Archive - 2011
Austin âAJâ J. Hanson, 19, of Callaway, passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2011.
Austin was born May 21, 1992 at Callaway, NE, the son of Randy and Carrie (Stivers) Hanson. He graduated from Callaway High School in 2011 and was attending Central Community College.
Austin enjoyed ranching, farming, and anything involving the outdoors, especially hunting. He loved to hang out with his close friends, have a good time and live life to the fullest. He really enjoyed spending time with his entire family and cherished the family get-togethers.
Virginia Britain, age 85, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Broken Bow.
Graveside services were Monday, Nov. 7, at the Ansley Cemetery at Ansley, with Pastor Victor Karg officiating. Interment was at the Ansley Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to the family.
Virginia Mae Britain was born April 25, 1926, at Grand Island, to Robert and Addie (Hart) Frye. She married K.O. Britain Feb. 17, 1956, at Gering. Mr. Britain passed away Sept. 17, 1990
Edgar âEddieâ Lee Deterding, age 73 of Anselmo, passed away Nov. 2, 2011, at Broken Bow.
He was born Feb. 1, 1938, in Arnold, to Edgar W. and Cleo Spratt Deterding. He graduated from Arnold High School in 1956.
He married Barbara M. Flint in Stapleton, and resided on a farm south of Arnold. To this union four children were born; Susan, Judy, Bruce and Earl.
Eddie farmed, ranched, worked at Arnold and Gothenburg sale barns and was a custom cowboy for area ranches.
Hubert Tarleton - epic storyteller, quick-witted humorist, and purveyor of ideas - passed away peacefully at the age of 94, Nov. 3, 2011, in Lincoln while surrounded by his four children. He was born July 27, 1917, and adopted by parents, James and Matilda Tarleton. He grew up on a farm near Walworth, attending elementary school there and high school at Gates and Milburn. He was a frequent medal winner in track and field and loved participating in sports. For several years, he played on neighborhood baseball and softball teams.
Stanley Andrew Sommer was born Sept. 24, 1919, at Merna. He graduated from Merna High School in 1936.
Sept. 8, 1942, he married Sylvia Pomplun. He died at Jennie M. Melham Memorial Hospital in Broken Bow Oct. 30, 2011, at the age of 92.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia; his parents, Almore and Esther Sommer; infant brother, Hugh; sister, Allie, and brother Warren.
Linda Bomberger is a lady on a mission. As a matter of fact, she has spent the better part of her life on a mission, first for the U.S. Navy and now as the Custer County Veterans Administrator.
Bomberger feels she has been blessed, and she is driven to do the best she can for those who served their country.
She too is a veteran, entering the service at the end of the Viet Nam conflict. She served from 1974-1995 retiring as a Command Master Chief, one of only 13 females in the Navy to have reached that rank at the time of her retirement.
The Andersons formally âbroke groundâ Friday on a 3.8 million bushel capacity grain elevator east of Anselmo. The facility is slated to be open in time for the 2012 harvest.
Standing in a newly harvested corn field, company executives, board members from the Custer Economic Development Corporation, members of the Anselmo Village Board, Custer County Board of Supervisors, Broken Bow Chamber and Anselmo-Merna FFA, grabbed the shovels and dug in.
Scot Holcomb never had intentions of going into the building renovation business, or the landlord business. Yet he has found himself in both - in what may be one of the most talked about happenings in Broken Bow this year.
Downtown Broken Bow is alive with history and culture. Perhaps nothing demonstrates that history more than the beautiful architecture that remains in many of the old buildings in the downtown area. The loss of one of those historic buildings in a 2007 fire, reminded all citizens of Broken Bow just how special - and irreplaceable that history is.
The Georgia Boys head home with this yearâs bragging rights, following the 51st Annual One Box Pheasant Hunt in Broken Bow.
With one box of shells to work with, the five-member team scored 75 points with 15 pheasants, the daily limit, to place first.
Local guides Ron Klein and Logan Spanel and dog handler Tehl Keslar share the glory.
The BD Rooster Busters came in second with 50 points and the Plains Equipment Group came in third. (See B5 of todayâs Chief for complete results and pictures of this yearâs teams.)
The Broken Bow Fire Department was called to the scene of a vehicle fire Monday afternoon in the 700 block of North 10th Avenue.
The call came in of a car on fire at 4:12 p.m. Monday. The Broken Bow Fire Department arrived to find the 1976 Monte Carlo with fire in the engine compartment. The cause of the fire was determined to be a short in the battery.
A total of three fire trucks, nine firemen and two ambulances responded to the call, which came just as the department was finishing up a previous car accident assignment.