September 8th, 2011
The year is 1945. The world is at war. Back in Norfolk, Virginia, standing in a Navy chow line, Ray Brown steps out and shouts, "Hey! Anybody here from Nebraska?" With a hand in the air, one man out of hundreds answered Ray. With a loud "Yah! Right here!" Don Denesia would become one of Ray's closest friends and , later, successful business partner.
On a troop train loaded with thousands of military personnel bound for Houston, Texas, Denesia would again run into his friend "Brownie" (as Don would nickname him).
Custer Public Power is looking down the road, 10 years down the road. And what they are seeing is growth. And with this growth comes a need for more power.
Last Thursday, Nebraska Public Power Sub T and Planning Supervisor Evan Kinney presented a plan to address what NPPDs study sees in the future.
â€śThe ultimate goal,â€ť explained Kinney, â€śis to treat the sub-transmission system as one integrated system. And to have the power companies work together to meet the needs of all parties.â€ť
These needs include load growth, capacity, condition and back-up.
ST.PAUL--St. Paul capitalized on numerous Broken Bow mistakes, miscues and penalties and came away with a 28-14 win over the Indians.
St. Paul's Nolan Dethlefs intercepted a Marcus Miller pass in the first quarter and raced down the field for a 40-yard touchdown run. St. Paul missed the extra point and led 6-0 and that was the only score in the first quarter.
In the second quarter St. Paul quarterback Isaac Stone found Dethlefs in the endzone from five yards out and the Wildcats converted the two-point conversation and led 14-0 after the first-half of action.
Donald Jay Douglass was born Aug. 7, 1924, to Eben and Lois (Smith) Douglass near Sommerford. He passed away Aug. 28, 2011 at Jennie M Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Donald graduated high school from Gates Public School. After high school he cowboyed with his older brother Earl, on the Walt Cole ranch north of Anselmo. He was drafted into the US Navy where he served as a radio operator on Adak Island off the coast of Alaska during World War II.
Angela Ethel (Dull) Gaffney of Anselmo passed away Aug. 29, 2011, at Golden Living Center in Broken Bow.
A requiem Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anselm's Catholic Church in Anselmo Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. Burial will be at St. Anselm's Catolic Cemetery at Anselmo. Govier Brothers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The family requests that memorials be made to St. Anselm's Church.
Angela was born June 13, 1921, in New York City to Robert Adam and Ethel Mary (Smith) Dull.
Hazelle M. Pearson, age 89 of Lincoln, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. She was born in New Albany, Ind., oct. 28. 1921, to Everett and Gertrude (Dawson) Hogue.
Hazelle is survived by a granddaughter, Lisa A. Pulse of Arizona, grandson, Lonnie Prall II of Lincoln, two great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William; son, Lloyd, and daughter, Billie Jean.
Private graveside service were at Lincoln Memorial Park in Lincoln. Condolences to the family may be left at www.lincolnfh.com
Published in Custer County Chief, Sept. 1, 2011
Twila Darlene Duryea, age 81 of Fullerton, formerly of Broken Bow, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Fullerton.
Graveside services were Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the Merna Cemetery at Merna, with the Rev. Mark Stones officiating. Burial was in the Merna Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements.
Twila Darlene Duryea was born June 25, 1930, at Merna, to Leo Albert and Jennie Elizabeth (Lewis) Duryea.
Michael Joseph Sittler was born Jan. 11, 1958, at the Broken Bow Community Hospital and left this life Aug. 10, 2011, at the Avera McKenna Hospice House in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Michael graduated from Anselmo-Merna High School with the class of 1976. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, raising hogs and rodeos. He liked to joke and have a good time.
He resided in South Dakota at the time of his death, and was employed by New Fashion Pork, Inc.
Following the results of a community wide telephone survey regarding the facility needs of Broken Bow Public Schools, the school board agreed to take another bond issue proposal to the voters. During an Open House at North Park school Tuesday evening, details of the bond issue were outlined to a large number of district patrons.
Broken Bow 4th grade teacher Jim Hartman knows his crawdads - and any kid who has gone through his science class knows all about them too.
For more than 20 years Hartman has been using the little crustacians to teach his students a variety of science lessons with hands-on, fun experiments using crayfish. This month, Hartman will be presenting a workshop on that subject at the Nebraska Association of Teachers of Science State Conference.