Archive - 2011
Stella Helen Carruth, age 96 of North Platte, passed away March 16, 2011, at Premier Estates. She was born Aug. 23, 1914, in Milburn to William and Cora Clarke Barnes.
Stella grew up in Blaine County. She married Clayton Carruth Oct. 28, 1934, in Greeley. He preceded her in death in 1963.
The couple lived in Blaine County for many years. They lived in Custer County for five years and then back to Blaine County. Stella worked at local restaurants and for the Brewster School System.
The Broken Bow Board of Education continues to focus attention on trying to meet the challenging needs of the districtâs facilities, and at Monday eveningâs meeting information was presented on what could be a very promising financing solution.
Jay Spearman and Mark Mumford of Ameritas Investment Corp., discussed Qualified School Construction Bonds, of which BBPS has qualified for an allocation in the amount of $5,830,000. What makes these bonds special is the fact that they are very low interest, allowing the district to save lots of money in interest charges over the life of the bond.
Custer County took one more step toward housing a wind farm Tuesday when the Custer County Board of Supervisors voted 5-1 to approved a Conditional Use Permit for construction to begin.
Supervisor Richard Hodson cast the lone opposing vote.
The permit applicant was Broken Bow Wind, LLC, a division of Midwest Wind Energy.
* See this week's Custer County Chief - - 2011 Salute to Agriculture - - for more stories like the one featured below.
When asked how long she has been interested in horses, Cheryl Taylor is quick to answer - âall my life.â
âMy mom says my favorite toys when I was little were always horses, and I wore out several rocking horses as a child,â Cheryl laughs.
LVC GIRLS FIRST TEAM:
Siera Rohde, Jr. - Ansley
Mardee Sierks, Sr. - Mullen
Tricia Young, Sr. - Mullen
Shelby Saner, Jr. - Sandhills/Thedford
Kelsey Frink, Sr. - Sargent
LVC GIRLS SECOND TEAM:
Anna Finney, Sr. Anselmo-Merna
Katie Drake, Jr. - Ansley
Shayla Trotter, So. - Arcadia
Shayna Dunbar, Jr. - Loup County
Jamie Kirwan, Sr. - Sargent
LVC GIRLS HONORABLE MENTION:
What started as a simple idea six years ago, has grown into a major fund-raiser for a local charitable organization.
The Sixth Annual Chili Cook-off at Sylvesterâs Bar and Lounge in Broken Bow is a testament to its value.
Each year, the business selects a local non-profit, charitable organization to raise money for. Head Start was chosen the first year, followed by the domestic violence prevention arm of Cedars, Central Plains Center for Services the third year, CNCS and their outreach program the fourth, Lions Club the fifth, and this year the Childrenâs Christmas Fund.
By DEBORAH McCASLIN
The goals are in writing. Theyâve been identified. Now it is time to formulate the plans. The Broken Bow School Board identified four main areas as short term goals in their board strategic planning retreat last January, and then discussed the plans in detail Monday night.
The four main focus areas are Technology, Budget and Staff, Curriculum and Facilities.
School facilities has been targeted as a major focus, and it is what was allotted the greatest amount of Mondayâs discussion.
Petyon Joel Polacek was born Feb. 17, 2011, to proud parents Mitch and Cheryl Polacek of Wahoo. He weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces and was 22 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Paul and Renee Polacek of Wahoo, and Joel and Becky Bartak of Anselmo. Great-grandparents are Emil Polacek of Wahoo, Lewis and Janet Myers of Merna, and Gloria Bartak of Broken Bow. Peyton is also welcomed by great-great-grandmother Dorothy Province of Broken Bow.
Brianna and Karly Konwinski are proud to introduce new brothers Alexander Joseph and Tyler Dean, who arrived Oct. 15, 2010. Proud parents are Dan and Tonia (Blakeman) Konwinski of Shelton. Proud grandparents are Joe and Elain Konwinski of Silver Creek, and Bob and Judy Blakeman of Broken Bow.
Anna Margaret âTullyâ Hunt was born June 8, 1932, to Patrick and Katie (Sherlock) Tully. She left this world March 11, 2011, at the home of her daughter, Jodi, of Milburn, surrounded by her family.
She spent her early childhood on a farm north of Oconto. In 1945, Anna and her family moved to Ortello Valley southwest of Anselmo. Anna graduated from Merna High School in 1950.
Shortly after graduating she began the journey to realizing one of her lifelong passions: teaching. Anna taught first at Cottage Country School off Ryno Road.