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Archive - 2013

August 8th

New North Park hosts ribbon cutting, tours today!

August 8, 2013

•North Park Ribbon Cutting, Open House & Tours: Aug. 12, 4-7 p.m.

•Elementary School Open House: Aug. 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

•Business After Hours at North Park: Aug. 16, 5-7 p.m.

Completion of the renovation and addition at the elementary school comes less than two years after voters approved a $5.83 million bond. The project also includes about $200,000 in improvements that were funded solely by community donations through the Little Feet, Big Dreams campaign.

Lions launch new building project

August 8, 2013

The Broken Bow Lions have a dream. They would like to build a ‘Helping Hands House’, a 28x66 foot building to house the Broken Bow Ministerial Association’s Food Pantry, and to house the furniture and appliances they gather for families in need.
The building would be located on donated land. City variances have been approved, the State Fire Marshall’s office has approved the drawings and a 501c3 has been applied for.
They have raised $19,000 of the estimated $62,000 the project will cost.

August 5th

Custer County challenge is on

August 5, 2013

Who has the most beautiful community in Custer County?
Grow Custer Communities, a group spearheaded by Custer Economic Development Corporation, spends time each month focusing on housing issues throughout the county. A recurring theme is that Custer County has some tremendous neighborhoods and properties with potential.
In order to put a spotlight on both, the group, in partnership with the Custer County Chief and KCNI/ KBBN, is issuing a friendly competition to determine who has the most beautiful community in the county.

August 2nd

BREAKING NEWS: Accident leaves Bow woman dead; husband, daughter critical

August 2, 2013

Conifer, Colo. - A two vehicle accident Thursday, Aug. 1, in Colorado, has claimed the life of a Broken Bow woman, and critically injured her husband and daughter. Charlene Page, 73, was killed in the accident. Her husband, Paul, remains in critical condition with life-threatening injuries, as does their daughter, Rhonda Rodriguez. The Page's have been very active members of the Broken Bow community for many years, and news of the tragic accident has hit the town hard. Following is the official press release from the Colorado State Patrol.

August 1st

Lorina "Lori" Turner, 58

August 1, 2013

Lorina “Lori” L. Turner, 58, of North Platte, passed away July 24, 2013 at Great Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born August 29, 1954 to Robert and Verna (Clay) Lewis at the naval base in Guam. Lori graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1972 and later that year was united in marriage to Jack Turner.

Fay Drake, 78

August 1, 2013

Fay L. Drake, 78, of Kearney died Monday, July 29, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at the Litchfield Cemetery in Litchfield, with the Rev. Gary Main officiating. Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Online condolences may be submitted to www.osrfh.com. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the O'Brien Straat-mann Redinger Funeral Home of Kearney.

Ansley 4-H club takes on fairgrounds project

August 1, 2013

The Custer County Fair wraps up today with the annual livestock auction, and for many area 4-H kids it has been a very busy and exhausting week. One local group can go home from fair week knowing that their efforts resulted in a nicer looking fairgrounds.
The Ansley Junior Livestock 4-H Club came up with the idea last year to do something to help beautify the fairgrounds. The project the club decided to tackle was barns 5 and 6.

July 31st

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.

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