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Archive - Sep 2013

September 30th

WARNING: Utility scam hits Nebraska communities

September 30, 2013

In light of a recent scam that has begun to surface across Nebraska, Broken Bow Municipal Utilities and Nebraska Municipal Power Pool would like to remind customers of their payment policies. According to a recent article in NMPP's newsletter, ESSENT, a number of communities have reported receiving calls from customers who say they received calls from someone claiming to be a utility employee and threatening to shut off services until paid. The calls were placed to local businesses and restaurants, and the caller sought payment through email or over the phone.

September 28th

Ansley-Litchfield finishes as runner up in host tournament

September 28, 2013

Ansley-Litchfield fell to Ewing 2-1 (26-28, 25-23, 21-25) in the final of the Ansley-Litchfield tournament Saturday.

For full coverage of the tournament, check out the next edition of the Custer County Chief.

September 27th

Sept. 27 Volleyball scoreboard Updated

September 27, 2013

Sandhills/Thedford def. Mullen, 25-21, 25-15, 25-12 (3-0)

Ansley-Litchfield def. Alma, 25-13, 25-16, 29-27 (3-0)

Sept. 27 Football Scoreboard Updated

September 27, 2013

Broken Bow 20 Valentine 0

Mullen 26, Sandhills/Thedford 20 (OT)

South Loup 43 Loup City 0

Anselmo-Merna 40, S-E-M 0

Twin loup 29 Palmer 19

Alma 22 Ansley-Litchfield 18

Arcadia off this week

Broken Bow washes out Valentine in torrential downpour

September 27, 2013

Broken Bow topped Valentine 20-0 Friday night to move to 2-2 on the season while Valentine falls to 1-3. The Indians got touchdown runs from Grayson Minnick (41 yards), Zac Jones (one yard) and Jeremy Christner (five yards). The Indians defense kept the Badgers out of the end zone after turnovers twice facing a short field. Broken Bow turned the ball over four times, but forced two interceptions of their own.

For full details see the next edition of the Custer County Chief.

The Coming of Obamacare: What it means for you

September 27, 2013

The Affordable Care Act formally makes its debut on Oct. 1 when its central feature, the state shopping exchanges and accompanying government subsidies to help low-and moderate-income people, opens for business.

Just how will this new act affect you? First, it’s important to understand what the Affordable Care Act is not. Contrary to what many politicians and others have claimed, it is not socialized medicine, and it is not government-run health care. It’s not even a national health insurance system like Medicare or the health systems in other countries.

A Mothers Love...

September 27, 2013

Aniah Preston is like most 12-year-old boys. He loves sports - especially football - likes hanging out with his friends, and isn’t overly fond of school. But unlike the other boys in his 6th grade class, Aniah’s days also consist of lots of medications, routine blood pressure checks, and frequent trips to a myriad of doctors, in an attempt to manage the rare disease he was born with.
It’s called Kearnes-Sayre Syndrome, and according to Aniah’s mom, Amy Kulhanek, less that 250 people worldwide have been diagnosed with the disorder.

Secret to rodeo success, lots of hard work

September 27, 2013

Jayde Atkins, Broken Bow, is getting ready to compete this weekend at the 2013 Ak-Sar-Ben’s Heartland Invitational Scholarship High School Rodeo Champions Challenge in Omaha.

She is one of Nebraska’s best in the High School Rodeo arena. There is scholarship money on the line … but even better, there are bragging rights. And Jayde this past year has already earned a few of her own, including All Around Cowgirl this past weekend in Broken Bow.

September 26th

Broken Bow Volleyball wins 3rd straight, tops Ravenna 3-1

September 26, 2013

After a timeout in the 4th set, Broken Bow coach Skylar Rohde yelled to her team, "don't let them come back."

They followed through beautifully as Broken Bow beat Ravenna 25-10 in the third set to cap a 3-1 (25-20, 21-25, 26-24, 25-10) victory.

Broken Bow turned the tide in the third set when they were down 24-23 before Rohde took a timeout to motivate her team.

It worked.

Broken Bow Libero Sydney Holcomb came up with two serving aces to help the Indians rally to win 26-24, sucking the remaining life out of the Bluejays.

Michael L. Buckles, 59

September 26, 2013

Michael Lynn Buckles passed away at his home, surrounded by family, in Broken Bow, Sept. 21, 2013, at the age of 59.
Mike is predeceased by his parents, Bob and Mary Frances.
Mike was born to Bob and Mary Frances Buckles Dec. 4, 1953, in Martin, S.D. Mike lived in Merriman, where he attended elementary school. He went on to graduate from Bennett County High School in Martin, S.D. in 1972, excell-ing in basketball, football and track, recently being inducted into the Bennett County Athletic Hall of Fame.

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