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October 27th, 2010

Shoebox gifts: Give a smile to a child this year

October 27, 2010

COLLECTION TIMES AND DATES: First Christian Church, Broken Bow: NOV. 16 - 5-7 p.m.; NOV. 17 - 3-5 p.m.; NOV. 18 - 3-5 p.m.; NOV. 19 - 6-7 p.m.; NOV. 20 - 3-5 p.m.; NOV. 21 - noon - 1 p.m

It is that time of year again - the time when our hearts turn to those less fortunate that us. The time for Operation Christmas Child, and local coordinator Fae Beaumont says her goal is to make this year’s collection the biggest and best one yet!

Third District candidates face off in Bow

October 27, 2010

Third District Congressional Candidates, incumbent Republican Adrian Smith, Democrat Rebekah Davis and Independent Dan Hill sparred their way through an onslaught of questions Friday in front of a standing room only crowd at the Broken Bow County Club.
Moderator Mike Groene of the sponsoring Western Nebraska Taxpayers Association introduced the candidates summing up the purpose of the afternoon.
“We hope to learn by the end of the debate who to vote for.”

Bow Pack under new ownership

October 27, 2010

Michelle and Steve Burnett had been looking for a career change for a long time. So when they hear Broken Bow Pack was for sale, they decided it was a chance worth taking.
“I went home and told Steve the butcher shop was closing, and he said 'Do you want to buy it?’,” Michelle recalled with a smile. “I looked at him and said, ‘Are you serious?’ So we decided to give it a shot.”
The new owners hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce Monday afternoon.

Area teams conclude regular season, await subdistrict games

October 27, 2010

Nine of the Custer County Chief coverage area volleyball teams concluded their regular season schedule last night. Two team still have games this weekend before subdistricts begin Monday. Arcadia plays at St. Edward Thursday night and Broken Bow will travel to Centura for a match Friday night.
Here are area results from games played last night.(10/26/10)
ANSELMO-MERNA TRIANGULAR
ANSELMO-MERNA DEF. SOUTH LOUP, 25-23, 25-18
MULLEN DEF. SOUTH LOUP, 25-12, 25-11
MULLEN DEF. ANSELMO-MERNA, 25-18, 25-22
HERSHEY TRIANGULAR
HERSHEY DEF. BROKEN BOW, 25-11, 25-20

October 25th

Playoff times set for nine area teams

October 25, 2010

Times have been set for the 2010 State Football Playoffs. Classes C1, C2, D1 and D2 begin first round play Thursday afternoon and the Nebraska 6-Man playoffs begin Friday. Listed below are match-ups and start times:
Class C1
#11 Boone Central (5-3) @ #6 Broken Bow (6-2), Thursday @ 6 p.m.
Class D1
#11 Sandhills/Thedford (4-4) @ #6 Kenesaw (6-2), Thursday @ 3 p.m.
#14 Clearwater/Orchard (2-6) @ #3 South Loup (8-0), Thursday @ 5 p.m.
Class D2
#14 S-E-M (5-3) @ #3 Mullen (7-1), Thursday @ 4:30 p.m. MST
#16 Anselmo-Merna (3-5) @ Eustis-Farnam (7-1), Thursday @ 7 p.m.

Dierking places 9th at Class C State Cross Country meet

October 25, 2010

KEARNEY -- The Kearney Country Club was site of the 2010 State Cross Country Championships. Broken Bow's Cody Dierking earned a Top 10 finish placing ninth in 17:05.9. Gordon-Rushville's Cole Wellnitz was the Class C State Champion in 16:38.5. Also participating for Broken Bow was Patrick Wright who finished 82nd in 19:22.6.
Ogallala was the Class C team champion followed by Southwest Conference relative, Gothenburg who finished seventh.
In Class D, Sargent's David Vincent placed 33rd in 18:18.4. The Class D State Champion was Ainsworth's Michael Schumacher in 16:33.9.

October 21st

Doris Reed, 59

October 21, 2010

Doris Fay Stauffer Loeffelholz Reed was born Feb. 4, 1951, in Kearney. She was the youngest child of Aaron and Dollie (Scott) Stauffer.
She died Oct. 10, 2010, in Denver, Colo., at the Trauma Center after an elevator wheelchair lift accident in North Platte. She had just moved from Off Broadway in Broken Bow to an assisted living center just 11 days ago.
Doris had two brothers, Gerald and LeRoy; and two sisters, Carol and Patricia.

Lillie Babcock, 85

October 21, 2010

Lillie Jewel (Pirnie) Babcock, age 85, of Grand Island, formerly of the Broken Bow, Dunning, Nebraska area, died Oct. 17, 2010, in the Saint Francis Medical Center in Grand Island.
Lillie J. was born Aug. 16, 1925, in Groesbeck, Texas, to Daniel C. and Melvinie (Winn) Chavers.
Lillie was married to Gifford Pirnie who died in 1993, and later Robert Babcock.
Lillie is survived by three sons, Alvin Pirnie of Hordville, Montie Pirnie of Phillips, and Rich Pirnie of Ainsworth; two daughters, Lillie Jones of Grand

Rex Duryea, 84

October 21, 2010

Rex Duryea age 84 passed away Oct. 17, 2010 at the Custer Care Center #2 in Broken Bow.
Rex was born March 17, 1926, to Clarence and Myrtle (McClement) Duryea at Dunning. Rex joined the US Marine Corps at the age of 17 and served with the 1st Marine Division in the Pacific during World War II on Okinawa and Peleliu where he earned two purple hearts and numerous other decorations.
August 25, 1945, he was married to Mary Huffman and to this union three children were born.
Rex worked 32 years with the Burlington Northern Railroad until his retirement in 1982.

Bob Crow, 80

October 21, 2010

Bob Crow, 80, passed away peacefully in his home in Arnold, Oct. 15, 2010. Robert Allen was born to Leslie Allen and Sophia Nickolena Julia (Beyer) Crow on July 29, 1930, the fourth of seven children. He was born on a farm five miles south of Arnold.
Bob attended Yucca Valley grade school most of his kindergarten year. The family moved to Mills Valley where Bob attended country school through the seventh grade. He attended eighth grade and high school in Arnold as his family moved two and a half miles east of Arnold.

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