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June 9th, 2015

State Games Entries Exceed 7,000 From 46 States, 190 Nebraska Towns

June 9, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (June 9, 2015) — More than 7,000 athletes have registered for the 2015 State Games of America (SGA), including national qualifiers from 46 states and host-state entries from 190 different Nebraska communities.

Top five states include Nebraska (4,205), Iowa (302), Kansas (270), Texas (254) and Wisconsin (158). Four states yet to be represented include Hawaii, Maine, Vermont and West Virginia.

The largest five sports thus far include Track & Field (638), Soccer (630), Swimming (473), Figure Skating (451) and Basketball (427).

Unclaimed Photographs

June 9, 2015

These 4-H pictures are in The Custer County Chief's unclaimed photographs basket. If you know the people in the above pictures, call them to see if they would like to come and get them in our office.

If you have a picture that you have dropped off and never picked up, stop by the office to look through our unclaimed basket.

We are open Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM

June 8th

Coming up this Week

June 8, 2015

The Goodwill Donation trailer will be in Broken Bow at the Schmicks parking lot.

Tuesday the Broken Bow City Council will meet at noon.

Friday there will be a Pie and Ice Cream Social at the Custer County Museum from 5-7 PM.

June 5th

In Case You Missed It

June 5, 2015

This weekend is City Wide Garage Sales in Arnold and Broken Bow.

Saturday is the NE Jr Hereford Show and CHAN in Broken Bow.

The Muddy Creek Celebration in Ansley starts this Saturday with wine tasting and sand volleyball tournament. Check out our calendar of events for more on The Muddy Creek Celebration and things happening around our area.

June 4th

Pamela S. Gates, 62

June 4, 2015

Memorial Services for Pamela S. Gates, age 62, of Broken Bow, were Wednesday, June 3, at The Nebraska One Box Convention Center, 2570 S 27th Avenue, Broken Bow, with Dennis Fiedler officiating. Inurnment will be in the Gates Cemetery.

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

Ella Mae Jensen, 84

June 4, 2015

Funeral services for Ella Mae Jensen, age 84, of Neligh, formerly of Winnetoon, were Monday, June 1, 2015, at Christ Lutheran Church, rural Creighton. The Rev. Terry Huber officiated, with burial in Bloomfield City Cemetery in Bloomfield.

Brockhaus Funeral Home in Creighton, was in charge of arrangements.

Ella Mae died Monday, May 25, 2015, at Golden Living Center in Neligh.

Ella Mae (Mock) Jensen, daughter of George and Lydia (Falke) Mock, was born May 16, 1931, at Creighton. Ella Mae was baptized June 4, 1931, by Pastor Stegemann at Christ Lutheran Church in Bazile Mills.

Beverly Cox French, 76

June 4, 2015

After a joyfully busy life as a rancher’s wife, mother, and grandmother, Beverly Cox French went to be with Jesus. Beverly was healed of Parkinson’s Disease and all ailments May 20, 2015.

Beverly was born Oct. 3,1938, in Alliance, the daughter of Donald and Donna (Osborn) Cox.

Beverly grew up on a ranch homesteaded by her grandparents and attended a one room country school north of Mullen.

She graduated from Mullen High School and then graduated from the University of Nebraska with a bachelor’s degree in Home Economics.

Dennis Lee Brass, 77

June 4, 2015

Dennis Lee Brass, 77, of Kearney died Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at his home surrounded by family. A celebration of life service was Friday, May 29, 2015, at the Kearney First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gary Main  and the Rev. Samm Johnston officiating. 

Memorials are suggested to Aseracare Hospice or the Kearney Area Humane Society. 

Condolences may be shared online at O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Throwback Thursday from June 8 1944

June 4, 2015

In the Thursday, June 8, 1944 issue of the Custer County Chief, the front page headline was the "Allies Invade Nazi-Held Northern Coast of France."

The other picture is an ad that was in the same paper for war bonds and how much the county and each town were to raise towards the war effort. In order to do so businesses in all towns in Custer County, except banks, were to close on June 13, 1944.

June 2nd

12 Nebraska health plans propose double-digit increases

June 2, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A dozen individual health insurance plans in Nebraska are proposing double-digit premium increases for next year, citing higher medical and prescription drug costs and greater use of services.

The proposed hikes would apply to individual plans sold on the federal health insurance exchange as well as individual coverage sold through brokers and agents.

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