June 17th, 2011
Gary Kucera, age 63 of Broken Bow, formerly of Crete, died Friday, June 10, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow.
Graveside services were Tuesday, June 14, at the Wilber Czech Cemetery with the Rev. Lila Bottolfsen officiating. Burial was in the Wilber Czech Cemetery.
Gary was born at Crete, June 29, 1947, to Louis and Gertrude (Cizek) Kucera. He attended school in Crete. Gary worked for several years as a meat cutter.
Gary is survived by his cousin, Connie Anderson of Ayr.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Published in Custer County Chief, June 16, 2011.
Graveside funeral services for Anastasia "Ann" Gates will be June 19, 2011, at 4:30 p.m. at the Gates Cemetery.
Mrs. Gates was born July 2, 1926, at Anselmo, to Charles and Anna Mohatt. She graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1944.
She was united in marriage to Dillard Gates Jan. 27, 1946.
Ann is survived by her husband, Dillard; two sons, Howe (LeeAnn), Charles and grandchildren Laura, Gregory, and Allison Gates all of Vancouver, Wash.; three sisters, Mary Schmitz, Charlene Bendig, and Joan Hammond.
Pamela K. Brown was born Sept. 12, 1952, and passed away June 10, 2011.
Pam was active in the Omaha community since moving there in 1976.
About the time the early childhood legislation passed, Pam was selected as the regional public policy liaison for the Association of Junior Leagues. Pam was elected president of the Junior League of Omaha and was also named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Omahans.
Delores Yvonne Huhman, age 80 of Ansley, died June 8, 2011, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow. Memorial services were June 11, at Govier Brothers Chapel with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Inurnment was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Operation Christmas Child.
One of the stateâ€™s most influential women, and a native of Broken Bow, passed away June 10. Pamela K. Brown was born Sept. 12, 1952.
She was the wife of Steve Brown of Omaha, daughter-in-law of the late Paul and Betty Brown, and daughter of Norma Kemp and the late Paul Kemp, all of Broken Bow.
â€˘Regional Hero Flight includes several area veterans
December 7, 1941, is often referred to as Americaâ€™s longest day. The attack that day on Pearl Harbor began our involvement in World War II.
During World War II, 85 percent of our nationâ€™s families had someone serving in active duty. Nearly 60 years after the end of that war, a memorial to those who served was finally erected in Washington, D.C. Last week, 20 WW II veterans from central Nebraska had the privilege of making the trip to Washington to visit that memorial.
The Custer County Ag Society this week announced the headline act for this yearâ€™s Custer County Fair entertainment. Hardcore country traditionalist, Daryle Singletary, will perform Saturday, July 30, at the Custer County Fairgrounds.
MERNA - - A new office building with a focus on Ag, located on state Highway 2 between Broken Bow and Merna, is now open and operational.
A vision of Joe and Deb Grantzinger, the building itself features an entrance area complete with reception and ag displays, four large offices, a large conference room, a break room, handicap bathroom facilities and a 60 x 150-foot warehouse.The warehouse is where Joe stores the corn and soybeans and where the soybeans are treated.
More soybeans are being planted today and that was one of the factors considered when Joe built the building.
MCCOOK- - The Broken Bow Senior baseball team went two and one over the weekend.
Broken Bow traveled to McCook this past Saturday for a doubleheader. Bow dropped the first game 13-11. McCook struck in the first inning with two runs.
Neither team scored in the second inning, but the fireworks started in the third inning for both teams.
VARIOUS SITES - - With the rodeo state finals less than a week away, area cowboys and cowgirls participated in three rodeos in western Nebraska to close out the regular season.
There was a strong showing by local participants. Tylee Coffman was the Girls All-Around champion at the Crawford High School Rodeo and was Girls Reserve All-Around at the Harrison and Mitchell rodeos. Multiple area athletes placed in individual events.