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Archive - 2013

August 8th

Helen Jane Pflaster, 80

August 8, 2013

Helen Jane Pflaster age 80 of North Platte, died July 31, 2013, at the Great Plains Medical Center in North Platte. Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating. Interment was in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association or the Alz-heimers Association or the Donor’s choice.

Vernon Rohde, 88

August 8, 2013

Vernon V. Rohde, 88, of Ozark, Mo., and formerly of Miller, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo. Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 at the Miller Community Building in Miller, with Pastor Marty Robbins officiating. Interment was at the Armada Cemetery in Miller, with military rites provided by the Miller American Legion Post 351 and the Nebraska National Guard Military Honors Team. Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney were in charge of arrangements.

Jean Hergenrader-Woodward, 72

August 8, 2013

Jean Hergenrader-Woodward, age 72 of Callaway, formerly of Cozad, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney after a short battle with cancer.
Jean was born Oct. 5, 1940, at Cozad, to W.W. “Bud” and Mary Elta (Griffith) Beckley. She graduated from Cozad High School in 1958. Jean went on to attend beauty school in Grand Island.

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.

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