September 7th, 2012
Anselmo-Merna- 52 Sandhills/Thedford-0
Broken Bow- 15 Gothenburg-14
South Loup didn't have quite the homecoming ending they were hoping for. A banged up Bobcat team ran a large amount of running plays. South Loup went into the half down 16-14. Overton ran away with the game in the second half, winning 28-14. For more details, check out the next edition of the Custer County Chief.
Preliminary reports indicate a fire east of Anselmo Thursday burned as much as 1,000 acres of land before finally being contained during the early evening hours.
The fire broke out at around 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon about three miles east of Anselmo on the Victoria Springs Road. Departments from Anselmo, Merna, Sargent, Broken Bow, Callaway, Arnold, Dunning, Brewster, Ansley, Comstock, Taylor, Burwell and the Halsey National Forest, along with two air support planes, responded to the blaze.
Arcadia coach Drew Carlton moved a lot of pieces around in the Huskie's 65-12 victory over Santee, but there were a couple things that were concrete.
Fullback Robbie Ritz and halfback Cameron Charles can carry the load on offense.
Ritz scored three touchdowns and Charles finished with one, but had two called back because of holding penalties.
Zach Lueck and Jonathon Brock also each added a touchdown.
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PURDUM - - Many area communities and counties are celebrating major anniversaries in 2012, be they Centennial or Quasicentennial (125 years) due in large part to the railroad coming through, but also to the perseverance and courage of those following their dreams of a better life here.
Such were Levi and Elenora Cox, who came from Ohio in 1887, arriving in Blaine County, three miles west of what is now Purdum. Saturday, Sept. 1, the Cox family celebrated their own Quasicentennial, treating family and friends to a great day of food, fun, socializing and reminiscing.
Many people, including a large host of farmers and land owners, benefit from the Middle Loup River, and from being able to access the water. Last week, many of those who benefit from its use gathered for a dedication for the new Sargent Diversion Dam.
The dam has been more than two years in the works. The new dam replaces the one which was destroyed by a flood which occurred June 13, 2010, and will divert water into a canal to provide water to some 5,000 acres downstream.
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.
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.
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.
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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.