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!
After a long wait, Niki McCaslin is excited to announce the arrival of her "so tute" baby brother. Ryan Timothy was born at 10:39 a.m. June 7, 2011, at Creighton Medical Center in Omaha. He weighed 8 pounds. 4.3 ounces and was 21 1/4 inches long. Proud parents are Tim and Jessica McCaslin of Broken Bow.
He is welcomed by his grandparents, Norm and Deb McCaslin of Broken Bow, and Gary and Carol Reinsch of Geneva. Great-grandparents are Leona McCaslin of Broken Bow, Bernice Reinsch of Geneva, and Kenneth and Elaine Ebbeka of Strang.
Scott and Yolonda Spanel of Broken Bow are excited to announce the engagment and approaching wedding of their daughter, Camarie Renee Spanel to Talon Lee Scott of Westerville.
The bride-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Broken Bow High School and a 2011 graduate of Northeast Community College in Norfolk, with a degree in business administration. Camarie is currently employed at Top Tune Amusement & Vending.
Cheryl C. Guggenmos of Broken Bow and Michael P. Munson of Lincoln wish to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Cheryl is the daughter of Wilfred and LaVerne Daum of Centralia, Ill.; Michael is the son of the late Paul Munson of Shelton and Joan Munson of Portland, Ore.
Clarissa Nutt and Dan Feldman were united in marriage April 2, 2011, at St. Johnâ€™s Lutheran Church in Curtis, with Derrick Brown officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Dale and Susan Nutt of Curtis. She is a 2004 graduate of Medicine Valley High School, and a 2007 graduate of NCTA in Curtis. She is currently employed as a processing superviros at Adams Land & Cattle Company in Broken Bow.
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.