LITCHFIELD -- There was a sense of frustration in their voices as they explained what happened ... here was a community that gathered an estimated $7,000, through donations from businesses and individuals, to do the necessary repairs on the school's football field. The volunteers were organized, a day was set and the work accomplished ... only to have vandals, in one night, take out part of their sweat and hard-earned accomplishments, for no apparent purpose.
âIt just makes you sick,â said Britt Howard, and Darlene Wardyn agreed.
With Christmas only a few days away, the anticipation is mounting as children all across the world eagerly await the hour of Santaâs arrival. We thought it might be fun to catch up with a few of those youngsters and get some of their thoughts in the final countdown.
The Chief visited The School Garden preschool in Broken Bow Tuesday morning, with two questions for the children. Here is how they answered those questions.
Q: What is your favorite thing about Christmas?
Kaleb Bergrenn - âGetting toys at McDonaldâs.â
Tiana Hurlburt - âThe flying reindeer.â
Ayden Clark - âSanta!â
Twin Loup's Alex Hart signed her letter of intent to play volleyball at Hastings College Wednesday afternoon. Hart plans to major in business administration with an emphasis on accounting while at Hastings. For more information check out the next edition of the Custer County Chief.
SMC earned a 47-38 victory over Twin Loup Dec. 14.
Alex Hart lead the way for Twin Loup offensively, scoring 21 points and finished with six rebounds. Becca Clark had five point along with five from Madison Kozeal, three from Monica Keith and two from Jackie Lewis. Keith finished the game with 10 rebounds.
Twin Loup out-rebounded SMC 34 25, but SMC made up for it at the foul line making 22-36 compared to 7-19 from for Twin Loup.
Holiday cookies are even tastier when they're prepared in a safe, clean kitchen.
The cookie shaped like a Christmas tree, wreath or snowman is a delicious part of the season, but be sure to clean cooking surfaces and avoid eating the dough to make them an even more enjoyable addition to the celebrations. Raw dough could make you sick, according to University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension food specialist Julie Albrecht.
"Raw eggs in the dough have the potential for Salmonella, which can cause foodborne illness," she said.
Elwood held off a comeback from S-E-M in the second half and pulled away late, winning the game 56-36. Angel Boteo lead the way for the Mustangs with 13 points to go with 11 from Brian Guerra and 10 from Chase Erwin. Andrew Sleicher put in two points, but finished at the team's leading rebounder with six. S-E-M shot 5-9 from the free throw line. For more, check out the next edition of the Custer County Chief.
In the opening-round girls game, Arcadia fell to Elwood 50-35 and Elwood also defeated Arcadia in the opening round of the boys game. Ansley-Litchfield edged S-E-M in their opening round girls game before S-E-M won the boys game 37-35. Elwood will play Ansley-Litchfield in the championship game on Saturday at 6:00 while Arcadia and S-E-M will play for third place Saturday at 3:00. On the boys side, S-E-M will take on Elwood for the championship Saturday at 7:30 and Arcadia will take on Ansley-Litchfield for third place on Saturday at 4:30.