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Archive - 2014

April 17th

Leroy Giddings, 65

April 17, 2014

Leroy R. Giddings, age 65, of Broken Bow died Wednesday April 9, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital in Grand Island.
Funeral Services were Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with Pastor Mel Shepherd officiating. Burial was at Lee Park Cemetery with Military rites. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements.

Loyd Pracht, 82

April 17, 2014

Loyd Oliver Pracht was born Dec. 8, 1931, to Oliver and Alma Pracht of Berwyn. Loyd passed into the loving hands of our Heavenly Father April 10, 2014, at the age of 82.
Loyd received Christ as his Savior early in his life. He recommitted his faith and life to the Lord, after his father's (Oliver Pracht) death. He honored the Lord by showing Christ's love and teaching his children to share the love of Christ by what he did for those around him. Loyd was a man who dearly loved his family, and enjoyed his grandchildren, as well as his great grandchildren.

Hildegard Lindner, 86

April 17, 2014

Hildegard Lindner of Lincoln, formerly of Merna, passed away March 31, 2014, at the Tabitha Care Home in Lincoln. She was the youngest of nine children born to Anton and Franziska (Otradovsky) Hejl in Bremen, Germany. She was born at home Jan. 23, 1928, and resided in Germany until June 1951, when she set sail for the United States.

Harold Jacobsen, 75

April 17, 2014

Harold Jacobsen died March 31, 2014, at Emeritus Memory Care Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Harold, the youngest of six children, was born at home in the Eureka Valley Community May 20, 1938, to John H. and Gladys (Johnson) Jacobsen. Shortly thereafter, the family moved to Lower Powell Canyon, and subsequently in 1940, to a farm in the Gates Community. Following grade school there, he graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1957. After spending a few months at farm work, he entered the U.S. Army where he served in the Security/Military Police in Korea.

Alice McMurtrey, 61

April 17, 2014

Alice Elizabeth McMurtrey was born in Omaho, to Dr. George McMurtrey and Margaret Alice (Owen) McMurtrey March 1, 1953. She departed this life April 5 , 2014, at the age of 61 years, 1 month and 4 days, with interment at Kilgore Cemetery in Kilgore.
As a youngster, Alice loved to visit her grandparents, "Hub" ond "G. G." at the McMurtrey ranch
and spent quality time there, where she was known to be an "adventurous little imp," earning this reputation by, at the age of 3 or 4, walking behind the weaned colts that were tied up in

Paul Scheffler, Jr., 93

April 17, 2014

Paul H Scheffler, Jr, 93, died April 8, 2014, at Mt Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He was born Dec. 2, 1920, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Paul H. and Amelia (Schneider) Scheffler.
He was preceded in death by sisters Edna, Florence, Ella and Viola and brother Edward.

Early Nebraska voters first to see changes affecting primary ballots

April 17, 2014

LINCOLN - Early voters will be the first in Nebraska to note changes affecting this year's primary ballots, says Secretary of State John Gale. Most notably, some partisan races will not appear, based on passage of LB 56 in the current legislative session.

April 15th

Supervisors to open and award bids today

April 15, 2014

The Custer County Board of Supervisors will meet on Tuesday, at 9:00 a.m. on April 15, 2014, in the Supervisors room in the Courthouse.

AGENDA:

9:00 a.m. Min/mail/committee reports

9:10 a.m. Disc/dec - Middle of month claims

9:40 a.m. Bd. of Equal: Tax List corrections, over, under, omitted properties

Bd. of Equal: Co. Treas. Bryant present the 2014 Public Tax Sale Certifications

Disc/dec - March monthly fee reports

April 14th

Bills passed last week on water, voting and prison sentences

April 14, 2014

LINCOLN -- April 10 was a busy day at the State Capitol as
lawmakers passed bills that would create a water sustainability
fund, allow same-day voting and reduce the recidivism rate of offenders
released from prison, among other things.

LB565, introduced by Sen. John Nelson of Omaha was one of those passed this week. The bill will create new procedures for registering to vote
and casting an early ballot on the same day. Early ballots will be placed in an envelope with the voter's name and address and kept securely for counting. It cannot be counted if an

April 11th

Golfers have their sights on great season

April 11, 2014

Broken Bow golfers dualed Swedes at Wild Horse in Gothenburg April 8

There were three flights of golfers on Tuesday. Following are the individual and team results.
First Flight: Marcus Miller-39, Dalton Schnase-47, Austin Reynolds-40, Grayson Minnick-41 and Zac Harper-52 with a team score of 167 against Gothenburgs first flight team score of 190.
Second Flight: Tyrel Garner-54, Cole Kahnk-53, Brandon Wallace-55, Paul Sanger-59 and Jeremy Christner-55 with a team score of 217 against Gothenburgs second flight team score of 235.

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