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July 20th, 2015

Lawmakers to look at school aid's impact on property taxes

July 20, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are once again looking to lower property taxes, but this time they're turning to the single largest expense on landowners' tax bills: school funding.

Senators will launch a review of the state's school-aid formula next month to consider new funding options, including a possible boost in state aid or new revenue sources that would allow school districts to lower their levies.

The study is a joint effort of the Legislature's Education and Revenue committees, which will convene in hopes of creating new proposals for next year's session.

July 17th

VIDEO: 50 Reasons To Get Excited For College Football's Kickoff

July 17, 2015

Campus Insiders presents 50 reasons why we can't wait for College Football’s return, from high-flying QBs to cuddly mascots to coaches getting loose in the locker room.

July 16th

Bonnie R. Fernau, 66

July 16, 2015

Bonnie R. Fernau, 66, of Arcadia passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015, at the Jennie Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.

A Celebration of Life was Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at the Arcadia United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dr. Jeff D. Hale officiated.

Inurnment was in the Arcadia Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Arcadia Veterans Wall and Garden or to the Family’s Choice. Ord Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Bonnie Rae was born April 4, 1949, to Ottis V. and Virginia Jean (Powell) Gartside at Loup City.

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.