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June 14th, 2012

Broken Bow man wins Kearney half marathon

June 14, 2012

During the normal work week, Broken Bow's Todd Vlieger earns his paycheck working at Arrow Seed. It's what he did this past weekend, however that will have people talking.

On June 9, Vlieger won the Kearney half marathon with a time of -. A half marathon is exactly 13.1 miles. In some distance races, the final stretch can be the worst of the race. That wasn't the case here.

"After running the 13 miles, the .1 isn't so bad," Vlieger said. "It's just an extra little bit."

Stealth Cruiser turns heads in Broken Bow

June 14, 2012

If one were to look on the road at the right time this past weekend, they might have seen a car unlike any other.

Bob Gifford, the son of Broken Bow resident Bev Kennedy, resides in Spokane, Washington. When Gifford went to visit his mother, she got to see something that took her son five years of hard work to build.

Gifford's "Stealth Cruiser" is modeled after the F1-17 stealth aircraft used by the military. This makes Gifford, a former Air Force officer, feel right at home.

June 12th

Nebraska State Bank Baseball upcoming schedule

June 12, 2012

June 15- Broken Bow vs. Kearney- 8 pm at Broken Bow

June 16- Broken Bow vs. Gothenburg- 8 pm at Gothenburg

June 17- Ainsworth tournament- Times TBD

June 19- Broken Bow vs. Ogallala- 8 pm at Broken Bow

June 24- Broken Bow vs. Cozad- 8 pm at Broken Bow

June 29- July 1- Kearney Tournament- Times TBD

July 2- Broken Bow vs. Greeley- 8 pm at Broken Bow

July 3- Broken Bow vs. Ogallala- 8 pm at Ogallala

July 10 Broken Bow vs. St. Paul- 8 pm at St. Paul

July 11- Broken Bow vs. Elwood- 6 pm at Elwood

Spirit Softball upcoming schedule

June 12, 2012

June 13- Spirit vs. Sargent-8 pm at Sargent

June 18- Spirit vs. Ord- 8 pm at Ord

June 20- Spirit vs. Arcadia- 8 pm at Arcadia

June 25- Spirit vs. Walbach- 8 pm at Broken Bow

June 27- Spirit vs. Loup City- 8 pm at Broken Bow

(Districts are Scheduled for June 16 with the first game starting at 8 am against Central City)

June 11th

Legion Riders pay tribute to fallen warrior

June 11, 2012

More than 100 American Legion Riders gathered in Broken Bow this past weekend for the organization's State Romp. Sunday morning, the group held a special tribute at the Broken Bow Cemetery, where they conducted a wreath laying ceremony in honor of Michael Doheny, former Marine killed in Iraq in 2007.

Nebraska State Bank baseball sweeps McCook in Double Header

June 11, 2012

Broken Bow's senior baseball team improved to 6-1 on the season with a sweep of McCook on Saturday. They won the first game 3-2 and the second game by the score of 8-2. Pitcher Kirby Pomplun took a no-hitter into the top of the 7th in the first game before McCook answered with two runs. The game ended on a Jake McCormick single up the middle to win it for Broken Bow. For more coverage, check out the June 14th edition of the Custer County Chief.

June 8th

Ansley celebrates 125th birthday!

June 8, 2012

ANSLEY - - In honor of its 125-year anniversary, Ansley’s annual Muddy Creek Celebration will be bigger and better than ever this year. Activities are planned for June 8 - 12, with a dance and poker tournament kicking things off Friday. The 60-seat maximum poker tournament begins at 7 p.m., while the Brown Daisy Dance for youth entering 7-12 grade will be from 8-12.

June 7th

Shirley Trotter, 70

June 7, 2012

Shirley Trotter, age 70 of Broken Bow, died June 5, 2012, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 9, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness' in Broken Bow with Terrence Ristov officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow. Interment will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery.

Myra Moon, 92

June 7, 2012

Myra Moon, age 92, was born at Milburn, May 15, 1920, to John Thomas Huffman and Mary Ellen Farley Huffman.She was the youngest of eight children. At the age of seven she started school. She played basketball and softball and enjoyed sports.She graduated in 1939 from Milburn. After she graduated she did waitress work. She married George Nekuda in Broken Bow in 1941. Their children are Gary Nekuda and Darro Nekuda. In 1953, she married Woodrow "Bus" Moon. In 1958, they had a son, Casey Moon. They lived in the Cumings Park Community until 1994.

Zane Harvey, 38

June 7, 2012

Zane Harvey died June 1, 2012 as a result of a tragic accident while driving a school van filled with the Broken Bow boys basketball team back home from a basketball camp.
Born Jan 8, 1974 in Broken Bow, to Robert and Monica (Scott) Harvey, Zane grew up in Stapleton, and graduated from Stapleton High School in 1992. During high school he spent the summers working on the Diamond Bar Ranch.

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