Archive - Jan 2012
Custer County rancher, Jim Jenkins is driving on change, and he is fed up with the status quo. He strongly believes one route to change is through the political process, but following a lifetime of entrepreunearship, he wants to tread down paths less trodden.
With Ben Nelsonâs announcement that he was not going to rerun for the U.S. Senate, Jenkins focused on a seat in the U.S. Senate.
In conversation with the Custer County Chief, as well as through a press release, Jenkins said he is considering placing his name on the ballot.
Not since the days of the old Ben Franklin store downtown has Broken Bow had a place where a seamstress could purchase material, thread and about any sewing notion she could need - until now. Meet Susie Walker, owner of Broken Bow's newest business The Hobby Shack.
Susie and her husband, Mark, moved to Broken Bow in February 2008, when she took a job at BD. Prior to moving here the family had lived in California and Idaho, but it didn't take long for the couple to fall in love with Broken Bow and settle in.
Clay Struempler, age 73 of Loomis, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at the Phelps County Memorial Hospital in Holdrege.
Clay was born Dec. 25, 1938, at the Buffalo community north of Lexington, to Albert and Isabel (Dirksen) Struempler. He attended country school north of Buffalo, and went on to attend high school in Oconto.
Willard Wilson Keller died at the Riverside Community Hospital, Riverside, Calif., Jan. 11, 2012. He was born June 28, 1917, on the Keller ranch at Cascade, Nebr. He grew up on the banks of the North Loup river where he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He attended Cascade Elementary School and graduated from Dunning High School in 1935. He attended the University of Nebraska College of Agriculture in Lincoln.
February 24, 1940, he married Myra Patterson of Dunning. To this union five daughters were born: Carolyn, Kay, Nelda (Babe), Willa, and Beverly.
Broken Bow may see some âspeedâ relief off State Highway 2 at the west edge of town.
The city limits have changed and the Broken Bow City Council has hopes the State Department of Roads will allow the speed limit to be lowered from 65 to at least 45 beginning at the new city limits, now located at the west edge of the Trotter property.
Leland âLeeâ Charles Teahon, 83, of Halsey, passed away in Kearney, Jan. 5, 2012. Lee was born Sept. 7, 1928, to Charles James and Clara Catherine (Franssen) Teahon in Anselmo.
He graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1945. After high school, Lee and some friends made their way to Cody to find work. It was during Leeâs time in Cody that he met Anne Marie Barnes of Hay Springs.
Lee and Anne were married on Leeâs 21st birthday at Nenzel. They moved to Broken Bow in 1950, where Lee worked for Fred Bates. During their time in Broken Bow, Lee and Anne had five children.
Francis Lloyd Wescott was born Nov. 19, 1925, at his grandmother's house a mile and half north of Brewster, just one half mile from where he lived most of his life. He attended school at Dunning and then Brewster. He went peacefully into the arms of his Savior Jan. 6, 2012.
He rode his horse to Ogallala when he was 16 all by himself. He then worked around Lisco, working cattle.
Robert D. Booker was born in Callaway July 11, 1920, and joined the Army in June 1942. By April 9, 1943, Bob was serving as a private in the 34th Infantry Division.
On that day, near Fondouk, Tunisia, he advanced alone across open terrain despite intense hostile fire and began firing on the enemy with his machine gun. After being wounded, he continued to fire until receiving a second, fatal, wound.
For these actions, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor a year later, on April 25, 1944, one of only seven Nebraskans awarded that honor in World War II.
Four superintendent candidates are slated to interview at Broken Bow Schools next week.
Interviews begin Monday, and continue through Thursday. The Broken Bow School Board selected the candidates Tuesday following a closed session meeting to screen all applicants for the position, which will begin July 1, 2012.
The public is invited to meet each candidate at a Meet and Greets hosted by the PTA Monday through Thursday. One candidate will be introduced to patrons each day at a reception from 4:30-5:15 p.m. at the high school media center.
It was more than a week into the new year before Broken Bowâs Melham Hospital welcomed the first baby of 2012. Jasper Theodore Lynn Borgelt was born Jan. 9, 2012, at 7:18 a.m.
Jasper weighed 8 pounds 15 ounces, and was 21 inches long at birth. Little Jasper joins four sisters at home; twins Abby and Rylee, age 14, Olivia, 11, and Julianne, 2. Jasper was given his two middle names in honor of his grandpaâs. Grandparents are Ted and Kathy Henderson of Oconto, and Lynn and Marlene Borgelt of Wisner.