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September 4th, 2012

Area hosts weekend celebrations

September 4, 2012

It was a busy Labor Day weekend in Custer County and the surrounding area, capped off with the annual Fall Festival in Arcadia Monday. One of the highlights of the annual event is the crowning of the Fall Festival Queen, and this year's queen is Elizabeth Einspahr.

The 22nd Annual Kite Flight in Callaway was also this past weekend. Be sure and see this week's Custer County Chief for lots of pictures of the Labor Day weekend events, along with local news and sports.

BB Council approves tax request

September 4, 2012

A couple of personnel issues came before the Broken Bow City Council Monday, Aug. 27 - one in open meeting, and one in closed session.
During the open meeting, discussion was had on creating a position in the city for a full-time zoning administrator. For several years the city has had a part-time zoning administrator, a position currently held by Cindy Pearson. This is an appointed position, which would not require an election.

August 31st

Ansley-Litchfield VB stays undefeated with win over Elm Creek

August 31, 2012

The Spartans moved to 3-0 on the season Friday night, defeating Elm Creek 3-2 in an intense battle.

Lindsey Siegel and Shawna Paitz lead the way with 11 and eight kills respectively. The Spartans were strong at the net as Seigel and Kayla Reynolds had five blocks each. Siegel also had two aces to go with two aces by Kaitlin Kratzer.

Elm Creek took the first game 25-20 before the Spartans answered with a 25-17 win. The two teams split again at 23-25 and 25-15 before Ansley won the fifth game 15-8.

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

Sandhills/Thedford Volleyball defeats North Central

August 31, 2012

The Knights got their volleyball season off to a successful start tonight, defeating North Central in three games. They took the first game 25-14, the second game 25-20 and the third 25-13.

Kelsey Higgins lead the way with 8 kills on the night to go with her 15 assists, three digs and a serving ace. Chantelle Milleson recorded seven kills on the night.

Jay Spencer finished with three kills one assist, four digs and four serve aces. Taylor Marten and Madison Taylor each had four kills and one block. Marten had four digs to go with Taylor's two.

Mullen downs Twin Loup in close game

August 31, 2012

The Broncos (1-0) got their season off to a hot start Friday night with a narrow win over the Wolves of Twin Loup (1-1) at home.

Quarterback Riley Rice completed 14 of his 21 passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns for Mullen. Tye Spies had impressive night on the receiving end, hauling in eight for 125 yards and catching both of the touchdown passes from Rice.

Running back Britt McIntosh added a touchdown in the second quarter with a 57-yard touchdown run.

Defensively for the Broncos, Garrett Cox and Kory Phillips lead the way with 12 and 11 tackles respectively.

Other Football scores from around the area

August 31, 2012

Burwell 39, South Loup 21

Mullen 28, Twin Loup 26

North Central 44, Sandhills/Thedford 14

Harvard 46, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 2

Elm Creek 20, Ansley-Litchfield 16

Check out the next edition of the Custer County Chief for updated stats and information.

Broken Bow gets convincing win in season opener

August 31, 2012

Broken Bow (1-0) used a bevy of running backs Friday night as they outworked Ogallala (0-2) for a convincing 28-6 victory.

Hunter Campbell had an impressive night in the secondary coming up with two interceptions- one on Ogallala's first drive of a game and another to halt a drive in which the black and orange were nearing the end zone.

Diana J. Fred, 89

August 31, 2012

Diana J. Fred was born July 15, 1923, at Eli, Nebr., to Marion and Letha (Tate) Hoagland. Diana attended school in Mullen, and college at Chadron State College where she received a teaching degree.
Diana was raised in Blanding, Utah until the age of 14, when she moved to Nebraska and lived with her Aunt Zetta Tate.
Diana taught in the Sandhills until she was united in marriage to Glenn J. Fred June 9, 1946. To this union two sons and one daughter were born. They resided in the Sandhills and ranched until 1949, when they moved to the K.C. Ranch in Somerford Valley.

Bill Bruce, 83

August 31, 2012

Bill Bruce, age 83, of Broken Bow, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at Jennie Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the Berean Church in Broken Bow with Pastor Larry DeMoss officiating. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery, with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements. Donations may be made to your favorite charity.

Alice Y. Gunther, 81

August 31, 2012

Alice Yavaun Gunther, 81, passed away in her Denver home of more than 50 years, Aug. 20, 2012. Alice was born Jan. 19, 1931, in Oconto.
She married Bernard Gunther Oct. 11, 1948.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Vere and Opal Preston; and brother, Bernard Preston.

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