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December 11th

Final approval of playground agreement on today's agenda

December 11, 2012

Final approval of the agreement between the city and school for the Custer Elementary playground equipment is one of the items on the agenda for today's City Council meeting in Broken Bow. The complete agenda for the noon meeting is as follows:


Open meeting at 12:00 Noon

Roll Call

Announcement of Posting of the Open Meeting Laws Act

Approval of Consent Agenda
Minutes – November 27, 2012 Council Meeting

December 10th

Declan Hayes Teahon

December 10, 2012

Tracey Teahon is pleased to announce the birth of her son, Declan Hayes, born Oct. 3, 2012. He weighed 7 pounds, 13.9 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Grandparents include the late Robert and Jessie Condron Teahon.
Welcoming Declan home is a large extended family including Aunt Deanne Halstead of Merna, uncle and aunt Mike and Kelli Teahon of Gothenburg, and first cousins Anthony (Sam) Halstead of Pleasonton, Casey (Taylor) Halstead of Lincoln, Heather Teahon Blecha (John) of Omaha, Joel Teahon (Joslyn Oliver) of Lincoln and Heidi and Jaci Teahon of Gothenburg.

Halleigh Alynn Coleman

December 10, 2012

Big sister Shayleigh and big brother Camden welcome their new sister, Halleigh Alynn Coleman to the family. She was born Nov. 5, 2012, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. She weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces and was 21 inches long. Her proud parents are Chad and Alynn Coleman of Anselmo. Grandparents are Brian and Carrie Barber of Phillips, and Greg and LeAnne Coleman of Merna. Great-grandparents include Gerald and Bertina Anderson of Aurora, and Harold and Mildred Coleman of Merna.

Aubree Brynn Klein

December 10, 2012

Aubree Brynn Klein was born Nov. 20, 2012, at Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow. She is the daughter of Jami and Tyffanye (Divine) Klein of Spalding. She weighed 6 pounds 12 ounces and was 19 inches long. She greets an older sibling, Jaydan.
Her grandparents are Tim and Janie Divine of Sargent and Ron and Tami Klein of Broken Bow. Great-Grandparents include Georgia Kuklish of Sargent, and Bill and Joyce Greenough of Norfolk.

Franklin Townsend, 73

December 10, 2012

Franklin Garfield Townsend, 73, peacefully passed away November 28, 2012, at Golden Living Center in Broken Bow.
Franklin was born Jan. 26, 1939, at Crawford, the first son and fifth child of Frank James and Angie D. (Hack) Townsend. Until he was 9 years old, he attended Crawford Grade School. From the age of 9, Frank lived in several Nebraska communities.
In the early 1970s, he moved to Broken Bow, where he met and married Virginia "Ginny" Lee Parish Jan. 27, 1975.

Mildred M. Scheibe, 100

December 10, 2012

Mildred Marie Scheibe, age 100, of Broken Bow, Ne died Friday, Nov. 30 2012, at her residence in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Wednesday. Dec. 5, 2012, at 1 p.m. in Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating. Burial was in the Dunning Cemetery. Visitation was conducted Dec. 4 at Govier Brothers in Broken Bow. Memorials may be made to the family.

Julia (Beal) Raymond, 63

December 10, 2012

A memorial service at Lakewood Cemetery Chapel in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was conducted Nov. 26, 2012, for Julia Lorraine (Beal) Raymond, of St. Paul, Minn., who died unexpectedly at her home on Nov. 15, 2012. The Rev. Neil Elliott officiated. Julie was born April 6, 1949, in Broken Bow to Franklin and Frances Cox Beal. Julie attended Broken Bow Public Schools and graduated with the BBHS class of 1967.

William "Bill" Rickertsen, 89

December 10, 2012

William "Bill" Rickertsen, 89, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died Dec. 3, 2012, at his home in Gothenburg.
He was born June 30, 1923, in Lexington, the son of Adolph and Henny (Seehusen) Rickertsen.
Bill married Lucile Smith on May 23, 1948, at Sumner; to this union four children were born: W. Alan, Archie, J.D. and Lori.
Bill farmed for many years and was involved in Farm Bureau, serving as the County President; 4-H, including being a leader for many years. He also served as a school board member. He was an Elder at the First Presbyterian Church where he had been a member for over 50 years.

Ansley School is tops in the state

December 10, 2012

ANSLEY - - Proudly displayed above the main entrance to Ansley Public Schools, is the slogan "Enter here to grow in wisdom." It is a philosophy the staff and administration of the school take very seriously - and last week they discovered just how much that commitment has paid off.

December 9th

UPDATE: Custer Foundation 'Puts on the Ritz'

December 9, 2012

Official numbers aren't in, but if the bids are an indication, the Custer County Foundation's annual dinner Saturday (Dec. 8) was a huge success. Early estimates top last years earnings of $65,000 by over $10,000. The Municipal Building in Broken Bow played host, with those present there to support of the work the Foundation.

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