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February 17th, 2011

Chester Gascho, 78

February 17, 2011

Chester Wayne Gascho, 78 of Cairo, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at the VA Hospital in Grand Island. Services were Monday, Feb. 14, at First Baptist Church in Cairo with the Rev. Jack Boling and the Rev. Eldon Elsberry officiating. Burial was in Sand Valley Cemetery at Callaway with the Rev. Dean Hidle officiating. Apfel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Gascho was born July 5, 1932, in Broken Bow, to Arthur and Barbara (Stutzman) Gascho.

Daniel Snyder, 91

February 17, 2011

Daniel E. Snyder was born June 28, 1919, in Silver Creek, the 10th of 12 children to Sam and Etta Snyder. He died in Sublimity, Ore. Feb. 7, 2011, at age 91.
In January 1933, Sam Snyder built a house on the back of a 1929 flatbed Chevy truck. He filled the house with the family and pulled their belongings on a trailer behind, and moved to Oregon. They arrived in Evens Valley, just north of Silverton, March 8, 1933.

Ag Society tackles money challenges

February 17, 2011

It isn’t going to be business as usual for the Custer County Ag Society. It can’t be. Faced with aging buildings and an increase in expenses, the Custer County Fair Grounds’ Board of Directors are having to take a hard look at ways to increase revenue and decrease expenses.
They can’t have a repeat over last year, when they ended their fiscal year $38,775,63 in the red.
“Tough times call for tough choices,” said Ag Society President Kevin Cooksley, “and we aren’t exempt from those choices.”

Bow’s ‘Rock honored

February 17, 2011

After years of giving to the schools and the community, one of Broken Bow’s own is being honored by his peers for his service.
Dennis “Rock” Jones has been selected as one of 10 Nebraska State Outstanding Service Award Winners by the Nebraska State Interscholastic Ath-letic Administrators Association (NSIAAA). Jones will be honored and awarded at the organization’s Spring Luncheon March 9, at the Champions Club across from Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.

Middle Loup crop production threatened

February 17, 2011

SARGENT - - The bid has been awarded and construction is slated to begin April 1, or as soon as the spring weather allows, on a project to rebuild the Sargent Diversion Dam.
Perrett Construction of Valentine, was awarded the contract as the low bidder on the Sargent Diversion Dam at the regular meeting of the board of directors of the Middle Loup Public Power and Irrigation District in Arcadia Feb. 7. The bid, which was submitted and accepted, was in the amount of $2, 150,297.88.

Sentence delayed in DUI case

February 17, 2011

A requested breath alcohol test delayed the sentencing of a Broken Bow man in Custer County District Court last week.
Kyle McLaughlin, 56, was scheduled for sentencing on a charge of 4th offense Driving Under the Influence, in district court Feb. 10. However, prior to the proceeding the state requested a breathalizer test be performed on the defendant. McLaughlin blew .23 at that time.

February 16th

Coach of the Decade

February 16, 2011

Ansley volleyball and track coach Pat Hoblyn was named Custer County Chief Coach of the Decade, and awarded a plaque Tuesday night at the Broken Bow Indian High School gym. The Best of the Decade team, coach, and male and female athletes were voted on by you, the public. Hoblyn is in her 36th year of teaching and coaching at AHS. She was awarded a plaque of recognition by Custer County Chief Sports Editor Tim Brown.
See this week's Custer County Chief "Spirit of the Sandhills" section for a complete story on Pat Hoblyn.

Scott signs Letter Of Intent, commits to Wayne State

February 16, 2011

WAYNE -- Wayne State College head football coach Dan McLaughlin announced today that 16 student athletes have signed national letters of intent and/or written offers of admission and financial aid to attend Wayne State College and continue their football careers with the Wildcats. The 2011 recruiting class includes 14 high school recruits and two transfers. Seven of the 14 high school signees are from Nebraska with two more from Iowa.

Lady Broncos, Knights, Warriors advance to subdistrict finals

February 16, 2011

BROKEN BOW -- While the basketball season ended for eight area teams, three teams advance to the subdistrict finals, just two wins away from the State Tournament.
The Ansley Lady Warriors advanced to the D2-8 subdistrict final with a 59-39 win over Arcadia Tuesday night. The Lady Warriors will play North Loup-Scotia who was a 49-40 winner over Sargent.
The Mullen Lady Broncos will play Cody-Kilgore Thursday night for the D2-12 subdistrict title. The Lady Broncos were 61-23 winners over South Platte while Cody-Kilgore defeated Hyannis 42-17.

February 15th

Lady Indians, Huskies advance to subdistrict semifinals

February 15, 2011

COZAD -- The Broken Bow Lady Indians scored back-to-back baskets within nine seconds to break open a 32-32 tie game with less than two minutes remaining in the game. The Lady Indians held on to win 38-33 and advance to the Class C1-11 subdistrict semifinals against top seed, Hershey tonight at 6 p.m. in Lexington. The second game in the C1-11 subdistrict will pair Southern Valley against Cozad.

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