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Archive - Jul 2013

Fair concert draws big crowd

July 31, 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.

July 29th

Ken Fritzler, 68

July 29, 2013

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.

Grayson Lee Jensen

July 29, 2013

Stephen and Chrissy Jensen of Ashland proudly announce the birth of their son, Grayson Lee. He was born June 3, 2013, at 5:42 p.m. at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha weighing 8 pounds 8 ounces and measuring 20 3/4 inches in length. Pround grandparents are Cindy and Curt Hanson of Louisville, Randy Upton of Sidney, Iowa, Barb Jensen of Broken Bow and John and Judy Jensen of Gothenburg.

Mr. & Mrs. Vex Okoth

July 29, 2013

Erica Diane Duryea and Vex Okoth were united in marriage June 26, 2013, after eloping to Hawaii where they were wed on Kona Beach. Officiant was the Rev. James Patrick Thompson.
The bride is the daughter of Sally and Dennis Lehn of Shelton, and Matthew and Betty Duryea of Lexington. Her grandparents are LaVern and Leona Duryea of Mason City.
The groom is the son of Freda Okoth of Nairobi, Kenya, and the late Okoth Rawo.
Erica is employed as a flight attendant with United Airlines. Vex works as a sales supervisor for Maersk, Inc.

Cole J. Roseberry, 12

July 29, 2013

Cole James Roseberry, 12, of Kearney died Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Jennie Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.

Larry Foster, 77

July 29, 2013

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, 83

July 29, 2013

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 Kreutzer, 86

July 29, 2013

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.

FREE concert youth event today!

July 29, 2013

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 hangs out the welcome sign for butterflies

July 29, 2013

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.

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