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September 17th, 2012

Judge Schendt sworn in

September 17, 2012

Judge James Orr performed the swearing in ceremony for new 8th circuit County Judge Tami Schendt Friday afternoon. The ceremony took place in the District Courtroom of the Custer County Courthouse. A full room of friends, family members, law enforcement officers and fellow attorneys was on hand in support of Schendt during the event.

For more, see this week's Custer County Chief.

September 14th

BBPD makes several arrests during national campaign

September 14, 2012

According to a press release issued by the Broken Bow Police Department, BBPD made two DUI arrests, assisted in three other stops that resulted in DUI arrests, issued 23 citations, issued 28 warnings and answered 150 total calls for service during the recent *You Drink, You Drive, You Lose" campaign.

Three officers worked 59.5 hours of overtime from Aug. 17 through Sept. 3 as part of the campaign funded through a Nebraska Office of Highway Safety qrant. Agencies from across the state participated in the campaign with the goal of getting intoxicated drivers off the road.

September 13th

Injured players and families say ‘thank you’

September 13, 2012

Just nine days after celebrating his 18th birthday, Chad Christensen joined his basketball teammates to say thank you to those who supported them during their time of recovery and healing.
In an open house Sept. 9, the eight members of the Broken Bow boys basketball team involved in the tragic June 1 accident, along with their families, greeted members of the community - as well as members of the rescue squads and fire department that responded to the accident.

September 12th

Fire burns 1,000 acres near Anselmo

September 12, 2012

ANSELMO - - Reports indicate a fire east of Anselmo Sept. 6, burned as much as 1,000 acres of land before finally being contained during the early evening hours.
The fire broke out at around 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon about three miles east of Anselmo on the Victoria Springs Road. Departments from Anselmo, Merna, Sargent, Broken Bow, Callaway, Arnold, Dunning, Brewster, Ansley, Comstock, Taylor, Burwell and the Halsey National Forest, along with two air support planes, responded to the blaze.

Mayor appoints Clay to council

September 12, 2012

The city of Broken Bow is once again operating with a full city council. Kelly Clay was appointed Monday to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Scott Spanel.
Clay becomes the third of the four council members to be appointed. Only Chad Schall was elected to the council. Bill Adams was appointed to fulfill the remaining two-years of the seat vacated by Cory Staples, and Cody Schmick was appointed after the death of Jim Franssen.

Biking for missions - group makes stop in Bow

September 12, 2012

Riders in the 7th Annual NYM Missions Bike Ride came from five states, and included Broken Bow natives Jon Miller and his sister, Jen (Miller) Busch. The group made an overnight stop in Broken Bow Thursday, Sept. 6. Pictured, from left, are: Pastor Rob Conner, Nebraska City; Dale Ackerman,Grand Island; Pastor Kelvin Nygren, Omaha; Brian Korel, Youth Alive Missionary; Pastor Chuck Davis, Omaha; Pastor Dave Busch, Burwell; Pastor Luke Storher, Mullen; Kent Anderson, Rural Compassion Missionary; A.j.

September 11th

Johanns Statement On Sept. 11 Anniversary

September 11, 2012

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) today released the following statement on the anniversary of the Sept., 11, 2001, terrorist attacks:

"Eleven years ago our nation was attacked by people who detest our freedom,

September 10th

Foundation contributes to children's theater

September 10, 2012

The Custer County Children's Theater Association was awarded a $2,000 grant from the Custer County Foundation, Inc. to help bring the Missoula Children's Theater to Broken Bow. The Custer County Children's Theater Association has been working hard to facilitate the planning, scheduling and fundraising necessary to make a week-long theater experience available to local children. Be watching for announcements on auditions.

Dorsett Sennett, Foundation Board Member, presented a check to Carrie Homan and Sheree Slagle of the Custer County Children's Theater Association.

September 7th

13 departments, 2 planes, respond to Anselmo fire

September 7, 2012

Preliminary reports indicate a fire east of Anselmo Thursday burned as much as 1,000 acres of land before finally being contained during the early evening hours.

The fire broke out at around 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon about three miles east of Anselmo on the Victoria Springs Road. Departments from Anselmo, Merna, Sargent, Broken Bow, Callaway, Arnold, Dunning, Brewster, Ansley, Comstock, Taylor, Burwell and the Halsey National Forest, along with two air support planes, responded to the blaze.

September 5th

Sandhills ranch celebrates milestone

September 5, 2012

PURDUM - - Many area communities and counties are celebrating major anniversaries in 2012, be they Centennial or Quasicentennial (125 years) due in large part to the railroad coming through, but also to the perseverance and courage of those following their dreams of a better life here.
Such were Levi and Elenora Cox, who came from Ohio in 1887, arriving in Blaine County, three miles west of what is now Purdum. Saturday, Sept. 1, the Cox family celebrated their own Quasicentennial, treating family and friends to a great day of food, fun, socializing and reminiscing.

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