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Archive - Aug 2012

August 9th

Moms unite for thespian children

August 9, 2012

When the Missoula Children’s Theater suddenly cancelled their stop in Broken Bow last spring, some of the parents and their child actors became concerned. When word got out that the local community playhouse would no longer be sponsoring the children’s theater, the parents decided to take action.

Laron L. Wright, 82

August 9, 2012

Laron Lee Wright was born July 19, 1930, to John and Bertha Gosnell Wright on a farm in Lincoln County. He went to country schools in Logan County and graduated from Stapleton High School in 1948.

Steve Collier, 64

August 9, 2012

Steve Collier passed away at his home in Dunning, July 31,2012. Steven Wayne Collier was born to Wayne and Zona Collier in Omaha, Aug. 5, 1947.
The family made their home southwest of Dunning on the Collier family ranch. Steve graduated from Halsey-Dunning High School in 1965.
Following graduation, Steve enlisted in the Army. He was stationed in Fort Sill, Wyo., for two years. Upon honorable discharge from the Army, he returned to Nebraska and made his home in Broken Bow.
He was employed by Wenquist Auto Parts. He later returned to the family ranch where he spent several years.

Orville "Wayne" Williams, 83

August 9, 2012

Orville "Wayne" Williams, 83, of Broken Bow, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012 in Grand Island.
Services were Saturday, Aug. 4, at Govier Brothers Mortuary Chapel in Broken Bow with R.P. Smith officiating. Burial was at the Broken Bow Cemetery.
He was born March 13, 1929, the oldest child of Harry and Bonnie Williams at his grandparents' home, Homer and Lena Fair, in Broken Bow.
He graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1946. October 28, 1949, he married Roberta Mae Manning at Martin, S.D. The couple had four children: Sheila Marie, James Ray, Justin Roy and Echo Kay.

Rolan Jensen, 87

August 9, 2012

Rolan D. Jensen, 87, of Mason City, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Graveside Service will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Basin Cemetery south of Mason City. Memorial Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Faith Lutheran Church in Hazard. The Rev. Dean Hanson will officiate. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the church. Rasmussen Funeral Home in Ravenna is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Sweley, 84

August 9, 2012

Robert Sweley, 84, of Litchfield, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Graveside Services were Monday, Aug. 6, at the Litchfield Cemetery in Litchfield with the Rev. George Reitz officiating. Rasmussen Funeral Home in Ravenna was in charge of arrangements.

Gary Henning, 61

August 9, 2012

Gary E. Henning, 61 of Kearney, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney after a battle with cancer. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 10, at First Lutheran Church in Kearney. The Rev. Eric Lesher and the Rev. Rebecca McDermott will officiate. Interment will be in the Kearney Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8pm, Thursday at O'Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney.

Paul Yamamoto, 51

August 9, 2012

Paul David Yamamoto, 51, of Lincoln, died Aug. 1, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer. Paul was born in Alliance, June 7, 1961 to the Rev. Jack and Mildred (Rice) Yamamoto, Paul was the fourth of five children and their only son.
He grew up in Broken Bow and later McCook, where he graduated from high school in 1979.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Millie Yamamoto, both sets of grandparents, and his beloved dog, Annie.

August 8th

Lee gives new life to old building

August 8, 2012

One building in downtown Omaha has been given a facelift, and an entire neighborhood a burst of color, thanks to the artistic talents of a Custer County native.
Craig Lee was born in Broken Bow in 1959, to Donald and Roberta Lee of Ansley, long-time owners of Lee's Variety Store on Ansley's Main Street. He is the youngest of four children and attended Ansley Public School, graduating with the class of 1978.

It's race night at the Fair!

August 8, 2012

The jumping, sliding and mud-slinging action of the 24th Annual Mini-Sprint, Motorcycle, Quad and Go-Kart races is set for tonight, Wednesday, Aug. 8 at the Custer County Fairgrounds.
Pit gates open at 5 p.m.; hot laps start at 6 p.m. and the races start at 7 p.m.
Admission is $10 for ages 12 and older and $5 for ages 3-11. Admission is free for ages 2 and under. Pit passes are $15 for all ages, no exceptions.

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