Archive - 2014
Betty Jane Pinkston McDowell, 89, passed away peacefully July 9, 2014 ,at the Callaway District Hospital in Callaway.
She was born Feb. 17, 1925, in a sod house near Arnold to Homer and Leona Cook Pinkston. She graduated from Arnold High School with the class of 1941. After graduation she taught school in the sandhills north of Arnold.
March 14, 1942, she married Robert Lavern McDowell in Grand Island. They celebrated their 66th Anniversary in 2008. They had three daughters, Sandra, Jane and Betty Jo.
Daniel B. Lutz, 84, of Lincoln passed away July 21, 2014.
Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m. July 25, at St. Marks United Methodist Church, 8550 Pioneer Blvd., Lincoln with Pastor Wayne Alloway officiating.
Visitations are 6 - 8 p.m. July 24, at Wyuka Funeral Home, Lincoln, and one hour preceding the service at the church. Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery after church service and reception.
Arrangements by Wyuka Funeral Home, www.wyuka.com.
Keith Kastens, age 85, of Merna, died Monday, July 14, 2014, at Heritage Hall Care Center in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Friday, July 18, at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow with Minister Kathy Salts and Milly Winkler officiating.
Govier Brothers Mortuary was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in the Merna Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Our Savior Lutheran Church.
Rita Mae Moore, 81, passed away peacefully in her home in Albany, Ore., July 14, 2014.
Rita was born Febr. 10, 1933, in Loup City, to John and Maggie (Kowalski) Mazankowski as their tenth child on the family farm in Sherman County. She attended the country school in Sherman County, and graduated from Litchfield High School in 1951. She achieved a teaching certificate and taught country school for one year.
She married John â€śJackâ€ť Moore in 1951. Jack preceded her in death.
Dorothy Myers, age 92, of rural Eddyville, died Friday, July 18, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Dorothy Lee Maupin, was born on Good Friday, April 14, 1922, during a blizzard in North Platte. She was the second oldest of nine children born to Robert and Mary Dolan Maupin of rural Grainton.
She attended a small rural school for 2 years and then the Grainton School for the next 10 years, graduating in 1939 as salutatorian of her class of seven.
The 2014 National High School Rodeo is at Rock Springs, Wyo. and runs from July 13-19. As of now there has been four performances. In Performance 1 Sunday July 13 Evening JT Bradly of Milburn was 8th in Boys Cutting with a 130. After Performance 2 Monday July 14 Morning JT Bradley moved down to 15th in Boys Cutting. In Performance 3 Monday July 14 Evening Jayde Atkins placed 6th in Pole Bending with a time of 21.136. and ended up 21st in the First Round Leaders. JT Bradley moved down to 23rd. Colter Glendy of Oconto was 6th in Bull riding with a score of 61.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska's governor and most of its congressional delegation have asked federal officials for information about more than 200 unaccompanied immigrant children who have been placed with relatives or sponsors in Nebraska.
The children are among tens of thousands who have crossed the southern U.S. border illegally and unaccompanied by parents during the recent children's migration from Central America.
Chase Miller, Broken Bow, now shoulders a national rodeo title. He is the All Around Cowboy for the state of Nebraska and now is the proud owner of the saddle designating his hard-earned efforts as the National Champion in Chute Dogging. For more on this talented roper see this week's Custer County Chief.
DENVER (AP) â€” Justin Teilhet doesn't remember hearing a boom or feeling a sting, just waking up numb on the treeless tundra high in Rocky Mountain National Park and discovering his good friend was trying to revive his wife.
It was a lightning bolt, he learned later, and it killed his wife and left him with a burn on his shoulder and scrapes on his face when he was knocked to the ground unconscious.
Lightning killed two people last weekend in the popular park, where summer storms can close in quickly with deadly results.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska will impose tighter restrictions on tanning beds and novelty lighters this week, and truckers who spill livestock manure in Omaha will have to pay a steeper fine.
The new laws are among 122 set to go into effect on Friday, when the three-month grace period from the end of the legislative session expires.
Many of the laws reflect compromises reached among lawmakers after hours of debate. Senators also approved major legislation to lower taxes and reduce prison crowding, but most of those measures won't come into play until next year.