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Archive - 2012

November 9th

Ross Roberts, 78

November 9, 2012

Ross Roberts, age 78 of Oconto, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Oconto Community Building in Oconto with R.P. Smith officiating. Burial was in the Oconto Cemetery with military honors. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of the arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the Oconto Fire and Rescue.

Therese Keefe, 89

November 9, 2012

Therese I. Keefe, 89 of Columbus, formerly of Kearney passed away Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Columbus.
Mrs. Keefe’s wishes were to be cremated. A Celebration of her Life was Nov. 1, 2012, at the Ord Memorial Chapel with Father Mark Maresh officiating. Inurnment will be in the Ord Catholic Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Catholic Charity. Ord Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Alice Riggs, 90

November 9, 2012

Alice Christina Riggs, 90, of Grand Island, passed away Oct. 26, 2012, at Lakeview Living Center in Grand Island.
Alice was born Oct. 24, 1922, in Callaway, to Chris and Johanna (Mogensen) Bonde. She grew up in the Callaway area, graduating from high school there. She then attended beautician school in Hastings.

Ruth Babcock, 96

November 9, 2012

Ruth Babcock, age 96 of Waverly, formerly of Arcadia, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at the Waverly Care Home.

Local communities honor veterans

November 9, 2012

ANSLEY - students and community are invited to a Veterans Day program Monday, Nov. 12, at 9 a.m. in the high school gym.

ARNOLD - Veterans would like to invite everyone to attend a special program in the school gym Monday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m.. Special speaker will be State Commander Jim Siedel.

LITCHFIELD - students will host a special program honoring the area’s veterans Monday, Nov. 12, at 10:30 a.m. in the school gym. A dinner for the veterans will follow the program.

Arcadia RFD seeks public support

November 9, 2012

ARCADIA - - If you feel you have so much stuff that your house feels cramped, just imagine what it would be like if it wasn’t just stuff, but equipment that saves lives and people’s property. That’s the exact problem the Arcadia Volunteer Fire Department and EMS have.
Last Sunday, the Arcadia Fire Department and EMS conducted an open house so that the public could see how cramped they really are and some of the dangers involved. Their hope is that the citizens of Arcadia and the surrounding areas will see the need for a new facility.

NPPD Board approves rate increase

November 9, 2012

Today, Nebraska Public Power District's Board of Directors approved a 3.75 percent average rate increase for both its wholesale and retail customers that will take effect Jan. 1, 2013. NPPD has been discussing this rate adjustment amount with customers since early this year, and is down slightly from the four percent originally forecasted.

Austrian native gives first hand account of life with Hitler

November 9, 2012

MERNA - Kitty Werthmann has made it her mission to educate people and set the record straight about what really happened during one of the most important events in history. Last Friday, Kitty brought her presentation to the student body and the public at Anselmo-Merna Public Schools.
The year was 1938 - Kitty was a 12-year-old girl living in her native land of Austria, which was in the midst of a deep economic depression. The unemployment rate in the country had climbed to 30 percent; farmers, banks and small businesses were going broke.

November 8th

Volleyball: Ansley-Litchfield, Mullen fall in first round of state tournament

November 9, 2012

Ansley-Litchfield and Mullen met their matches Thursday night, losing 3-1 and 3-0 respectively in the opening round of the state volleyball tournament. for more coverage, check out the next edition of the Custer County Chief.

Help needed Saturday for ‘Field of Dreams’

November 8, 2012

Thanks to the voters in the Broken Bow school district, the dream of building a new and improved elementary school is coming true. Now one local organization is working to complete that dream, and they need your help.
“Little Feet, Big Dreams” is the name of the campaign that has been launched to achieve those final touches on the school project that the bond does not cover - namely quality flooring and equipment for the new gym, and playground equipment at North Park School. The committee also has long-range plans of renovating the Middle School gym as a performing arts center.