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Archive - Oct 25, 2012

Jacqueline Bristowe, 85

October 25, 2012

Jacqueline Carothers Bristowe, 85, of Stockton, Calif., passed away peacefully on Oct. 6, 2012.
She was born in Broken Bow, Nebraska, on July 10, 1927, to Dr. Paul Henry Jacob Carothers and Maybelle (Chase) Carothers. Jackie attended local schools and left home to attend the University of Nebraska in 1945.

Clarke Stanford, 75

October 25, 2012

Mr. Clarke Jack Stanford, age 75, died in him home in Tigard, Ore., Sept. 10, 2012.
Clarke was born Jan. 14, 1937, in Merna. He raised his kids in the Boise Valley, followed his son to Phoenix, Ariz., for a number of years, and settled in Tigard, Ore., with son and grandkids.
He worked as heating and cooling refrigeration, major appliance repair specialist until retiring in 2001.
One of his hobbies he shared with only a select few was his love of drawing. Clarke instilled in his family the importance of Faith in the Lord and family.

James McMurtry, 82

October 25, 2012

Jim L. McMurtry, 82, of Scottsbluff, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at his home.
His memorial service was held Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel in Scottsbluff with Pastor Ron Nuss-Warren officiating.
Cremation was at Sunset Memorial Park Crematory with Military Honors provided by the Nebraska Army National Guard. The family requested casual attire in honor of Jim.
A memorial has been established in care of the family for designation to a charity at a later date. Tributes of sympathy may be left at

Shirley Kolbo, 84

October 25, 2012

Shirley Nadine Kolbo, 84, of Callaway, Neb., passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society in Callaway.
 Shirley was born Aug.15, 1928, in Callaway, Nebraska to Chris and Blanche (Williamson) Roth.
 She graduated in 1946 from Callaway high School.  Shirley married the love of her life, Raymond L. Kolbo on May 27, 1951, at Callaway E.U.B. Church.  They cherished 61 years together, all of them residing in Callaway, except for four years living in Manhattan, Kan., and Fremont, Neb. 
Raymond and Shirley were inseparable and devoted to each other. 

Robert Hammond, 89

October 25, 2012

Robert L. Hammond, 89, of Kearney died Monday, October 15, 2012 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at St. James Catholic Church in Kearney. The Rev Joe Hannappel will officiate.
Cremation will follow mass and burial of cremains will be in the Broken Bow Catholic Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Thursday at the church with a vigil to follow at 7 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association or the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be shared at

Woodrow Miller, 98

October 25, 2012

Woodrow Miller, age 98 of Kearney, Nebraska, formerly of the Mason City and Callaway communities, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at Mother Hull Senior Living facility in Kearney.
Funeral services were held Oct. 13 at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with Pastor Mel Shepherd officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Callaway Cemetery. Visitation preceded on Oct. 12 at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow.
Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow is in charge of arrangements.

Julia McQuin, 69

October 25, 2012

Julia D. McQuin age 69 of Broken Bow died Sunday September 30, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow.
Julia D. McQuin was born on October 14, 1942 to Arthur and Ruth (Neil) McQuin at Omaha. Julia moved to Broken Bow in 1995.
She is survived by her twin sister Gloria (Dan) Schuler of Lucerne Valley, Calif., and a brother Tom McQuin of Las Vegas, Nevada
Memorial services were Friday October 19, 2012, at 2:00 PM at St. John's Episcopal Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. mary Jane Gockley officiating.

Published in Custer County Chief, Oct. 18, 2012

Mary McCaslin, 79

October 25, 2012

Mary Teresa McCaslin, born Oct. 6, 1933, died Oct. 16, 2012, at the age of 79. Mary grew up in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. She was the daughter of Ronald and Margaret MacNeill, who both died a few years apart when Mary was a young girl. Mary moved to Cambridge, Mass., to finish her high school education. She met her husband, Merle R. McCaslin of Broken Bow, who was in the Air Force at the time stationed at Hanscom Air Force Base, outside of Boston.

Safety reminders for little "goblins"

October 25, 2012

One of the most common calls to the Nebraska Regional Poison Center this time of year involves glow sticks - the plastic tubes that are filled with a glowing liquid. Last year the Poison Center had 282 calls concerning this product – this is an increase from the previous year. The glow sticks make children more visible in the dark while trick‐or‐ treating – but they are soft to chew on and can be easily broken open. If children get some of the liquid in their mouth or eye there is no need to run to an emergency room. Call the Poison Center and the specialist will tell you what you need to do.

Teams set for One Box - includes former Olympian

October 25, 2012

The 52nd annual Nebraska One Box Pheasant Hunt is just around the corner - Nov. 1 - 3 - in Broken Bow. This year seven new teams will take part in the hunt.
Among those participating are the Nebraska Lieutenant Governor Rick Sheehy, who will captain the VIP team. That team also includes the Director of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Jim Douglas.
Jon Koncak, an Olympic gold medalist and former NBA player, will hunt with the Nebraska Team.

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