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Chief names new publisher

April 3, 2014

Out-going publisher Deb McCaslin passes the Custer County Chief’s ‘flag’ to in-coming publisher Les Mann during a ‘Change of Command’ ceremony at the Custer County Chief office Monday morning.

There was a formal ‘Change of Command’ ceremony at the Custer County Chief Monday morning.

"I’ve had the honor of being in charge for 12 of the 16 years I’ve been back at the Chief, but now, it’s time to slow down," says Chief Publisher Deb McCaslin. "I’m not leaving the staff, but I am going to work fewer hours and devote my time to the editorial department, taking pictures and writing stories. I’m so fortunate to be able to return to the part of a job I truly fell in love with so very long ago. I leave the paper in very capable hands. With tears shed and a multitude of smiles, I’ve handed over the tools of the trade to a new publisher, Les Mann."

Help us welcome Les to Broken Bow
Les and Deb Mann are in the process of relocating to Broken Bow from outside of Wayne.
He’s a community newsman through and through and comes with experience. He has published papers in Chadron and in Wayne, has served on the faculty of Wayne State College, and spent the last 15 years or so as the business manager for the Norfolk Daily News.
He’s won state and national awards for his writing, his photography and he has a reputation for getting involved.
Les and Deb, welcome to Broken Bow.

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