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July 28th, 2015

Nebraska trial set over land seizures for oil pipeline

July 28, 2015

O'NEILL, Neb. (AP) — A judge has scheduled an October trial on a Holt County lawsuit aimed at keeping TransCanada Corp. from seizing land to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

At a hearing on Monday in O'Neill, District Judge Mark Kozisek set the nonjury trial date of Oct. 19.

Seven Nebraska landowners filed lawsuits after the state Supreme Court tossed an earlier, similar lawsuit, with three justices saying the plaintiffs in the case didn't have standing to sue because they didn't prove TransCanada was seeking their land.

Unclaimed Photographs

July 28, 2015

These four pictures do not have anything written on them. If you know anyone in these pictures please let them know so they can stop in the office to claim them.

If you think you may have a unclaimed picture please stop by the Custer County Chief to look in our basket. Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

July 27th

Events In Your Area this Week

July 27, 2015

The Custer County Fair is in full swing in this week. A schedule of the fair can be found on our calendar of events.

Wednesday is the Callaway Lutheran Church Annual Corn Boil.

Friday is the Dueling Duo, Love your Library Fundraiser.

See our calendar of events for more information on these events and to see what else is going on in your area.

July 24th

VIDEO: At least three dead in Louisiana movie theatre shooting

July 24, 2015

Three people are dead and several others injured after a gunman began shooting inside a movie theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana.

In Case You Missed It

July 24, 2015

The New Helena Country Club Luncheon is Saturday. Also on Saturday the Loup Trail DAR Quilt Show. See our calendar of events for more information.

The Custer County Fair continues this weekend into next week. Click the link for the schedule of events.

July 23rd

Body Recovered

July 23, 2015

The Rosebud County Sheriff's Office has announced, via their facebook page, that around noon today the body of David Schwisow was recovered.
We extend to our sympathy to his family.

Throwback Thursday from July 29, 1985

July 23, 2015

This week we throw back to the July 29, 1985 issue of the Custer County Chief.

It's "ruff" being a kid. Erin Melroy, age 2, and her ten-month-old friend, Kaspar, find that things can be "ruff" when you are just a kid. Erin's friend, Kaspar, is a Komondor, a rare breed of sheep dogs.

In the article that followed it noted that Kaspar was a pure-bred registered Komondor. He weighed 115 pounds, was 28 inches tall and ate four pounds of puppy food a day.

July 22nd

John Millen, 76

July 22, 2015

John Millen, Jr, 76, of Broken Bow, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015, at the Good Life Center in Callaway.  

He was born on the Millen homestead near Gandy, May 15, 1939, to Roxanna and John Millen.

John was the fifth of six siblings, Yvonne, Mary, Helen, Evelyn and Nick. He attended school in Gandy but dropped out during high school to farm the home place.

John ‘Jack’ Stevenson, 84

July 22, 2015

John “Jack” Stevenson, age 84 of Holdrege, died Friday, July 17, 2015, at the Bryan LGH West Hospital in Lincoln, surrounded by his loving family.

Funeral services were Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Burial, with military honors, was in the Broken Bow Cemetery. 

Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow, was in charge of arrangements. 

Memorials are suggested to the Great Bend Recreation Commission Foundation, PO Box 353, Great Bend, KS 67530.

Gary Bomberger, 67

July 22, 2015

Gary Bomberger, age 67 of Oconto died Thursday July 16, 2015, at the Callaway District Hospital in Callaway. 

Funeral services were Monday, July 20, 2015, at the Oconto Community Building in Oconto, with the Rev. Doug Jones officiating and Military Honors. Inurnment was Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in the Oconto Cemetery. 

Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Oconto EMS. 

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