Archive - Jul 2013
Kristen Kelly and the Casey Donahew Band performed in concert last night (Tuesday) during the Custer County Fair. The country artists had the crowd rocking, even throwing in some classic rock numbers just for fun.
Tonight the fair action continues, with the 25th annual Custer County Fair Races, in front of the grandstand. Featuring go karts, mini sprints, motorcycles and four-wheelers, the races will get underway this evening at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the gate for $10 for grandstand seating for ages 12 and over, $5 for ages 3 and under. Pit passes are $20, regardless of age.
Ken Fritzler, 68, of Broken Bow, entered into glory July 9, 2013, at Bryan West Hospital in Lincoln, with family at his side.
Ken was born May 18, 1945, to Kenneth C. and Doris (Eastman) Fritzler in Omaha. The family moved to Kimball, where he graduated from Kimball County High School in 1963. He attended the University of Nebraska Lincoln, where he played tenor sax in the marching band, which gave him the opportunity to travel to the Orange Bowl with the football team.
Cole James Roseberry, 12, of Kearney died Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Jennie Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Larry Eugene Foster, 77 years, 3 months and 24 days young, went home to be with our Lord Jesus Christ Sunday, July 14, 2013, at Westview Health Care Center in Sheridan, Wyo.
Larry was born March 20, 1936, to Leonard and Leona (Bryan) Foster in their home near Berwyn, where he lived with his big sister, Lea Dell, and little brother, Lynn. He graduated high school in Ansley, in 1954. He served in the Army from 1955 till 1957 when he was honorably discharged.
Anna May Allison, age 83 of Broken Bow, died Monday July 22, 2013, at her home in Broken Bow.
To accommodate family a Memorial service will be held at a later date. A visitation will be held Thursday, July 25, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow, with the family greeting friends from 6 - 7 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary. A private family committal service will be held at the GatesCemetery with the Rev. Ryan Loeslie officiating. Cards of condolences and memorials may be sent to Frances Dainton,
622 Cherry Street, Broken Bow, NE 68822.
Howard A. Kreutzer, 86, of Amherst, died July 21, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 25, at 2 p.m. at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church with Pastor Duane Duley officiating. Burial will be at the Immanuel Cemetery northwest of Amherst. Military rites at the grave will be provided by the Nebraska National Guard Funeral Honors Team, and the Miller American Legion Post 351. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 - 7 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church Thursday.
Two of the hottest new acts to hit the country music stage will be coming to Broken Bow Tuesday, July 30, to perform live at the Custer County Fair. And area youth are being given a special invitation to get up close and personal with Casey Donahew and Kristen Kelly.
In an exclusive meet-and-greet session, sponsored by Great Plains Communications, students in grades 3-8 will be given access to ask questions, hear personal stories and listen to a few songs by these two artists. The FREE event will begin Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. and will last an hour.
TAYLOR - - Did you know that the Village of Taylor is home to one of the only Certified Butterfly Gardens in the area? The Butterfly Garden is located south of the Taylor Visitor Center and surrounds the old jalopy that draws many visitors to stop and explore.
The Butterfly Garden is certified by the North American Butterfly Association and has been certified since 2011. A Butterfly Garden creates an environment for butterflies to thrive in and encourages habitat for pollinators. Three main steps need to be taken in order to create a certified Butterfly Garden.
Plans are in the works for a new FM radio station to come to Broken Bow. However, neither the Custer County Zoning Board or the Custer County Board of Supervisors have given their approval for the project.
After a split 4-4 vote by the zoning board, the matter came before the county commissioners during their regular meeting Tuesday. Presenting the request is Mark Jensen, owner of MJ Leasing. Jensen owns a handful of small radio stations in Nebraska, and recently purchased the station in Sargent.
The Taylor-Burwell-Sargent senior baseball team suffered a season-ending 7-2 loss to Hartington Sunday in the state tournament. Their two runs came off a two-RBI triple from Sage Gideon. The team committed seven errors in the loss.
For full coverage, check out the next edition of the Custer County Chief.