February 15th, 2013
*Editor's Note: For more Business & Technology stories like this one, see the special section of "Progress 2013" in the Feb. 14 issue of the Custer County Chief.
Custer County Veterans Service Officer Linda Bomberger formally announced Tuesday at the Custer County Board of Supervisors that she is fixing to retire - for a second time - from a job she loves.
Her first career was the Navy, her second career has been focused on those who served.
Bomberger was one of those who served. She spent 20 years in her first career retiring in 1995 as Master Chief Yeoman.
She is retiring, effective June 21, from her job as a county official.
Effective immediately, Energy Pioneer Solutions, Inc. no longer has a working agreement with the city of Broken Bow.
Clients who already have had work finished, and are being billed through the Utilities Office, will continue that method of payment through the end of their contract.
April Christensen, Community Coordinator for Pioneer Solutions addressed the Broken Bow City Council during its regular meeting Tuesday to ask for a one-year extension on their contract.
Sandhills/Thedford picked the perfect time to get their only win of the season against Mullen- in the subdistrict final. The Knights earned the 64-52 victory, due in large part to a 22-229 performance from the line. Mullen, by comparison shot 4-11 from the charity stripe.
Kelsey Higgins and Kaitlin Marten lead the way with 19 and 18 points respectively. Avery Taylor had 12 to go with six from Sarah Miles. Shaina Simonson had five while Taylor Marten had four.
Dakota Divine (285) was the lone wrestler for Sargent/Burwell to advance to the semi finals of the state tournament Friday. Divine got his victories with a 53-second and 1:58 second pin. He will take on another area wrestler in the semi finals in the form of Clayton Lange from Ord who came in with a record of 24-1.
Other results from Sargent Burwell:
Arcadia/Loup City's Wyatt Lane (106), S-E-M's Calvin Frerichs (152), South Loup's Garret Dockweiler (160) and S-E-M's Grant Clausen have secured places in the class D semi finals.
That leaves Mullen's Dalton Zimmerman (113), Arcadia Loup City's Tommy Roth, Ansley-Litchfield's Bo Slingsby (120), Mullen's Garrett Cox (152), Mullen's Gideon Monette (160), Anselmo-Merna's Jake Wells (160), Ansley-Litchfield's Matt Eberle (220) and Anselmo-Merna's Clinten Fales (285) to wrestle from the consolation round.
Note: Sterling Atkins, 18, died this last weekend of heart failure from an unknown cause. He was watching TV with a friend and had a seizure. The EMTs responded within minutes but they were not able to restart his heart. He was a student at Chadron State College. The staff of the Custer County Chief wishes to extend to his family our prayers and condolences. Words at these times are so inadequate.
Edward T. (Sonny) Spanel was born June 23, 1933, to Ernest H. and Frances (Rich) Spanel of Anselmo.
Sonny passed away Feb. 9, 2013 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Except for two years spent in the Army he lived his life on the family farm seven miles east of Anselmo.
May 8, 1954, he married Erma Rae Cool of Callaway. To this union three children were born.
Garry Benckeser, age 63 of Oconto, died Feb. 11, 2013, at the Callaway District Hospital in Callaway. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Community Building in Oconto with Pastor Dale Coates officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary. Interment will be at the Oconto Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Oconto American Legion Post.
Betty J. Beaumont, age 77 of Ansley, died Feb. 6, 2013, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island. Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 9, at Govier Brothers Mortuary with the Rev. Bill Ragan officiating. Inurnment was in the Westerville Cemetery, with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to Ascera Care Hospice.
Betty was born Feb. 15, 1935, at Mason City, to Otto and Viola Conrad Ferguson. She graduated from Litchfield High School in 1953.
She was united in marriage to Harold Dean Beaumont Dec. 5, 1954, at Broken Bow.