October 24th, 2012
SARGENT - - Felony child abuse charges have been filed in both Buffalo County and Custer County against a Sargent woman, following a crash that resulted in the death of two people..
Amanda M. Wilder, 28 of Sargent, has been charged with two counts of felony child abuse in Buffalo County, and one count of felony child abuse in Custer County. The charges are the result of an accident Aug. 22 near Miller, in which the pickup truck Wilder was driving rolled and killed 11-year-old Destani Wilder and 24-year-old Rebecca Veeder of Sargent.
City crews worked to clean up a grain spill on East Highway 2, in front of Pump & Pantry in Broken Bow, Monday. The spill happened shortly after noon. The Broken Bow Police Department reports that the truck hauling the grain by-product was forced to make a sudden stop, spilling the grain. The highway was closed for about two hours, and traffic diverted around Memorial Drive, while crews cleaned up the spill.
Photo by Nate Williams
Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, the lives of Alexis Calfee and Chris Olberg were abruptly ended. A drunk driver struck Chris's motorcycle while driving on the wrong side of the road, instantly killing the young couple outside of Emerson, Neb.
The alexis PROJECT is a non-profit organization devoted to carrying on the legacy of Alexis and Chris though education and community outreach about the dangers of drunk driving.
Area high school football playoff matchups: #9 Anselmo-Merna @ #8 Leyton. #10 Mullen @ #7 Spalding. # 12 South Loup @ #7 Arapahoe. #11 Gibbon @ #6 Broken Bow. All games start Thursday.
Broken Bow 42, Ainsworth 14
South Loup 51, Twin Loup 20
Mullen 70, South Platte 14
With wins over Loomis and Pleasanton, both 2-0 wins, coach Pat Hoblyn earned win number 600 and 601. Ansley-Litchfield moves to 25-1 on the season. For more coverage, check out the next edition of the Custer County Chief.
Broken Bow is moving on to the playoffs and will host their first round match following a 42-14 win over Ainsworth Friday night. The Indians lead 40-0 at the half. For more information, check out the next edition of the Custer County Chief.
Fort Hartsuff State Historic Park, in conjunction with the Grand Army of the Frontier (GAF) will present, â€śThe Timeline of American Military Firearms 1860-1990â€ť Oct. 20-21, 2012.
Wind gusts over 60 mph literally blew the roof off a building in downtown Broken Bow Thursday afternoon. The building, on South D Street, houses Borders Law Office and the former site of Heritage Bank. Crews battled the strong winds to repair the roof and retrieve pieces of the blown off roof from neighboring buildings.
Loomis 30, S-E-M 22
Anselmo-Merna 46, Elwood 0
Loup City 44, Ansley-Litchfield 20
Mullen vs. South Platte was postponed until 7:00 Central Time tonight due to weather conditions