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June 19th, 2015

Ricketts to join Tour de Nebraska riders on Saturday

June 19, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts will hit the road with fellow bicyclists for part of this year's Tour de Nebraska ride.

The governor is scheduled to ride out of Burwell in central Nebraska on Saturday morning. Ricketts is an avid biker, and awakens early most mornings to ride trails in Omaha or Lincoln.

This year's tour began on Wednesday in Ravenna runs through Sunday. The 292-mile loop runs through St. Paul, Ord, Burwell and Broken Bow before finishing back in Ravenna.

VIDEO:'Frozen' Softball Team Will Melt Your Heart

June 19, 2015

The Freeze, an Oklahoma softball team composed of 4 and 5-year-olds, is gaining national attention for playing ball in their Elsa gowns.

In Case You Missed It

June 19, 2015

VIK (Very Important Kids) Day is Saturday at Victoria Springs State Recreation Area. See our calendar of events for more information.

Tour de Nebraska will pass through Broken Bow Saturday.

Sunday is Father's Day. Also on Sunday there is NBHA Barrel Racing.

Check out our calendar of events to see what events are happening around you.

June 18th

Throwback Thursday to June 16 1984

June 18, 2015

In the Saturday June 16, 1984 issue of the Custer County Chief, the winners of the "Tell Us About Your Dad" third annual contest were pictured. The contest was sponsored by Fariss Mens Wear in Broken Bow.

Top Picture front row from left: Erin Jones, Ben Christen, Cheryl Zimmerman and Joanna Zimmer. Back row from left: Gordon Jones, Jim Christen, Clarence Carr (Cheryl's grandfather) and Charles Zimmer.
Bottom Picture front row from left: Stacy Wright and Stacy Lauby. Back row from left: Gary Wright and Ron Lauby.

Happy Father's Day!

June 17th

Miss Rodeo Cherry County

June 17, 2015

Entries are now being taken for Miss Rodeo Cherry County. The contest this year will be held on August 5th and 6th. Contestants must be between the ages of 14-20 as of January 1, 2015 and will be competing for over a thousand dollars worth of prizes.

The Horsemanship Contest will be held on August 5 at 7 p.m. at the the fairgrounds. The modeling and speeches will be held on August 6 at 1:30 p.m. The topics of this year's speeches are: "Cherry County - Jewel Of The Sandhills" or "Legends of Rodeo". Speeches, modeling and horsemanship are open to the public.

June 16th

Unclaimed Photographs

June 16, 2015

These pictures are in The Custer County Chief's unclaimed photographs basket. If you know who these belong to, call them to see if they would like to come and get them in our office.
The top middle picture has Chelsea Smith written on the back and the bottom picture has Trent Esch written on it.

If you have a picture that you have dropped off and never picked up, stop by the office to look through our unclaimed basket.

We are open Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM

June 15th

Coming up this Week

June 15, 2015

The Broken Bow School Board will have a meeting Monday at 5:30 p.m.

Tour de Nebraska will be going through Broken Bow Saturday.

Sunday is Father's Day. Also on Sunday there is NBHA Barrel Racing.

June 12th

Custer County Historical Museum Hosts Pie and Ice Cream Social

June 12, 2015

The Custer County Historical Museum is hosting a pie and ice cream social Friday from 5-7 p.m. Come join them at the museum. There will be live music.

VIDEO: World's first 'Comic-Con for cat people' takes LA by storm

June 12, 2015

VIDEO: World's first 'Comic-Con for cat people' takes LA by storm
Thousands of people turned out for the very first edition of CatCon Los Angeles. Attendees donned cat ears, lined up to shake paws with celebrity felines, and fawned over cat-centric arts, crafts and products.

Ulysses Man Drowns at Calamus

June 12, 2015

Loup County Sheriff's Department has announced that a 72 year old Ulysses man drowned at the Calamus Reservoir at approximately 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 11. A witness reported that the man had fallen from his boat while getting onto the boat dock at Valley View boat ramp. The witness made contact with the man and was going to get his boat to help retrieve the vessel that had drifted away, but when he returned the man was swimming out towards the boat. The witness stated he knew the man was having trouble and tried to reach him with a long pole.