January 4th, 2012
Edna Ruth Fisher, age 95 of Comstock, died at the Plum Creek Well Life in Lexington. Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating. Interment will be in the Douglas Grove Cemetery at Comstock. Visitation will be Friday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary. Memorials are suggested to the Comstock Fire dept. or the Lexington United Methodist Church.
Donald G. Runyan, 89 of Indianapolis, Ind., passed away Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. He was born March 18, 1922, in Mason City, to the late Wright and Eva Runyan.
Don was a veteran of the United States Air Corp. and graduate of Southern Methodist University. He worked for the FAA for 30 years, primarily as an Air Traffic Controller and later in data systems. Don was also a member of the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church.
Lyle Duane Zimmerman was born in Broken Bow, Jan. 24, 1955 to Duane and Berniece (Wrasse) Zimmerman and was raised on his parents farm southwest of Ansley. He passed away Dec.20, 20ll, at the age of 56, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Funeral services were held in Broken Bow at Govier Brothers Mortuary Friday, Dec. 23, with Pastor Mark Stones officiating. A private family burial of his ashes was Friday, Dec 30, in the Broken Bow cemetery, with Pastor Mark Stones present.
Colonel Melvin Frank Huss, 82, of Lexington, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at Lexington. Melvin was born June 2, 1929, at Herndon, Kan., to Frank and Pauline (Kogl) Huss.
He attended school at Herndon, Kan. Following his schooling, he worked at the Omaha Stockyards. Melvin attended Auctioneer School in Mason City, Iowa. He auctioned at the McCook Livestock Market and did farm sales in the 1940s.
August 22, 1950, he was united in marriage to Delores E. Lorens at St. Johnâ€™s Catholic Church at Beardsley, Kan. Three children were blessed to this union; Richard, Ronald and Janelle.
The new year brings with it some new changes to the stateâ€™s drinking and driving laws, aimed at reducing the number of repeat offenders.
A handful of changes in Nebraskaâ€™s DUI laws went into effect Jan. 1, with perhaps the most significant change involves the use of ignition interlock devices. The new law passed by the Nebraska Legislature allows someone arrested for DUI, first offense, to forgo the 30-day license revocation that is automatic with most DUI arrests in exchange for six months of using the interlock device.
December 30th, 2011
Gov. Dave Heineman announced Friday a friendly wager with South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on the outcome of the upcoming Capitol One Bowl between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the South Carolina Gamecocks college football teams.
"It will be an exciting bowl game," Gov. Heineman said. "In a defensive struggle, the Blackshirts will prevail. I'm looking forward to sharing shrimp and grits with friends."
If the Huskers win, Gov. Haley will send Gov. Heineman their famous Lowcountry shrimp and grits. Should the Gamecocks win, Gov. Heineman is sending Gov. Haley Nebraska's Omaha Steaks.
The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality announced Dec. 29, the areas that it considers to be Nebraska Sandhills, based on an analysis of a variety of existing data. This information will be conveyed to TransCanada for their reference as the company develops a proposed new route for the Nebraska portion of the Keystone XL pipeline.
NDEQ Director Mike Linder said this was an important step resulting from legislation which was passed in November relating to the development of an alternative route that avoids the Nebraska Sandhills.
This year saw many positive changes in the community of Broken Bow, and in Custer County and the surrounding area. Education was a big focus during this year, with the addition of a college campus and a school bond approval in Broken Bow, and the co-oping of several area athletic teams.
Here is a reminder of just some of the highlights that made the headlines of the Custer County Chief during the months of January - June, 2011.
In his 30th year at Mead Lumber in Broken Bow, Rick Maas made the decision to â€śsemi-retireâ€ť and hand the reins over to a new store manager.
Heartland Lutheran 41
ARCADIA--Arcadia outscored Heartland Lutheran 18-1 in the second quarter and went on to post a 51-41 victory over the Red Hornets.
Besides the 18-1 second quarter the contest was otherwise close.The Red Hornets won the scoring battle in the first quarter and third quarter, 11-10 and 16-10 and both teams scored 13 points in the fourth quarter. However, the second quarter ultimately proved to be the difference.
Sapphire Sillivan led the Lady Huskies with 23 points and Gabriela Ritz contributed 12 points.
Other games played last week:
Broken Bow 70
BROKEN BOW--The Broken Bow basketball team earned their first win with a 70-51 route over Ainsworth; it was also the first career win for Broken Bow coach Anthony Blum.