March 15th, 2012
Marjorie Eleanor Pierce was born March 19, 1922, to Arthur C. and Jennie Marie (Gustafson) Newquist and passed from this life March 11, 2012 at age 89.
Marjorie was born at home on a farm near Sumner and, aside from her college years, she spent her life living in the Sumner area. Marjorie graduated from high school in 1940, and attended Kearney State College to get her teaching certificate. Marjorie taught at a rural school near Sumner and in the Sumner school for seven years and after marrying taught for two more years.
Frank William Glidden, 67, of Taylor, died March 10, 2012, at the Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow, after a long battle with cancer.
Frankâ€™s wishes were to be cremated. A graveside memorial service was Monday, March 12, 2012, at the Taylor Cemetery in Taylor, with Pastor Alan Petersen officiating. Memorials are suggested to the Taylor Fire Department. Hitchcock Funeral Home in Burwell was in charge of arrangements.
Marjorie Weinman, 91, went to be with the Lord March 6, 2012, at her home in Arnold. Marjorie was born July 3, 1920, to Fay and Jancy (Johnson) Long at their home south of Arnold. She graduated from Arnold High School in 1938.
She attended college in Lincoln at the University of Nebraska and after college she taught school at Prairie View Country School.
Betty J Johnson, age 85, of Broken Bow died Saturday March 10, 2012, at St. John's Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Kearney. Funeral services were Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with the Rev. Mark Stones officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Callaway. Memorials may be made to the family.
Beginning next month, Broken Bow Municipal Utilities customers will see a 7.2 percent rate increase in their electric rate. The increase was approved by the City Council Monday.
The request for the customer rate increase was made, explained Electric Superinten-dent Doug Staab, because the city itself has experienced a rate increase from its electricity provider. The rate increase passed on to the customers is the same increase, 7.2 percent, as the city is seeing from its wholesale provider.
A large host of auction items - 49 crock pots of chili - generous bidders - dedicated sponsors. All of these elements came together Saturday night at Sylvesterâ€™s Bar, and when the night was over, $16, 534.34 was raised for two community organizations.
This was the seventh year for the fundraising event, which organizers Jeannie Connely Skolil and Sylvesterâ€™s owner Fred Schumacher say started as just a random idea. Each year the public is invited to enter their favorite chili recipe to be judged by a panel of community volunteers.
Hey guys, just in case you didnâ€™t catch Ellenâ€™s article on the front page, Iâ€™m going to take this opportunity to further introduce myself.
I recently took over as the sports editor for the Chief and Iâ€™ll tell you Iâ€™m thrilled to be here.
Unlike Dennis Driscoll, the former sports editor, I didnâ€™t go to high school here. All of your faces and names are going to be new to me.
Iâ€™m originally from Omaha. I grew up there and graduated from Millard North High School. Needless to say this small town is a definite switch for me, but I find it starting to grow on me already.
Next week, Marrch 19 - 23, is National Severe Weather Awareness Week. Area citizens had an opportunity to learn more about severe weather awareness and some of the agencies who make it their goal to both keep us safe and help in times of disaster or emergency, at a special program Tuesday evening in the Broken Bow High School Gym.
Jason Lichtenberger, 19 of Broken Bow, was sentenced to three years probation in Custer County District Court Thursday. Lichtenberger was charged with attempted sexual assault of a minor, a Class III felony.
In handing down her sentence Judge Karin Noakes noted that reports indicate the defendant is at â€ślow risk to re-offend and is a good candidate for probation.â€ť
Carolyn Lea 'Carrie' Witte, 63, of North Platte, died Feb. 29, 2012, surrounded by family at her lakeside home in North Platte.
Carrie was born Nov. 15, 1948, to Herbert Napoleon, Jr. and Pearl Marie Karnes Stevens in Merna. She graduated from Anselmo-Merna High School then earned a bachelor of science degree in Home Economics (Consumer Science and the Family) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1971.