October 5th, 2012
Members of the Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary are trying something new. The doll house kit pictured with this story is up for auction. To view the doll house and place your bid, just click on the page curl at the top right of the Chief home page, and follow the directions. On the webform leave your name, phone number, address and your bid. One hundred percent of the auction price will go toward the Auxiliary and all of the good work they do.
Helen Cole, formerly of Merna, died Oct. 1, 2012, at Heritage Hall in
Broken Bow. Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 4, at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow.
Helen was born Nov. 5, 1920, in Chicago, Ill., one of seven
children born to Joseph and Anna Zubrzycki.
She was very creative with her hands. Her artistic nature came out in the wedding cakes she baked and decorated, quilts she designed and
sewed, and letters written to her grandkids in her beautiful
handwriting. With a loving heart, she created hundreds of sewn,
knitted, and crocheted pieces to give away.
Donald Carroll Hill, 81 of Broken Bow, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at Golden Living Center in Broken Bow. Memorial services were Monday, Oct. 1, at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with the Rev. Jim Stark officiating. Inurnment was in the Broken Bow Cemetery, with Govier Brothers Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
Don was born Feb. 22, 1931, to Carroll and Madge (Heitz) Hill near Oconto. His early years were spent on the family farm near Oconto. He graduated from Oconto High School in 1948, and from there went to Kearney State College where he received his teaching degree.
Julia D. McQuin, age 69 of Broken Bow, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow is in charge of the arrangements.
Garry D. "Hoss" Cartwright, age 77 of Omaha, died Oct. 1, 2012, in Omaha.
He was born July 30, 1935, in Grand Island, to Virgil and Edith (Christensen) Cart-wright. Hoss lived in Saipan and worked as a vocation rehabilitation administrator for the Trust Territory of the US. He was also an avid scuba diver.
A full docket of criminal cases came before District Judge Karin Noakes at the Custer County District Court Thursday, Sept. 20. One of those cases was the sentencing of Randy Martinez, who was found guilty of stabbing Geoffrey Eng in January of this year.
Eng was stabbed in the face and neck after becoming involved in a domestic dispute between Martinez and his girlfriend, and was later airlifted to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. As a result of the incident Martinez was charged with 2nd degree assault and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, both Class II felonies.
On Sept. 27, Gene Graves got to see his granddaughter, Taylor Duncan, play volleyball.
At first, this doesn't sound like anything special. When you look deeper however, this was a feat that the Ducan family took extra pride in.
Thereâ€™s nothing like getting ready for their homecoming game with a win the week before.
Coming off two lopsided losses and with their homecoming battle against Ord on the horizon, Broken Bow went to St. Paul Sept. 28 and came back with a 33-8 victory.
â€śWe were able to control the line on both sides of the ball and wear St.Paul down,â€ť coach Mike Garner said.
The two teams played a scoreless first quarter before Broken Bow opened the scoring in the second.
Running back Nate Evans scored from one yard out and teammates Zac Jones found the end zone from nine yard s away.
Ansley-Litchfield kept their strong season going with two more wins- one over South Loup Sept. 28 and one over Amherst Tuesday night.
Against Amherst, the Spartans took the win in straight sets (25-12, 25-14, 25-11).
Taylor Pickar was 10-10 on kill attempts with seven aces while Lindsy Siegel chipped in eight aces on a 12-13 killing attempt.
Falicia Shepardson had a productive day as well, securing four kill aces on an 8-11 performance.
Kaitlin Kratzer and Kayla Reynolds were on top of their setting game, totaling six and four assists respectively.
With the season nearing its end, the Sandhills/Thedford Knights will have one more chance to get a win after losing to Garden County 58-8.
Quarterback Caden Jameson completed four of his 11 passes for 72 yards, but threw two interceptions during the game.
Tyler Lee finished as the leading rusher for the Knights, running for 50 yards on his 15 carries. Blayne Bradley finished with 12 yards on six carries while Brinnon Schukei had 15 yards on two carries and Jamesonf finished with 39 yards on 13 carries.