July 29th, 2011
Back to school can be both an exciting and intimidating time for kids. It can also be an extremely stressful time for parents who are trying to provide back-to-school clothes and supplies while keeping the bills paid.
That stress can be greatly relieved for many parents thanks to a very special program through the local Salvation Army committee. A book bag give away is scheduled for Aug. 10 from 4-6 p.m. in the office of the Broken Bow Housing Authority. The program is a calling for the volunteers involved, and a God-send for the parents who benefit from it.
In the world of professional rodeo, Hadley Barrett is king. Barrett had a homecoming, of sorts, to Custer County this week where he served as co-announcer of the Bull Riding Classic at the Custer County Fair.
Barrett says it has been at least 30 years since he has been in Broken Bow, and he has been looking forward to returning. He holds a special fondness for this area, where his rodeo career began more than 40 years ago.
Nicholas Lee "Nick" Ryan was born on a bright Sunday morning, Jan. 18, 1981, in Kearney, to Randy and Shirley Ryan. Nick departed this life July 18, 2011, from a hiking accident along the Grinnell Glacier Trail in Montanaâ€™s Glacier National Park.
Nick grew up on the family farm north of Overton. Nick seemed to instinctively have a sense of adventure. Early days were spent riding bikes, horses, playing ball and just looking at things for a time, taking them apart to see how they worked and then reassembling them.
Bob Edelman, age 73 of Kansas, formerly of Merna, died Monday, July 18, 2011, at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Shawnee Mission, Kansas.
Funeral services were Saturday, July 23, 2011 in Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow, with the Rev. Doug Jones officiating. Burial was in the Hillcrest Cemetery at Thedford, with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements.
GOTHENBURG--Broken Bow beat McCook and won the B-6 Area Championship in Gothenburg. Broken Bow needed to beat McCook twice and they did just that. Broken Bow won the first game 12-2 after five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule paving the way for a winner-take-all championship game. In the second game Broken Bow continued where they left off and won 11-0 after five innings again due to the 10-run mercy rule.
Bill Kann, chief executive officer of Comstock Music Festivals, says he is not giving up on bringing back the magic he fell in love with years ago in Comstock. And he is asking the legions of fans who have grown to love the festivals not to give up either.
Kann and festivals general manager Glen Zacek have cooperated with the Chief in recent weeks to provide as timely and accurate information as possible. They released the following exclusive press release just yesterday.
While the Comstock Country Music Festival organizers continue asking for patience, investors in last yearâ€™s festival say their patience is wearing very thin. They say they are still waiting for their money, and have serious doubts about the future of the festival
GOTHENBURG--The Broken Bow Senior Baseball team played for the B-6 Area Tournament Championship Wednesday night against McCook in Gothenburg. Broken Bow looks to avenge an earlier loss to McCook. Broken Bow beat Gothenburg 9-3 to advance to the championship game.
Broken Bow will need to beat McCook twice to advance to the state tournament in Central City. Full recap and stats will be in next weekâ€™s Custer County Chief.
Fourth-seed Broken Bow faced first-seed Gothenburg in the second game of the winnerâ€™s bracket and upset Gothenburg 11-4.
The Custer County Car Club and Broken Bow Does hosted the annual Chrome and Classic Customs Auto Show Friday in the City Square Park in downtown Broken Bow. Grilled hot dogs and burgers, along with chips, cookies and drinks, were served at the square while people mingled in the park getting a close-up look at some beautiful classic automobiles.
See more pictures of this event in this week's Custer County Chief!
District 25 voters will get a third opportunity to decide on a bond issue for school improvements on the elementary level.
That was the decision reached by the Broken Bow Board of Education Monday as they approved a bond resolution in the amount of $5.83 million. The vote on the resolution was 5-1, with Haumont voting no. A special poll election will be held Sept. 13, with the final decision being up to the taxpayers.