October 21st, 2010
A Saturday afternoon fire caused extensive damage at the residence of David and Bobbi Summerford of rural Broken Bow, Oct. 16.
According to Andy Holland of the Broken Bow Fire Department, a call came in to dispatch at about 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon of a vehicle fire about three miles east of Broken Bow on Highway 2. When firemen arrived they discovered a camper, building and car engulfed in flames.
The Sargent Lady Bulldogs defeated Anselmo-Merna in two sets to claim the L-Club Tourney championship. Litchfield handed Loup County a two set to one loss and took third place in their home tourney. South Loup defeated Amherst in two sets for fifth place.
Other scores from Tuesday night are:
Ansley 3, Elm Creek 0
Arcadia 2, SEM 1
Loup City 2, Arcadia 0
Loup City 2, SEM 0
At the Broken Bow Invite:
Valentine 2, Broken Bow 1
Doniphan-Trum 2, Gothenburg 0
Gothenburg 2, Broken Bow 0
Doniphan-Trum 2, Valentine 0
At the Sandhills Conference Tournament
The Ansley Lady Warriors defeated the Mullen Lady Broncos to claim the Loup Valley Conference championship. The Lady Warriors won in three sets 28-26, 25-11 and 25-9. Ansley reached the championship game with a win over Arcadia 25-10, 25-17 and 25-19. Mullen edged Sargent 25-19, 23-25, 25-18 and 25-16 to reach the championship game.
Three of five area teams will become district championships receiving automatic bids into the state playoffs this week. The Broken Bow Indians clinched the Class C1-9 district championship defeating Valentine last Friday 33-21. The Indians close their season at Cozad Thursday night. Even if the Indians lose to the Haymakers, the Indians claim the title by holding the head-to-head tie-breaker over Gothenburg.
The Western Nebraska Taxpayers Association (WNTA) is sponsoring a candidate forum for Nebraskaâ€™s Third Congressional District. The forum will be at the Broken Bow Country Club Friday, Oct. 22, starting at 1 p.m. and ending by 2:45 p.m.
Republican incumbent Adrian Smith will face Democrat Rebekah Davis and Independent Dan Hill in the debate.
No campaign banners, signs, or visual aids supporting candidates will be allowed in the debate facility. Supporters and organizers will be given an area inside the building but outside the debate room to meet.
The 12th Annual 4-H Foundation Benefit Trail Ride in the Nebraska National Forest near Halsey took place the weekend of Oct. 9 and 10. The weather Saturday was perfect, as more than 100 horseback riders and wagon riders enjoyed the day in the Forest. Dewey Teel of Neligh, and Gary Staffer from Oâ€™Neil, were again the guides that led the riders through the trees and over the hills of some of the 22,000 acres of hand planted trees. By Saturdayâ€™s end, many riders felt like they had traveled it all.
See this week's Custer County Chief for full story.
Ansley High Schoolâ€™s FFA organization wants to do something special for the troops serving their country overseas. They voted Tuesday evening to gather a DVD Library through donated DVDs, and then to bundle them up and send them off to Iraq and Afghanistan.
â€śWatching DVDs is one of their forms of entertainment,â€ť said FFA Advisor Randy Scott.
If you have any you would like to share please drop them off at Ansley High School, 1124 Cameron Street, in Ansley, between now and Oct. 26. For more information contact Mr. Scott at 308-935-1121, any Ansley High FFA member
Custer County is welcoming a new youth pastor to the area. The Broken Bow Evangelical Free Church has brought in Brant Taylor, who formerly practiced in Columbus for 17 years. Brantâ€™s full title is Associate Pastor of Youth and Family Ministries, with an emphasis on student ministry.
In a nutshell, it means Brant is here to make sure the younger peopleâ€™s spiritual needs are being met. His primary focus will be on assisting parents with the spiritual formation of junior and senior high students.
No one ever wants to be involved in a car accident. But in the unfortunate case that you are, you can hope that someone like Mike Mooney finds you.
You see, coming to the aid of a motorist in trouble is not new to Mike. He has been there, done that - a number of times. Though his family sees him as nothing short of a hero, Mike says he has â€śnot done anything that anybody else wouldnâ€™t do.â€ť
Ansley 3, South Loup 0
Arcadia 3, Anselmo-Merna 2
Kearney Catholic 3, Ord 0
Mullen 3, Litchfield 0
Palmer 3, North Loup-Scotia 0
Sargent 3, Sandhills/Thedford 0
Shelton 3, Broken Bow 0
South Loup 3, Loup County 1
Southwest 3, Gothenburg 1
Nine area teams began play in the LVC Tournament last night. Top seed Ansley and second seed Mullen hosted first round action with remaining games to be played Saturday at Loup County.