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Archive - Aug 2012

August 6th

Happy 100th Birthday Custer County Courthouse!

August 6, 2012

The Centennial Celebration of the Custer County Courthouse begins today in Broken Bow and will run all week. Each office in the courthouse plans to display items related to that office, past and present. There will also be self-guided tours.

August 2nd

Hooker County celebrates 125 years

August 2, 2012

MULLEN - - A big celebration will continue throughout the weekend in Mullen, as Hooker County celebrates 125 years of history, and the 100th
birthday of the Hooker County Courthouse.

The theme of the 2012 Hooker County Fair, the year that marks these two huge milestones, is “Back to the Future.” And the fair board has gone all out with a full slate of activities through Sunday. The celebration in Mullen has been going on all week, with swimming events, a bicycle rodeo, animal show and movie in the park.

Hwy. 92 accident claims life of Arnold man

August 2, 2012

A two-vehicle accident late Wednesday morning west of Arnold claimed the life of an Arnold man. Rod Watson, 64 of Arnold, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Update: Bow Wind Project ahead of schedule

August 2, 2012

So far, so good.

The Broken Bow Wind Project now has 36 of the 50 towers ‘topped off’ which means the towers are up, generators are up and the blades are attached. According to site manager Bart Richardson, the remaining 14 are expected to be finished by Aug. 15.

Once all of the wind towers are topped, next comes the wiring, general alignment and mechanical completion. It is hoped that the electrical
infrastructure will be ready to go by the second week of September. At that point they will be ready to energize.

Workers get Custer County Fair ready

August 2, 2012

The fair is kicking off this week, but the fairgrounds don’t look this good by accident. Leon Meyer and his crew; Bill Shirkey Jr., Roger Hodge,
Rachel Cunningham and Tom Shirkey, have been fixing up the fair grounds for more than a month.

On the 4-H, FFA side, Colleen Peterson, Troy Walz, Jessye Goertz and their crew have been doing the same. “The buildings don’t get clean by themselves,” said Peterson. “We have a schedule of what has to be finished each day to be ready on time.”

Seventy years and counting

August 2, 2012

Ellen Ruth Headden was born in Mt. Vernon, NewYork, July 23, 1918. John Wesley Churchill was born Feb. 11, 1920, in New York City. On Aug. 1, 1942, the two became husband and wife and began their married life together - a life that has now spanned 70 years.

Friends and family gathered at Off Broadway in Broken Bow Sunday afternoon, July 29, to wish the Churchill’s a happy 70th wedding anniversary - a feat few couples accomplish. But then these two people have a history of a strong resolve that sets them apart.

August 1st

Marty Riggins Bauder

August 1, 2012

Ryan and Kelli (Hoblyn) Bauder of Scotland, S.D., proudly announce the birth of their son, Marty Riggins Bauder.
Marty was born July 14, 2012, at 8:49 p.m. at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell, S.D. He weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches in length.
Marty is welcomed home by his big sister, Morgan.
Proud grandparents are Jim and Pat Hoblyn of Ansley, and George and Paula Bauder of Scotland, S.D. Great-grandparent is Paul Klemme of Scotland, S.D.

Alexa Cecilia Myers

August 1, 2012

Tanner and Sarah Myers of Manhattan, Kan., announce the birth of their daughter, Alexa Cecilia, on Thursday, May 24, 2012. She was born at Irwin Army Community Hospital, Fort Riley, and weighed 7 pounds 2.5 ounces and was 19 inches long.
Grandparents are Mike and Kaye Myers of Oconto, and Ron and Twila Whelchel of Esbon, Kan. Great-grandparents are Bob and Bonnie Myers of Callaway, Alfred and Shirley McCullough of Broken Bow, and Ruby Hesting of Esbon, Kan.

Lorene (Cole) Allen, 81

August 1, 2012

Lorene (Cole) Allen, 81 formerly of Broken Bow, died July 22 in John Day, Ore. She was born Sept. 10, 1930 in Broken Bow to Russell and Maude Cole.
She graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1948. In 1953, she married Royel Allen of John Day, Ore.
Preceding her in death are her parents; two sisters, Virginia Cole and Lucille Jones, and a granddaughter Kimberly Allen.
Survivors include her husband Royel; sons, Pete (Sally) Allen and Rod (Taya) Allen, and daughter Susie (Jason) Snyder; sister, Mary Pitman; brothers, Bob (Betty) Cole and Bill (Barbara Cole), and six grandchildren.

Marion Copper, 76

August 1, 2012

Marion Yvonne {Barnes} Copper was born Feb. 10, 1936, at Danbury, Nebr. to Lyle Kermit and Mary Alice (Patterson) Barnes. She passed away at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow, Sunday, July 29, 2012 at the age of 76.
Marion attended the Snake Run School near Broken Bow before her family moved to the Brewster area. She graduated from Brewster High School in 1954.
February 3, 1957, Marion married William O. Copper, Sr and to this union four children were born; William O Copper, Jr., Mary Belle, Lanona Marie, and Leo Kermit.

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