July 24th, 2012
Virginia Gordon, 81, a longtime resident of Pine Bluffs, Wyo., passed away peacefully at Life Care Center of Cheyenne, Wyo., July 5, 2012. She was born Dec. 18, 1930, in Cumro, a daughter to August and Gladys Rohde, the third of six children. She was baptized April 9, 1939.
She attended schools in both Ansley and Broken Bow. Virginia married Mike Gordon Jan. 17, 1951, in Broken Bow. She worked at Pine Bluffs Community Center before her retirement.
William J. (Bill) Huffman, 87, of Ainsworth, died the evening of June 30, 2012, at the Rock County Long Term Care in Bassett. Bill, second son of Marion and Maude McMullen Huffman, was born Feb.13, 1925, at Sutherland.
The Broken Bow branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced its plans to sponsor a food drive to help meet the need for more food at the Broken Bow Food Pantry.
Broken Bow rallied from behind twice, but just couldn't muster enough runs to pull out in the win, dropping an 8-6 decision to Holdredge Monday night.
The Indians will face McCook in the semi-finals of the losers bracket for a chance at a rematch with Holdredge in the district championship Wednesday.
Broken Bow has already beaten McCook twice this season.
For the full story, check back at www.custercountychief.com on Tuesday
This year marks the 50th anniversary of business for Trotters, and in celebration of that milestone Jim and Sis Trotter threw a party! Hundreds of people came out to Bud Owens Field in Arcadia Saturday evening for a barbecue and concert featuring country music star, Mark Wills. There was no charge for the event, and Jim says it was just their way of saying thank you to everyone who has helped make the business a success all these years.
For much more on the anniversary celebration, and lots of pictures - see this week's Custer County Chief.
The Broken Bow senior baseball team advanced to the semi-finals of their district tournament Saturday. They showed a solid effort on defense and pitcher Michael Coleman pitched a strong game in a 5-1 victory.
Their next game is Monday at 7:30 in Minden.
Broken Bow Softball finished out their season this past weekend at the State tournament, going 2-2.
The Spirit stumbled out of the gate, losing to Winside 5-3, earning two wins over the Midtown Havoc and the Creighton Thunder.
They held on for an 11-10 victory over Midtown and beat Creighton 7-3.
Todd's Feed out of Sutton eliminated the Spirit 12-5 Saturday afternoon. For full coverage, check out the next edition of the Custer County Chief.
The Chief will also post the full story on the website later in the week.
Gov. Dave Heineman today (Friday), in accordance with the proclamation from
President Barack Obama, announced all U.S. and Nebraska flags to be flown at half-staff in respect for the victims of the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado. Flags will be flown at half-staff until sunset, July 25, 2012.
Conventions, Sports and Leisure (CSL) has developed a state-wide strategic plan to cultivate and promote tourism in Nebraska. The Minnesota-based consulting firm was hired by the State Tourism Advisory Board to gather information and present a Tourism Strategic Plan to the industry and the Legislature.
A heat advisory is in effect throughout the weekend and into early next week. That means a period of hot temperatures is expected. When hot temperatures are combined with high humidity, there's potential for heat-related illnesses.
During a prolonged heat spell, people's heat tolerance can go down and heat-related illnesses usually go up according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is due to the buildup of heat in living and work areas, the body experiencing continued fluid shortage and air-conditioning equipment breaking down.