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December 15th

Christmas trees available at Halsey forest

December 15, 2011

Many of you may recall a scene from the popular movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, where the Griswold family goes shopping for the family Christmas tree. While the movie does exaggerate the pitfalls of the experience, many of us are aware from our own experience that this family outing can sometimes be quite a hassle. For those of you searching for the perfect live Christmas tree, the Halsey forest might be just the ticket for that family outing.

CCSO seeks public help finding mailbox vandals

December 15, 2011

The Custer County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information in three incidents of damaged mail boxes over the weekend of Dec. 10.
Custer County Sheriff Dan Osmond says two of the vandalized mail boxes were located on Ryno Road, and both had been beaten with a deer leg. The deer leg was then left in one of the mail boxes. The other report of a vandalized mail box was on Meyers Road, but it is unclear at this time whether that incident is related to the Ryno Road vandalism.

December 9th

Boy gives up birthday presents for needy

December 9, 2011

An upcoming birthday became an opportunity for giving for one Broken Bow boy and his friends.
Destry Miller recently celebrated his 10th birthday, and as plans were being made for his party his mom made in interesting suggestion to Destry. Knowing he would be getting gifts from his parents, aunts and uncles, his mom suggested Destry donate the gifts he received from his friends to the Children’s Christmas Fund. Destry agreed.

Search begins for new superintendent

December 9, 2011

The Broken Bow School Board currently has two major issues before them - selecting a new superintendent for the district, and finalizing design plans for the new elementary school project. Both were topics of a special meeting of the board Monday evening.

December 7th

E-mail scam threatens life of local woman

December 7, 2011

E-mail scams are nothing new, even to residents of Custer County. But a report of a recent scam in which an area resident’s life was threatened has authorities concerned.

Custer County Sheriff Dan Osmond says a report was made to his office from a Custer County woman, who prefers to remain unidentified, of an e-mail she received in which she was told a close friend of hers had hired this individual to kill her.

In the message, the man told the victim his boys had located her and were watching her, and she was not to contact police.

Ranchers worry about possible hay shortage

December 7, 2011

Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisiana, and New Mexico have suffered drought conditions this past year. Oklahoma is the driest on record since the 1930s. Already devastated by an ongoing drought, Texas was hit hard last summer with out of control wildfires that ravaged agriculture and created billions of dollars in economic damage, the worst on record. Called ‘the Summer from Hell’, the state experienced more than 21,000 wildfires that burned through nearly 3.7 million acres.

Boy Who Visits Heaven Comes to Bow

December 7, 2011

Editor's Note: Our apologies to all of our Custer County Chief readers. This story starts on the front page of this week's Chief, but the jump does not appear. Included here for the on-line edition is the entire story. The entire story will also appear in next week's Chief.

December 5th

Deer meeting scheduled for Broken Bow

December 5, 2011

Hunters and landowners are invited to attend a public informational meeting to discuss deer issues, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Meetings are scheduled in each Game and Parks District.

Game and Parks biologists will explain and take questions on a number of topics including deer management, deer damage and depredation permits, anterless harvest, trophy management and diseases. Antelope and elk issues also may be discussed.

Broken Bow's meeting will be at Mid-Plains Community (2520 South E Street) Dec. 8 beginning at 7 p.m.

December 4th

Broken Bow School Board schedules special meeting/work session Monday

December 5, 2011

The Broken Bow School Board has a special work session/board meeting planned for Monday, Dec. 5, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Board Room at Broken Bow High School. The selection process for a new superintendent and the roof concept for North Park Elementary are included on the agenda.

Community and staff input is currently being sought as the Broken Bow School Board begins its search for a new superintendent. The Nebraska Association of School Boards has been contracted to help with the procedure. The position will begin July 1, 2012.

Custer County Foundation gala huge success

December 5, 2011

The Custer County Foundation celebrated its seventh annual gala and auction Saturday evening with over 300 people participating in the evening's festivities. A ‘Heads & Tails’ competition added to the fun, and proved to be one of the highlights of the evening. Raffle winners included: Cindy Taylor who won the diamond necklace; Rick Nelson, the four-wheeler; Cleo Jacobson, the Nativity and Patti Duryea, $500 cash as the winner of the 'Heads & Tails' competition.

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