August 18th, 2011
Mildred Maxine Belders, age 91, of Broken Bow died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at the Jennie Melham Hospital in Broken Bow.
Mildred was born Nov. 14, 1919, in Union Valley west of Broken Bow. She was the daughter of Perry F. and Laura Bell (Jenkins) Sloggett. Mildred attended school in Merna, and graduated in the class of 1938.
Mildred worked for United Air Lines of Cheyenne, Wyo. for about two years. In April 1945, she started working for J. M. McDonald Co. at Broken Bow and retired in July 1977. She worked for McDonald Co. for more than 32 years.
Ruby Sheldon, age 93 of Taylor, passed away Aug. 9, 2011, at Off Broadway Apartments in Broken Bow.
Ruby was born March 2, 1918, in Beaver Crossing to John and Elise Wurst. The family later moved to York where they farmed.
After college, she began her teaching career in one-room schoolhouses. She retired from teaching at Sargent Public Schools in the late 1980s.
She met Wilson E. Sheldon in college, and June 2, 1941, they were married at Fairmont. They moved to Loup County where they lived their entire married life. To this union three sons were born; Kenneth, Leroy and Raymond.
The Airport Authority said no. They cannot in good conscious prepare a letter of no objection to five wind-tower sites selected by Mid-West Energy within the airportâ€™s three mile traffic area. The vote at last Thursdayâ€™s meeting was three to two. The Airport Authority doesnâ€™t have the last say. It is their job to pass on a recommendation, or in this case their objection, to Broken Bowâ€™s Board of Adjustment.
Midwest Energy representative Tom Swierczewski says he believes their concern is unwarranted.
Adams Land and Cattle and the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality have settled out of court.
According to records filed with the court, NDEQ charged ALCC with water pollution following heavy September rains in 2010.
The complaint was filed in Lancaster Court by the State Attorney Generalâ€™s office Aug. 9 of this year.
In a consent decree filed Aug. 10, ALCC agreed to a $11,682 fine, $5,800 of which will go to the state, $5,800 will go to the Broken Bow Chapter of Pheasants Forever to be used as habitat restoration and enhancement, and $82 will go to the cost of the court.
If there is a key message Vickie Orr and Blake Hatfield want to get across, it is donâ€™t shoot the Red Tail.
Orr and Hatfield were in Broken Bow at the Farmersâ€™ Market last Thursday with a few of their friends: a Barn Owl, Red-Tailed Hawk, Turkey Vulture, Swainsonâ€™s Hawk, Great Horned owl and a Burrowing Owl.
The birds displayed during the program were rescued following a life-threatening injury and because of these injuries could not be released into the wild.
The Dale Kugler Memorial Ranch Rodeo at the Custer County Fair was moved to Tuesday evening this year from it's traditional weekend afternoon slot. Following are the results of the Ranch Rodeo:
1st-Gaffney Ranch - 280.33 seconds; Drew Gaffney, Kevin Rosenback, Brad Miller and Brett Miller
2nd-Jones Ranch - 286.05 seconds; Justin Jones, K.C. Jones, Alesa Jones and Myles Stoner
3rd-Reynolds Ranch - 280.33 seconds; Kent Reynolds, Jason Young, Trevor Eggleston and Andy Knott
For more photos of the Ranch Rodeo, see the Aug. 11, 2011 Custer County Chief.
For many communities across the area, this week will mark the event dreaded by many kids and anticipated by many parents - the first day of school.
While those parents and students are busy wrapping up their school shopping this week, school staff and administrators are busy preparing for a new year. And for many schools, this year brings some challenges.
Deep budget cuts across the state have forced many schools to look at new options for making ends meet. For many, the state aid they had relied on to fund some of their programs is gone, and that has forced districts to get creative.
Maxine Jane (Miller) Moody, 81, of Arcadia, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, at Rose Lane Home in Loup City. Funeral services were Aug. 9, at the United Methodist Church in Arcadia, with Pastor Jeff Hale officiating. Pallbearers were Joshua Staab, Stacey Kolar, Tyler Fausset, Evan Moody, Eric Real and Tony Real. Burial was at Lee Park Cemetery near Arcadia, with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the United Methodist Church of Arcadia or Lee Park Cemetery.
Richard L. "Dick" Rieckman, 65 of Alvo, died Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, in Omaha after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Dick was born Aug. 17, 1945, in Lincoln, to Donald O. and Iola I. (Rosencrantz) Rieckman. He was a graduate of Eagle High School class of 1963.
Dick was married to Sandra I. Polenz May 5, 1967. He was a life-long farmer, and a member of First United Methodist Church of Waverly.
Floyde R. Loy, 64 of Cairo, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island.
Services were Tuesday, Aug. 9, at First Baptist Church in Cairo with Pastor Darrell Holzinger and the Rev. Jack Bolling officiating. Interment was in the Wood River Mennonite Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the family or the donorâ€™s choice. Apfel Funeral Home of Cairo is serving the family.
Floyde was born Feb. 26, 1947, in Broken Bow, the son of Kenneth and Bernice (Allen) Loy. He grew up in Ansley, graduating from Ansley High School May 25, 1965.