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July 23rd, 2012

Bow falls to Holdredge in 8 innings

July 24, 2012

Broken Bow rallied from behind twice, but just couldn't muster enough runs to pull out in the win, dropping an 8-6 decision to Holdredge Monday night.

The Indians will face McCook in the semi-finals of the losers bracket for a chance at a rematch with Holdredge in the district championship Wednesday.

Broken Bow has already beaten McCook twice this season.

For the full story, check back at www.custercountychief.com on Tuesday

July 22nd

Happy 50th Trotters!

July 22, 2012

This year marks the 50th anniversary of business for Trotters, and in celebration of that milestone Jim and Sis Trotter threw a party! Hundreds of people came out to Bud Owens Field in Arcadia Saturday evening for a barbecue and concert featuring country music star, Mark Wills. There was no charge for the event, and Jim says it was just their way of saying thank you to everyone who has helped make the business a success all these years.

For much more on the anniversary celebration, and lots of pictures - see this week's Custer County Chief.

Nebraska State Bank baseball advances to semi-finals of district tournament

July 22, 2012

The Broken Bow senior baseball team advanced to the semi-finals of their district tournament Saturday. They showed a solid effort on defense and pitcher Michael Coleman pitched a strong game in a 5-1 victory.

Their next game is Monday at 7:30 in Minden.

Spirit Softball goes 2-2 at State tournament

July 22, 2012

Broken Bow Softball finished out their season this past weekend at the State tournament, going 2-2.

The Spirit stumbled out of the gate, losing to Winside 5-3, earning two wins over the Midtown Havoc and the Creighton Thunder.

They held on for an 11-10 victory over Midtown and beat Creighton 7-3.

Todd's Feed out of Sutton eliminated the Spirit 12-5 Saturday afternoon. For full coverage, check out the next edition of the Custer County Chief.

The Chief will also post the full story on the website later in the week.

July 20th

Governor orders flags to half-staff

July 20, 2012

Gov. Dave Heineman today (Friday), in accordance with the proclamation from
President Barack Obama, announced all U.S. and Nebraska flags to be flown at half-staff in respect for the victims of the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado. Flags will be flown at half-staff until sunset, July 25, 2012.

Area meetings set to dicuss tourism plans

July 20, 2012

Conventions, Sports and Leisure (CSL) has developed a state-wide strategic plan to cultivate and promote tourism in Nebraska. The Minnesota-based consulting firm was hired by the State Tourism Advisory Board to gather information and present a Tourism Strategic Plan to the industry and the Legislature.

Heat Streak Continues - DHHS warns to be cautious

July 20, 2012

A heat advisory is in effect throughout the weekend and into early next week. That means a period of hot temperatures is expected. When hot temperatures are combined with high humidity, there's potential for heat-related illnesses.
During a prolonged heat spell, people's heat tolerance can go down and heat-related illnesses usually go up according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is due to the buildup of heat in living and work areas, the body experiencing continued fluid shortage and air-conditioning equipment breaking down.

July 19th

Maxine Popp, 87

July 19, 2012

Maxine Popp, age 87 of Broken Bow, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at Jennie Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Friday, July 13, at the Burr Oak Church south of Broken Bow with the Rev. David Harder officiating. Burial was in the Box Elder Cemetery near Cumro with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements.
Louise "Maxine" Popp was the only child of Marvin and Grace (Freeborn) Trew. She was born June 19, 1925, at home near Cumro. She was called to her heavenly home July 10, 2012.

Rolland George, 81

July 19, 2012

Juniata resident, Rolland E. George, 81, died Friday, July 13, 2012, at Mary Lanning HealthCare in Hastings.
Services were July 17, 2012; at Juniata United Methodist Church in Juniata with Pastor Jim Miller officiating. Burial with military rites was at Juniata Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Juniata United Methodist Church or Juniata American Legion. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Hastings was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com

Mary Schmitz, 94

July 19, 2012

Mary J. Schmitz, daughter of Charles and Anna (Bamesberger) Mohatt was born May 17, 1918, in Custer County, near Anselmo, the third of nine children. She passed from this life July 13, 2012, at Heritage Hall in Broken Bow, at the age of 94.
Mary spent her childhood in and around Anselmo, and graduated from Anselmo High School in 1935. November 29, 1939, she married Lawrence (Bus) Schmitz of Anselmo at St. Anselm’s Catholic Church in Anselmo. One son and one daughter blesses this union; Gary and Carolyn.