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February 28th, 2013

Dollie Garris, 91

February 28, 2013

The angels came for Dollie Garris, 91 of Broken Bow, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. She is formerly of Sargent
Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with Chaplain Steve Shanno officiating. Burial was in the Mount Hope Cemetery at Sargent, with Pastor Marvin Bauer officiating.
Dollie was born April 30, 1921, northeast of Broken Bow to Thomas and Nettie Grim. She graduated from Wester-ville school in 1939, in the biggest class of 10 students.

Leona McAlevy, 79

February 28, 2013

Leona Marie McAlevy, 79 of Merna, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Jennie Melham Memorial Hospital in Broken Bow. A celebration of life was Feb. 14, 2013 at The Immanuel Lutheran Church in Merna with Pastor Ryan Loeslie officiating. Burial was in the Merna Cemetery.
Leona was born at Brady June 27, 1933, to John Walter and Lily Fran (Dovenbarger) Parkhurst. She attended school thru the 8th grade, and married Luther Dale McAlevy in Mason City at her parents house June ll, 1950.

Face fear with education: Refuse to be a victim

February 28, 2013

In the past, I have shared with our readers many of my life experiences, including overcoming my fear of flying when I got on a plane in 2007 to accompany a group of World War II veterans to Washington, D.C. This past weekend I conquered another hurdle - one I have to admit I never saw myself doing.

Sandhills/Thedford girls fall short against Falls City- Sacred Heart

February 28, 2013

The Sandhills/Thedford girls basketball team saw their season come to an end Thursday when they got into too big of a hole against Falls City Sacred Heart and wound up losing 57-42. With the loss, Sandhills/Thedford finishes the season with a 20-7 record and it wraps up the careers for Taylor Marten and Chantelle Milleson.

February 27th

Anselmo-Merna boys stats vs Wauneta-Palisade

February 27, 2013

Wauneta- Palisade 62 Anselmo-Merna 47
Geiser- 17
Halouska- 7
Trey Gilligan- 8
Troy Gilligan- 7
Thompson- 4
McGown- 2
Chandler- 2

Halouska- 12
Trey Gilligan- 3
Thompson- 3

Schipporeit- 1

February 25th

Farm accident claims life of Sargent man

February 25, 2013

Dennis Andrew Seidel, 55, of Sargent, died Feb. 24, 2013, at the Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow, as the result of a tractor accident.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, at the Sargent Public School in Sargent. Burial will be in the Somerford Cemetery near Sargent with Pastor Alan Petersen officiating. A memorial visitation will be from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday at Hitchcock Funeral Home in Burwell. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Sargent Veteran’s Memorial.

February 23rd

Sandhills/Thedford, Anselmo-Merna boys win, advance to District Finals

February 23, 2013

Sandhills/Thedford and Anselmo-Merna both advanced to their district finals with wins over Mullen and Bertrand respectively. Sandhills/Thedford won 48-36 and Anselmo-Merna won 60-55. Sandhills/Thedford will play Leyton Tuesday night at Sutherland (7 pm) Tuesday while Anselmo-Merna will play Wauneta-Palisade at Hershey with the game slated to start at 7:30 pm Tuesday. The Sandhills/Thedford girls will play 9 am Wednesday against Falls City/Sacred Heart in their opening round state tournament game.

February 22nd

Sandhills/Thedford girls edge Sioux County 55-51, head to state; Lady Spartans lose to St. Marys

February 22, 2013

Sandhills/Thedford will advance to the state tournament with a 55-51 win over Sioux County Friday night. Ansley-Litchfield saw their season come to an end Friday night with a 55-31 loss to St. Mary's of O'Neill. Mullen, who had a chance at a wildcard, saw those hopes fade as they didn't get enough outside help.

For full details be sure to check out the next edition of the Custer County Chief

Anselmo BNSF crossing to come under gun at Tuesday's Supervisors meeting

February 22, 2013

The BNSF railroad crossings at Anselmo are scheduled for discussion and possible decision at this Tuesday's Custer County Board of Supervisor's meeting. The meeting starts at 9 a.m., in the basement of the Custer County Courthouse, with a report from the Zoning Commissioner at 9:30 a.m.; public hearings on the possible vacation of county roads 591, 222 and 2070 up for discussion at 10:10 a.m.; followed by discussions on a road maintenance agreement and the BNSF railroad crossing at 10:45 a.m. Sealed bids will be opened for a 14-yeard dump truck and 11:30 a.m.

Winter finally makes a strong appearance

February 22, 2013

The entire state of Nebraska was braced for an intense winter storm Thursday and Friday, and the system dubbed "Storm Q" lived up to its hype. According to the National Weather Service office in North Platte, Broken Bow received 8 inches of snow from Wednesday evening to Friday morning.

The heavy snow made travel difficult, as this trucker can attest! He got stuck while attempting to make a right turn, backing up traffic for two blocks. The truck was stuck for approximately 20 minutes before finally getting out and back on his way.

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