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July 26th, 2012

William "Bill" Wehling, 65

July 26, 2012

William John Wehling, age 65 of Broken Bow, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012, at his home in Broken Bow.
A celebration of Bill's life was Tuesday, July 24, at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery with military honors. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the UNMC Epply Cancer Center for Research.

Erma Willenberg, 95

July 26, 2012

B. Erma (Estes) Willenberg was born March 11,1917 near Dunning, to Elmer and Loretta (Rice) Estes and passed away July 19, 2012, at the age of 95 years, 4 months, and 1 days.
ln 1921 Erma's family moved to the Gates community and then in 1923 they moved to the Lillian community. Erma attended school at Lillian and Gates, graduating from Gates High School in 1935.

New grain facility approved

July 26, 2012

The Custer County Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously voted to approve a conditional use permit to CPI for a new grain storage facility south of Arnold.
Dan Olson of Hastings, representing CPI, presented his request to the board at Tuesday mornings meeting. The co-ops in Arnold and Anselmo both recently merged with CPI, and Olson says the company is looking for ways to improve the facilities in this area.

Walz saddles up with his cavalry collection

July 26, 2012

The display in Troy Walz’s office contains Cavalry equipment from the late 1800’s all the way up to the 1940s.

Walz grew up on a ranch, and developed an interest in horses from a very early age.

“When I grew up a little, I got into reading about horses but then I saw some of the pictures of the different equipment and I realized that I had no idea what they were. That’s when I started to research into the equipment’s time frames and uses,” explained Walz.

Behind the screens of Tiffany Theater

July 26, 2012

Did you ever wonder where all of the doors in Tiffany Theatre lead to? Well, it turns out that a good majority of them are supply closets, however, behind the screens of Tiffany Theatre are some pretty amazing things.

UPDATE: Highway 21 accident victim dies

July 26, 2012

UPDATE: The Custer County Chief has learned that Brett Kramer died Sunday, July 29, as the result of injuries sustained in an accident south of Broken Bow July 23. His obituary appears on the obituary page of this site.

A two-vehicle accident Monday afternoon, July 23, injured a 21-year-old Litchfield man.

City council opts to sell South 5th land

July 26, 2012

The Broken Bow City Council has decided the time has finally come to sell a piece of city property adjacent to the South 5th ball field. Council president Scott Spanel says the sale of the property has been discussed for several years.

July 25th

Broken Bow pounds Holdredge in final game, advance to state

July 25, 2012

Broken Bow battled back to force a second and deciding championship game against Holdredge.

They didn't let it go to waste.

Broken Bow dusted off Holdredge 17-4 in five innings to win the District Championship. Derek McCormick pitched a masterful game on the mound with his slider and fastball combo.

Catcher Grayson Minnick had his best performance of the season with a home run over the left field fence, one of five RBI's on the game.

Broken Bow forces second game with Holdredge

July 25, 2012

Broken Bow prevailed with a 4-2 victory over Holdredge in the opening game of the District Championship.

The Indians worked out of multiple jams to earn the victory. The deciding game is due to start shortly, check back on this website shortly after the game.

July 24th

Broken Bow baseball fights its way back into district final

July 24, 2012

Broken Bow bounced back after a loss to Holdredge Monday night, beating McCook 3-1 in a pitchers duel.

With the win, they advance to the district final, where they will get a rematch with Holdredge. Broken Bow will have to win twice, as the tournament is double elimination.

The championship game(s) will be played while the Custer County Chief is going to press. Check the website for results shortly after the game.

The scheduled game is set to begin at 5 p.m. and if a second game is required, it will start soon after.

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