September 12th, 2012
A visitation for Glen Willard Fletcher, 82, of Gainesville, Texas, is set for Friday, Sept. 14, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow. Interment will follow at the Merna Cemetery in Merna, at 10 a.m. with Pastor Lawrence Francis officiating..
Glen was born in Long Pine, Dec. 20, 1929, to Albert Barnes Fletcher and Grace Hollopeter Fletcher. He passed away Sept. 7, 2012, in Gainesville.
James D. Drake, 80, of Kearney, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at St. Luke's Good Samaritan Village. A graveside memorial service was Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Litchfield Cemetery with the Rev. Gary Main officiating. There was no visitation. Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Online condolences or personal reflections may be submitted at osrfh.com. O'Brien - Straatmann - Redinger Funeral Home of Kearney is in charge of arrangements.
The city of Broken Bow is once again operating with a full city council. Kelly Clay was appointed Monday to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Scott Spanel.
Clay becomes the third of the four council members to be appointed. Only Chad Schall was elected to the council. Bill Adams was appointed to fulfill the remaining two-years of the seat vacated by Cory Staples, and Cody Schmick was appointed after the death of Jim Franssen.
Riders in the 7th Annual NYM Missions Bike Ride came from five states, and included Broken Bow natives Jon Miller and his sister, Jen (Miller) Busch. The group made an overnight stop in Broken Bow Thursday, Sept. 6. Pictured, from left, are: Pastor Rob Conner, Nebraska City; Dale Ackerman,Grand Island; Pastor Kelvin Nygren, Omaha; Brian Korel, Youth Alive Missionary; Pastor Chuck Davis, Omaha; Pastor Dave Busch, Burwell; Pastor Luke Storher, Mullen; Kent Anderson, Rural Compassion Missionary; A.j.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) today released the following statement on the anniversary of the Sept., 11, 2001, terrorist attacks:
"Eleven years ago our nation was attacked by people who detest our freedom,
The Custer County Children's Theater Association was awarded a $2,000 grant from the Custer County Foundation, Inc. to help bring the Missoula Children's Theater to Broken Bow. The Custer County Children's Theater Association has been working hard to facilitate the planning, scheduling and fundraising necessary to make a week-long theater experience available to local children. Be watching for announcements on auditions.
Dorsett Sennett, Foundation Board Member, presented a check to Carrie Homan and Sheree Slagle of the Custer County Children's Theater Association.
The Co-op keeps paying dividends for Ansley-Litchfield. The Spartans stayed undefeated on the season and moved all the way through the Seven Valleys tournament, beating Twin Loup in the final game.
Just like the last time last time these two teams bet in the Twin Loup Triangular, they went to a third set that ended with a the Spartans pulling away to win in the final few points.
For more coverage, check out the next edition of the Custer County Chief.
Anselmo-Merna- 52 Sandhills/Thedford-0
Broken Bow- 15 Gothenburg-14
South Loup didn't have quite the homecoming ending they were hoping for. A banged up Bobcat team ran a large amount of running plays. South Loup went into the half down 16-14. Overton ran away with the game in the second half, winning 28-14. For more details, check out the next edition of the Custer County Chief.
Preliminary reports indicate a fire east of Anselmo Thursday burned as much as 1,000 acres of land before finally being contained during the early evening hours.
The fire broke out at around 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon about three miles east of Anselmo on the Victoria Springs Road. Departments from Anselmo, Merna, Sargent, Broken Bow, Callaway, Arnold, Dunning, Brewster, Ansley, Comstock, Taylor, Burwell and the Halsey National Forest, along with two air support planes, responded to the blaze.