August 9th, 2012
Gary E. Henning, 61 of Kearney, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney after a battle with cancer. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 10, at First Lutheran Church in Kearney. The Rev. Eric Lesher and the Rev. Rebecca McDermott will officiate. Interment will be in the Kearney Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8pm, Thursday at O'Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney.
Paul David Yamamoto, 51, of Lincoln, died Aug. 1, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer. Paul was born in Alliance, June 7, 1961 to the Rev. Jack and Mildred (Rice) Yamamoto, Paul was the fourth of five children and their only son.
He grew up in Broken Bow and later McCook, where he graduated from high school in 1979.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Millie Yamamoto, both sets of grandparents, and his beloved dog, Annie.
Broc Neale Tucker was born Sunday, June 10, 2012, at 2:27 p.m. at Jennie Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow. Broc weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces and was 20 inches long.
Proud parents are Derrick and Megan Tucker of Merna. Proud grandparents are Janene and Tony Kolbet of Campbell, Yvonne Tucker of Merna, Dave Tucker of Broken Bow, and Mark Thurston of Hastings.
Great-grandparents are Joe and Nadine Rutt of Campbell, and the late Willda and Junior Diefenbaugh, and the late Joyce and Marion Tucker.
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Dimmitt of Lincoln announce the birth of their son, Nathan Dimmit, born July 12, 2012. He weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces, and measured 20 1/2 inches. Grandparents are Mary Jo Hendricks of Lincoln, and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Dimmitt of Yankton, S.D. Great-grandmother is Bernice Miller of Broken Bow.
Adam Emerton and Staci Cherry, both of LaVista, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.
Parents of the couple are Max and Debbie Emerton of Taylor, and John and Lynne Cherry of North Platte.
The bride-to-be is a graduate of North Platte High School and received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Nebraska Wesleyan University. She will receive an education specialist degree in school psychology from the University of Nebraska Omaha in 2013.
Dana Bartel and Jon Whitlock happily announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents of the future bride are Kina and Brad Brockley, and Patrick and Ester Bartel. Dana is employed by Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Ill., as a certified occupational therapy assistant. Jon is a Walmart CSM at Decator, Ill.
The couple is planning a fall wedding for October in Springfield, Ill., where they will make their home.
One building in downtown Omaha has been given a facelift, and an entire neighborhood a burst of color, thanks to the artistic talents of a Custer County native.
Craig Lee was born in Broken Bow in 1959, to Donald and Roberta Lee of Ansley, long-time owners of Lee's Variety Store on Ansley's Main Street. He is the youngest of four children and attended Ansley Public School, graduating with the class of 1978.
The jumping, sliding and mud-slinging action of the 24th Annual Mini-Sprint, Motorcycle, Quad and Go-Kart races is set for tonight, Wednesday, Aug. 8 at the Custer County Fairgrounds.
Pit gates open at 5 p.m.; hot laps start at 6 p.m. and the races start at 7 p.m.
Admission is $10 for ages 12 and older and $5 for ages 3-11. Admission is free for ages 2 and under. Pit passes are $15 for all ages, no exceptions.
Broken Bow has made a number of hires and moves within its departments for this upcoming school year. Among them are Mike Miller, who will become the new head golf coach and Ryan Wetovick will be the new head coach of the boys basketball team. Miller will be assisted by Tim Johnson while Mike Buckles returns to coaching as the assistant boys basketball coach.
Buck Moon left the Custer County Fairgrounds Monday as a winner. He won the short round with an 88 point ride, and put an 80 point ride onto the scoreboard in the long go. He was the only rider to put two qualified rides together for the evening.
This the 14th year for the Custer County Classic Bull Riding to be featured as a staple for the Custer County Fair.