August 3rd, 2015
CHICAGO (AP) â The College Football Playoff has turned strength of schedule into a constant talking point, with each conference claiming its road to the postseason is most daunting.
Hoping to set themselves apart when playoff selection time comes around, Big Ten teams plan to play at least one nonconference game against a Power Five opponent and eliminate FCS schools from their schedules starting in 2016 when the league goes to a nine-game conference slate.
Should college football add 64 teams to the playoffs?
Broken Bow, NE - The City of Broken Bow will be disconnecting electricity to the majority of town early on Tuesday, August 4th. This outage will allow for the necessary repairs to equipment that was damaged by wildlife in a substation.
The outage is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, August 4th at 12:00 a.m. and be completed on Tuesday, August 4th at 3:00 a.m.
The City appreciates your patience and apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.
The Dueling Duo Love Your Library Fundraiser is Friday.
Saturday there is a Threshing event one mile west of Arcadia.
An Antique and Classic Tractor and Antique Machinery Show will be in Ord on Sunday.
See our calendar of events for more information.
OMAHA, Neb. July 30 â Hunger is not an issue that affects only people in cities. Many children, families and seniors in rural communities struggle with food insecurity. Food Bank for the Heartland and Farm Credit Services of America are committed to help.
Food Bank for the Heartland is partnering with Farm Credit Services of America to host a mobile food pantry in Broken Bow on Tuesday, August 11. Between 5,000 and 7,000 pounds of food will be distributed for free to individuals and families in need.
Columbus, Neb. - It is happening again in Norfolk. A phone scam in which
business owners and residents are falsely threatened their electricity
will be shut off if they do not pay their electric bill immediately with a pre-paid, "Greendot" card.
Individuals, posing as representatives of the local power company - in
this case, the Nebraska Public Power District - tell the customer they are overdue on their electric bill and must pay up within 20 minutes or be disconnected. They are then instructed to purchase pre-paid cards in order to make immediate payment.
Please send us your favorite Custer County Fair Photos. Email them to email@example.com. Please make sure the pictures are high resolution.
This week we throwback to the July 30, 1980 issue of the Custer County Chief.
4-H horse show winners display their trophies. In the picture with both people on the horses is Amy Gibbons of Comstock and Mike Weverka of Sargent. In the other picture is Angie Cumpston of Broken Bow and Mike Weverka of Sargent.
Cecil Dale Smith, 91, of Grand Island, died Nov. 14, 2014 at Bickford Cottage.
A celebration of Daleâs life will be Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, at the Presbyterian Church in Fullerton at 10 a.m., with interment following at the Fullerton Cemetery. A luncheon will be served afterward at the church.
Apfel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to the pipe organ fund at First Presbyterian Church in Grand Island. Condolences may be sent to Tim and Pam Smith and Cindy and Elmar Lorenz at 2115 N. Elm Ave., Hastings, NE 68901.
Lloyd L. Ginkens, Jr., 89, of Mullen, passed away July 23, 2015, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte.
Lloyd âGinksâ was born Oct. 30, 1925, in Mullen to Lloyd and Sara (French) Ginkens. In the early years he attended a country school with Austin Ginkens and the John Barneby kids. In 1935 the family went broke and traveled to the West Coast. They didnât have much luck with jobs so they returned to Nebraska and moved in with Grandpa and Grandma French. In the summer of 1938 the family rented a place north of Mullen on the Middle Loup River from McCully and Bramer.