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October 8th, 2012

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.

September 27th

Judge Karin Noakes asks for help

September 27, 2012

District Court Judge Karin Noakes came before the Custer County Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning to plead her case for help.
Judge Noakes is requesting a full time secretary/baliff to travel with her to the counties she serves, and ease some of the burden of mounds of typing and paperwork she is responsible for. The request was brought before the Board of Supervisors at their last meeting, and discussion was tabled to this week.

Four interview for County Attorney

September 27, 2012

The Custer County Board of Supervisors interviewed four candidates to fill the position of County Attorney, vacated by the appointment of Tami Schendt to County Court Judge.

Natalie Duden
Of the four candidates, all but one is either local or has local ties. She is Natalie Duden of Lincoln.
Duden is a new attorney, with no trial experience. She is currently licensed in the state of Illinois, and says she specifically chose that state because 27 other states honor that license. Nebraska is one of them.
“And I never want to have to take the bar exam again!” she laughed.

Custer Co. dispatchers honored

September 27, 2012

Three Custer County dispatchers were honored by their peers last week, with Communicator of the Year awards.
Larry Cotnoir, Nancy Parliament and Amber Eberle were each given a Communicator of the Year award by the Nebraska Emergency Service Communication Association at their annual conference in Kearney. Each of the dispatchers was selected for the award based on outstanding service during crisis situations.

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