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May 29th, 2013

Stormy holiday weekend brings needed rain

May 29, 2013

*All of Custer County is in a tornado watch until 10 p.m. (Wednesday)

With many area residents heading out to enjoy the great outdoors over the first official weekend of summer, Memorial Day weekend brought the potential for severe weather - reminding us all that this isn’t just camping and picnicking season. It’s also thunderstorm and tornado season - and the threat for more severe weather remains a possibility again tonight.

May 28th

Budget; wind energy bills advance

May 28, 2013

LINCOLN -- Lawmakers passed the state budget and advanced several bills this week dealing with taxes, child care and wind energy, among other things. Here are some of the highlights:

May 23rd

Anita Lott & Will Jordan

May 23, 2013

Col. and Mrs. Calvin R. Lott, Jr. of Fort Worth, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Anita Alana, to Will Cody Jordan, son of Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth McGaughey of Broken Bow.
The bride-elect received her undergraduate and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from Texas A&M University and completed an internship in equine surgery at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kent. She was a member of Chi Omega sorority.

Ashley Matosich & Carl Mehaffie

May 23, 2013

Ashley Matosich and Carl Mehaffie, both of Boise, Idaho, announce their engagement and approaching wedding.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Don and Anita Matosich of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and granddaughter of Willilam and Beverly Gustafson of Polson, Mont. She is a 2005 graduate of Idaho Falls High School, and 2009 graduate of the University of Montana where she earned a bachelor of science degree is marketing and a bachelor of arts degree in communication. She is currently employed as an academic advisor at Boise State University.

Lucas J. Heusman, 30

May 23, 2013

Lucas John Heusman was born Nov. 29, 1982, in Lincoln to Timothy and Valarie Heusman.
Lucas grew up in Broken Bow and graduated from Broken Bow High School with the class of 2001. Growing up in Custer County, Lucas participated in Cub Scouts and 4-H. While in high school, Lucas excelled in football, wrestling, and track, lettering multiple times throughout his high school career.
April 13, 2004, Lucas was married to Melissa Walker. To this union two children were born: a daughter, Suzanna, and a son, Jacob.

LeVern Cherry, 80

May 23, 2013

LeVern Edward Cherry, 80, of North Platte, passed away May 14, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow.
LeVern was born Oct. 24, 1932, at his parents’ home South of Mason City, to Frank (Pop) and Anna (Supanchick ) Cherry. To this union LeVern was born the fourth of six children; brother, Evert Cherry; sisters, Ethel McAlevy, Helen Young, DeLoris Smith, and Clarrena Overholser.

Clayton Chase, 85

May 23, 2013

Clayton Harold Chase was born March 13, 1928, in Omaha. He was 3-months- old when he was taken to the Nebraska Children’s Home. His biological mother wanted to keep him but as a single mom, knew he needed a good home with parents.
Harold and Kitty Chase of Elsmere, received word that a baby was available for adoption. In 1928, Kitty road on a truck with Miriam Clark to Omaha, to bring Clayton back to Elsmere and make his home with them. Clayton attended country school in Elsmere. He attended two years of high school at Purdum, then finished at Ainsworth High School.

Evelyn Barker, 81

May 23, 2013

Evelyn Ann Barker, age 81 of Arcadia, died Monday, May 20, 2013, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Evelyn Ann Barker was born April 5, 1932 at Jasper, Minn., to Lloyd and Elva (Boland) Engebretson.

Memorial Day activities planned across region

May 23, 2013

Ansley - The Ansley American Legion Auxiliary will be serving coffee and rolls at 9 a.m. at the Ansley Community Center. The Memorial Day Service will start at 10 a.m. at the Westerville Cemetery and at 11 a.m. at the Ansley Cemetery. A dinner sponsored by the Legion Auxiliary will follow at the Community Center.

‘Red Barn’ celebrates 5th

May 23, 2013

This Spring marks the 5th anniversary of the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway Interpretive Center in Broken Bow - better known as “The Red Barn” travel center.
Since its opening in April 2009, The Barn has had more than 16,000 visitors representing all 50 states and 32 foreign countries. The Barn has seen a steady increase in visitors each year - and last year saw a nearly 10 percent increase in traffic from the year before. In 2012, more than 4,000 people visited The Barn, and Chard Hirsch with the Custer County Tourism Council is excited to see what this year will bring.

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