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July 30th, 2015

In Case You Missed It

July 30, 2015

The Dueling Duo Love Your Library Fundraiser is Friday.

Saturday there is a Threshing event one mile west of Arcadia.

An Antique and Classic Tractor and Antique Machinery Show will be in Ord on Sunday.

See our calendar of events for more information.

Mobile Pantry Scheduled August 11 in Broken Bow

July 30, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. July 30 – Hunger is not an issue that affects only people in cities. Many children, families and seniors in rural communities struggle with food insecurity. Food Bank for the Heartland and Farm Credit Services of America are committed to help.
Food Bank for the Heartland is partnering with Farm Credit Services of America to host a mobile food pantry in Broken Bow on Tuesday, August 11. Between 5,000 and 7,000 pounds of food will be distributed for free to individuals and families in need.

Electric bill scam strikes again; Norfolk targeted NPPD warns customers to not to fall for demands

July 30, 2015

Columbus, Neb. - It is happening again in Norfolk. A phone scam in which
business owners and residents are falsely threatened their electricity
will be shut off if they do not pay their electric bill immediately with a pre-paid, "Greendot" card.

The ruse
Individuals, posing as representatives of the local power company - in
this case, the Nebraska Public Power District - tell the customer they are overdue on their electric bill and must pay up within 20 minutes or be disconnected. They are then instructed to purchase pre-paid cards in order to make immediate payment.

Custer County Fair Photos

July 30, 2015

Please send us your favorite Custer County Fair Photos. Email them to Please make sure the pictures are high resolution.

Throwback Thursday from July 30, 1980

July 30, 2015

This week we throwback to the July 30, 1980 issue of the Custer County Chief.
4-H horse show winners display their trophies. In the picture with both people on the horses is Amy Gibbons of Comstock and Mike Weverka of Sargent. In the other picture is Angie Cumpston of Broken Bow and Mike Weverka of Sargent.

July 29th

Cecil Dale Smith, 91

July 29, 2015

Cecil Dale Smith, 91, of Grand Island, died Nov. 14, 2014 at Bickford Cottage.

A celebration of Dale’s life will be Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, at the Presbyterian Church in Fullerton at 10 a.m., with interment following at the Fullerton Cemetery. A luncheon will be served afterward at the church.

Apfel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the pipe organ fund at First Presbyterian Church in Grand Island. Condolences may be sent to Tim and Pam Smith and Cindy and Elmar Lorenz at 2115 N. Elm Ave., Hastings, NE 68901.

Lloyd ‘Ginks’ L. Ginkens, Jr., 89

July 29, 2015

Lloyd L. Ginkens, Jr., 89, of Mullen, passed away July 23, 2015, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte.

Lloyd “Ginks” was born Oct. 30, 1925, in Mullen to Lloyd and Sara (French) Ginkens. In the early years he attended a country school with Austin Ginkens and the John Barneby kids. In 1935 the family went broke and traveled to the West Coast. They didn’t have much luck with jobs so they returned to Nebraska and moved in with Grandpa and Grandma French. In the summer of 1938 the family rented a place north of Mullen on the Middle Loup River from McCully and Bramer.

Leonard L. Peterson, 84

July 29, 2015

Leonard L. Peterson, age 84 of Ansley, passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Service were Saturday, July 25, 2015, at the First Baptist Church in Ansley with the Rev. Scott Harvey officiating. Burial was in the Ansley Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Ansley Cemetery to be used for any future repairs or maintenance of the Veterans Memorial and/or to the Mason City Community Hall.

David James Schwisow, 36

July 29, 2015

David left his earthly body while kayaking in the Yellowstone River of Montana July 19. He died how he lived, without fear.

David was born May 11, 1979, in Broken Bow. This was his childhood home, and graduated high school in 1998. He moved to Lincoln and for the past 12 years, worked as a climber on cellular towers, a job which has taken him all over the country.

From 2000 to 2003 David lived in Orange County, Calif. He had many adventures along the seaside, surfing and hiking in the forests.

Hazel Beverly Thompson, 74

July 29, 2015

Hazel Beverly (Bev) Thompson died Monday, July 6, 2015, at Corvallis Manor in Corvallis, Ore. The eldest of three children, she was born Aug. 23, 1920, to James C. Huffaker and Leta Roxie (Horn) Huffaker on their homestead in Wild Horse, Colo. The family moved back to the Huffaker family homestead in Broken Bow, where she grew up with her brothers, Dillard A. Huffaker and Robert James Huffaker, both deceased.

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