July 19th, 2012
Brad and Darla Quackenbush and Jeff and Lisa Berghorst, all of Broken Bow, proudly announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Kaleigh Marinda
Quackenbush and Jonathon Henry Berghorst.
Grandparents of the bride are Valdean and Elaine Kershner of Hastings and Kathy and the late Ray Quackenbush of Albuquerque, N. M.
Grandparents of the groom are Bill and Laura Miller of Anselmo and Harlan and Phyllis Berghorst of Broken Bow.
Randy and Dixie Peterson of Broken Bow proudly announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessi Raye, to Amos John Viter, son of Mike and Laurie Viter of Brady.
The future bride is a graduate of Broken Bow High School and Mid Plains Community College - North Platte. Jessi is currently employed at Adams Land & Cattle as a backgrounding accountant.
The future groom is a graduate of Gothenburg High School. Amos is currently employed at Blowers Farms LLC in Arnold.
The couple will be married Aug. 25, at Arnold Baptist Church.
Andrea Rae Smith of Burwell, and Brent James Thomas (BJ) of Dunning, were married June 2, 2012, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Burwell.
Mother of the bride is Geri Smith of Burwell. Parents of the groom are Lee and Mary Thomas of Dunning. Grandparents of the bride are Jean Ann and the late Jerry Teahon of Dunning, Barbara and the late Lowell Smith of Hastings. Grandparents of the groom are Albert and Zita Mae Thomas of Scribner, and Robert and Altha Ditch of Coppell, Texas.
The Broken Bow Board of Education met for its regular monthly meeting Monday, in what could be called a bittersweet evening. It was the first official meeting under new Superintendent Mark Sievering following the departure of two-year interim superintendent, Dr. Virginia Moon.
The board approved the hiring of three new teachers to fill vacancies, in part, left by the tragic loss of Zane Harvey and Anthony Blum. High School/ Middle School Principal Ken Kujath says he feels very blessed to have found such quality candidates for the district this late in the year.
The 6th Annual Crazy Days Run kicked off at 7 a.m. July 14, with 112 registered runners, walkers and bikers. Event chair Amy Wenquist said she was especially thrilled at the number of younger runners participating.
â€śThe volunteer turnout was tremendous,â€ť she added. Kicking off from the Melham Sports Complex, the early morning start avoided the heat of the day. Participants had their choice of a 5K, 10K, 1 Mile Walk, 10 Mile Bike or a 20 Mile Bike as their event challenge.
Hosted by the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce, it costs $20 to participate.
ARNOLD - - Folks in the community of Arnold may have been missing the sounds of Blues music this month, but instead they were greeted with the sounds of motorcycles.
The Devilâ€™s Den Motorcycle Rally took place this past weekend in Arnold, hosted by the Arnold Motorcycle Club. Hosting a rally, and forming a club, was the brainchild idea of Heidi Kulp and Holly Hornung Remund.
Hundreds of Broken Bow High School alumni returned to the community July 13-14 for Alumni Weekend, and one of the highlights of the event was the presentation of the Broken Bow High School Distinguished Alumni Award.
One change that was made this year was that the award was presented during the all-alumni luncheon Saturday. The winner of this yearâ€™s award, Dr. Gene Armstrong, was also the guest speaker at the luncheon.
It would be difficult to find anyone who has had a more positive influence on more young lives than Gene Armstrong.
A rough first inning cost Broken Bow the league championship Monday night. Broken Bow fell to Aurora 15-5 in five innings. Aurora took at 12-0 in the first inning. The Indians outscored them the rest of the way, 5-3, but it wasn't enough. The game was a reschedule from the game on July 12 that was cancelled due to rain.
Broken Bow takes on Ravenna at home tonight at 7 p.m. It will be their final home game of the season before they start the district tournament on July 21 in Wahoo.
Their game is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. and they will take on the winner of Cozad and Shelton/Gibbon.
The Custer County Sheriffâ€™s Office responded to a two-vehicle accident shortly before 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 13, five and one half miles north of Broken Bow on Highway 2.
A 1988 GMC pickup, driven by David Archambault, 23 of Oconto, was traveling north on Highway 2 when the driver attempted to make a U-turn at Road 802 and Highway 2. A second vehcile, a 1991 Chevy sedan driven by 55-year-old Michael McAlevy of Merna, was also traveling north behind the Archambault vehicle.
The D.C. Lynch Carnival highlighted a busy weekend of activities in Broken Bow and Custer County. The carnival was set up at the Custer County Fairgrounds Thursday through Sunday.
Broken Bow alumni returned to the area for reunions this past weekend as well, with several honor classes hosting various activities.
The Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce hosted a barbecue at the Fairgrounds Saturday evening, and Crazy Days throughout local businesses Thursday through Saturday.
Aside from the activities in Broken Bow, Litchfield hosted its Old Settlers Picnic celebration.