Archive - Aug 12, 2011
The Dale Kugler Memorial Ranch Rodeo at the Custer County Fair was moved to Tuesday evening this year from it's traditional weekend afternoon slot. Following are the results of the Ranch Rodeo:
1st-Gaffney Ranch - 280.33 seconds; Drew Gaffney, Kevin Rosenback, Brad Miller and Brett Miller
2nd-Jones Ranch - 286.05 seconds; Justin Jones, K.C. Jones, Alesa Jones and Myles Stoner
3rd-Reynolds Ranch - 280.33 seconds; Kent Reynolds, Jason Young, Trevor Eggleston and Andy Knott
For more photos of the Ranch Rodeo, see the Aug. 11, 2011 Custer County Chief.
For many communities across the area, this week will mark the event dreaded by many kids and anticipated by many parents - the first day of school.
While those parents and students are busy wrapping up their school shopping this week, school staff and administrators are busy preparing for a new year. And for many schools, this year brings some challenges.
Deep budget cuts across the state have forced many schools to look at new options for making ends meet. For many, the state aid they had relied on to fund some of their programs is gone, and that has forced districts to get creative.
Maxine Jane (Miller) Moody, 81, of Arcadia, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, at Rose Lane Home in Loup City. Funeral services were Aug. 9, at the United Methodist Church in Arcadia, with Pastor Jeff Hale officiating. Pallbearers were Joshua Staab, Stacey Kolar, Tyler Fausset, Evan Moody, Eric Real and Tony Real. Burial was at Lee Park Cemetery near Arcadia, with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the United Methodist Church of Arcadia or Lee Park Cemetery.
Richard L. "Dick" Rieckman, 65 of Alvo, died Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, in Omaha after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Dick was born Aug. 17, 1945, in Lincoln, to Donald O. and Iola I. (Rosencrantz) Rieckman. He was a graduate of Eagle High School class of 1963.
Dick was married to Sandra I. Polenz May 5, 1967. He was a life-long farmer, and a member of First United Methodist Church of Waverly.
Floyde R. Loy, 64 of Cairo, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island.
Services were Tuesday, Aug. 9, at First Baptist Church in Cairo with Pastor Darrell Holzinger and the Rev. Jack Bolling officiating. Interment was in the Wood River Mennonite Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the family or the donorâ€™s choice. Apfel Funeral Home of Cairo is serving the family.
Floyde was born Feb. 26, 1947, in Broken Bow, the son of Kenneth and Bernice (Allen) Loy. He grew up in Ansley, graduating from Ansley High School May 25, 1965.
Rosalie Agnes Seda Turley passed away Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, at her home in Arnold. She was born Nov. 2, 1930, to Stanley and Mary (Janasofsky) Seda in Arnold, on a country farm in Mills Valley.
She attended Mills Valley grade school and graduated from Arnold High School in 1949. After high school, she worked at the Arnold Hospital for Jay and Norna Tryon for three years as a nurse and assisted Dr. Reeves, Dr. McShane, Dr. Chaloupka and Dr. Bryson with surgery and baby delivery, doing the duties of an R.N. She brought much cheer and laughter to many patients.
Bob Edelman, age 73 of Kansas, formerly of Merna, died Monday, July 18, 2011, at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Shawnee Mission, Kan.
Bob was born Aug. 25, 1937, in Broken Bow to Perl and Cleo Edelman. He grew up in the Sandhills near Seneca, where he enjoyed playing all sports and acquired a love for music. This love of music stayed with him his entire life.
Emanuel (Toby) Hosek, 85, of Sargent, died Aug. 1, 2011, at the University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver, Colo. A graveside service will be set at a later date.
Toby was born April 19, 1926, in Sargent, to Joseph and Agnes (Hejsek) Hosek. He graduated from Sargent High school and then served in the U.S. Air Force.
After his discharge he worked as a bookkeeper in South Dakota for 33 years, returning to Sargent upon retiring. Toby enjoyed flying planes as a hobby as well as building model airplanes. He also enjoyed playing the accordion all his life.
Brenton and Jessica Kirkpatrick proudly introduce their son, Gage Smiley Kirkpatrick, born May 4, 2011 at Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Gage weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. He joins a sister, Adelyn Shea, at home.
Grandparents are Ronnie Ann and Joel Richardson of Stratton, and Bobbi and Bert Kirkpatrick of Broken Bow. Great-grandparents are Ann Wissink of Stratton, and Bettie Kirkpatrick of Broken Bow.
Krista Sabin and Jeremiah Leak would like to announce their upcoming wedding.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Sam and Melissa Sabin of Gothenburg. Krista is a 2008 graduate of Gothenburg High School. She has been attending Mid Plains Community College in pursuit of a degree in psychology.
The groom-to-be is the son of Rod Leak and Kathy Fritz, both of Broken Bow. Jeremiah is a 2007 graduate of Broken Bow High School and is a full time employee of Becton Dickenson.