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May 22nd, 2012

New Wellness Center now open

May 22, 2012

Jennie Melham Memorial Medical Center hosted an open house and ribbon cutting event Sunday for the brand new Wellness Center. An addition was built on the north side of the Ellen B. Marachek Tennis Center at Tomahawk Park to house the Wellness Center, allowing patrons to utilize the tennis court as well.

A large crowd was in attendance Sunday afternoon for the event, and many took the opportunity to test out some of the new equipment.

For pictures and complete story see this week's Custer County Chief.

May 20th

Final State Track Results

May 20, 2012

CLASS B
BOYS

Team scoring: Scottsbluff 48, McCook 41, York 37, Grand Island NW 35, Elkhorn MM 34, Omaha Gross 34, Blair 33, Lexington 32, Cozad 28, Auburn 26, Columbus LV 25, Boys Town 22, Waverly 21, Gering 21, Aurora 20, Gretna 20, Omaha Skutt 18, Adams Central 14, Gothenburg 14, Crete 12, Platteview 11, Alliance 11, Sidney 10, O’Neill 10, Ogallala 9, Elkhorn South 9, Beatrice 9, Chadron 8, Seward 8, Columbus Scotus 8, Milford 6, Norris 4, Pierce 4, Omaha Roncalli 4, Arlington 4, Nebraska City 3, Bennington 3, Lincoln Lutheran 2, Elkhorn 2.

GIRLS

May 19th

Twin Loup men, Ansley-Litchfield women bring back state champs

May 19, 2012

The Twin Loup mens team finished 2nd overall for the Class D mens side. Ansley-Litchfield's women side took 4th overall. Twin Loup won state titles in the 4x400 meter relay and the long jump. Ansley-Litchfield took the 4x100 meter relay title. Check back tomorrow for more updated results and check out the May 24th edition of the Custer County Chief for extended coverage.

Twin Loup Boys set new state record

May 19, 2012

The Twin Loup boys set a new personal best and won gold Saturday in the 4x100 meter relay at the State High School Track Meet in Omaha. The team of Guy Fenske, Kirby Pomplun, Tyke Kozeal and Jed Fenske will also go down in the record book by besting the Class D State Record: 43.73 set by St. Edward in 2002.

Final results
1 Twin Loup 43.589 10
2 Cambridge 44.321 8
3 Garden County 44.387 6
4 South Loup 44.453 5

May 18th

Area schools state track schedule for Saturday May 19

May 18, 2012

Track Events

800m Run FINALS- Boys (Class D)
Section #1
1-1 David Bishop 10 Lyons-Decatur Northeast 2nd/2:09.7 177 1
1-2 Jake Witte 10 Cambridge 1st/2:10.0 52 1
1-3 Walter Flint 12 Elwood 2nd/2:15.7 75 1
2-1 Kelvin Stallings 12 Giltner 2nd/2:05.4 112 1
2-2 Kyle Pardun 10 St. Mary's 2nd/2:06.7 272 1

State Track Results - UPDATED noon Saturday

May 18, 2012

Track events
Section #1- boys 3200 relay
1 Paxton 8:13.226 1 10
Carrick Perlinger, 11, #229; Zachary Morland, 11, #227; Koby Archuletta, 12, #221; Garrett Perlinger, 11, #230
2 South Loup 8:26.514 1 8
Kyle Pierce, 10; Garret Dockweiler, 11, #257; Taylor Linegar, 12, #261; Levi Loper, 11, #262

400m Dash PRELIMS-Girls- Class D
1 Siera Rohde 12 Ansley-Litchfield 58.235 1 Q

Joe Bradley, 78

May 18, 2012

Joe E. Bradley, age 78 of Ansley, died Friday May 11, 2012 at his home in Ansley. Funeral services were May 14, at the Christian Church in Ansley, with the Rev. Mel Shepherd officiating. Burial was in the Merna Cemetery with military rites. Memorials made be made to the Ansley Christian Church, Sandhills Cancer Fund, or Hospice.
Joe was born Jan. 10, 1934, in Ellis County, Okla., to Wallace and Oleta (Riggs) Bradley. Joe married Betty Lou Hendershot May 30, 1959. Betty Lou died in 2009.

Margaret (Joan) Lenstrom, 74

May 18, 2012

Margaret J. Lenstrom (Joan), of Comstock, died Monday, May 14, 2012 at the Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 18, at the Rhoad Funeral Chapel in Sargent with the Rev. Don Schauda officiating. Burial will be in the Douglas Grove Cemetery west of Comstock. Visitations will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Lenstrom was born July 11, 1937, in Trenton, and spent her chidhood in the westren Nebraska area. She graduated from Sidney High School in 1956.

Jane Hodges, 89

May 18, 2012

Jane Simonson Hodges, 89, died May 9, 2012, at Linden Court in North Platte.
Jane was born March 9, 1923, to Carl and June (Kemp) Simonson at their homestead five miles north of Mullen. Jane graduated from Mullen High School in 1941.
She married Bill Hodges Nov. 7, 1945. They ranched in the Sandhills for several years before moving to Thedford in 1968 to own and operate Hodges' Conoco until their retirement in 1982.

Gene T. Jeffries, 84

May 18, 2012

Gene T. Jeffries, age 84 of Fremont, died May 4, 2012 in Fremont.
He was born Feb. 7, 1928, in Palisade, to Ivan McKinley and Ruth Charity (French) Jeffries. Gene lived in Missouri, Colorado and Nebraska as his father searched for work during the Depression Years. He was baptized into the Church of Christ at the age of 13 in Worthinbgton, Mo.
Gene and Edith Rose Anderson were married in Wauneta, Dec. 5, 1948. They spent their honeymoon stranded at his family’s home by the blizzard of ’48-’49. October 3, 1950, they became the proud parents of Judith Ann Jeffries.

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