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October 21st, 2010
A Saturday afternoon fire caused extensive damage at the residence of David and Bobbi Summerford of rural Broken Bow, Oct. 16.
According to Andy Holland of the Broken Bow Fire Department, a call came in to dispatch at about 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon of a vehicle fire about three miles east of Broken Bow on Highway 2. When firemen arrived they discovered a camper, building and car engulfed in flames.
The Western Nebraska Taxpayers Association (WNTA) is sponsoring a candidate forum for Nebraskaâ€™s Third Congressional District. The forum will be at the Broken Bow Country Club Friday, Oct. 22, starting at 1 p.m. and ending by 2:45 p.m.
Republican incumbent Adrian Smith will face Democrat Rebekah Davis and Independent Dan Hill in the debate.
No campaign banners, signs, or visual aids supporting candidates will be allowed in the debate facility. Supporters and organizers will be given an area inside the building but outside the debate room to meet.
The 12th Annual 4-H Foundation Benefit Trail Ride in the Nebraska National Forest near Halsey took place the weekend of Oct. 9 and 10. The weather Saturday was perfect, as more than 100 horseback riders and wagon riders enjoyed the day in the Forest. Dewey Teel of Neligh, and Gary Staffer from Oâ€™Neil, were again the guides that led the riders through the trees and over the hills of some of the 22,000 acres of hand planted trees. By Saturdayâ€™s end, many riders felt like they had traveled it all.
See this week's Custer County Chief for full story.
Ansley High Schoolâ€™s FFA organization wants to do something special for the troops serving their country overseas. They voted Tuesday evening to gather a DVD Library through donated DVDs, and then to bundle them up and send them off to Iraq and Afghanistan.
â€śWatching DVDs is one of their forms of entertainment,â€ť said FFA Advisor Randy Scott.
If you have any you would like to share please drop them off at Ansley High School, 1124 Cameron Street, in Ansley, between now and Oct. 26. For more information contact Mr. Scott at 308-935-1121, any Ansley High FFA member
Custer County is welcoming a new youth pastor to the area. The Broken Bow Evangelical Free Church has brought in Brant Taylor, who formerly practiced in Columbus for 17 years. Brantâ€™s full title is Associate Pastor of Youth and Family Ministries, with an emphasis on student ministry.
In a nutshell, it means Brant is here to make sure the younger peopleâ€™s spiritual needs are being met. His primary focus will be on assisting parents with the spiritual formation of junior and senior high students.
No one ever wants to be involved in a car accident. But in the unfortunate case that you are, you can hope that someone like Mike Mooney finds you.
You see, coming to the aid of a motorist in trouble is not new to Mike. He has been there, done that - a number of times. Though his family sees him as nothing short of a hero, Mike says he has â€śnot done anything that anybody else wouldnâ€™t do.â€ť
Jonas Kaiser of Frankfurt, Germany, is spending three weeks of his summer vacation touring the States and visiting friends. Jonas first came to the United States in 2004 and spent one year here as a foreign exchange student.
During his stay, he lived with the Lewandowski family near Mason City and attended high school in Ansley. After his time was up, he returned to Germany to begin college.
The family business just keeps growing!
Owners of Grassland Veterinary Hospital, Jack and Diane Longfellow, now employ six family members and counting!
After bringing their son, Dan, and daughter-in-law, Kristin, on board, they now employ two of their four children and two daughter-in-laws. With Todd and Maureen joining the business in the summer of 2007, and now Dan and Kristin, this brings the family count up to half-a-dozen members, since last April, when Dan and Kristin started.
When he saw pictures of his dadâ€™s mission trip to Peru, Rhett Safranek wanted to help. He may only be 8-years-old, but this kid proves youâ€™re never too young to make a difference.
Craig Safranek was part of a missions trip with a group called Scripture Union back in August, 2009. On the trip the group visited a boys home, located a 45-minute boat ride from the city of Iquitos, Peru. This home houses 40-50 boys.
The Broken Bow McDonaldâ€™s restaurant seems to have hit a streak of bad luck this year, and last week the store was the victim of a burglary.
According to Sergeant Ryan Anderson, the Broken Bow Police Department received a call from McDonaldâ€™s employees at about 4:30 a.m. Oct. 5, reporting that someone had entered the store and taken money out of the safe. Anderson says a substantial amount of cash was taken.
No arrests have yet been made in the incident. The Broken Bow Police Department continues to investigate the burglary.