July 3rd, 2012
Russell J. Mason of Omaha, died at Immanuel Hospital March 12, 2012, one day after his 83rd birthday.
Russell was born and raised in Anselmo to Harry and Joyce Mason. He married Bonnie Dainton June 18, 1950. They spent most of their 61 years of marriage in Omaha where they raised six children.
Russell was a brick-layer by trade but many will attest to the fact that he could build or fix anything that he laid his hands on. He was an active member of Maplewood United Methodist Church, Keystone Task Force, the Masonic Lodge, and Eastern Star.
D. Lucille Shoemaker, 87 of New Plymouth, Idaho, passed away Monday, June 18, 2012, in Boise, Idaho. Mass of Christian Burial was June 25, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Fruitland, Idaho, with Fr. Calvin Blankinship officiating. Interment was at Park View Cemetery in New Plymouth.
Lucille was born Aug. 19, 1924, in Merna, to Arthur V. and Ida Brown Rourke. She grew up on the family farm and graduated high school in 1941, and enjoyed returning to Merna just last year for her 70th class reunion.
Holly Lewis, 46 of Murdock, died Friday, June 22, 2012 at her home in Murdock. Funeral services were Monday, June 25, 2012, at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in Hazard, with Father Martin Egging officiating. Cremation followed the service with burial at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the Litchfield Cemetery or donor's choice. Higgins Funeral Home in Loup City was in charge of arrangements. You can sign Holly's guest book at higginsfuneralhomelc. com.
Margie H. Headley, 83, of Callaway, died Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at the Callaway Good Samaritan Center. She was born Aug. 27, 1928, in Callaway, to Cleveland A. and Mattie M. (Price) Pitkin.
George Conrad Fleishman, 94, beloved husband and father, passed away June 28, 2012, at the Vintage Care home in Napa. George was born in Merna, Nov. 18, 1917, to George N. Fleishman and Anna (Bader) Fleishman. He graduated from Merna High School and then attended Kearney Teachers College in Kearney.
He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in March 1942. In May 1942, he graduated from Colorado State College with a bachelor of science degree in forestry. He went to basic training as a navigation cadet in Santa Ana, Calif. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1943.
Kirby Pomplun, Michael Coleman, Justin McCullough and Caleb Dodge have been voted into the Mid-Nebraska League All-Star game, which takes place July 5 in Kearney at Memorial Field. The game starts at 7 p.m. Four players is the maximum number of players one team can have on an All-Star roster. It is the first time Broken Bow has had four players voted to the All-Star game.
With several fires breaking out in the area over the past few days, and one still burning in the National Forest at Halsey, local fire chiefs are urging citizens to use extreme caution this week when lighting off fireworks. In fact, some communities across the state have already banned fireworks this year, and several others are considering imposing a ban.
Trailing 2-0 for most of the game, Nebraska State Bank Baseball refused to quit and rallied to take the game into extra innings where they would eventually pull away from Kearney and win 6-2.
An RBI-single by Justin McCullough brought the game even at 2-2 in the top of the 7th inning. Kearney Little Ceasers stranded a runner in the bottom of the seventh, opening for Broken Bow to blow the game wide open in the top of the 8th.
This is when right fielder Jake McCormick stepped up and delivered a two-RBI single that put Broken Bow up 4-2 and gave them the lead for good.
Don Davis, Mid-Plains Community College Extended Campus Coordinator in Broken Bow, has announced his retirement effective July 1.
â€śMy time at MPCC has been extremely rewarding, but I am ready to move on to other things,â€ť Davis said.
This is actually the second retirement for the self-proclaimed â€śfarm boy from the Sandhills of Nebraska.â€ť His first retirement came after teaching and counseling students for more than three decades.
The Spirit had been in close games before during this season. None of them went as planned.
In their final game of the season at Tomahawk Park, a seventh-inning rally changed all that.
Broken Bow trailed 7-3 entering the final inning and then put their bats to work. Timely hitting by Tressa Ripp, Karly Boje and Jasmyn Brooks helped seal the 8-7 comeback victory for the Spirit.
The game ended on an RBI single from Brooks.
For complete coverage of this game, check out the July 5 edition of the Custer County Chief.