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June 11th, 2015

Huskers LB Santos won't return; 2 other players to transfer

June 11, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska coach Mike Riley says linebacker David Santos and two other players won't return to the Cornhuskers.

Santos had major knee surgery after starting eight games last season and 19 in his career. Riley didn't say in a statement Thursday why Santos wouldn't be back for his senior season.

Riley also says that safety LeRoy Alexander and receiver Jariah Tolbert will transfer.

Alexander was suspended for the entire 2014 season for an undisclosed reason. Tolbert was charged with marijuana possession in June 2014 and again this past April.

Peitzmeier, Lubach among 8 with Nebraska ties taken in draft

June 11, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Eight players with ties to Nebraska have been selected in the Major League Baseball draft.

Tyler Peitzmeier of Yutan, who pitches for Cal State Fullerton, and Nebraska catcher Tanner Lubach out of Lincoln Southwest High both were taken in the ninth round. Peitzmeier went to the Chicago Cubs and Lubach to the Los Angeles Angels.

Iowa Western Community College shortstop Ryan Merrill, who graduated from Millard West High, went to St. Louis in the 15th round. Bellevue University pitcher Stephan Meyer, from Tucson, Arizona, went to Pittsburgh in the 18th.

Throwback Thursday from June 10, 1985

June 11, 2015

Here is a copy of the front page of the Monday June 10, 1985 issue of the Custer County Chief.

The two people on the bicycle built for two are Art Kieborz and his wife.
Dee Adams is in the bottom picture.

June 10th

Doris Chelewski, 88

June 10, 2015

Doris Chelewski, 88, went to be with her Heavenly father May 20, 2015, in Rifle, Colo.

Doris was born to Ray and Bula Price in Ansley, Dec. 11, 1926. She attended school in Ansley and taught in one room schools for a few years, then she married Edmund Dec. 5, 1948.

They farmed in Nebraska until 1963, when they moved to Rifle, Colo., where they continued farming until 1972, when they started Chelewski Pipe and Supply.

George W. Pierce, 77

June 10, 2015

George W. Pierce, 77, of Gibbon, died Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at his home.  A memorial service was. Friday, June 5, 2015, at Faith United Church in Gibbon with Pastor Larry Michael Rush officiating.  Interment will be held at a later date.  Memorials are suggested to Faith United Church in Gibbon. Condolences may be shared online at O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home of Gibbon is in charge of arrangement.

George Wendel Pierce was born Feb. 24, 1938. in Sargent, to James “Gard” and Minnie V. (Loyd) Pierce.  

Frances Faye Govier, 88

June 10, 2015

Frances Faye Govier, 88, passed away June 1, 2015, at the St. Francis Hospital in Grand Island. She had been living at the Good Samaritan Village in Grand Island prior to her death.

Kay Verlea Towns, 77

June 10, 2015

Kay Verlea Towns was born April 18, 1938, in Broken Bow, to Evelyn and Bennie Hall.

She graduated from Merna High School with “The Palmer Methodist Business Writing Teachers Certificate” in 1955 and started teaching at Prairie Hill country school outside of Merna.

April 2, 1954, she met Dick Towns at the Merna Legion Hall at a Hadley Barret Dance. They were married Dec. 26, 1955.

She was a ranch wife, mother and also was employed by the Corner Style shop 11 years, receptionist for Prairie Eye Care for 30 plus years and she worked at the counter at Runza for the last two years. 

June 9th

State Games Entries Exceed 7,000 From 46 States, 190 Nebraska Towns

June 9, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (June 9, 2015) — More than 7,000 athletes have registered for the 2015 State Games of America (SGA), including national qualifiers from 46 states and host-state entries from 190 different Nebraska communities.

Top five states include Nebraska (4,205), Iowa (302), Kansas (270), Texas (254) and Wisconsin (158). Four states yet to be represented include Hawaii, Maine, Vermont and West Virginia.

The largest five sports thus far include Track & Field (638), Soccer (630), Swimming (473), Figure Skating (451) and Basketball (427).

Unclaimed Photographs

June 9, 2015

These 4-H pictures are in The Custer County Chief's unclaimed photographs basket. If you know the people in the above pictures, call them to see if they would like to come and get them in our office.

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

We are open Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM

June 8th

Coming up this Week

June 8, 2015

The Goodwill Donation trailer will be in Broken Bow at the Schmicks parking lot.

Tuesday the Broken Bow City Council will meet at noon.

Friday there will be a Pie and Ice Cream Social at the Custer County Museum from 5-7 PM.

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