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July 16th, 2015

Orin Davis Parker, 72

July 16, 2015

Orin Davis Parker of Santa Maria, Calif., passed away June 29, 2015, surrounded by his loved ones.

Orin was born Sept. 22, 1942, in Custer County, to Mark and Ruth Parker and was raised in Broken Bow. Orin was the oldest of three children.

He graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1961.

Orin made a spontaneous decision to move to California in 1962, where he set roots.

He met his wife, Teri, at a gathering to watch the first Super Bowl and they were married within a year. Together they had three children.

Verna Velda Oxford, 92

July 16, 2015

Verna Velda Oxford, daughter of Lilburn Fletcher Oxford and Margaret Alice Hersh Oxford, was born Sept. 19, 1922, in Comstock, and passed away peacefully April 21, 2015, at the Western Plains Medical
Complex at Dodge City, Kan., at the age of 92 years, 7 months and 2 days.

Verna was born and reared in Comstock. She went on to Business
College in St. Paul, and from there to work for the War Department in Washington, D.C. a few months prior to Pearl Harbor.

Carolyn Darlene McIntosh, 73

July 16, 2015

Carolyn Darlene McIntosh, age 73, of Douglas, Wyo., formerly of Central City, died Friday, July 3, 2015, at the Converse County Memorial Hospital in Douglas.

Funeral services were Thursday, July 9, 2015, at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with the Rev. Doug Jones officiating.  Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery. 

Carolyn Darlene McIntosh was born Nov. 14, 1941, at Broken Bow, to Leonard and Alice (Louder) Brassier. 

Russell Stanley Gaston, 84

July 16, 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.

Throwback Thursday from the Custer County Fair August 7, 1997

July 16, 2015

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.

July 15th

Kenneth Joe Eacker, 86

July 15, 2015

Kenneth Joe Eacker, 86, formerly of Broken Bow died Friday, July 10, 2015, at Prairie View Gardens, Kearney. 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, 67

July 15, 2015

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.

July 14th

VIDEO: Texas kicker nails an 80-yard field goal

July 14, 2015

Texas kicker nails an 80-yard field goal

Unclaimed Photographs

July 14, 2015

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.

Frost is among inductees into Nebraska Football Hall of Fame

July 14, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — 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.

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