center of the Rockies, in Loveland, Colo.

Funeral services will be Friday, July 3, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating. 

Burial will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Military Honors. 

Visitation will be Thursday, July 2, 2015, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. at Govier Bros. Mortuary in Broken Bow with the family greeting friends 6 - 7 p.m. 

Memorials are suggested to the American Legion Post #126 or the Broken Bow United Methodist Church. 

Phyllis Ann Knoell, 81

July 1, 2015

Phyllis Ann Knoell, 81, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015, at her home in Lincoln.

She was born in Westerville Jan. 24, 1934. Phyllis was the first of three daughters born to George and Ellen Knight.

June 12, 1951, she married T. Carl (Spike) Knoell at St. Anselm’s Catholic Church in Anselmo. The couple initially farmed at New Helena, but moved to Lincoln in 1960, when Spike took a position with the Nebraska National Guard.

They were blessed with four children, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Merritt Sherman Winchester, 76

July 1, 2015

Merritt Sherman Winchester Jr. age 76, of Broken Bow, died Saturday June 20, 2015, at the Jennie Melham Hospital in Broken Bow.

Funeral services were June 24, 2015, at the E-Free Church in Broken Bow with Pastor Brian Klein officiating. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the family to be decided on at a later date.

Merritt was born Oct. 21, 1938, to Merritt and Dorothy (Florea) Winchester Sr. in Merna. He grew up in Custer Center where he attended rural country school. He then attended Broken Bow High School where he graduated class of 1956.

VIDEO: Top NBA free agents and where they might end up

July 1, 2015

Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix breaks down where big name NBA free agents like LaMarcus Aldridge, Paul Millsap, Greg Monroe, Danny Green, Tyson Chandler and Rajon Rondo might end up.

Last Day to Register for 2015 State Games of America

July 1, 2015

Today is the final day to register for most sports in the 2015 State Games of America, which takes place July 28 - August 2 in Lincoln, Omaha and surrounding communities.

Register by midnight tonight, July 1, at All participants receive a shirt and pass to Opening Ceremonies, Athlete Villages, Closing Ceremony and the opportunity to meet and compete against athletes from 47 different states.

June 30th

Unclaimed Photographs

June 30, 2015

Pictures from our unclaimed photographs basket. If you know who these belong to, call them to see if they would like to stop in our office to get them.

The top left picture has the name Myers written on it. The bottom left has Matt 4 1/2 1996 written on it. There is also a sticky note attached that has the name Mary Thomas.

If you have a picture that you have dropped off and never picked up, stop by the office to look through our unclaimed basket.

We are open Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM

June 29th

West Nile Virus Arrives in Nebraska

June 29, 2015

Protect yourself from WNV and tick-related diseases.

Lincoln – West Nile virus is synonymous with summer in Nebraska. A mosquito pool in Webster county is the first one to test positive for the virus this season.

“We spend more time outdoors over the Fourth of July and throughout the summer which increases our chances of mosquito and other bug bites,” said Dr. Tom Safranek, State Epidemiologist for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. “Remember to take simple steps like using bug spray to help protect you and your family.”

Other preventive tips:


June 29, 2015

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson joined with Attorneys General from twelve other states[1] in filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) over the EPA’s new rule defining “Waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. The case was filed in the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota.

Ricketts and father give $200K to death penalty campaign

June 29, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts and his father contributed most of the $244,000 collected by to the Nebraskans for the Death Penalty campaign in its first reporting period, according to expense reports released Friday.

Ricketts and his father, TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts, each contributed $100,000 to the ballot drive that seeks to put the death penalty question on the 2016 ballot. The group released its financial information ahead of a Tuesday filing deadline with the state.

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