Archive - 2014
Hastings resident Royce (Roy) Haines, 77, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at Mary Lanning HealthCare in Hastings.
Memorial open house was Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at the Elks Lodge in Hastings. In honoring his wishes to be cremated there was no viewing or visitation. DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Hastings, handled arrangements.
Memorials may be given to the Nebraska Game and Parks Foundation, 2200 N 33rd Street, Lincoln, NE 68503.
Jeanine Reneau Chitwood passed away Jan. 22, 2014, of ovarian cancer. She was born Dec. 13, 1933, close to the Middle Loup River near Gates, the youngest and only daughter of Meredith T. Reneau and Caroline M. Reneau. Her early childhood was spent near Arnold, where her parents and three brothers lived. They later moved to the Bethel Union Community north of Broken Bow where she graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1952. She loved collecting dolls, puzzles, and Christmas.
Gordon F. Hoskins, 72, of Broken Bow, formerly of Arnold, died Saturday, Febr. 8, 2014, at the Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
In the fall of 1941, on the 5th day of November, Gordon Francis Hoskins was born with the aid of a midwife in the house where he would live almost his whole life. Gordon's middle name was the same as his grandfather Francis Alfonso Hoskins.
Gordon's grade school days were spent in the one room schoolhouse of Loyal.
Marguerite Bristol, age 91 of Ansley, died Feb. 5, 2014, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Broken Bow.
Marguerite was born at home Oct. 28, 1922, in the Happy Hollow Community, to Arthur and Alta (Swancutt) Staab. She attended country school at Happy Hollow thru the 8th grade and graduated from Ansley High School in 1941.
She attended Kearney State College, graduating with a bachelor of science degree in education. She later received her masters degree in education.
The jury trial for Tyler C. Bain, 31, finally began this week, with jury selection starting Monday morning. It was standing room only as around 70 potential jurors crowded into the Custer County District courtroom. By 12:30 p.m., the jury of nine women and three men, with both a male and female alternate, had been selected. When court reconvened after lunch, each attorney gave their opening statement to the jury.
The Custer County Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 9:00 a.m. in the Supervisors room in the Courthouse.
9:00 a.m. Min/mail/committee reports
9:10 a.m. Disc/dec - Middle of month claims
9:30 a.m. Bd. of Equal: Tax List corrections, over, under, omitted properties
Disc/dec - January monthly fee reports
Disc/dec - D. Wilson, Auditor-Mgt. Representation letter for 2013
The Broken Bow City Council will hold their regular meeting Tuesday, Feb. 11, beginning at noon on the second floor of City Hall. The agenda for the meeting is as follows:
AGENDA - CITY COUNCIL MEETING
CITY OF BROKEN BOW
TUESDAY â€“ FEBRUARY 11, 2014
Open meeting as 12:00 Noon
Announcement of Posting of the Open Meeting Laws Act
Approval of Consent Agenda
Minutes â€“ January 14, 2014 Regular Council Meeting
Minutes â€“ January 13, 2014 Special Council Meeting
The National Corn Growers Association thanked President Obama for signing the Agricultural Act of 2014 today. The farm bill passed the House on January 29 and the Senate on February 4.
LOUP CITY - - While most children her age were getting up bright and early Dec. 25, excited to open their Christmas presents, little Aubree Carlsen was about to receive a totally different kind of gift - a gift that doctors hoped would save her life.
Aubree, the 2-year-old daughter of Chris and Kayla Carlsen of Loup City, was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia Dec. 24, 2013, and started her first round of chemotherapy on Christmas Day at Childrenâ€™s Hospital in Omaha.
Neil P. Drake, age 24 of Comstock, died Sunday Jan. 26, 2014, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt and Father Frank Schuster officiating. Burial was in the Lee Park Cemetery west of Arcadia.
Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of the arrangements.
Neil Patrick Drake was born Jan. 11, 1990, at Kearney, to Kevin and Cindy (O'Neill) Drake. Neil graduated from Anselmo-Merna High School in 2008.