Archive - Apr 21, 2011
Hunters, look no further - the Custer County Chief Easter egg has been found! Sisters Rachel Simmons, age 4 (left) and Elissa Simmons, age 6, followed the clues in the April 21 Custer County Chief which led them to the hidden egg, located at the Custer County Courthouse.
The girls are the daughters of Russ and Michelle Simmons. The family relocated to Broken Bow about a year ago, and therefore were not familiar with the history of the area which was referred to in some of the clues.
Wayne Benzler age 91 of Broken Bow formerly of North Platte died Monday February 21, 2011 at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow.
Memorial services will be Saturday April 23, 2011 at 1:30 PM at the Weissert Church of God at Weissert with Marvin Peterson officiating. Inurn-ment will be in 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 was married to Ethel L. Brown at North Platte Jan. 15, 1943.
G. Verlene Talbot, age 86, of Broken Bow, passed away March 26, 2011, at the GoldenLiving Center in Broken Bow.
Sandy Talbot was born Oct. 15, 1924, the third child of Wendell and Edna (Jacobsen) Cosner. She was born at Lillian, and attended school at Lillian, graduating from Gates High School in 1942. After high school, she attended Omaha School of Beauty. Returning to Broken Bow, she started as a telephone operator for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company until her retirement in 1982.
Ivan Coleman was born Oct. 16, 1930, in the rural Cliff Community near Merna, to Clarence and Mabel (Schaad) Coleman. he left this life April 12, 2011, at Heritage Hall in Broken Bow, due to a lengthy illness following a stroke Sept. 23, 2010.
Ivan received his elementary education at the Fairview School District and graduated from Merna High School in 1949, with sports being one of his greatest interests. he was a member of the Nebraska state champion football team in 1948.
Dale and Tammy Stoner of Kilgore, and Bruce and Polly Spanel of Anselmo, are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their children, Kari Jo Stoner and Ira Allen Spanel.
Kari is a 2001 graduate of Cody-Kilgore High School and a 2008 graduate of Southeast Community College with a diploma in dental assisting. She is currently the office manager for Dr. Colby Howard at Nebraskaland Chiropractic in Broken Bow.
Galen and Pat Neben of Thedford, and Keith and Pam King of Newman Grove, proudly announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Kally Neben and Brett King.
The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Thedford High School. She attended Northeast Community College in 2005 and 2007 specializing as administrative assistant - ag services, and Agribusiness management. She is currently employed at Agrex, Inc. in Enola as a grain merchandiser.
Grandparents of the bride are Arlene and the late Leroy Badgley, and the late Rudy and Mary Neben, all of Oconto.
All voters in the Broken Bow School District have an opinion, and the school board and administrators would like to hear them.
Starting next week, all registered voters within School District 25 will begin receiving telephone survey calls. According to Broken Bow Superintendent Dr. Virginia Moon, the main goal of this survey is to find out what is important to the community in terms of the schools.
â€śThis is to help us know the hopes and wishes of the community as we move forward,â€ť Dr. Moon explained.
With a unanimous vote by the Board of Education, the Broken Bow School district will benefit from the addition of a new administrator beginning next fall.
A 210-contract was approved at the April 18 meeting for Kirk Crawley as Assistant Elementary Principal, with a salary of $65,500. Crawley has served the district as elementary teacher for more than 30 years.
The Custer County Chief is standing tall. The newspaper walked away with 12 awards from this yearâ€™s NPA (Nebraska Press Association) â€śBetter Newspaper Contest.â€ť
The Chief was honored Saturday with two first place finishes, six seconds, and four thirds at the stateâ€™s annual Nebraska Press Convention in Lincoln.
â€śI am so proud of the staff, and of what they are able to accomplish,â€ť said Publisher Deb McCaslin. â€śTo even be mentioned in the General Excellence division is tough, much less come home with second place honors in that department.â€ť
MINDEN -- The Broken Bow boys and girls traveled to Minden last Tuesday. The boys team finished fourth behind team champion Hastings Adam Central, Holdrege and Cozad.
Broken Bowâ€™s Patrick Wright and Cody Dierking continue to lead the Indians in the distance races. Wright placed second in the 1600 meter run and third in the 3200 meter run while Dierking placed fourth in both events.