April 23rd, 2015
Richard Earl Lewis was born Sept. 14, 1935. The only son of Albert and Eleanor (Mansfield) Lewis, born at his parents home North of Taylor where he resided all his life. Starting first grade at 4 years of age, he attended Lone Star District 28 through the eighth grade. He graduated salutatorian of his class in 1952 from Taylor High School.
Upon graduation from high school, he began ranching with his parents on the ranch north of Taylor.
November 5, 1956, he married his high school sweetheart, Jeanette Smith.
Shirley Simonson Moran Nutter, 90, departed this life April 16,2015, at Linden Court in North Platte.
Shirley was born Nov. 1, 1924, to Carl S. and June (Kemp) Simonson at their homestead north of Mullen in Cherry County. As a child, Shirley grew up on the ranch and attended country schools through the eighth grade. She graduated from Mullen High School in 1941.
Catherine Real, age 58, of Broken Bow, died Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Broken Bow.
Memorial services were Monday, April 20, 2015, at the Broken Bow Cemetery in Broken Bow with Pastor Tyce Jensen officiating.
Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery.
Catherine Real was born Dec. 19, 1956, to Harley and Verla (Coble) Real at Weiser, Idaho.
Catherine is survived by her daughter, Lisa E. Willmar of Broken Bow; her son, Paul J. Real of Castle Rock, Colo.; five grandchildren; and one sister, Marcia (Mark) Millage of Castle Rock, Colo.
Kay Lynn Haskell Wells was born Dec. 19, 1938, to Eugene and Susan (Johnson) Haskell in Ainsworth. Her arrival was announced by the noon whistle, just because it was 12 noon.
Kay Lynn loved being a ranch girl. She grew up around ranching, cattle and had a great love of horses. She was often referred to as Bill by those who knew and loved her. Nick named after her granddadâ€™s favorite horse. She was always very proud of that name and giggled when someone brought up â€śBill!â€ť
The Korean War Hero Flight left Broken Bow Neb. Wednesday morning at 9:30 AM. The bus carrying the Korean War veterans and their escorts along with The American Legion Riders leading the way drove around the square for a send off.
The Korean War Hero Flight gives veterans the opportunity to go to Washington D.C. to visit the Korean War Memorial.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Craft breweries, cider drinkers and beer aficionados could benefit from alcohol legislation that cleared first-round debate Tuesday in the Nebraska Legislature.
Senators voted 32-3 to advance a measure that would provide a tax credit for brewers who use Nebraska-grown hops and barley; would redefine hard cider as beer, rather than wine; and would allow more restaurants and bars to sell growlersâ€” refillable large bottles â€” of craft beers to customers for off-site consumption.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” The cost of brand inspections for cattle could rise to $1.10 per head under a bill advanced Monday by Nebraska lawmakers.
Senators gave first-round approval to an increase in the maximum fee charged by the Nebraska Brand Committee, which inspects cattle and investigates missing and stolen cattle. Inspections are mandatory in the western two-thirds of Nebraska anytime a bovine animal changes ownership. The region includes more than 7,000 brand owners.
PONCA, Neb. (AP) â€” A special Nebraska program continues to give high school students from rural areas a shot at medical school in the hope they will return to a similar area to work.
The Rural Health Opportunities Program is designed to help address the shortage of doctors, nurses and other medical workers in rural areas.
The Sioux City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1bcDkWW ) the program offers a full undergraduate scholarship and early admission to the University of Nebraska Medical School.
(Kearney, Neb.)- On Friday, April 17, the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) conducted compliance checks at 97 businesses in Buffalo and Sherman Counties.
During the effort, compliance checks were conducted at 92 businesses in Buffalo County and five businesses in Sherman County. Five businesses in Buffalo County and one business in Sherman County were found to be non-compliant after selling alcohol to a minor. The retail outlets checked included convenience, liquor and grocery stores as well as restaurants and bars.
Governor Ricketts visited Broken Bow Friday afternoon to tour the new Judicial Center scheduled to be completed June 2015. The Governor praised the progress and concept of the regional judicial center.
See the April 23 issue of the Custer County Chief for the full details of the Governor's important tour.