August 26th, 2011
Gerald "Jerry" L. Parr, 87, died Aug. 20, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Center in Beatrice after a short illness.
Jerry was born October 9, 1923, in Merna, the son of Merle and Della (Cox) Parr. He graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1941.
Survivors are a son, Gerald Dennis and wife, Marlys of Lubbock, Texas; a daughter, Linda Young and her husband, Jerry of New Port Richey, Fla.; a son, Brad and his wife, Kelly of Hot Sulphur Springs, Colo.; his sister, Gloria McCarthy, and her husband, Verne of Brookings, S.D.; and three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Julie Lindstrom says she has known since she was in grade school that she wanted to be a doctor. Now more than 20 years since she graduated from high school, she has come full circle and will soon be practicing medicine in the same clinic where she grew up watching her dad practice.
Voters in the Broken Bow school district will head to the polls Tuesday, Sept. 13, for a special election to decide the future of the city's elementary schools.
This is a new project and a new requested bond amount. After conducting a telephone survey in late April among the district patrons, the school board has reviewed the results of that survey and have come up with what they believe is the most practical solution for meeting the educational needs of Broken Bowâ€™s elementary students.
Anderson Inc. has their eyes on Custer County. They would like to build an elevator and 124 car shuttle train loading facility off State Highway 2 east of Anselmo on the BNSF line.
The company, represented by Jim Cripe, formally asked the Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning for a zoning variance so that they can move forward with the project. The land is currently zoned Ag. The project received its approval from the Custer County Zoning Commission last week.
CALLAWAY - - Mickey Gavin has known for a long time that her son, Todd, is an excellent cook. Very soon the rest of the area will know that, too.
Mother and son are venturing in to a business together, and bringing a much-needed business back to Callaway. Triple T Steakhouse, formerly Doxees Steakhouse, will open on main street in Callaway Sept. 1 - just in time for the communityâ€™s annual Kite Flight celebration.
The high school sports scene on Highway 2 between Ansley and Litchfield will have a different look in the years to come.
This past Tuesday, the Nebraska High Schools Sports Activities Association (NHSAA) approved the cooperation of boysâ€™ activities at Ansley and Litchfield High School, starting with boys basketball this winter sports season and all junior high sports.
Ansley and Litchfield will co-op in football starting next fall. However, Ansley will continue their long-standing co-op with Arcadia in wrestling.
High school sports fans across Central Nebraska will soon see maroon, silver and black and not orange and red. Starting this fall Loup County and Sargent High School begin their first season as cooperating schools in high school activities, except for football. Loup County and Sargent will begin playing football together in the fall of 2012. Officials from both schools are energized about the transition.
Midwest Energy officially withdrew their request to build five wind turbines within the Airportâ€™s land jurisdiction Thursday. Tom Swierczewski, Midwest Energy Senior Project Developer told the Chief that they have withdrawn the application with the Airport Authority, and that it is their desire to work with a community in their development of Wind Energy.
He said they felt there was enough uncertainty with these locations that it was better to relocate the turbines.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA--Sterling Atkins of Broken Bow captured the reserve intermediate championship in working cow horse at the 2011 Built Ford Tough American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship Show in Oklahoma City.
Sterling showed the American Quarter Horse, Sonitas Last Dual, who is a 2003 sorrel gelding.
The Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show is the worldâ€™s largest single-breed youth world championship horse show.
Donald R. Hardin, 74 of Arnold, passed away Aug. 11, 2011, at the Callaway Good Samaritan Society Center. He went to be with his Lord after fighting a year-long battle with cancer.
Don was born Dec. 23, 1936, in Arnold, to Homer and Martha (Yeadon) Hardin. He received his education at Arnold Public Schools and graduated in 1954.
He attended Kearney State College with a major in music and a minor in biology. He received his masterâ€™s degree in music education from the University of Northern Colorado at Greeley, Colo.