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January 11th, 2012

Callaway soldier featured in newly published book

January 11, 2012

Robert D. Booker was born in Callaway July 11, 1920, and joined the Army in June 1942. By April 9, 1943, Bob was serving as a private in the 34th Infantry Division.
On that day, near Fondouk, Tunisia, he advanced alone across open terrain despite intense hostile fire and began firing on the enemy with his machine gun. After being wounded, he continued to fire until receiving a second, fatal, wound.
For these actions, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor a year later, on April 25, 1944, one of only seven Nebraskans awarded that honor in World War II.

Bow School Board selects candidates

January 11, 2012

Four superintendent candidates are slated to interview at Broken Bow Schools next week.
Interviews begin Monday, and continue through Thursday. The Broken Bow School Board selected the candidates Tuesday following a closed session meeting to screen all applicants for the position, which will begin July 1, 2012.
The public is invited to meet each candidate at a Meet and Greets hosted by the PTA Monday through Thursday. One candidate will be introduced to patrons each day at a reception from 4:30-5:15 p.m. at the high school media center.

January 10th

First baby of 2012 arrives!

January 10, 2012

It was more than a week into the new year before Broken Bow’s Melham Hospital welcomed the first baby of 2012. Jasper Theodore Lynn Borgelt was born Jan. 9, 2012, at 7:18 a.m.
Jasper weighed 8 pounds 15 ounces, and was 21 inches long at birth. Little Jasper joins four sisters at home; twins Abby and Rylee, age 14, Olivia, 11, and Julianne, 2. Jasper was given his two middle names in honor of his grandpa’s. Grandparents are Ted and Kathy Henderson of Oconto, and Lynn and Marlene Borgelt of Wisner.

January 9th

Bosselman Companies announce death of Chairman Chuck Bosselman

January 9, 2012

It is with great sadness that the Bosselman Companies mourn the loss of its leader and Chairman, Chuck Bosselman.

Pamida, Shopko to merge

January 9, 2012

Omaha-based retailer, Pamida, has announced that it is merging with Green Bay, Wisc.-based Shopko in hopes of creating one of the largest U.S. retailers focused on serving smaller and rural communities.
Over the next year Pamida stores will be converted to the Shopko Hometown store format and will be rebranded as Shopko, officials said Wednesday. The resulting chain will have nearly 350 locations in 22 states.

January 5th

Bain arraigned on six felonies

January 5, 2012

Tyler C. Bain, 29, was arraigned in Custer County District Court Thursday on six felony counts, resulting from an incident Oct. 20, 2011, when he allegedly abducted and assaulted his wife, Kari Bain. Those charges are:
Count 1: 1st degree sexual assault, Class II felony
Count 2: 2nd degree assault, Class III felony
Count 3: terroristic threats, Class IV felony
Count 4: 1st degree false imprisonment, Class IIIA felony
Count 5: use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, Class II felony
Count 6: kidnapping, Class IA felony

A look back at the last six months

January 5, 2012

Last week we reviewed some of the stories making headlines in the Custer County Chief during the first half of 2011. This week, we take a look back at some of the important stories and events from the second half of the year.
While much of the country has struggled this past year with a low economy and a high unemployment rate, our region has managed to not only remain healthy - but to grow! That is an accomplishment we should all be very proud of.

January 4th

Seat belts save lives

January 4, 2012

It was the phone call every parent fears; “Hello, this is so-and-so with the Sheriff’s Office. Do you have a daughter, Jordan? There has been a horrific accident. She is alive, but. . .”
Jordan Marsh’s parents, Jim and Stacy Marsh of Ansley, received that phone call Sunday night, Nov. 13, at about 9 p.m.
“Stacy got up and answered the phone, and I could tell immediately something bad had happened,” recalls Jim of that night.

Bow man hospitalized with stab wounds

January 4, 2012

A domestic dispute early Monday morning led to a Broken Bow man being flown to Kearney with knife wounds. According to the report, the Broken Bow Police Department was notified when Geoffrey Eng was allegedly stabbed in the face and neck while trying to defend a minor girl from her boyfriend who was assaulting her. The boyfriend, 20-year-old Randy Martinez of Broken Bow, allegedly stabbed Eng four times when Eng attempted to pull Martinez away from the girl.

January 3rd

New DUI laws now in effect

January 3, 2012

The new year brings with it some new changes to the state’s drinking and driving laws, aimed at reducing the number of repeat offenders.
A handful of changes in Nebraska’s DUI laws went into effect Jan. 1, with perhaps the most significant change involves the use of ignition interlock devices. The new law passed by the Nebraska Legislature allows someone arrested for DUI, first offense, to forgo the 30-day license revocation that is automatic with most DUI arrests in exchange for six months of using the interlock device.