Archive - 2013
The Broken Bow Spirit 18u totaled 13 RBIs in a 17-5 victory over Arcadia Friday night. Lizzie Griffith connected for three singles in all three of her plate appearances and finished the game with one RBI while Kelsie Myers hit a double in her one official plate appearance while walking twice. She finished with two RBI's on the night.
Tressa Ripp finished with two singles while Kassie Russell finished with one and they combined for three RBIs from the the top of the order.
Central Nebraska has been asked to brace for more weather Saturday evening. A weather warning from the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m., and followed a few minutes later with a tornado watch for all of Custer County into 1 a.m. Residents are asked to be alert and take cover.
The severe storm that rolled through the county Friday evening downed trees, took off roofs, overturned pivots. Residents were out Saturday morning chain saws in hand. Turn to this weekâ€™s Custer County Chief for a tour in pictures of the damage.
The American Red Cross will be hosting a free training for those interested in learning about how they can help the Red Cross respond to disasters. Trained volunteers are needed to help respond in a variety of ways after a disaster has affected a community. The Disaster Services: An Overview course introduces these different activities to interested community members and prospective volunteers. â€¨
Jeff and Heather (Sonnichsen) Rapp, of Hickman, would like to announce the arrival of their son, Colin John Rapp, born April 18. Colin weighed in at 9 pounds 8 ounces and was 20 3/4 inches long. Colin is welcomed home by big sister, Keely Jo. Grandparents are Kevin and Jeanne Rapp of Ansley and Rod and Deb Sonnichsen of Broken Bow. Great-grandparents are Johnny and Loris Wright of Broken Bow and Jean Bargman of Bloomfield.
Levi and Kiley Miller of Bennet are proud to announce the birth of a son, Kaden Lee Miller, born April 12, 2013, at Bryan Health Medical Center in Lincoln. Kaden weighed 7 pounds 7 ounces and measured 20 1/2 inches in length. Proud grandparents are Tom and Sharon Roberts, and Ron and Deb Miller. Great-grandparents are Maude Roberts, Norman and Doris Hartman, and Marion and Elaine Olson. Kaden is also welcomed home by the family puppy, Lexi.
Leann Brouillette and Ryan McFarland are happy to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.
Leann is the daughter of Dawn Hiatt and Ron Glasscock of Callaway and the late Gregory Brouillette. She is currently going to the University of Nebraska at Kearney and will graduate in May 2014 with Special Ed and Elementary Ed degrees.
Ryan is the son of Stan and Lawana McFarland of Eddyville. He graduated from UNL in 2010 with a Diversified Ag/Animal Science degree and is currently farming with his dad in Eddyville.
After enjoying 99 years of life in Custer Center, Burnard Merle Whitney, died Friday, June 14, 2013, at Golden Living Center in Broken Bow. He was born May 16, 1914, to Harlen and Ollie (Street) Whitney in a sod home west of Broken Bow.
How does one sum up the life of a man who lived to be nearly 100 years old? Burnard was quite simply a farmer who loved the land where he was born, living within five miles of the original homestead all of his life. He was a part of the land and in some ways the land was a part of him.
Anthony Jay Campbell, 25 of Sioux City, Iowa, died Friday, June 14, 2013, in a drowning accident in the Missouri River. Services will be July 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Grand View Park in Sioux City, Iowa. Graveside services will be July 3, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Grand View Cemetery at Anselmo.
Tony was born Sept. 17, 1987, in Grand Island to Duane Drummond and Melissa Campbell. He attended several schools in Nebraska before moving to Sioux City.
Donald (Gene) Graves, 75 of Grand Island, died Friday, June 14, 2013, at St. Francis Medical Center with his loving family at his side.
Celebration of Life service was Tuesday, June 18, at the Bosselman Conference Center at Fonner Park, with Dan Naranjo officiating. His casket was carried in a horse drawn carriage to the Grand Island Cemetery.
Mr. Graves was born Dec. 10, 1937, on a farm near North Star, Neb., the son of Donald and Clara (Schultz) Graves.
Raymond A. Pandorf, age 93 of Callaway, passed away June 11, 2013, at the Callaway Good Life Center. He was born April 17, 1920, in Callaway, to Albert E. and Katherine V. (Ridder) Pandorf.
Raymond was raised in Callaway, and graduated with the Callaway High School class of 1938. In 1944, he entered the US Army and served as an airplane armorer gunner with the 397th Bombardment Group in central Europe during World War II.