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July 4th, 2013

July 3 Softball and Baseball Scores

July 4, 2013

Broken Bow 18U- Softball- 12 Burwell-0
Broken Bow 16U Softball Doubleheader against Arcadia
Game 1: Bow- 17 Arcadia- 16 Game 2: Bow-8 Arcadia- 6
Broken Bow Junior Baseball doubleheader- Game 1: Broken Bow-4 Ogallala-11
Game 2: Broken Bow-8 Ogallala-0

July 1st

Bow alum returns for highway centennial

July 1, 2013

Before 1913, travel by car was both an adventure and a challenge due to the poor quality of dirt roads. The Lincoln Highway was the first coast-to-coast road made for driving: instead of dirt, the highway was paved with concrete or gravel. The New York to San Francisco route made it possible for anyone with a car to drive across the country. The highway’s construction was an early sign that cars would transform American society.

Partridge adds to Rodeo Museum

July 1, 2013

The Rodeo Museum in Berwyn, which is set for a grand opening sometime this fall, has added a few more pieces to its vast collection of rodeo history and memrobilia.
In September of 2012, Blaine Partridge, the owner of the museum, recieved a saddle from Paul Tierney, one of Broken Bow’s National Finals Rodeo contestants since its inception in 1959.
The museum will now also feature a hat from Lin Hilton, who was the NFR announcer in 1972 and served as the county extension agent in Burwell in the 1960s, where he also announced at junior rodeos across the state.

June 28th

Antique tractor ride today in Bow

June 28, 2013

The first, hopefully to be annual antique tractor ride launched from the Custer County Fairgrounds this morning for a 50-mile scenic trek through the hills surrounding Broken Bow. With an estimated max speed of 12 miles per hour, the 30+ tractors should arrive back in Broken Bow and be at the square around 4 p.m. this afternoon and everyone is invited to greet them as they return.

Thursday night Broken Bow baseball/softball scores

June 28, 2013

Broken Bow 16u 0 Cedar Valley 19

Broken Bow 18u 2 Cedar Valley 9

Broken Bow junior Baseball 9 PWGS 2

Broken Bow Senior baseball 0 PWGS 11

For full coverage, check out the next edition of the Custer County Chief

June 27th

Jenkins shares ‘Tali Tali Time’

June 27, 2013

For most young college graduates, the idea of cutting off your hair and living in a mud hut might not be very appealing. But that is exactly what Whitney Jenkins, of Callaway, wanted.
Whitney became a Peace Corps volunteer in 2011, and in August that year left for Senegal. A 2007 graduate of Callaway High School, Whitney is the daughter of Jim and Julianna Jenkins of Callaway. She credits her small-town roots and upraising on a cattle ranch for getting her where she is today.

Katie Thomsen & Nicholas Rush

June 27, 2013

Mike and Justine Thomsen of North Platte, and Terry and Colleen Rush of Merna, proudly announce the engagment and approaching marriage of their children, Katie Anne Thomsen and Nicholas Alan Rush.
The bride-elect is a graduate of North Platte St. Patrick’s High School, and the University of Nebraska-Kearney where she earned a bachelor in arts & education in English and Healthy and PE. She is currently employed as English/PE teacher at Broken Bow Public Schools.

Brynley Dawn Stunkel

June 27, 2013

Jade and Michelle Stunkel of Ord, are pleased to introduce their daughter, Brynley Dawn, born May 1, 2013, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island. Brynley weighed 7 pounds 1 ounce and was 20 inches long. She joins at home 3-year-old brother, Barron. Grandparents are Harold and Virginia Boyce of Ord, Cy and Marilyn Thoene of Ansley, and Doug Stunkel and Marcy Dudek of Ansley.

Molly Spanel & Spencer Eilenstine

June 27, 2013

Bruce and Polly Spanel of Anselmo, are proud to announce the engagment of their daughter, Molly Jo Spanel, to Spencer Mark Eilenstine, son of Mark and Chris Eilenstine of Boelus. Molly is a 2006 graduate of Anselmo-Merna High Shcool. She received her cosmetology license from Joseph’s College of Beauty in Kearney. She currently owns and operates her own salon in Boelus.

Louie Ropers, 78

June 27, 2013

Louie John Ropers, age 78, of Sargent, passed away June 22, 2013, at Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Louie was born July 7, 1934, to John and Elsie (Schwarz) Ropers in Hamil, S.D. His family moved to the Oconto area when he was nine. Louie went to Country School in Oconto and graduated from Lexington High School in 1952.
He married Delores Hinrichsen Sept. 22, 1957 in Lexington, and they started their lives together in Broken Bow. They moved to
Sargent in 1962, where he started his own business, Louie's Body Shop.

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