September 27th, 2012
District Court Judge Karin Noakes came before the Custer County Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning to plead her case for help.
Judge Noakes is requesting a full time secretary/baliff to travel with her to the counties she serves, and ease some of the burden of mounds of typing and paperwork she is responsible for. The request was brought before the Board of Supervisors at their last meeting, and discussion was tabled to this week.
The Custer County Board of Supervisors interviewed four candidates to fill the position of County Attorney, vacated by the appointment of Tami Schendt to County Court Judge.
Of the four candidates, all but one is either local or has local ties. She is Natalie Duden of Lincoln.
Duden is a new attorney, with no trial experience. She is currently licensed in the state of Illinois, and says she specifically chose that state because 27 other states honor that license. Nebraska is one of them.
â€śAnd I never want to have to take the bar exam again!â€ť she laughed.
Three Custer County dispatchers were honored by their peers last week, with Communicator of the Year awards.
Larry Cotnoir, Nancy Parliament and Amber Eberle were each given a Communicator of the Year award by the Nebraska Emergency Service Communication Association at their annual conference in Kearney. Each of the dispatchers was selected for the award based on outstanding service during crisis situations.
One of the first orders of business at the Sept. 24 Broken Bow City Council meeting was the swearing in of new council member, Kelly Clay. Clay was appointed by Mayor Cecil Burt to fulfill a term on the council vacated by Scott Spanel, serving the East Ward.
Spanel was serving as council president at the time he resigned, and Councilman Chad Schall was appointed to temporarily act as president until a full council was again established. At the Monday meeting, Schall was elected by the council to continue to serve as president.
SARGENT - - The campaign to encourage kids to enjoy a healthier lifestyle has been catching a lot of steam, especially since Michelle Obama has been in the White House. One area athletic team has climbed aboard the healthy awareness train, taking their healthy message to school children across the state.
The Tri-City Storm hockey team has just kicked off their fourth year of promoting healthy choices for kids, with their G.O.A.L. (Get Out And Live) Program. Storm players and Stormy the Mascot, along with team staff members, visit area schools to present the program.
MERNA -- Sandhills/Thedford went 1-1 in a triangular with Anselmo-Merna and Twin Loup Tuesday night.
They topped the host Coyotes 2-0 (25-10, 25-15). Kelsey Higgins and Chantelle Milleson powered the Knights offensively, recording four and three kills respectively. Madison Taylor and Avery Taylor finished with two each and Jacy Spencer and Taylor Marten had one.
Madison Taylor also had four blocks on the match.
Sarah Miles dug out 12 balls, but she had plenty of help in that department. Taylor Marten finished with six and Shaina Simonson had five while Higgins chipped in four.
Broken Bow Police Departmentâ€™s investigation of possible shoplifting at a local business on Saturday, Sept. 22, led to the consent search of a Broken Bow residence and charges ranging from shoplifting to drug offenses, according to Chief Steve Scott.
Shane John Peck was born Nov. 5, 1970, at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha and went to be with the Lord Sept. 19, 2012, at the age of 41, at peace, and set free.
At a young age Shane trusted Christ as his Savior. He was active in his Sonlife youth group, and had fond memories of their mission trips.
Shane spent three years in Seattle and loved that area and in many ways called it home.
Shane loved kids and working in Bible school.
Nancy Vohland, age 74 of Broken Bow, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at her home in Broken Bow.
A memorial service for Nancy will be Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Sharon Ruzicka officiating. A registry book may be signed at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow. Memorials are suggested to the Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund.
Nancy Lee Vohland was born Dec. 19, 1937, to CA and Doris (Traphagan) Owen. Nancy grew up in Broken Bow and graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1955. She attended Hastings College.
Callie L. McClendon, 85 years of age, of rural Elwood, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at the Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege.
Callie was born Aug. 25, 1927, in Oconto, the eldest of six children born to Henry Raymond and Helen Elizabeth â€śNellieâ€ť (Newhouse) Martin. She received her education at Callaway, graduating from Callaway High School with the class of 1945.
In 1952, Callie moved to Indiana. She was employed by Metro Glass for more than 20 years.