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July 29th, 2015

David James Schwisow, 36

July 29, 2015

David left his earthly body while kayaking in the Yellowstone River of Montana July 19. He died how he lived, without fear.

David was born May 11, 1979, in Broken Bow. This was his childhood home, and graduated high school in 1998. He moved to Lincoln and for the past 12 years, worked as a climber on cellular towers, a job which has taken him all over the country.

From 2000 to 2003 David lived in Orange County, Calif. He had many adventures along the seaside, surfing and hiking in the forests.

Hazel Beverly Thompson, 74

July 29, 2015

Hazel Beverly (Bev) Thompson died Monday, July 6, 2015, at Corvallis Manor in Corvallis, Ore. The eldest of three children, she was born Aug. 23, 1920, to James C. Huffaker and Leta Roxie (Horn) Huffaker on their homestead in Wild Horse, Colo. The family moved back to the Huffaker family homestead in Broken Bow, where she grew up with her brothers, Dillard A. Huffaker and Robert James Huffaker, both deceased.

July 28th

Nebraska trial set over land seizures for oil pipeline

July 28, 2015

O'NEILL, Neb. (AP) — A judge has scheduled an October trial on a Holt County lawsuit aimed at keeping TransCanada Corp. from seizing land to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

At a hearing on Monday in O'Neill, District Judge Mark Kozisek set the nonjury trial date of Oct. 19.

Seven Nebraska landowners filed lawsuits after the state Supreme Court tossed an earlier, similar lawsuit, with three justices saying the plaintiffs in the case didn't have standing to sue because they didn't prove TransCanada was seeking their land.

Unclaimed Photographs

July 28, 2015

These four pictures do not have anything written on them. If you know anyone in these pictures please let them know so they can stop in the office to claim them.

If you think you may have a unclaimed picture please stop by the Custer County Chief to look in our basket. Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

July 27th

Events In Your Area this Week

July 27, 2015

The Custer County Fair is in full swing in this week. A schedule of the fair can be found on our calendar of events.

Wednesday is the Callaway Lutheran Church Annual Corn Boil.

Friday is the Dueling Duo, Love your Library Fundraiser.

See our calendar of events for more information on these events and to see what else is going on in your area.

July 24th

VIDEO: At least three dead in Louisiana movie theatre shooting

July 24, 2015

Three people are dead and several others injured after a gunman began shooting inside a movie theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana.

In Case You Missed It

July 24, 2015

The New Helena Country Club Luncheon is Saturday. Also on Saturday the Loup Trail DAR Quilt Show. See our calendar of events for more information.

The Custer County Fair continues this weekend into next week. Click the link for the schedule of events.

July 23rd

Body Recovered

July 23, 2015

The Rosebud County Sheriff's Office has announced, via their facebook page, that around noon today the body of David Schwisow was recovered.
We extend to our sympathy to his family.

Throwback Thursday from July 29, 1985

July 23, 2015

This week we throw back to the July 29, 1985 issue of the Custer County Chief.

It's "ruff" being a kid. Erin Melroy, age 2, and her ten-month-old friend, Kaspar, find that things can be "ruff" when you are just a kid. Erin's friend, Kaspar, is a Komondor, a rare breed of sheep dogs.

In the article that followed it noted that Kaspar was a pure-bred registered Komondor. He weighed 115 pounds, was 28 inches tall and ate four pounds of puppy food a day.

July 22nd

John Millen, 76

July 22, 2015

John Millen, Jr, 76, of Broken Bow, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015, at the Good Life Center in Callaway.  

He was born on the Millen homestead near Gandy, May 15, 1939, to Roxanna and John Millen.

John was the fifth of six siblings, Yvonne, Mary, Helen, Evelyn and Nick. He attended school in Gandy but dropped out during high school to farm the home place.

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