Archive - Feb 25, 2011
By LIZ BABCOCK, CEDC President
Special for the Chief
Economic Development is more than simply bringing new business into a community; it is also about promoting a positive attitude and helping to retain our current businesses. The founding members of the Custer Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) knew that when they made the decision to form CEDC.
The CEDC is privately funded by businesses and individuals in Custer County. Since its inception in 2003, CEDC has provided support and resources to new and expanding businesses, fostering business growth and retention in the area.
Richard Ray Troxel was born in a sod house west of Sargent May 16, 1935. He was the second son of Sam and Sadie (Mason) Troxel. He died Feb. 19, 2011, at Golden LivingCenter in Broken Bow from complications of Parkinson's disease.
Rich worked on ranches in the Sandhills before going to the Army. After serving at Fort Lewis in Washington State, Rich returned to the Brownlee area until getting married to Vicki Lawlis in 1961.
Evelyn A. Rausch, 86, Lincoln, widow of Robert, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Waverly. She was born July 24, 1924, in Cumro, to John and Olga (Swenson) Popp. Evelyn was a homemaker. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, and was Founder and President of the Umbrella Club.
Ivan D. Nelson, son of Axel and Ethel (Wright) Nelson, was born Jan. 14, 1919, at Mason City, and departed his life Feb. 17, 2011, at Grand Island, at the age of 92 years.
He attended Round Grove rural school through the 8th grade, graduated from the Mason City High School with the class of 1936.
Charlotte Jeanette Nansel, 73 of Arnold, went home to be with her Savior Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011. She was born Oct. 11, 1937, to Alma and Gladys Brown. After contracting polio in 1954 and receiving treatments, she graduated from Gandy High School in 1955.
She was united in marriage to Kenneth Nansel Sept. 19, 1956. Charlotte stayed at home taking excellent care of her family. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, and working crossword puzzles.
Wayne Benzler, age 91 of Broken Bow, formerly of North Platte, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at the Golden LivingCenter in Broken Bow.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Burial will be in the Lone Tree Cemetery at Weissert. Memorials have been established to the Lone Tree Cemetery at Weissert. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow is in charge of the arrangements.
Beverly Dewayne "Wayne" Benzler was born April 21, 1919, at Pleasanton, to Fred and Hazel M. (Staley) Benzler. Wayne attended school in Kearney.
Nebraska Public Power intends to build 115,000-volt transmission line to connect the 80 megawatt planned wind farm to the substation south of Broken Bow.
Tuesday evening a public hearing was conducted to give, among others, land owners a chance to ask how they will be compensated for their inconvenience and their property.
The projected cost of the nine mile line is $5.5 millions.
CALLAWAY/ARNOLD - As school funds become harder and harder to come by, many rural schools are finding innovative ways to try and save money. For a number of area schools that fat-trimming has come in the way of consolidating athletic programs. For two area high schools, however, that consolidation has gone one step further.
This spring, students and Arnold High School and Callaway High School will be attending the same Prom - and it was the students idea.
VARIOUS SITES -- Five area boys basketball teams saw their season end with disappointment. In the Class D2-7 subdistrict, Litchfieldâ€™s season ended in overtime when Loomis made a 3-point basket with 4.5 seconds to take the lead 61-60. Litchfieldâ€™s last chance was a full court pass that was intercepted by Loomis who ran out the clock. In the other semifinal game, Pleasanton easily handled the SEM Mustangs winning 59-34. Dillon Line led the Mustangs with 19 points followed by Quinten Malcom with 9, Andrey Gallegos 2, John Oâ€™Neill 2 and Lance English 2.
Effective March 1 there will be some new faces behind the titles. Tuesday, the Custer County Board of Supervisors hired Shawn Owens as the new Emergency Manager/Weed Superintendent. This is the first time the job description has covered both jobs.
Current Weed Superintendentdent/Zoning Administrator Larry Gibbens has accepted a position with the Nebraska Board of Lands, the organization that manages and oversees the statesâ€™ educational land holdings.