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February 23rd

Ruth Bolen, 88

February 23, 2012

Ruth Marie (Bowley) Bolen departed from this earth, her family and friends to join the Lord, her husband, John L. Bolen, (Aug. 11, 2003), son, Charles, a great-great grandson, parents John and Myrtle (Amsberry) Bowley, sisters Florence (Morgan), Sarah (Dutton), LaVonne, Ruby (Chrisp), and Katherine (Geiser).

Forest "Jim" Fagan, 84

February 23, 2012

Forest C. "Jim" Fagan, 84, of Anselmo, passed away Feb. 18, 2012 at Callaway.
Jim was born October 1, 1927, in Denver, Colo., to Ellen (Teahon) and John Fagan. He attended rural schools in the Anselmo area and in 1945 he graduated from Anselmo High school. After high school, Jim enlisted in the U.S. Army.

Shirley Hickman, 89

February 23, 2012

Matthew 5:4 "Blessed are they that moum: for they shall be comforted." (KJV)
Shirley June Rama was born June 6, 1922, in Merna, to Clarence Eugene Rama and Wilma Loy (Taylor) Rama. She attended country school and graduated from Merna High School in 1939.

Arvid Smith, 86

February 23, 2012

Arvid William Smith, age 86 of Thedford, died Feb. !4, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Funeral services will be Monday Feb. 2012, at 10 a.m. at the Bethel Assembly of God Church with Pastor Ron Master officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery with full Military Honors by American Legion 230 and Thedford VFW 2023. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, with the family receiving friends from 3 to 5 PM at the church. Memorials are suggested to Hillcrest Cemetery Fund or the donor’s choice.

BBPD seize drugs, lots of cash

February 23, 2012

Broken Bow Police Officers seized drugs, paraphernalia and more than $100,000 in cash late Monday night after apprehending two men for leaving the scene of a hit-and-run accident.

Police Chief Steve Scott said the two men were en route to California by plane when inclement weather conditions forced them to land at the Broken Bow Airport Sunday night. The men borrowed an airport courtesy car and stayed at a local motel.

“It appears that their flight plan was round-trip from California to Chicago and they were on their way back to California when they landed in Broken Bow,” Scott said.

School board makes offer on property

February 23, 2012

The Broken Bow Board of Education adjourned into closed session Monday evening, and when they returned the board voted on and approved a motion to make a purchase offer on a piece of property.

The offer of $13,000 was made on a property located just east of the practice field. A small house currently sits on the property, which is in the middle of the block. According to board president Michelle Zlomke, the intent for the property is to remove the house and convert the area for parking.

February 20th

Jenkins decides against Senate bid

February 20, 2012

Rancher and restaurant owner Jim Jenkins announced today that he would not seek an independent bid for the United States Senate seat being vacated by Ben Nelson.

Three generations of Bow aviators honored

February 20, 2012

Each year the Nebraska Aviation Trades Association presents its most distinguished award, Airman of the Year, to one of its members who has shown outstanding dedication and support to the agricultural aviation industry.

The 2011 Airman of the Year award, was given to Casey Williams of Arrow Aviation in Broken Bow. Casey is the 3rd generation of his family to receive this prestigious award.

The award was presented recently at the Nebraska Aviation Trades Association (NATA) 2012 annual convention in Grand Island.

For more on this story, see this week's Custer County Chief.

Ansley, Litchfield, Mullen and Sandhills/Thedford one win away from state tournament

February 20, 2012

Ansley, Litchfield, Mullen and Sandhills/Thedford girls basketball teams will be competing for the district championship Friday night and a chance to play in the state tournament is on the line.

Ansley vs. Wauneta/Palisade at Hershey High School

Mullen vs. Wynot at Bassett High School

Sandhills/Thedford vs. Sutherland at North Platte St. Pat's High School

Litchfield vs. Giltner at Minden High School

All games start at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. Mountain)

February 17th

Senator wants pipeline route review back on track

February 17, 2012

LINCOLN - - The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality could continue to review alternative routes for the TransCanda Keystone XL pipeline to avoid the Sandhills, despite recent action by the federal government, if a bill introduced by Sen. Jim Smith of Papillion was passed.

On Feb. 16, the Natural Resources Committee heard testimony on the bill, LB1161. The bill is a "simple amendment" to the two pipeline-related bills passed during last year's special session, Smith said.
On Feb. 14, Smith introduced an amendment to his bill to address the recent federal action, he said.

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