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Sandhills/Thedford Volleyball defeats North Central

September 1, 2012

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.

Mullen downs Twin Loup in close game

September 1, 2012

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.

Other Football scores from around the area

September 1, 2012

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 gets convincing win in season opener

September 1, 2012

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.

Mr. & Mrs. Lane Schmidt

August 31, 2012

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. Anselm’s Catholic Church in Anselmo.
The bride earned a bachelor’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.

Diana J. Fred, 89

August 31, 2012

Diana J. Fred was born July 15, 1923, at Eli, Nebr., to Marion and Letha (Tate) Hoagland. Diana attended school in Mullen, and college at Chadron State College where she received a teaching degree.
Diana was raised in Blanding, Utah until the age of 14, when she moved to Nebraska and lived with her Aunt Zetta Tate.
Diana taught in the Sandhills until she was united in marriage to Glenn J. Fred June 9, 1946. To this union two sons and one daughter were born. They resided in the Sandhills and ranched until 1949, when they moved to the K.C. Ranch in Somerford Valley.

Bill Bruce, 83

August 31, 2012

Bill Bruce, age 83, of Broken Bow, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at Jennie Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the Berean Church in Broken Bow with Pastor Larry DeMoss officiating. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery, with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements. Donations may be made to your favorite charity.

Alice Y. Gunther, 81

August 31, 2012

Alice Yavaun Gunther, 81, passed away in her Denver home of more than 50 years, Aug. 20, 2012. Alice was born Jan. 19, 1931, in Oconto.
She married Bernard Gunther Oct. 11, 1948.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Vere and Opal Preston; and brother, Bernard Preston.

Clark appointed temporary County Attorney

August 31, 2012

Glenn Clark was formally appointed Custer County’s County Attorney, at least for the next 45 days.
It is up to the Custer County Board of Supervisors to fill the position being vacated by Tami Schendt as she steps into the job of County Judge. There are two years left on her previous appointment. Clark is the current Deputy County Attoney.
In a letter to the Supervisors, Clark stated that he would accept a 45-day appointment but that he was not interested in the job on a permanent basis. The County Clerk has started advertising for the position.
In other business, the Supervisors:

Fall season kicks off this weekend in Arcadia and Callaway

August 31, 2012

22nd Annual Callaway Kite Flight

CALLAWAY - - In late summer, kites fill the sky and crowds fill the community during the Annual Callaway Kite Flight Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-2. This event, sanctioned by the American Kite Association, brings guests from across the country and overseas to fly, display and watch kites