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July 7th, 2015

Unforeseen Issues Within Substation Leads to Planned Outage

July 7, 2015

Late Monday afternoon, Custer Public Power District crews detected an issue within the Haumont Substation, that left unattended may lead to wide spread outage issues. In order to reduce possible damage and minimize the length of time and number of customers affected, Custer Power will be having a planned outage from approximately 9:00 am to noon on Tuesday July 7. The outage will affect only those customers whose irrigation service is fed from the Haumont Substation located near Weissert one mile north of Highway 70 near the junction of Highway 183.

Creighton, Nebraska in top 10 in men's basketball attendance

July 7, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton and Nebraska are in the top 10 nationally in 2014-15 men's college basketball attendance.

The NCAA said Monday Creighton ranked sixth with an average crowd of 17,048 at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha. Nebraska ranked 10th with an average crowd of 15,569 at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln.

Nebraska fans helped the Big Ten lead the nation in conference attendance for the 39th straight year. Big Ten games drew an average of 12,781.

Creighton's league, the Big East, was sixth in conference attendance with 9,853 a game.

Unclaimed Photographs

July 7, 2015

Pictures from our unclaimed photographs basket. If you know who these belong to, call them to see if they would like to stop in our office to get them.

The top picture has Wilma French written on it. Bottom left picture has Faye Kleeb written on it, middle picture Dave Green, and right picture KylieDean Ogle.

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

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July 6th

UNMC/Nebraska Medicine designated as National Ebola Training and Education Center

July 6, 2015

The University of Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska Medicine, in collaboration with Emory University in Atlanta and Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City, have been awarded a $12 million grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish and co-lead the nation?s National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC).

2015 State Games of America Breaks Record for Entries

July 6, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (July 2, 2015) — The 2015 State Games of America (SGA) in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska is officially the largest SGA event since the inception of the games in 1999. So far, 13,119 competitors from 47 states and the District of Columbia have entered, surpassing the previous record of 10,803 entries at the 2007 SGA in Colorado Springs. SGA officials say they will continue to accept online entries for most sports at

Coming up this Week

July 6, 2015

Monday there is a Humanities Speaker at the Broken Bow Public Library.

Tuesday is the Mobile Food Pantry in Thedford.

Starting Thursday and running through Sunday is Crazy Days and the D.C. Lynch Carnival in Broken Bow. Also this weekend is the Broken Bow Alumni Weekend.

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

July 3rd

In Case You Missed It

July 3, 2015

Merna's 28th Annual Heritage Days is Friday through Sunday.

Big Iron Tug of War in Comstock is Saturday.

Have a safe 4th of July weekend.

July 2nd

Throwback Thursday from July 3, 2008

July 2, 2015

This page appeared in the Thursday, July 3, 2008 issue of the Custer County Chief.
On Wednesday June 25, 2008 the Chief had a fire in the dark room of our office building. This page was put in the paper the following week to thank all those that had helped in our time of need.

July 1st

Dale Baker, 95

July 1, 2015

Dale Baker, age 95, of Broken Bow, died Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at the Medical Center of the Rockies, in Loveland, Colo.

Funeral services will be Friday, July 3, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating. 

Burial will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Military Honors. 

Visitation will be Thursday, July 2, 2015, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. at Govier Bros. Mortuary in Broken Bow with the family greeting friends 6 - 7 p.m. 

Memorials are suggested to the American Legion Post #126 or the Broken Bow United Methodist Church. 

Phyllis Ann Knoell, 81

July 1, 2015

Phyllis Ann Knoell, 81, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015, at her home in Lincoln.

She was born in Westerville Jan. 24, 1934. Phyllis was the first of three daughters born to George and Ellen Knight.

June 12, 1951, she married T. Carl (Spike) Knoell at St. Anselm’s Catholic Church in Anselmo. The couple initially farmed at New Helena, but moved to Lincoln in 1960, when Spike took a position with the Nebraska National Guard.

They were blessed with four children, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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