July 7th, 2011
By Ben Wheeler,
Pheasants Forever Coordinating Wildlife Biologist
The recent floods of the Missouri River have not only displaced people, but also wildlife.
Federally threatened piping plovers typically nest on open, elevated sandbars in several of Nebraskaâ€™s river systems, including the Missouri.
Because of the high water on the Missouri River, the sandbars where these birds establish nests are under water, leaving them with no nesting habitat. In order for these birds to produce a successful clutch, they had to find suitable nesting habitat somewhere else.
NORTH PLATTE-- The Broken Bow Cosmos swim team was in action last week at the North Platte Invite.
It was a successful day in the pool for multiple athletes.
Alyssa Cyboron took first place honors in the 50 meter backstroke and fifth in both the 50 meter breast stroke and freestyle. Kassidy Cyboron was the runner-up in the 100 free and fourth in the under 50 free.
Blake Denson finished third in both the Under 100 free and Under 50 free.
Chay Nelson won the 200 breaststroke, was the runner-up in the 200IM and 100 fly and placed fourth in the 100 breaststroke.
BROKEN BOW--The American Legion Baseball season is winding down and the Broken Bow Senior team is attempting to play their best baseball before the area tournament in three weeks and the state tournament slated to begin at the end of the month.
This past Sunday Broken Bow traveled to Ogallala looking to avenge a loss last week. Both teams were shut out through the first three innings of play. In the bottom of the fourth inning Ogallala scored and added another run in the bottom of the fifth inning.
The Broken Bow Volunteer Fire Department again sponsored a spectacular fireworks display Monday evening over Melham Lake in Broken Bow. The display capped off a full weekend of area activities, which included alumni gatherings, parades, barbecues and much more.
See this week's Custer County Chief for photos of area Independence Day weekend events!
MASON CITY - - While his classmates were playing ball, dating and going to Prom their senior year of high school, Harry Ray Boyles was half a world away - jumping out of airplanes with a gun, and fighting to preserve the freedom of a nation.
He was barely 18-years-old, drafted into the Army while in his final year at Ansley High School. He was inducted Oct. 25, 1944, at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. Harry completed basic training at Camp Hood, Texas. Life had dealt young Harry blows before, but nothing could have prepared him for what was to come.
ANSLEY - - Jordan Rapp may be only an incoming high school junior, but he already has clear-cut goals for his future. And he is spending part of his summer paving the way toward achieving those goals.
*Adams Land and Cattle Co. will be doubling its production, but not at its current cattle feeding sites.
Adams Land & Cattle Company (ALCC) publicly announced today its plans to again double the size of its business.
Since inception in 1973, ALCC has become one of the premier cattle feeders in the state of Nebraska, by focusing on innovative approaches and research driven production models. ALCC looks to build upon this foundation and has set its sights on becoming one of the major leaders and largest cattle feeders in the nation.
State Sen. Deb Fischer of Valentine, Tuesday announced her candidacy for the United States Senate.
â€śIâ€™m running for the United States Senate to help America regain its economic strength and rebuild its cultural foundations,â€ť Sen. Fischer stated. â€śAmerica must meet a new generation of challenges by strengthening our economy, balancing our books, and in Nebraska, revitalizing our communities.â€ť
By Elizabeth Babcock
The ribbon cutting has been scheduled, furniture has been ordered, and if you have driven west of town on Highway 2, you have seen the exciting progress that has happened with the vision of Custer Campus finally becoming a reality for Custer County.
If you have been following the news much at all, you are likely aware that the districts in the state of Nebraska, as well as nearly every other state in the union, have changed.
What you may not be fully aware of is the fact that those changes have already gone into effect, and as a result Sen. Deb Fischer is no longer the state representative for Custer County. That is because Custer County is no longer in the 43rd Legislative District; rather, we are now part of the 36th District represented by Sen. John Wightman of Lexington.