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January 14th, 2011

Welcome 1st baby of 2011!

January 14, 2011

Jacob and Kammi Lange of Ord welcomed their new son into the world Sunday, Jan. 9, and Jennie Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow welcomed the first baby born at the facility in 2011.
Walker Clemens Lange arrived at 2:07 a.m. Sunday morning, weighing 8 pounds 5 1/2 ounces, and measuring 20 1/2 inches. He was due to arrive Jan. 15, but Kammi says all of her babies have come a little early.
“With the storm coming we were glad to get here when we did,” Kammi said.

BB man arrested after alleged attempted stabbing

January 14, 2011

A Broken Bow man was arrested Tuesday night after allegedly attempting to stab another man during a fight.
According to Broken Bow Police Chief Steve Scott, investigating officers responded to a call at 11:30 p.m. and found Ralph Willis III struggling with a man who was trying to get the knife away from Willis. The 38-year-old Willis was transported to Jennie Melham Memorial Medical Center with knife wounds to his hands.

Snow: Second weekend storm hits area

January 14, 2011

A large winter storm system spun over the Northern and Central Rocky Mountains over the weekend, bringing heavy snows to much of the Central Plains. By the time the snow finally made its way out of the area Monday, nearly a foot of the white stuff was on the ground in much of central and north central Nebraska.

January 11th

Rick Maas heads to ‘semi retirement’

January 11, 2011

This year marks Rick Maas’s 30th year working for Mead Lumber and he plans to go from full-time to staying on part-time.
“I’m kind of cutting back,” is how Rick phrased his semi-retirement. By this he means he’ll be stepping down as manager and will refocus his time toward sales and working with contractors. He still plans to work an average of four days a week, down from seven, as was sometimes necessary in the past.

2010 - The year in review Part 2

January 11, 2011

The second half of 2010 started off with good news, when it was confirmed that a college would be coming to the community. Thanks to the efforts of the local Custer Economic Development Corp., Custer Campus is expected to be operational in time for 2011 Fall classes.
This was just one of the stories making Chief headlines this past year. This week we will peruse the headlines for more area stories during the months of July-December, 2010.

JULY

Alaska or Bust

January 11, 2011

The AmeriCorps program stations volunteers across the United States, including Alaska. On a whim, Broken Bow graduate Jonathon Crouch applied for a position and was appointed an AmeriCorps Education Volunteer.
In the last five months, Jonathan has spent his time teaching at a high school in Sitka, Alaska

2011 BB Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

January 11, 2011

The Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce held their annual Board retreat Dec. 12, 2010. New members to the board are pictured above, front row, from left, Mo Hunsberger, Danyelle Pflaster, Christie Schweitzer, Jeanette Denson and Dr. Virginia Moon. Other members are: second row, Chris Smith, Michelle Miller, Amy Cyboron, Stephanie Evans and Amy Wenquist; third row, Nate Bell, Carol Ostendorf, Tara Russell and Chuck Drake. Board members not present were Kelly Sanger and Bob Davis.

December 29th, 2010

2010 - The year in review

December 29, 2010

In 2010, Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow completed a multi-year renovation and addition project, creating a state-of-the-art facility in our region. That was just one of the many positive things that occurred this year.
However, 2010 also saw its share of local tragedies. In the next two weeks we will recap some of the stories that made headlines in the Custer County Chief during 2010 - looking at the first six months this week.

JANUARY

Custer County Implement part of merger

December 29, 2010

Plains Equipment Group is pleased to announce the addition of the following Nebraska John Deere dealerships:
• Custer County Implement Inc. in Broken Bow
• Elkhorn Valley Implement in O’Neill
• GreenIron in Ord
• Niobrara Valley Equipment in Ainsworth
Effective Dec. 15, 2010, these four stores will be joining Plains Equipment Group, Inc. headquartered in Seward. Our employees want to ensure their loyal customers that going forward you can expect the same great service you’ve experienced over the years!

Upgrades made during holiday break

December 29, 2010

After attending The Green School Summit in Lincoln in October, Joe Shea, Director of Operations for Broken Bow Public Schools, came home with lots of ideas.
Armed with the desire to make the Broken Bow schools more efficient and environmentally friendly, Shea presented his ideas for accomplishing that to the Broken Bow School Board at the November meeting. One phase of that plan is being completed while students are enjoying their holiday break from the classroom.

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