With Christmas only a few days away, the anticipation is mounting as children all across the world eagerly await the hour of Santaâ€™s arrival. We thought it might be fun to catch up with a few of those youngsters and get some of their thoughts in the final countdown.
The Chief visited The School Garden preschool in Broken Bow Tuesday morning, with two questions for the children. Here is how they answered those questions.
Q: What is your favorite thing about Christmas?
Kaleb Bergrenn - â€śGetting toys at McDonaldâ€™s.â€ť
Tiana Hurlburt - â€śThe flying reindeer.â€ť
Ayden Clark - â€śSanta!â€ť
Twin Loup's Alex Hart signed her letter of intent to play volleyball at Hastings College Wednesday afternoon. Hart plans to major in business administration with an emphasis on accounting while at Hastings. For more information check out the next edition of the Custer County Chief.
SMC earned a 47-38 victory over Twin Loup Dec. 14.
Alex Hart lead the way for Twin Loup offensively, scoring 21 points and finished with six rebounds. Becca Clark had five point along with five from Madison Kozeal, three from Monica Keith and two from Jackie Lewis. Keith finished the game with 10 rebounds.
Twin Loup out-rebounded SMC 34 25, but SMC made up for it at the foul line making 22-36 compared to 7-19 from for Twin Loup.
Holiday cookies are even tastier when they're prepared in a safe, clean kitchen.
The cookie shaped like a Christmas tree, wreath or snowman is a delicious part of the season, but be sure to clean cooking surfaces and avoid eating the dough to make them an even more enjoyable addition to the celebrations. Raw dough could make you sick, according to University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension food specialist Julie Albrecht.
"Raw eggs in the dough have the potential for Salmonella, which can cause foodborne illness," she said.
Elwood held off a comeback from S-E-M in the second half and pulled away late, winning the game 56-36. Angel Boteo lead the way for the Mustangs with 13 points to go with 11 from Brian Guerra and 10 from Chase Erwin. Andrew Sleicher put in two points, but finished at the team's leading rebounder with six. S-E-M shot 5-9 from the free throw line. For more, check out the next edition of the Custer County Chief.
In the opening-round girls game, Arcadia fell to Elwood 50-35 and Elwood also defeated Arcadia in the opening round of the boys game. Ansley-Litchfield edged S-E-M in their opening round girls game before S-E-M won the boys game 37-35. Elwood will play Ansley-Litchfield in the championship game on Saturday at 6:00 while Arcadia and S-E-M will play for third place Saturday at 3:00. On the boys side, S-E-M will take on Elwood for the championship Saturday at 7:30 and Arcadia will take on Ansley-Litchfield for third place on Saturday at 4:30.
One of the orders of business at Tuesdayâ€™s Broken Bow City Council meeting was the swearing in of incumbent council members Chad Schall, representing the West Ward, and Bill Adams, representing the East Ward. Adams was appointed to the council in December 2010, while Schall was elected.
Following the swearing in, Schall was elected by his peers as president of the council. The council also approved Mayor Cecil Burtâ€™s annual appointments of city engineer - J.E.O., city physician - Dr. Shawn Lawrence, and city finance committee - Chad Schall, Bill Adams, Cody Schmick and Kelly Clay.