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October 11th, 2012
LINCOLN--Nebraskaâ€™s child welfare system might face another major change by the summer of 2013, continuing the overhaul of the system begun by the Legislature last spring.
The Legislatureâ€™s Health and Human Services committee held a hearing on Friday morning to explore changes to the way children enter the foster care system, how reports of child abuse are screened and investigated and how that can contribute to the number of children in foster care.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and each year at this time the local Breast Cancer Support Group hosts a cancer walk in downtown Broken Bow - to raise funds, and awareness, for a disease that afflicts so many.
Joann Still is the chair of the local support group, which she started in 2005, one year after her own breast cancer diagnosis. However, she and the other members of the group - all breast cancer survivors - are quick to point out this walk is not just for breast cancer. Rather, the money raised during the event go to research for all cancers.
The Custer County Board of Supervisors Tuesday appointed Steven Bowers as the new Custer County Attorney.
The office of Custer County Attorney was vacated when Tami Schendt was appointed to succeed Gary Washburn as County Court Judge. There are two years left on Schendtâ€™s term as county attorney.
Bowers was one of four candidates interviewed for the position by the board Sept. 25. He was recently appointed to serve as Deputy County Attorney by acting County Attorney Glenn Clark.
For full story of the Board of Supervisors meeting, see the Oct. 11, 2012 Custer County Chief.
The year 2012, marks the centennial of the Custer County Courthouse. In August, a big centennial celebration was hosted by the county, and just this week the final step in the centennial celebration - the burial of a time capsule - took place.
A committee was organized about a year ago to work out the details of the time capsule. Items, depicting what the county was like in 2012, were gathered to be placed in the capsule. It is hoped that during the bicentennial year, 2112, the capsule will be dug up and opened.
The Missoula Children's Theater, sponsored locally by a grant from the Custer County Foundation, presented "Blackbeard the Pirate" Saturday, Oct. 6, in the Broken Bow Middle School Auditorium.
The large cast of area youth donned colorful costumes while singing, dancing and presenting a wonderful rendition of the play - several times bringing the audience to laughter and applause.
For a full photo tribute to "Blackbeard the Pirate", see the Oct. 11 Custer County Chief!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.