July 16th, 2015
Russell Stanley Gaston was born Jan. 29, 1931, at Norman, Neb., to Thomas and Merwie (Edson) Gaston. He was the youngest of six children, two brothers and three sisters.
Russell attended grade school in Norman, where his father was a rural mail carrier. Upon completion of grade school, he began high school in Minden.
Being active in sports and not having a car, he and his brother, Robert, walked and hitchhiked the 10 miles after football and basketball practice to their home in Norman.
With the 2015 Custer County Fair starting this week, we throwback to the August 7, 1997 issue of the Custer County Fair.
The 4-H Fashion Revue draws a number of participants.
Top right picture; Laurie Smith and Aimee Anderson were the grand champions in the style revue. They will represent Custer County 4-Hers at the state fair.
Middle picture; Finalists in the senior division of the style revue included, from left, Becky Schweitzer, Jill Adams, Troy Bredthauer, Cristine Griebel, Alissa Slagle, Katy Johnson, Lindsey Peterson and Abbey Slagle.
Kenneth Joe Eacker, 86, formerly of Broken Bow died Friday, July 10, 2015, at Prairie View Gardens, Kearney.Â Services were Tuesday, July 14 at Govier Brothers in Broken Bow, with the Rev. Ken Hutson officiating. Burial was in Broken Bow Cemetery, with military honors.
Kenny was born Dec. 12, 1928, in Broken Bow, to John and Freida Eacker. Kenny was the second youngest of 14 children.
Mable Lee Kelly of Anselmo, passed away July 4, 2015, at Golden LivingCenter in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Thursday, July 9, 2015, at the Broken Bow Cemetery
Memorials are suggested to the family.
Mable was born Feb. 13, 1943, in Arnold to Walter and Elva Babcock. She grew up in the Arnold area. She received her education in Mason City and Broken Bow.
She was united in marriage to Calvin Kelly in 1961.
Texas kicker nails an 80-yard field goal
If you know anyone in these pictures please let them know so they can stop by to claim them.
Top right picture has Minden SWC written on the back.
Bottom right picture has Hanson written on the back.
If you think you may have a unclaimed picture please stop by the office to look in our basket. Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Scott Frost, who quarterbacked Nebraska to a share of the national championship in 1997, and four other former Cornhuskers will be inducted into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame this fall.
Ex-Huskers Demorrio Williams, Josh Bullocks, Jeff Krecji and Harry Wilson also were announced as inductees Thursday.
Brook Berringer, a quarterback on the 1994 and '95 national championship teams, will receive an honorary posthumous induction into the hall.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Some of Nebraska's groundwater regulators are joining forces to ensure that their districts' long-term water supply remains sustainable in dry years.
The Middle Niobrara Natural Resources District board said last week that it has partnered with four neighboring districts within the Niobrara River basin. The river is a popular spot for tourists in an area covering a large portion of northern Nebraska.
Pearson Physical Therapy's Stride Clinic is Tuesday from 3-7 p.m. at 2021 South E Street Broken Bow.
The Custer County Fair starts on Thursday with the Fashion Show beginning at 7 p.m.
See our calendar of events for a schedule of the Fair.
The City of Broken Bow has two vacancies for the Planning Commission Board. This vacancy will have a three year term. Duties for the Planning Commission are making and adopting plans for the physical development of the city. The commission prepares and adopts a capital improvement program, subdivision regulations, building codes, and zoning ordinances. They may grant conditional uses or special exceptions to property owners for the special or conditional use of their property if it is among those uses specifically identified in the zoning ordinance.