June 15th, 2012
Broken Bow fell to Kearney 5-3 Friday night. Kearney Little Ceaser's jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and Broken Bow never managed to recover. Nebraska State Bank made a slight push in the bottom of the seventh, cutting the score to 5-3 from a 5-1 deficit to start the inning, but were unable to recover. Broken Bow takes on Gothenburg Saturday at 3:30 pm at Tomahawk Park. Broken Bow beat Gothenburg on the road in their previous matchup. For more coverage, check out the June 21 edition of the Custer County Chief.
The train keeps on rolling.
Spirit softball continued their impressive season with a 16-1 victory over Sargent/Burwell Wednesday night. Catcher Morgan Hueftle lead the way offensively with two doubles and 5 RBI's. The Sprit will take on Central City for the first game of Districts 8 am Saturday. For more coverage, check out the June 21st edition of the Custer County Chief.
The Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben and the Nebraska Fair Managers Association along with the Nebraska Farm Bureau announces the 109 honorees from 55 counties for the 2012 Pioneer Farm Family Awards. In order to qualify for this distinction, members of the same family must have owned a partial of land consecutively for at least 100 years.
During the normal work week, Broken Bow's Todd Vlieger earns his paycheck working at Arrow Seed. It's what he did this past weekend, however that will have people talking.
On June 9, Vlieger won the Kearney half marathon with a time of -. A half marathon is exactly 13.1 miles. In some distance races, the final stretch can be the worst of the race. That wasn't the case here.
"After running the 13 miles, the .1 isn't so bad," Vlieger said. "It's just an extra little bit."
If one were to look on the road at the right time this past weekend, they might have seen a car unlike any other.
Bob Gifford, the son of Broken Bow resident Bev Kennedy, resides in Spokane, Washington. When Gifford went to visit his mother, she got to see something that took her son five years of hard work to build.
Gifford's "Stealth Cruiser" is modeled after the F1-17 stealth aircraft used by the military. This makes Gifford, a former Air Force officer, feel right at home.
June 15- Broken Bow vs. Kearney- 8 pm at Broken Bow
June 16- Broken Bow vs. Gothenburg- 8 pm at Gothenburg
June 17- Ainsworth tournament- Times TBD
June 19- Broken Bow vs. Ogallala- 8 pm at Broken Bow
June 24- Broken Bow vs. Cozad- 8 pm at Broken Bow
June 29- July 1- Kearney Tournament- Times TBD
July 2- Broken Bow vs. Greeley- 8 pm at Broken Bow
July 3- Broken Bow vs. Ogallala- 8 pm at Ogallala
July 10 Broken Bow vs. St. Paul- 8 pm at St. Paul
July 11- Broken Bow vs. Elwood- 6 pm at Elwood
June 13- Spirit vs. Sargent-8 pm at Sargent
June 18- Spirit vs. Ord- 8 pm at Ord
June 20- Spirit vs. Arcadia- 8 pm at Arcadia
June 25- Spirit vs. Walbach- 8 pm at Broken Bow
June 27- Spirit vs. Loup City- 8 pm at Broken Bow
(Districts are Scheduled for June 16 with the first game starting at 8 am against Central City)
More than 100 American Legion Riders gathered in Broken Bow this past weekend for the organization's State Romp. Sunday morning, the group held a special tribute at the Broken Bow Cemetery, where they conducted a wreath laying ceremony in honor of Michael Doheny, former Marine killed in Iraq in 2007.
Broken Bow's senior baseball team improved to 6-1 on the season with a sweep of McCook on Saturday. They won the first game 3-2 and the second game by the score of 8-2. Pitcher Kirby Pomplun took a no-hitter into the top of the 7th in the first game before McCook answered with two runs. The game ended on a Jake McCormick single up the middle to win it for Broken Bow. For more coverage, check out the June 14th edition of the Custer County Chief.
ANSLEY - - In honor of its 125-year anniversary, Ansleyâ€™s annual Muddy Creek Celebration will be bigger and better than ever this year. Activities are planned for June 8 - 12, with a dance and poker tournament kicking things off Friday. The 60-seat maximum poker tournament begins at 7 p.m., while the Brown Daisy Dance for youth entering 7-12 grade will be from 8-12.