Archive - 2013
Ena Margaret (Call) Glass died July 24, 2013, at Pioneer Memorial Rest Home in Mullen.
She was born Oct. 9, 1918, at Merna, to Charles Jefferson Call and Dorothy Ann (Kaminska). Ena and her family loved on different farms in the Merna and Broken Bow area and she went to country schools.
Nebraska State Bank & Trust Company is donating the historical Mason City Banking Company building to the Village of Mason City. On August 15th, the Village officially took over the building and plan to relocate their city offices. The Board of Directors for Nebraska State Bank felt that it was an important building and historical marker for Mason City and should belong to the township. â€śIt was the right thing to doâ€ť stated Paul Parliament, Chairman and CEO of the bank. â€śThe board was pleased that the building would be utilized by the city and filled a need for its citizens.â€ť
It is that time of year! Today marks the first day of school in Broken Bow, with most of the other area schools starting last week. This is a special first day for Broken Bow elementary students, who are entering the halls of either brand new or renovated classrooms at North Park. For those in the community who have pursued the dream of a new school for several years, this day was a long time coming
For more see this week's Custer County Chief.
One of several infrastructure items to come before the Broken Bow City Council last week involves the City Square. The city plans to replace all four sidewalks leading up to the bandstand, and Street Superintendent Monte Clark says his department plans to accomplish that yet this season.
There was also discussion on whether to leave the bricks in place between the curb and the sidewalk on the west, north and east sides of the square, or concrete all the way to the curb. Council President Chad Schall said he has heard from at least a half dozen residents who want the bricks left there.
Janine Kay Golden, 59 of Sugar Loaf, Calif., passed away Aug. 1, 2013, at her home.
She was the first child of Robert and Shirley Golden and born in Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., Jan. 20, 1954. She was baptized at the Berwyn Methodist Church.
She attended school in Broken Bow and Ogallala.
She married Carlos Echeverria Jan. 21, 1971. To this union two children were born; Michele (Dan) Myers and Cameron (Courtney) Echeverria.
Lila (Taylor) Jenkins Picton, age 72, of Ashland, formerly of Grand Island, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 after a battle with cancer at the Bryan LGH West Hospital in Lincoln.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements. A memorial has been designated to the Lila Picton Memorial Fund.
Evelyn Elaine Cecil, 89, of Arcadia, passed away Aug. 1, 2013, at her home.
Evelyn was born May 30, 1924, to James Fredrick Wilson and Maudia Lewellyn Spickelmier Wilson. She grew up on the family farm near Culbertson, and graduated from Hayes Center High School in 1942.
May 24, 1944, Evelyn married Howard William Cecil, and to this union a daughter, Deanna, was born.
Weâ€™re changed now. Not because she left us, but because she touched us.
Pat DeFrance passed away at her home in Jackson Aug. 6, 2013, after a long illness. She was 61.
Pat was born in a small town in Nebraska July 23, 1952, to Dale and Grace Andersen. She grew up in Broken Bow, and graduated from college in Kearney. She met Jerry DeFrance, and they married Aug. 26, 1978. They made their home near Jefferson, S.D., and both commuted to work in Sioux City, Iowa.
Isabel Grace Edmisten, 94, of Lincoln, passed away Aug. 10, 2013. She was born in Ansley, to Charles A. and Alice (Butler) Chandler. She was a former school teacher and buyer for Miller and Paine.
Isabel is survived by a daughter, Ruth (Robert) Trobee of Lincoln; two grandchildren, Randall T. Trobee and Michael S. Trobee; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by parents; husband, Ralph, and brother, Lloyd.
The family of Charlene Page has asked us to notify the public that her funeral service planned for Saturday, Aug. 17, has been postponed. A date for the service has not yet been rescheduled. They family also wishes to thank everyone for their continued prayers and support, and for respecting the privacy of the family at this very difficult time.