Archive - 2010
Michelle Koinzan, age 53, of Broken Bow, died Oct. 28, 2010, at the Golden Living-Center in Broken Bow.
Michelle Ann Koinzan was born May 31, 1957, at Des Moines, Iowa to Keith and Alice (Sassy) McKee. Michelle lived in various places as a child.
She was united in marriage to John Koinzan. To this union three sons were born John, Adam and Ethan. Michelle loved spending time with family and friends. She enjoyed the writing classes that she took at Mid Plains Community College. She also loved horses, camping and fishing.
Margaret Ann â€śPeggyâ€ť Keating Morgan, 75, of Overland Park, Kan., passed away Oct. 26, 2010, at her home.
Peggy was born Feb. 9, 1935, in Loup City, to Paul and Stella Keating.
She graduated from St. Maryâ€™s Cathedral School in Grand Island, and attended Mount St. Scholastica College in Atchison, Kan.
Emily Lewandowski, 90 of Loup City died Oct. 28, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Emily Lewandowski was born Jan. 24, 1920, at Ashton, to John and Martha (Lorchick) Spotanski. She grew up in Ashton and attended school at District 56 in Sherman County. She was a mother's helper in the Sherman County area.
September 30, 1944, she married Leonard Lewandowski at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church at Paplin. They farmed on a farm northwest of Ashton. She and her husband moved to Broken Bow in 1973. While in Broken Bow she worked in a greenhouse and bakery.
More than 50 percent of Custer County's registered voters cast their ballots in the general election Tuesday.
With all precincts, absentee and provisional ballots counted, Cecil Burt was officially declared the winner in the race for Broken Bow mayor over incumbent Reynold C. McMeen. Below are the OFFICIAL results of the 2010 election for Custer County and surrounding area.
Number of registered voters, Custer County â€“ 8,366
Number of ballots cast, Custer County â€“ 4,259
Voter Turnout, Custer County â€“ 50.91%
â€śTo my little brother, Bob - you have got more talent in your little finger than I have got in my whole body. You have got dreams - chase them!â€ť
Poignant words written by a soldier to his little brother, also a soldier, as they went off to war. Words that Rob Kugler has taken to heart, from a man he deeply admired.
Rob, the son of Kathy Kugler, grew up in Broken Bow and graduated from Broken Bow High School, before going off to serve his country as a U.S. Marine. He followed in big brother Mike Dohenyâ€™s, footsteps. Mike, too, was a Marine.
The Custer Campus Board of Directors and Custer Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) officially broke ground on the site of the seven acre Custer Campus in Broken Bow Friday, Nov. 5, at 4 p.m.
U.S. Senator Ben Nelson, Lieutenant Governor Rick Sheehy, Mid-Plains Community College President Dr. Michael Chipps, Custer Campus Board of Directors, CEDC Board of Directors, and
officials from the City of Broken Bow participated in the ceremonies.
Luke LeFever, 22, was arraigned in Custer County District Court last week on five felony counts, all stemming from incidents which took place in Custer County Aug. 13, 2010.
LeFever has been charged with; Count 1: felon in possession of a firearm, Count 2: possession of a stolen firearm; Count 3: possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; Count 4: willful reckless driving; and Count 5: operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest.
Three area volleyball teams remain in the hunt for a trip to the State Tournament in Grand Island next weekend. In Broken Bow, Ansley and Sargent will meet at 7 p.m. tonight with the winner to advance to the Class D2-4 District Final. Top seed, Ansley advanced to the subdistrict final with a 3-0 win over North Loup-Scotia who had eliminated Loup County 3-0 earlier. The Sargent Lady Bulldogs eliminated Arcadia in a five set thriller 3-2 to advance.
All 11 area volleyball teams will be in action tonight as subdistrict action begins. In Class C1-11, the Broken Bow Lady Indians travel to North Platte H.S. for a 5 p.m. game against Cozad with the winner to play Hershey at 8 p.m.
In C2-10 at Kearney Catholic, South Loup plays Ravenna at 5 p.m. If South Loup wins, they will play Burwell at 7:30 p.m.
In D1-11 at Gothenburg, Sandhills/Thedford meets Maxwell at 5 p.m. with the winner to play Cambridge at 7:30 p.m.
In D2-7 at Minden, Litchfield plays Pleasanton at 5 p.m. with the winner to play Loomis at 7:30 p.m.
The South Loup Bobcats advanced to the second round of the Class D1 Football Playoffs. The Bobcats defeated Clearwater/Orchard 55-14 and will host Kenesaw Wednesday at 4 p.m. in Arnold. Kenesaw was a 58-42 winner over Sandhills/Thedford. The Knights' season ends with a 4-5 record.