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November 4th, 2011

Bow welcomes One Box Pheasant Hunters

November 4, 2011

As you make your way around Broken Bow this weekend, you're likely to notice lots of individuals dressed in camouflage as the community welcomes hunting enthusiasts from all across the U.S. for the 51st Annual One Box Pheasant Hunt.
There will be eight teams competing in this year’s event for the third time in the event’s 51 years, said Thomas McCaslin, event chair.
“The momentum is there. There will be lots of good shooters competing.”

November 3rd

Trevor L. Haller, 17

November 3, 2011

Trevor L. Haller, 17 of Kearney passed away November 1, 2011 at his home. Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Friday, November 4, 2011 at the Evangelical Free Church with the Revs. Mike Shields and Tim Stratton officiating. Visitation is 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Thursday at the O'Brien-Straatmann-Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney. Interment will be at the Kearney Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the family in lieu of flowers. Online condolences may be submitted at www.osrfh.com. Services entrusted to O'Brien-Straatmann-Redinger Funeral Home of Kearney.

Staff picks for college football: November 5

November 3, 2011

For the rest of the year the editorial staff at the Custer County Chief will pick the winners of college football games.

Winner is in CAPS.

Deb McCaslin:
#1 LSU vs. #2 Alabama: ALABAMA
#17 Michigan vs. Iowa: IOWA
#10 Kansas State vs. Oklahoma State: OKLAHOMA STATE
Notre Dame vs. Wake Forest: NOTRE DAME
Northwestern vs. #9 Nebraska: NEBRASKA

Tie-Breaker: Nebraska 35, Northwestern 7

Ellen Mortensen
#1 LSU vs. #2 Alabama: ALABAMA
#17 Michigan vs. Iowa: MICHIGAN
#10 Kansas State vs. Oklahoma State: OKLAHOMA STATE
Notre Dame vs. Wake Forest: NOTRE DAME

November 2nd

SECOND-ROUND PLAYOFF RESULTS: Sargent drops Anselmo-Merna; South Loup advances.

November 2, 2011

Class C-1
Minden 21, Boone Central 12
Norfolk Catholic 35, Chadron 13
Pierce 30, Valentine 13
Platteview 55, Columbus Scotus 28
Class C-2
Crofton 37, Perkins County 9
Hastings St. Cecilia 35, West Holt 21
Lincoln Christian 27, Wilber-Clatonia 16
North Platte St. Patrick's 31, Cambridge 20
Oakland-Craig 20, Hartington Cedar Catholic 19
Tri County 44, Elmwood-Murdock 12
Class D-1
Second Round
Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 22, Freeman 20
Creighton 36, Nebraska Christian 6
Elgin Public/Pope John 40, Overton 12
Garden County 58, Shelton 52, 3OT

Services planned for Callaway teen

November 2, 2011

Austin “AJ” J. Hanson, 19, of Callaway, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, in Callaway.
Austin was born May 21, 1992, at Callaway, the son of Randy and Carrie (Stivers) Hanson. He graduated from Callaway High School in 2011, and was attending Central Community College.
Austin enjoyed ranching, farming, and anything involving the outdoors, especially hunting. He loved to hang out with his close friends, have a good time and live life to the fullest. He really enjoyed spending time with his entire family and cherished the family get-togethers.

Herb Struempler, 86

November 2, 2011

Herb Struempler, age 86, of Broken Bow, formerly of Oconto, passed away Oct. 27, 2011, at Heritage Hall in Broken Bow.  
He was born Oct. 27, 1925, west of Oconto, to Frederick “Fritz” and Minnie (Schwarze) Struempler. He entered into the United States Navy in 1944, and faithfully served our country in World War II until his honorable discharge in 1946.
Herb married Elsie Knispel Jan. 20, 1948, at the Christ Lutheran Church, southwest of Oconto. Together, the couple farmed and ranched west of Oconto before retiring in 1995.

Eunice Mandelko, 75

November 2, 2011

Eunice Marie Nadobny Brown-Mandelko, age 75, passed away at her home in Chadron, surrounded by family and friends Monday, Oct. 25, 2011. Eunice’s funeral mass was Saturday, Oct. 29, at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church in Chadron with Father Tim Stoner and Father James Joseph officiating. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery in Chadron.
Eunice was born Sept. 15, 1936, in Rushville, to Sylvester and Josephine Nadobny. She grew up on the family farm, and enjoyed spending time with her brother Albert (Buddy) and cousins until 1950, when her father died and they moved to Chadron.

Carl Schmidt, 78

November 2, 2011

Carl E. Schmidt, age 78 of Broken Bow, died at the Callaway District Hospital in Callaway Oct. 27, 2011. Memorial services were Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at the Assembly of God Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Rick Johnson officiating. Inurnment was at the Broken Bow Cemetery. A register book will be available for signing at Govier Brothers Mortuary.
Mr. Schmidt was born Dec. 23, 1932, at Anselmo, to Alfred and Nellie (Turpening) Schmidt.

He lived most of his life in Broken Bow, working at BD until he retired in 1996.

Richard Reed Wattles, 81

November 2, 2011

Richard Reed (Dick) Wattles of Longmont, Colo., died Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at his home. He was 81.
Dick was born Feb. 11, 1930, in Kearney, and grew up in Broken Bow.

John Hammond, 78

November 2, 2011

John Eli Hammond was born Dec. 13, 1932 to Agnes and William Hammond of Broken Bow, and passed to eternal life Oct. 12, 2011, after complications of Alzheimer's and a stroke. The funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Clear Lake City, Texas, and he was buried Oct. 15, 2011 at the Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, Texas.
Jack, as he was known, played fullback on the football team and graduated from Broken Bow, with the class of 1950. He married his high school sweetheart, Joan Mohatt, daughter of Charles and Anna Mohatt, Aug. 19, 1952.

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