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October 11th

Bowers appointed County Attorney

October 11, 2012

The Custer County Board of Supervisors Tuesday appointed Steven Bowers as the new Custer County Attorney.
The office of Custer County Attorney was vacated when Tami Schendt was appointed to succeed Gary Washburn as County Court Judge. There are two years left on Schendt’s term as county attorney.
Bowers was one of four candidates interviewed for the position by the board Sept. 25. He was recently appointed to serve as Deputy County Attorney by acting County Attorney Glenn Clark.

For full story of the Board of Supervisors meeting, see the Oct. 11, 2012 Custer County Chief.

County buries time capsule ... open 2112

October 11, 2012

The year 2012, marks the centennial of the Custer County Courthouse. In August, a big centennial celebration was hosted by the county, and just this week the final step in the centennial celebration - the burial of a time capsule - took place.
A committee was organized about a year ago to work out the details of the time capsule. Items, depicting what the county was like in 2012, were gathered to be placed in the capsule. It is hoped that during the bicentennial year, 2112, the capsule will be dug up and opened.

October 9th

Blackbeard & his pirate gang visit Bow

October 9, 2012

The Missoula Children's Theater, sponsored locally by a grant from the Custer County Foundation, presented "Blackbeard the Pirate" Saturday, Oct. 6, in the Broken Bow Middle School Auditorium.

The large cast of area youth donned colorful costumes while singing, dancing and presenting a wonderful rendition of the play - several times bringing the audience to laughter and applause.

For a full photo tribute to "Blackbeard the Pirate", see the Oct. 11 Custer County Chief!

October 8th

Homecoming at BBHS

October 8, 2012

Last week was Spirit Week at Broken Bow High School, which culminated with a pep rally Friday afternoon, followed by the Homecoming football game that evening - where the Indians hosted long-time rival, Ord Chanticleers. The 2012 Homecoming King & Queen were crowned at the conclusion of the game.

For more on the game and this year's Homecoming royalty, see the Oct. 11 Custer County Chief.

Sunshine Library still going strong

October 8, 2012

MASON CITY - - For nearly a century, adults and children alike have utilized the Sunshine Library in Mason City - both as a place to get good books to read, and a place to just hang out.
For many of those years, Joan Cox served the community as the trustworthy librarian. When Joan recently retired from the many duties she took on in the Mason City community, it became necessary for others to step to the plate and take over some of those responsibilities. One of those is the library, and Donna Zimmer and Loretta Lovitt are two of the local volunteers who have agreed to take on the task.

October 5th

Doll house up for bids!

October 5, 2012

Members of the Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary are trying something new. The doll house kit pictured with this story is up for auction. To view the doll house and place your bid, just click on the page curl at the top right of the Chief home page, and follow the directions. On the webform leave your name, phone number, address and your bid. One hundred percent of the auction price will go toward the Auxiliary and all of the good work they do.

October 4th

Martinez sentenced in stabbing; Vincent faces possible 100+ years

October 4, 2012

A full docket of criminal cases came before District Judge Karin Noakes at the Custer County District Court Thursday, Sept. 20. One of those cases was the sentencing of Randy Martinez, who was found guilty of stabbing Geoffrey Eng in January of this year.
Eng was stabbed in the face and neck after becoming involved in a domestic dispute between Martinez and his girlfriend, and was later airlifted to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. As a result of the incident Martinez was charged with 2nd degree assault and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, both Class II felonies.

Volleyball team supports one of their own

October 4, 2012

On Sept. 27, Gene Graves got to see his granddaughter, Taylor Duncan, play volleyball.
At first, this doesn't sound like anything special. When you look deeper however, this was a feat that the Ducan family took extra pride in.

October 1st

Highway 2 accident injures one

October 1, 2012

Distracted Junk Jaunt driving is being blamed for a two-vehicle accident Friday on Highway 2 at Berwyn.
The Custer County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the scene of the accident at 5:49 p.m. Saturday afternoon, at the intersection of Highway 2 and Center Street in Berwyn. Connie L. Harper, 57 of Comstock, was driving a 2000 Dodge Durango east on Highway 2 when she attempted to turn in to Berwyn.

Leadership program experiences poverty simulation

October 1, 2012

What do you mean my TV is only worth $50? I paid $100! What do you mean I have to come back? I don’t have the money for a bus pass! How will I feed my children? I just want my dad to come home!
Leadership Custer County was created by Custer Economic Development Corporation as a tool to encourage a pipeline of quality leaders in business and education that will funnel into important organization and positions of community leadership.

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