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March 15th, 2011

Trains derail near Seneca

March 15, 2011

Two trains derailed near Seneca on March 10, 2011. In total, 72 cars were involved in the derailment - 20 empty cars from the eastbound train and 52 cars from the westbound train. See this week's Custer County Chief for more information.

March 12th

Boys State Basketball Scoreboard

March 12, 2011

SEMIFINAL RESULTS (3/11/11)
CLASS A
#2 Omaha Bryan 58, #3 Creighton Prep 57 OT
#1 Omaha Central 70, #4 Norfolk 59

CLASS B
#1 South Sioux City 50, #5 Lincoln Pius X 47
#2 Gretna 68, #6 Norris 41

CLASS C1
#5 Minden 70, #1 Grand Island Central Catholic 55 OT
#3 Norfolk Catholic 55, #7 Milford 51

CLASS C2
#3 Lincoln Christian 60, #2 Ravenna 46
#1 Archbishop Bergan 46, #4 North Platte St. Pat's 36

CLASS D1
#1 West Point Central Catholic 50, #4 Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 42
#2 Howells 54, #3 Pawnee City 37

CLASS D2
#3 Wauneta-Palisade 50, #2 Sterling 46

March 11th

Co-ops announce project to build new train loader

March 11, 2011

CHS Agri-Service Center of Holdrege, All Points Cooperative, Gothenburg and Farmers Cooperative Grain Company, Merna want to expand the current options for how and where area farmers sell their crops.
March 1 these businesses announced their letter of intent to jointly build a shuttle train loading elevator on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail line serving the grain farmers of Custer County.
The Custer Economic Development Corporation understands what this could mean to the farmers of Custer County.

Boys State Basketball Scoreboard

March 11, 2011

FIRST ROUND RESULTS (3/10/11)
CLASS A
#2 Omaha Bryan 46, #7 Omaha South 39
#3 Creighton Prep 47, #6 Millard North 34
#1 Omaha Central 69, #8 Lincoln North Star 34
#4 Norfolk 66, #5 Omaha Benson 65 OT

CLASS B
#1 South Sioux City 66, #8 Holdrege 33
#5 Lincoln Pius X 67, #4 Scottsbluff 43
#2 Gretna 54, #7 Beatrice 39
#6 Norris 67, #3 Boys Town 55

CLASS C1
#1 Grand Island Central Catholic 58, #8 Wayne 48
#5 Minden 56, #4 Bishop Neumann 50
#7 Milford 57, #2 Kimball 51
#3 Norfolk Catholic 62, # 6 Hastings St. Cecilia 43

CLASS C2

Howells sends Knights home with first round rout

March 11, 2011

The Sandhills/Thedford Knights were able to stay within 10 points of Howells in the first half, but in the second half the Bobcats outscored the Knights 46-12. The 77-33 loss sent the Knights home in the first round of the Boys State Basketball Tournament.

March 10th

Jets fly by Mullen for first round win

March 10, 2011

The Sterling Jets flew by the Mullen Broncos in the final period to send the Mullen Broncos home in the opening game of the Class D2 tournament 61-39.
The Mullen Broncos showed no signs of rust from a 59 year layoff from the Boys State Basketball Tournament. The Broncos took an early first quarter 8-7 lead then increased it to 16-7 before Sterling came back to take the lead with nearly two and half minutes left in the first half. Trailing by five, Mullen's Gabe Connealy made a 3-point attempt at the end of the first half to trail 23-21.

March 9th

Marilyn Gray, 73

March 10, 2011

Marilyn Gray, 73, of Fort Morgan, Colo., died just after midnight, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colo., following a short illness.
Marilyn Kay Raymond was born to Maxine E. (Munn) and Harland C. Raymond in Broken Bow, April 25, 1937. She lived her childhood in Broken Bow and Anselmo, and a short time in Los Angeles during World War II when her father served in the Pacific with the U.S. Army. She graduated from Anselmo High School in 1955.

Mary Ann Clinger, 89

March 10, 2011

Mary Ann Clinger, age 89 of Ansley, died Saturday, March 5, 2011, at her son's home in North Platte, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be March 11, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Ansley with the Rev. Robert Hughbanks and the Rev. Bill Ragan officiating. Burial will be in the Ansley Cemetery. A Praise Service will be Thursday evening at 7 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church in North Platte with the Rev. Dave Logsdon officiating.

Robert Fiske, 87

March 10, 2011

Robert “Bob” Leroy Fiske, a native of Custer County, died Jan. 3, 2011 in Henderson, Nev.
Bob was born Sept. 2, 1923, to Celestia Ellen Dutton and James Bryan Fiske. He was a 1942 graduate of Broken Bow High School and was a member of the National Honor Society.
Bob entered the United States Navy in January 1943, and served as a quartermaster on the battleship Pennsyl-vania during World War II. He was stationed near Nagasaki, Japan at the end of the war.

James Souders, 74

March 10, 2011

James W. Souders, 74, died Wednesday, March 2, 2011, of Multi-System Atrophy, surrounded by his family.
Jim acquired his grass roots values of hard work as a result of growing up outside Merna, on a working farm. He attended a one-room schoolhouse until high school, and graduated college with a Civil Engineering Degree with Honors from the University of Nebraska and later an MBA from Rutgers University.

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