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June 12th, 2015

Ulysses Man Drowns at Calamus

June 12, 2015

Loup County Sheriff's Department has announced that a 72 year old Ulysses man drowned at the Calamus Reservoir at approximately 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 11. A witness reported that the man had fallen from his boat while getting onto the boat dock at Valley View boat ramp. The witness made contact with the man and was going to get his boat to help retrieve the vessel that had drifted away, but when he returned the man was swimming out towards the boat. The witness stated he knew the man was having trouble and tried to reach him with a long pole.

CWS fans encouraged to text stadium staff if they need help

June 12, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Fans at the College World Series are encouraged to text guest services staff at TD Ameritrade Park if they encounter problems near their seats.

For assistance, fans should send a text to 69050. Type "CWS" and, after a space, state the issue and seat location.

Examples of problems guest services want to know about are impaired fans, altercations and abusive language.

Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority President and CEO Roger Dixon said the text system has been tested at several events at the adjacent CenturyLink Center and has proved to be helpful.

VIDEO: Sharp: Stanley Cup Final is only 'going to get harder and harder'

June 12, 2015

Patrick Sharp comments following the Blackhawks' Game 4 win

In Case You Missed It

June 12, 2015

Callaway Community Wide Garage Sales will be Friday and Saturday.

Saturday morning at 9 a.m. is the 4-H rabbit show. Also on Saturday, The Nebraska Sandhills Cowboy Hall of Fame will be in Valentine.

June 11th

Huskers LB Santos won't return; 2 other players to transfer

June 11, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska coach Mike Riley says linebacker David Santos and two other players won't return to the Cornhuskers.

Santos had major knee surgery after starting eight games last season and 19 in his career. Riley didn't say in a statement Thursday why Santos wouldn't be back for his senior season.

Riley also says that safety LeRoy Alexander and receiver Jariah Tolbert will transfer.

Alexander was suspended for the entire 2014 season for an undisclosed reason. Tolbert was charged with marijuana possession in June 2014 and again this past April.

Peitzmeier, Lubach among 8 with Nebraska ties taken in draft

June 11, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Eight players with ties to Nebraska have been selected in the Major League Baseball draft.

Tyler Peitzmeier of Yutan, who pitches for Cal State Fullerton, and Nebraska catcher Tanner Lubach out of Lincoln Southwest High both were taken in the ninth round. Peitzmeier went to the Chicago Cubs and Lubach to the Los Angeles Angels.

Iowa Western Community College shortstop Ryan Merrill, who graduated from Millard West High, went to St. Louis in the 15th round. Bellevue University pitcher Stephan Meyer, from Tucson, Arizona, went to Pittsburgh in the 18th.

Throwback Thursday from June 10, 1985

June 11, 2015

Here is a copy of the front page of the Monday June 10, 1985 issue of the Custer County Chief.

The two people on the bicycle built for two are Art Kieborz and his wife.
Dee Adams is in the bottom picture.

June 10th

Doris Chelewski, 88

June 10, 2015

Doris Chelewski, 88, went to be with her Heavenly father May 20, 2015, in Rifle, Colo.

Doris was born to Ray and Bula Price in Ansley, Dec. 11, 1926. She attended school in Ansley and taught in one room schools for a few years, then she married Edmund Dec. 5, 1948.

They farmed in Nebraska until 1963, when they moved to Rifle, Colo., where they continued farming until 1972, when they started Chelewski Pipe and Supply.

George W. Pierce, 77

June 10, 2015

George W. Pierce, 77, of Gibbon, died Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at his home.  A memorial service was. Friday, June 5, 2015, at Faith United Church in Gibbon with Pastor Larry Michael Rush officiating.  Interment will be held at a later date.  Memorials are suggested to Faith United Church in Gibbon. Condolences may be shared online at O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home of Gibbon is in charge of arrangement.

George Wendel Pierce was born Feb. 24, 1938. in Sargent, to James “Gard” and Minnie V. (Loyd) Pierce.  

Frances Faye Govier, 88

June 10, 2015

Frances Faye Govier, 88, passed away June 1, 2015, at the St. Francis Hospital in Grand Island. She had been living at the Good Samaritan Village in Grand Island prior to her death.