September 5th, 2012
PURDUM - - Many area communities and counties are celebrating major anniversaries in 2012, be they Centennial or Quasicentennial (125 years) due in large part to the railroad coming through, but also to the perseverance and courage of those following their dreams of a better life here.
Such were Levi and Elenora Cox, who came from Ohio in 1887, arriving in Blaine County, three miles west of what is now Purdum. Saturday, Sept. 1, the Cox family celebrated their own Quasicentennial, treating family and friends to a great day of food, fun, socializing and reminiscing.
Many people, including a large host of farmers and land owners, benefit from the Middle Loup River, and from being able to access the water. Last week, many of those who benefit from its use gathered for a dedication for the new Sargent Diversion Dam.
The dam has been more than two years in the works. The new dam replaces the one which was destroyed by a flood which occurred June 13, 2010, and will divert water into a canal to provide water to some 5,000 acres downstream.
It was a busy Labor Day weekend in Custer County and the surrounding area, capped off with the annual Fall Festival in Arcadia Monday. One of the highlights of the annual event is the crowning of the Fall Festival Queen, and this year's queen is Elizabeth Einspahr.
The 22nd Annual Kite Flight in Callaway was also this past weekend. Be sure and see this week's Custer County Chief for lots of pictures of the Labor Day weekend events, along with local news and sports.
A couple of personnel issues came before the Broken Bow City Council Monday, Aug. 27 - one in open meeting, and one in closed session.
During the open meeting, discussion was had on creating a position in the city for a full-time zoning administrator. For several years the city has had a part-time zoning administrator, a position currently held by Cindy Pearson. This is an appointed position, which would not require an election.
The Spartans moved to 3-0 on the season Friday night, defeating Elm Creek 3-2 in an intense battle.
Lindsey Siegel and Shawna Paitz lead the way with 11 and eight kills respectively. The Spartans were strong at the net as Seigel and Kayla Reynolds had five blocks each. Siegel also had two aces to go with two aces by Kaitlin Kratzer.
Elm Creek took the first game 25-20 before the Spartans answered with a 25-17 win. The two teams split again at 23-25 and 25-15 before Ansley won the fifth game 15-8.
For more coverage, check out the next edition of the Custer County Chief.
The Knights got their volleyball season off to a successful start tonight, defeating North Central in three games. They took the first game 25-14, the second game 25-20 and the third 25-13.
Kelsey Higgins lead the way with 8 kills on the night to go with her 15 assists, three digs and a serving ace. Chantelle Milleson recorded seven kills on the night.
Jay Spencer finished with three kills one assist, four digs and four serve aces. Taylor Marten and Madison Taylor each had four kills and one block. Marten had four digs to go with Taylor's two.
The Broncos (1-0) got their season off to a hot start Friday night with a narrow win over the Wolves of Twin Loup (1-1) at home.
Quarterback Riley Rice completed 14 of his 21 passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns for Mullen. Tye Spies had impressive night on the receiving end, hauling in eight for 125 yards and catching both of the touchdown passes from Rice.
Running back Britt McIntosh added a touchdown in the second quarter with a 57-yard touchdown run.
Defensively for the Broncos, Garrett Cox and Kory Phillips lead the way with 12 and 11 tackles respectively.
Burwell 39, South Loup 21
Mullen 28, Twin Loup 26
North Central 44, Sandhills/Thedford 14
Harvard 46, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 2
Elm Creek 20, Ansley-Litchfield 16
Check out the next edition of the Custer County Chief for updated stats and information.
Broken Bow (1-0) used a bevy of running backs Friday night as they outworked Ogallala (0-2) for a convincing 28-6 victory.
Hunter Campbell had an impressive night in the secondary coming up with two interceptions- one on Ogallala's first drive of a game and another to halt a drive in which the black and orange were nearing the end zone.
Danny and Cindy Hempstead of Anselmo, proudly announce the marriage of their daughter, Linly Michele, to Lane Andrew Schmidt. Lane is the son of Darrell and Andie Schmidt of Merna.
The couple was married June 9, 2012, at St. Anselmâ€™s Catholic Church in Anselmo.
The bride earned a bachelorâ€™s degree in elementary education K-6, and currently substitute teaches in area schools.
The groom earaned an associates degree in diversified agriculture and farms for his dad at Schmidt Brothers Farm & Ranch.