August 18th, 2011
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.
Rosalie Agnes Seda Turley passed away Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, at her home in Arnold. She was born Nov. 2, 1930, to Stanley and Mary (Janasofsky) Seda in Arnold, on a country farm in Mills Valley.
She attended Mills Valley grade school and graduated from Arnold High School in 1949. After high school, she worked at the Arnold Hospital for Jay and Norna Tryon for three years as a nurse and assisted Dr. Reeves, Dr. McShane, Dr. Chaloupka and Dr. Bryson with surgery and baby delivery, doing the duties of an R.N. She brought much cheer and laughter to many patients.
Bob Edelman, age 73 of Kansas, formerly of Merna, died Monday, July 18, 2011, at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Shawnee Mission, Kan.
Bob was born Aug. 25, 1937, in Broken Bow to Perl and Cleo Edelman. He grew up in the Sandhills near Seneca, where he enjoyed playing all sports and acquired a love for music. This love of music stayed with him his entire life.
Emanuel (Toby) Hosek, 85, of Sargent, died Aug. 1, 2011, at the University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver, Colo. A graveside service will be set at a later date.
Toby was born April 19, 1926, in Sargent, to Joseph and Agnes (Hejsek) Hosek. He graduated from Sargent High school and then served in the U.S. Air Force.
After his discharge he worked as a bookkeeper in South Dakota for 33 years, returning to Sargent upon retiring. Toby enjoyed flying planes as a hobby as well as building model airplanes. He also enjoyed playing the accordion all his life.
Water rates have risen in Mason City but according to City Clerk Gail Zoerb, almost no one is complaining. The higher water bills are paying for a solution to what could have been a catastrophe in the making. Mason City residents were using far more water than the old well could keep up with. The rusty, hole-filled well was on the brink of collapse leaving the community completely high and dry.
Mason City's water system, its well and its tower were older than dirt, claimed Mason City Utility/Maintance Manager Gary Zoerb, when asked when the original well and tower were built.