Archive - 2013
Melva Marten, age 70 of Grand Island, formerly of Halsey, died March 28, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Society Grand Island Village. Memorial services were Monday, April 1, 2013, at the Halsey Gymnasium in Halsey, with the Rev. Linda Martin officiating. Private family inurnment will be at the Purdum Cemetery.
Melva Louise Ryman was born in Buffalo, NY Sept 14, 1942, to Melvin Ryman and Clarine Rodocker Ryman. Melva grew up in Halsey and graduated in 1960 from Halsey High School. From there she graduated from Kearney State College with a degree in teaching.
The residents of Broken Bow and surrounding area now have access to a new mode of transportation - thanks to a generous donation from the Public Alliance for Community Energy.
ACE is distributing $4,333.04 to the City of Broken Bow as its share of $200,000 being distributed to the 69 Nebraska member communities of the not-for-profit, community-owned natural gas supplier. This year the City opted to use a large portion of those funds to help purchase a new bus, much larger than the van the City has been using. The new city bus went into use last week.
The community of Broken Bow is buzzing with talk of a new hotel and convention center coming to the city.
March 27, 2013 G4C, LLC signed a 10-year Franchise Agreement with Cobblestone Hotels with intent to build a Cobblestone Hotel and Suites in the spring of 2013.
â€śOur community is excited to join the Cobblestone family and welcome them to our community,â€ť says Craig Safranek, Chair of the investment group for the project. â€śWorking with BriMark Builders and the Cobblestone group has been an exciting process for our community.â€ť
Some decisions are never easy, and when those decisions impact a small rural community, those decisions become excruciatingly difficult.
Nebraska State Bank and Trust Company announced in a press release Tuesday that the bankâ€™s branch offices in Mason City and Oconto would be closed, effective July 1, 2013.
The decision to close these two branches was not entered into lightly, says Nebraska State Bank President Stuart Fox, and just to dispel any rumors, the bank does not have any intent to close any other branches.
An investigation by the Broken Bow Police Department, with assistance from the Custer County Sheriffâ€™s Office, has led to the arrest of five people in Broken Bow on methamphetamine charges.
The local law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant during the very early morning hours Saturday, March 30.
The five arrested were: Jay Hundstad, 44 of Cheyenne, Wyo., Amanda Hoffman, 42 of Cheyenne, Wyo., Patrick Mortensen, 35 of Broken Bow, Soyon Chessmore, 29 of Broken Bow, and Marty Gottschalk, 29 of Broken Bow.
There is a rejuvenated feeling of excitement at the Central Nebraska Commission Company, Broken Bowâ€™s sale barn. Pens are being repaired, the yards are filling up, and trucks last week lined up for blocks waiting to unload cattle.
One communityâ€™s loss, is anotherâ€™s gain.
Those now in charge are Wendell and Kathy Brott, their son Cooper, Sam Teply and Kenny Kramer.
Added to the Broken Bow crew already in place, the sale barn this last week has been busy, busier than it has been for a long, long time.
Itâ€™s a team thing, says Wendell.
For the first time in recent memory, Broken Bow will not have a senior baseball team this upcoming summer due to lack of numbers.
DYO President Mike Evans came to this executive decision Monday.
While this is a recent decision, the possibility of having a senior team this season was low.
Although there were great hopes that Christensen, one of the teamâ€™s top pitchers last season, wonâ€™t be ready by the time the season starts due to his injuries from the accident last summer.
According to the Nebraska State Patrol, Lloyd Taber is wanted on five warrants in the state of Missouri, and one in South Dakota for a stolen car.
He ditched that stolen car east of Halsey, and it was recovered around noon today. State troopers are searching the area, and he is considered to be armed and dangerous. He was last seen in the Halsey/Dunning area near the Shinn Turkey Ranch.
He is 5'6", 175 lbs., brown eyes, and bald.
If you have information on his whereabouts contact the NSP by calling 911 immediately.
THEDFORD - - Some call her Rev. Martin, some call her Pastor Linda, most call her Linda, and that is how Linda Martin, Pastor of the First Congregational United Church of Christ (UCC) in Halsey, Thedford, and Seneca prefers to be called.
â€śTitles are pretentious, I am Linda.â€ť
The City of Broken Bow will not be renewing its contract with Energy Pioneer Solutions. The council members did not agree with Council President Chad Schall, who strongly voiced his support of renewing the contract, and the motion made by Schall to do so died for lack of a second.