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Archive - Aug 2012

August 2nd

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

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.

Mildred Klapal, 89

August 1, 2012

Mildred Ann Klapal, age 89, of Broken Bow, died Monday, July 23, 2012, at the Off Broadway Assisted Living in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were July 27 at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Glen Emert officiating. Burial was in the National Bohemian Cemetery near Comstock. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements.

Calvin (Kelly) Treptow, 86

August 1, 2012

Calvin (Kelly) Albert Treptow of Comstock, died Saturday, July 28, 2012, at the Community Memorial Health Center in Burwell.
Services were Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Ord Memorial Chapel with burial following at Douglas Grove Cemetery in Comstock. Memorials are suggested to the family. Ord Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Courthouse Centennial Celebration

August 1, 2012

In 1912, Woodrow Wilson was elected president of the United States, the Titanic sunk on its very first voyage, New Mexico and Arizona were admitted as states, and the Girl Scouts of America was founded. It was also the year the current Custer County Courthouse was built.
Next week, Custer County will throw a birthday party - marking the centennial of the Courthouse. The main event is planned for all day Monday, Aug. 6, with a full slate of activities.

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