March 6th, 2013
Donald Dean Schroder, 82, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Good Samaritan Health Care Center after a long battle with cancer.
He was born June 25, 1930, at Ft. Calhoun, to Herman K. and Hulda M. (Schmidt) Schroder. He was the youngest of four children. He grew up in the communities of Ft. Calhoun, Purdum and Broken Bow.
He married Iris M. Van Ostrand March 17, 1951, at Kearney. To this union six children were born.
Merle Paine, 98, of Callaway, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Custer Care in Broken Bow, Nebraska.
Merle was born Nov. 6, 1914, in Callaway, to Fred G. and Lillian (Morgan) Payton.
Merle graduated from Callaway High School in 1932, and attended Kearney State College where she obtained her teaching degree. She taught in several of the country schools, the Oconto School and worked as a bookkeeper for the Oconto Bank where she met and married Glenn â€śJimâ€ť Paine June 19, 1940.
Kathryn Frances (Klind-worth) Scott, 84, formerly of Hot Springs and Oral, S.D. and Custer County, Nebr., died Feb. 25, 2013 at the Clarkson Health Care Center, Rapid City, S.D. following a lengthy battle with cancer.
Kathryn was born July 19, 1928, in Milburn, to John and Orvia Marie (Kehler) Klindworth. She graduated from Merna High School and taught grade school in the Anselmo area.
Faith, Family and Friends - those were the guiding principles of Kathryn Scottâ€™s life.
LINCOLN â€“ A bill that would give Nebraska public school districts the budget flexibility to improve and install safety measures in school buildings will be heard by the Legislatureâ€™s Revenue Committee on Thursday, March 7.
Omaha Sen. Rick Kolowski introduced LB346, which would allow school boards, with a two-thirds majority vote, to levy one cent above the existing $1.05 levy limit to fund school security measures. What form such measures might take will be decided at the local level by each school board, each school district.
Panelists at a gun violence discussion at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln agreed that a lack of access to mental health care and family dysfunction are the roots of American gun crime. Point Blank: A Conversation About Gun Violence in America featured seven experts in law enforcement, psychology, constitutional law and policy to address issues involved in gun violence Tuesday, March 5.Â Â Â
MULLEN - - Only 19 seconds separated 1st and 2nd place at the 6th Annual Polar Bear Tank Race in Mullen Saturday, March 2. The Total Tank Team of Dennis Whitfield, Kyle Whitfield, Tracy Whitefield, and Colby Welton from Bellevue, won 1st place with a winning time of 1 hour, 4 minutes and 46 seconds.
For pictures and complete results of the tank race and the accompanying chili cook-off, see the March 7 edition of the Custer County Chief.
LINCOLN â€“ Teresa Scanlan made history as the first Nebraskan named Miss America in 2011. Now through Sept. 3, her dresses, shoes and jewelry will be displayed at the Nebraska History Museum.
â€śWhen people think of Nebraska history, they think of things that are old and dusty,â€ť said Tina Koeppe, exhibition services coordinator at the Nebraska History Museum. â€śThis is definitely not the case.â€ť
Mardelle C. Ellis, age 80, of Broken Bow, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 at the Jennie Melham Hospital in Broken Bow. A Memorial Service will be Saturday, March 9, 2013, at 3 p.m. at the Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Broken Bow with Minister Kathy Salts officiating. Memorials are suggested to the Our Saviour Lutheran Church.
Mardelle C. Ellis was born Nov. 30, 1932, to Harvey and Amelia (Frevert) Larsen at Wayne. She was married to Warren Ellis March 30, 1951 at Wayne.
The Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce has a new executive director. Donnis Bullock of Cozad has accepted the position and beginning March 13 sheâ€™ll be on the job.
Her appointment was officially announced Feb. 23 at the Chamberâ€™s Annual Banquet.
She says she is excited about being part of the energy that has contributed to Broken Bowâ€™s growth. Her husband Chip, is the branch manager for Horizon Ag in Custer County.
â€śI feel like Iâ€™ve been an outsider looking in and now I want to be part of that energy,â€ť Donnis (prounced just like Dennis only with an o) said.
LINCOLN â€“ The 26th annual 5-day Tour de Nebraska bicycle ride will head to beautiful central Nebraska on its 306-mile round trip journey, June 19-23, 2013. Approximately 300 cyclists will leave Doniphan on Wednesday, June 19 and camp overnight in Loup City, Callaway, Holdrege and Blue Hill.
â€śWe are very excited about the route this yearâ€”because we will be riding on some quiet roads that wind through some of the most beautiful areas in the state,â€ť according to Susan Larson Rodenburg, who organizes the tour with her husband, Rich.