August 13th, 2012
Drivers from all across the United States brought their road-racers to Arnold this past weekend, for the 12th Annual Sandhills Open Road Challenge. Along with the traditional one-mile shootout, burn out contest and open road challenge, a new event was added this year. The Loup 2 Loup race took drivers up and down hills across the open Sandhills between Halsey and Purdum, in a Thursday morning event to kick off the weekend's big event.
For pictures, race results and more from the SORC, see the Aug. 16 issue of the Custer County Chief.
The Super Kids Club has had a phenomenal summer. The summer program has been active for years but theyâ€™ve added something a bit different into this summerâ€™s line-up. Four, week-long, camps have been hosted though-out the summer focusing on Music, Technology, Art and Cooking.
For two hours each day, children of different age groups were given the opportunity to experiment with these different activities. Children entering the 3-5 grades participate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays while the younger kids, K-2, were given similar opportunities on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
This weekend, Custer County welcomes open-road racing enthusiasts from all across the country for one of the premiere events of the summer. The Sandhills Open Road Challenge is a 55- mile rally style open road race through the scenic Nebraska Sandhills. Arguably the most demanding event of its kind in America, the SORC offers a duanting series of "S" Curves, straights, and 90 degree turns to challenge the most talented of drivers. The SORC pioneered the concept of the one mile shoot out in 2002 and enjoys great popularity with drivers and spectators alike.
Baseball is a game of failure.
This is no secret to anyone who knows the game; who h as been around it as long as Jerry Pomplun has.
Pomplun, who finished his 9th season as Broken Bowâ€™s Legion baseball coach this past summer, chalked up yet another successful season.
In a game full of failures, Broken Bow- the smallest school under the Class B roof,-has seen plenty of successes under Pomplun.
In his nine seasons, Broken Bow has been to the district championship six times, winning three of them.
A new season of league bowling is set to get underway. A meeting of the local Bowling Association will take place Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, beginning at 7 p.m. at Pleasure Lanes in Broken Bow.
Back-to-school can be financially challenging for many parents. The list of necessary school supplies is daunting - and for families with multiple children to buy for, it can become overwhelming.
The Custer County unit of the Salvation Army understands the strain that back-to-school can put on many families, and for the past several years have been doing what they can to help out. The unit is again this year hosting a book bag/school supplies giveaway, Monday, Aug. 13, from 4-6 p.m.
When the Missoula Childrenâ€™s Theater suddenly cancelled their stop in Broken Bow last spring, some of the parents and their child actors became concerned. When word got out that the local community playhouse would no longer be sponsoring the childrenâ€™s theater, the parents decided to take action.
Laron Lee Wright was born July 19, 1930, to John and Bertha Gosnell Wright on a farm in Lincoln County. He went to country schools in Logan County and graduated from Stapleton High School in 1948.
Steve Collier passed away at his home in Dunning, July 31,2012. Steven Wayne Collier was born to Wayne and Zona Collier in Omaha, Aug. 5, 1947.
The family made their home southwest of Dunning on the Collier family ranch. Steve graduated from Halsey-Dunning High School in 1965.
Following graduation, Steve enlisted in the Army. He was stationed in Fort Sill, Wyo., for two years. Upon honorable discharge from the Army, he returned to Nebraska and made his home in Broken Bow.
He was employed by Wenquist Auto Parts. He later returned to the family ranch where he spent several years.
Orville "Wayne" Williams, 83, of Broken Bow, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012 in Grand Island.
Services were Saturday, Aug. 4, at Govier Brothers Mortuary Chapel in Broken Bow with R.P. Smith officiating. Burial was at the Broken Bow Cemetery.
He was born March 13, 1929, the oldest child of Harry and Bonnie Williams at his grandparents' home, Homer and Lena Fair, in Broken Bow.
He graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1946. October 28, 1949, he married Roberta Mae Manning at Martin, S.D. The couple had four children: Sheila Marie, James Ray, Justin Roy and Echo Kay.