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Archive - 2011

January 20th

Robert (RJ) Mills, 88

January 20, 2011

Robert James (R.J.) Mills was born to Ed and Avis Mills in Ansley, Aug. 8, 1922. R.J. was raised on his parent's farm near Weissert with his younger brothers, Leonard and Gerald. R.J. attended grade school at Weissert. He graduated from Westerville High School in 1940.

Wayne Hirsch, 79

January 20, 2011

Wayne LeRoy Hirsch of Broken Bow passed away unexpectedly at home Jan. 12, 2011.
Wayne was born June 18, 1931, in Merna to Fredrick (Fritz) and Alice Hirsch. Wayne grew up on a farm west of Merna and graduated from Merna High school in 1949.
September 9, 1951 he was united in marriage to Rosella Mae Booker in Callaway. They resided on a small farm southwest of Callaway until moving to Kimball, then to Broken Bow in 1957.
Wayne farmed; worked for the City of Kimball; Callaway Co-op; Custer Public Power; Broken Bow Co-op; and finally Custer County Roads Department.

Elva Nielsen, 91

January 20, 2011

Elva Inez (Knapp) (Babcock) Nielsen age 91 of Broken Bow formerly of Anselmo was called to heaven Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Jan. 15, 2011, at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow, with the Rev. Mike Wheatly officiating. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow is in charge of arrangements. A visitation was held at Govier Brothers Mortuary. Memorials may be given to the family.

Elva Vanek, 85

January 20, 2011

Elva May Vanek, age 85, of Sargent, died Jan. 7, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Funeral services were Jan. 12, 2011, at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with the Rev. Mark Stones officiating. Burial will be at the West Lawn Memorial Cemetery and Mausoleum in Eugene, Ore.
Elva was born Feb. 27, 1925, in Sargent, to Noel and Minnie (Drapper) Amos. She attended school and graduated from Sargent High School in 1942.
Elva married Charles Vanek. Charles died in 1982. Elva enjoyed gardening, collecting dolls, and spending hours working in her yard.

Robert Masters, 85

January 20, 2011

Robert K. Masters, age 85, of Broken Bow died Jan. 15, 2011.
He was born March 13, 1925, near North Platte to W.C. and Sophia Masters. They moved to McPherson County, south of Tryon, when Robert was six-years-old.
He went to school and graduated from McPherson County High School in 1943. After graduating, he worked at the home ranch, for his mother.
He was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge in Tryon for 25 years.
In 1962, he married Lois Wilcox and they adopted three children, Michelle, Teresa and Mary.

Housing needed in Broken Bow

January 20, 2011

Broken Bow needs more housing. A meeting Monday organized by the Central Nebraska Economic Development Corporation invited area contractors, bankers, developers and current landlords asked the attendees if they would be interested in working on the project to get the job done.

Drug bust leads to three arrests

January 20, 2011

Three Broken Bow residents landed in jail Monday afternoon, after a search warrant turned up drugs at a private residence on North B. According to a press release from Broken Bow Police Chief Steve Scott, the Broken Bow Police Department served a search warrant at 1420 No. B Street at 4:15 p.m. where the three individuals were arrested on drug charges.

Bus purchase completes transportation plan

January 20, 2011

The Broken Bow School Board approved the purchase of a route bus Monday, bringing to completion a two-year transportation improvement project for the district.
At the board’s regular monthly meeting Monday, the decision was made to go forward with buying the 2006 International CE300 from Master’s Transportation for $58,650. The 32-passenger bus comes with two wheelchair positions.

January 19th

Custer County Chief Area High School Scoreboard

January 19, 2011

Monday (01/17/2011)
GIRLS
Ansley 53, Litchfield 31
BOYS
Litchfield 60, Ansley 31

Tuesday (01/18/2011)
GIRLS
Anselmo-Merna 48, Arcadia 36
Ansley 54, Axtell 43
Sargent 56, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 40
BOYS
Anselmo-Merna 45, Arcadia 40 (OT)
Sargent 57, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 52
Wood River 50, Broken Bow 41

McFadden scores 28 with eight 3-pointers

January 19, 2011

HYANNIS -- Sandhills/ Thedford’s Kadi McFadden lit up the scoreboard with 28 points Saturday night against Hyannis. The most astonishing number was not the points but the number of 3-point shots McFadden made. Of McFadden’s 28 points, 24 came from behind the 3-point arc. McFadden had the shooters touch that led to her making 8 of 11 3-point attempts, 1 of 2 2-point attempts and she was 2 of 2 from the free throw line. These numbers add up to a 73 percent overall shooting performance.