July 3rd, 2012
Margie H. Headley, 83, of Callaway, died Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at the Callaway Good Samaritan Center. She was born Aug. 27, 1928, in Callaway, to Cleveland A. and Mattie M. (Price) Pitkin.
George Conrad Fleishman, 94, beloved husband and father, passed away June 28, 2012, at the Vintage Care home in Napa. George was born in Merna, Nov. 18, 1917, to George N. Fleishman and Anna (Bader) Fleishman. He graduated from Merna High School and then attended Kearney Teachers College in Kearney.
He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in March 1942. In May 1942, he graduated from Colorado State College with a bachelor of science degree in forestry. He went to basic training as a navigation cadet in Santa Ana, Calif. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1943.
Kirby Pomplun, Michael Coleman, Justin McCullough and Caleb Dodge have been voted into the Mid-Nebraska League All-Star game, which takes place July 5 in Kearney at Memorial Field. The game starts at 7 p.m. Four players is the maximum number of players one team can have on an All-Star roster. It is the first time Broken Bow has had four players voted to the All-Star game.
With several fires breaking out in the area over the past few days, and one still burning in the National Forest at Halsey, local fire chiefs are urging citizens to use extreme caution this week when lighting off fireworks. In fact, some communities across the state have already banned fireworks this year, and several others are considering imposing a ban.
Trailing 2-0 for most of the game, Nebraska State Bank Baseball refused to quit and rallied to take the game into extra innings where they would eventually pull away from Kearney and win 6-2.
An RBI-single by Justin McCullough brought the game even at 2-2 in the top of the 7th inning. Kearney Little Ceasers stranded a runner in the bottom of the seventh, opening for Broken Bow to blow the game wide open in the top of the 8th.
This is when right fielder Jake McCormick stepped up and delivered a two-RBI single that put Broken Bow up 4-2 and gave them the lead for good.
Don Davis, Mid-Plains Community College Extended Campus Coordinator in Broken Bow, has announced his retirement effective July 1.
â€śMy time at MPCC has been extremely rewarding, but I am ready to move on to other things,â€ť Davis said.
This is actually the second retirement for the self-proclaimed â€śfarm boy from the Sandhills of Nebraska.â€ť His first retirement came after teaching and counseling students for more than three decades.
The Spirit had been in close games before during this season. None of them went as planned.
In their final game of the season at Tomahawk Park, a seventh-inning rally changed all that.
Broken Bow trailed 7-3 entering the final inning and then put their bats to work. Timely hitting by Tressa Ripp, Karly Boje and Jasmyn Brooks helped seal the 8-7 comeback victory for the Spirit.
The game ended on an RBI single from Brooks.
For complete coverage of this game, check out the July 5 edition of the Custer County Chief.
A two-RBI single by Jake McCormick followed up by an RBI single from Michael Coleman helped Broken Bow secure the West division title Wednesday night.
Broken Bow held off Holdredge for a 9-4 victory. The victory helped them stay undefeated in league play this season. Their overall record stands at 13-2.
While the winning streak for Broken Bow stands at seven games, coach Jerry Pomplun would like to see some more improvements out of the team, particularly on the offensive side.
STAPLETON - - The county seat of Logan County, the small community of Stapleton is surrounded by farms and ranches. It is a quiet little town west of Arnold, but next week the noise level will likely raise as the community celebrates its Centennial.
THEDFORD - - Thedford area sculptor Linda Egle has had the personal goal of creating the lost Haumann girls in bronze for at least 15 years. Linda learned of the girlâ€™s ordeal and she promised herself that some day she would sculpture those two.