Archive - Jun 18, 2012
From now on if your vehicle crosses the center line while traveling east of Broken Bow on Highway 2, you will know it.
As part of a statewide project, State Highway 2 between Broken Bow and the Custer County line is slated for installation of center line rumble bars. The first portion of that project has already been completed, with the rumble bars installed between Broken Bow and Berwyn.
It was meant to be the final goodbye - a special celebration of the lives of two special men who impacted a school and a community. Mission accomplished.
It was standing room only Monday evening, as hundreds of students, parents, alumni, friends, family and community members packed into the Broken Bow Municipal Auditorium for a final tribute to Coach Zane Harvey and Coach Anthony Blum, killed in a June 1 traffic accident near Ansley. Hosted by Broken Bow Public Schools, Principal Ken Kujath had promised a â€śpositiveâ€ť celebration service, and that is exactly what it was.
James Earl Reed, age 91 of Broken Bow, died June 6, 2012, at Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow. Funeral services were Monday, June 11, at Govier Brothers Mortuary with Floyd Ditson officiating. Interment was in the Custer Center Cemetery, with Govier Brothers Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Reed was born Sept. 10, 1920, at Broken Bow to James and Nancy (Ditson) Reed. He grew up in Custer County and moved to Dunning in May of 1940. He married May Peirson Nov. 30, 1940. They lived in the Dunning area until 1954, when they moved 25 miles north of Thedford.
Jerry Keyser, 80, of Callaway, formerly of Arnold, died Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Callaway District Hospital in Callaway, following a lengthy illness.
Jerry was born Jan. 19, 1932, at Kearney Hospital in Kearney, to Lester and Emma (Cruise) Keyser. Jerry moved to Arnold in September 1946, where he met his future bride, Jo Anne Spargo.
The couple was married Nov. 22, 1950, at North Platte. Four children were blessed to this marriage.
He was a member of the Elkâ€™s Lodge, the Eagles Club, Moose Lodge, and a member of the Arnold Volunteer Fire Department, where he was an active EMT.
Herman George Haefele, 83, entered into God's presence Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, with his famity at his side.
He was born Oct. 24, 1928, on the Haefele family homestead, east of Callaway. His grandparents were pioneer homesteaders in Custer County.
He was the eldest of five sons born to Gecrge Vernon Haefele and Helen Elizabeth Neth Haefele. He grew up and
attended schools in Broken Bow, and graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1947. In that same year, Herm enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and earned the rank of Sergeant.