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March 7th

Former BBPS teacher murdered

March 7, 2013

A former Broken Bow music teacher was found shot to death in San Antonio, Texas - apparently the victim of a murder suicide.
Deanna Tiller, 50, was working as an elementary music teacher in San Antonio at the time of her death. According to the Broken Bow Public Schools Superintendent’s Office, Tiller had been hired by this district in August 2007, and served as grades 6-12 choir teacher until May 2008. She had also previously taught and lived in Loup City.

Sterling Atkins remembered at sale

March 7, 2013

Anselmo--Sterling Atkins, a 2012 graduate of Broken Bow High School, recently passed away while attending college in Chadron. He was remembered yesterday (Wednesday) at the Lonesome River Ranch’s annual production sale.

March 6th

David Tucker, 60

March 6, 2013

David Leroy Tucker, age 60 of Broken Bow, died March 4, 2013 at Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Govier Brothers Mortuary with Jerry Ricketts officiating. Interment will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery, with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the family.
David Leroy Tucker was born Oct. 15, 1952, at LoupCity, to Marion Seth and Clarissa Joyce (Tvrs) Tucker.

Mardelle Ellis, 80

March 6, 2013

Mardelle Corrine Ellis’s life was filled with many interests, but of them all, she especially enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren play sports, working in her flower gardens, and going to yard sales. While pursuing her interests, Mardelle made wonderful friends and memories that lasted a lifetime.

Donald Schroder, 82

March 6, 2013

Donald Dean Schroder, 82, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Good Samaritan Health Care Center after a long battle with cancer.
He was born June 25, 1930, at Ft. Calhoun, to Herman K. and Hulda M. (Schmidt) Schroder. He was the youngest of four children. He grew up in the communities of Ft. Calhoun, Purdum and Broken Bow.
He married Iris M. Van Ostrand March 17, 1951, at Kearney. To this union six children were born.

Merle Paine, 98

March 6, 2013

Merle Paine, 98, of Callaway, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Custer Care in Broken Bow, Nebraska.
Merle was born Nov. 6, 1914, in Callaway, to Fred G. and Lillian (Morgan) Payton.
Merle graduated from Callaway High School in 1932, and attended Kearney State College where she obtained her teaching degree. She taught in several of the country schools, the Oconto School and worked as a bookkeeper for the Oconto Bank where she met and married Glenn “Jim” Paine June 19, 1940.

Kathryn Scott, 84

March 6, 2013

Kathryn Frances (Klind-worth) Scott, 84, formerly of Hot Springs and Oral, S.D. and Custer County, Nebr., died Feb. 25, 2013 at the Clarkson Health Care Center, Rapid City, S.D. following a lengthy battle with cancer.
Kathryn was born July 19, 1928, in Milburn, to John and Orvia Marie (Kehler) Klindworth. She graduated from Merna High School and taught grade school in the Anselmo area.
Faith, Family and Friends - those were the guiding principles of Kathryn Scott’s life.

School safety bill hearing is today

March 6, 2013

LINCOLN – A bill that would give Nebraska public school districts the budget flexibility to improve and install safety measures in school buildings will be heard by the Legislature’s Revenue Committee on Thursday, March 7.

Omaha Sen. Rick Kolowski introduced LB346, which would allow school boards, with a two-thirds majority vote, to levy one cent above the existing $1.05 levy limit to fund school security measures. What form such measures might take will be decided at the local level by each school board, each school district.

Panelists explore causes of gun crime

March 6, 2013

Panelists at a gun violence discussion at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln agreed that a lack of access to mental health care and family dysfunction are the roots of American gun crime. Point Blank: A Conversation About Gun Violence in America featured seven experts in law enforcement, psychology, constitutional law and policy to address issues involved in gun violence Tuesday, March 5.   

March 4th

Mullen hosts 6th annual Polar Bear Tank Race

March 4, 2013

MULLEN - - Only 19 seconds separated 1st and 2nd place at the 6th Annual Polar Bear Tank Race in Mullen Saturday, March 2. The Total Tank Team of Dennis Whitfield, Kyle Whitfield, Tracy Whitefield, and Colby Welton from Bellevue, won 1st place with a winning time of 1 hour, 4 minutes and 46 seconds.

For pictures and complete results of the tank race and the accompanying chili cook-off, see the March 7 edition of the Custer County Chief.

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