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August 20th, 2012

Schendt named new county judge

August 20, 2012

After a grueling interview process and weeks of waiting, Tami Schendt received word Monday morning that Gov. Dave Heineman had announced her as his appointment to serve as County Judge in the 8th Judicial District.
Schendt and fellow Broken Bow attorney Mike Borders, had their names submitted to the Governor for consideration for the judgeship, filling a vacancy left by the retirement of long-time Judge Gary Washburn.
The 8th Judicial District consists of Blaine, Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Custer, Garfield, Greeley, Holt, Howard, Keya Paha, Loup, Rock, Sherman, Valley and Wheeler counties.

August 17th

Inaugural Loup 2 Loup deemed success

August 17, 2012

ARNOLD--There was a hot time heard and seen in the old town of Halsey Aug. 8 and 9, and it wasn’t all from the heat.
Drivers and their cars went through technical and safety inspections at Halsey, Aug. 8, prior to the inaugural race of the Loup 2 Loup Open Road Challenge Aug.9. This race was the prelude to the 12th annual Sandhills Open Road Challenge (SORC) Friday and Saturday in Custer County.
Friday the one-mile shootout race took place between Callaway and Cozad. Then Saturday, the actual race on the county road between Arnold and Dunning was held.

SORC brings muscle power to the Sandhills

August 17, 2012

ARNOLD--The Sandhills Open Road Challenge brought plenty of muscle power and speed to the Custer County area this past weekend. A new event called the Loup 2 Loup race, where drivers raced from Halsey to Purdum and back was added this year.
A half mile and one-mile shootout took place on Friday and the races continued on Saturday.
The results, starting with the Loup to Loup are as follows:
Target Speed 75 (18:33.600)
1. Thomas Tisthammer/Grant Barclay- 1966 Porsche (Colorado)
2. Nick Eckberg/ Kyle Eckberg- 1965 Corvette- Wakefield

New grain loading station hosts tours, safety demonstration

August 17, 2012

In November 2011, The Andersons formally broke ground on a 3.8 million bushel capacity grain elevator east of Anselmo. At that time it was planned for the elevator to be operational in time for the 2012 harvest season, and that plan has been accomplished.
Two events are coming up that offer an opportunity to visit the facility and meet the people who now call central Nebraska home.

Grand Opening

Runza gives to baseball program - in Chad's name

August 17, 2012

Ten weeks after a horrific car accident sent him to the hospital, fighting for his life, Broken Bow teen Chad Christensen returned home Aug. 10. In celebration of his homecoming, Runza Restaurant in Broken Bow offered to donate 100 percent of its ice cream sales for the day to the Senior Legion baseball program, in Chad's name. Thursday, restaurant owners Kevin and Joyce Richardson presented checks totaling more than $1,100 to Mike Evans of Broken Bow's Diamond Youth Organization (DYO) to be used for the baseball program.

County sees increase in adults with degrees

August 17, 2012

Custer County has experienced a brain gain in the last 40 years, joining the rest of the country in what has been a massive increase in the number of adults who have earned college degrees.
In 1970, 5.5 percent of those over 25 years of age had college degrees in Custer County. By 2010, 18 percent of adults here had completed college.
The percentage of adults with college degrees in Custer County was less than the national average of 27.9 percent in 2010. The college-educated rate here was less than the Nebraska average of 27.7 percent.

Fred Werner, 83

August 17, 2012

Fred Werner, age 83, of Broken Bow, died August 14, 2012 at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Broken Bow.

Memorial services will be Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at 10 a.m. at St. Anselm's Catholic Church in Anselmo with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Inurnment will be in St. Anselm's Catholic Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Fred and Alice Werner family scholarship fund at the Custer County Foundation in Broken Bow or St. Anselm's Catholic Cemetery preservation fund. Christian Wake Service will be Friday at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Broken Bow

August 15th

Stanley Nordlund, 85

August 15, 2012

Stanley John Nordlund, age 85,of Loup City, died Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at the Rose Lane Nursing Home in Loup City, Nebraska.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. in the Baptist Church in Loup City, with the Rev. Del Unruh officiating. Burial will be in the Tallin Cemetery west of Callaway, Ne. at approximately 2 p.m. Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 17, at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow 8 a.m to 8 p.m. with family present 5 to 8 p.m Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Loup City or the Homeward Trail of Mason City, Ne.

Althea Lawrence, 90

August 15, 2012

Althea Lawrence, age 90 of Broken Bow, formerly of Ansley, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with the Rev. Mary Jane Gockley officiating. Burial was in the Fort McPherson Cemetery.
More details will appear later.

Published in Custer County Chief, Aug. 16, 2012

Robert "Bob" Abel, 72

August 15, 2012

Robert Eugene C. Abel was born the youngest of four children to Charles and Martha (Knadjl) Abel Feb. 16, 1940, on the family farm in Mason City. He passed from this life Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at his home in Talmo, Kan. He was 72 years of age.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters Arlene Harnagel and Charlene Lymber.

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