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August 15th

Althea Lawrence, 90

August 15, 2012

Althea Lawrence, age 90 of Broken Bow, formerly of Ansley, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with the Rev. Mary Jane Gockley officiating. Burial was in the Fort McPherson Cemetery.
More details will appear later.

Published in Custer County Chief, Aug. 16, 2012

Robert "Bob" Abel, 72

August 15, 2012

Robert Eugene C. Abel was born the youngest of four children to Charles and Martha (Knadjl) Abel Feb. 16, 1940, on the family farm in Mason City. He passed from this life Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at his home in Talmo, Kan. He was 72 years of age.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters Arlene Harnagel and Charlene Lymber.

Meet the BBPS new staff; BAH Friday at Huck's

August 15, 2012

As Broken Bow Public Schools gets ready to begin a new school year, they welcome 10 new teachers and a new superintendent.
A reception to welcome the new staff and give the public opportunity to meet them, will be Friday, Aug. 17 from 5-7 p.m. at Huckleberry’s Hideout. Joining Superinten-dent Mark Sievering as new staff to Broken Bow for the 2012-13 school year are:

Senators tour wind farm and like what they see

August 15, 2012

By the time you read this, all 50 towers in the first phase of the Broken Bow wind farm project will be erected. A contingency of state representatives visited the wind farm Tuesday afternoon and got a first hand, up close and personal look at the giant turbines.

Council president Spanel resigns

August 15, 2012

Monday’s City Council meeting began with an unexpected order of business. Pending the resignation of council president Scott Spanel, Mayor Cecil Burt appointed councilman Chad Schall as temporary president.
The council then voted to accept Spanel’s resignation, though Schall commented that he would like to have more explanation as to the reason of the resignation.

Supervisors hear plan for new judicial center

August 15, 2012

Just last week, Custer County celebrated the centennial of its courthouse. While county officials all share a sense of pride and heritage in the history of the courthouse, they also realize the old building in its current state no longer effectively meets the needs of its users.
Tuesday morning, the Custer County Board of Supervisors were presented with a couple of possible solutions to those issues.

August 14th

BBPD issues warning

August 14, 2012

From Aug. 17 through Labor Day, the Broken Bow Police Department will participate in a statewide “You Drink, You Drive, You Lose” Selective DUI Enforcement campaign.
According to Police Chief Steve Scott, this is a coordinated effort of law enforcement agencies across the state to decrease the number of drunk and impaired drivers in our communities. The program is funded through a grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety.
Several Nebraska Alcohol-Related Statistics:
* In 2011, there were 1,822 alcohol-related vehicle crashes.

August 13th

Ronald Dittmar, 83

August 13, 2012

Ronald C. Dittmar, age 83 of Oconto, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012 at the Callaway Good Samaritan Center. Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 10, at the First Lutheran Church at Buffalo, south of Oconto, with the Rev. Victor Rasmussen officiating. Burial was in the Christ Lutheran Cemetery. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of the arrangements. Memorials have been suggested to the First Lutheran Church Building Fund.

Woodrow "Woody" Sells, 95

August 13, 2012

Woodrow H. "Woody" Sells, 95, former resident, passed away Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at his home in Carlsbad, N.M.
Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at Denton-Wood Funeral Home Chapel in Carlsbad, with the Rev. David W. Rogers officiating. Masonic Service was performed by Eddy Lodge 21 AF&AM. A Lodge of Sorrow convened Friday, August 10, in Carlsbad. Interment followed in Carlsbad Cemetery, Carlsbad. Carlsbad Veterans Honor Guard provided military honors.
Denton-Wood Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

12th Annual SORC draws huge crowds

August 13, 2012

Drivers from all across the United States brought their road-racers to Arnold this past weekend, for the 12th Annual Sandhills Open Road Challenge. Along with the traditional one-mile shootout, burn out contest and open road challenge, a new event was added this year. The Loup 2 Loup race took drivers up and down hills across the open Sandhills between Halsey and Purdum, in a Thursday morning event to kick off the weekend's big event.

For pictures, race results and more from the SORC, see the Aug. 16 issue of the Custer County Chief.

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