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October 18th, 2010

Candidates set to face off in Bow

October 18, 2010

The Western Nebraska Taxpayers Association (WNTA) is sponsoring a candidate forum for Nebraska’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.

Great day for a ride

October 18, 2010

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 O’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 Saturday’s end, many riders felt like they had traveled it all.

See this week's Custer County Chief for full story.

October 15th

Ansley FFA gives back to troops

October 15, 2010

Ansley High School’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.
“Watching DVDs is one of their forms of entertainment,” 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

Youth pastor hopes to revamp program

October 15, 2010

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. Brant’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 people’s spiritual needs are being met. His primary focus will be on assisting parents with the spiritual formation of junior and senior high students.

October 14th

Local trucker offers helping hand

October 14, 2010

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 “not done anything that anybody else wouldn’t do.”

October 13th

Exchange student returns

October 13, 2010

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.

Family business continues to grow

October 13, 2010

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.

Young child with a big heart

October 13, 2010

When he saw pictures of his dad’s mission trip to Peru, Rhett Safranek wanted to help. He may only be 8-years-old, but this kid proves you’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.

Local McDonald’s burglarized

October 13, 2010

The Broken Bow McDonald’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 McDonald’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.

October 11th

Litchfield woman victim of train accident

October 11, 2010

Paula Evans, 43 of Litchfield, was killed last Thursday night after pulling her vehicle into the path of an eastbound BNSF coal train near Litchfield. According to Sherman County Sheriff Michael Janulewicz, the accident occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. Oct. 7, at a field crossing three miles west of Litchfield on State Highway 2. The vehicle was struck broadside and was carried three-tenths of a mile east to where the train stopped. Evans was pronounced dead at the scene by Sheriff Janulewicz after extrication by Litchfield Fire and Rescue.

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