October 13th, 2011
MASON CITY -- Mason City is on the list. Their post office patrons have been informed. The Mason City Post Office is set to close, unless the community can prove itâ€™s not a good idea.
The community met last week in preparation for the Oct. 17 community hearing, and there was one thing those present made perfectly clear, they are not going down without a fight.
Residents in central Nebraska could not have been happier to see rain come last week. â€śFriday was the first day in more than a week that we didnâ€™t see a fire truck rolling through town,â€ť said one Arnold resident.
Dry conditions and high winds sent a number of fires out of control last week, causing destruction and devastation across the area. The largest and most devastating of those fires was near the town of Stapleton in Logan County, where for awhile residents were concerned about saving their community.
TAYLOR--Loup County used a 24-point third quarter and a powerful defense to upend Arcadia 48-6, the final match-up between the two schools.
Loup County and Sargent are co-opting football teams starting next fall.
With the co-op, the two schools are ending a rivalry that dates back to 1978.
The defenses for both teams dominated the first quarter, but Loup County started to find their offensive groove in the second quarter.
Brandon Barker took the delayed handoff and scooted for a 43-yard touchdown run.
The Wildcats added the two-point conversion and led 8-0.
Students from the University of Nebraska Lincoln presented Phase 1 of a three phase project to a packed city council room Tuesday evening, and their presentation was met with a rousing applause.
The Andersons, Inc. announced Oct. 5, it will soon begin construction on a 3.8 million bushel capacity grain elevator facility near the towns of Anselmo and Broken Bow. The facility is slated to be open in time for the 2012 harvest.
"Constructing a new facility located in the center of Nebraska fits well with our strategy to provide service to customers west of our traditional eastern cornbelt market," says CEO Mike Anderson. "During the past 15 months we've expanded our operations in Nebraska to nine locations, both through acquisitions and merchandising agreements."
Broken Bow High School crowned its Homecoming King and Queen Friday night to round out a full week of spirit-filled activities. Meanwhile, the Indians hosted the Gothenburg Swedes in a rivalry match-up that went into three overtimes before Broken Bow eventually lost a heartbreaker on a gutsy call by head coach Mike Garner.
See photos of the Homecoming royalty and all the details of the game in this week's Custer County Chief!
Luella Ballard, age 75 of Broken Bow, died at her home Oct. 2, 2011. Graveside funeral services will be today, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at the Broken Bow Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Winn and Bob Woodward officiating. Interment will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the family.
Lucial E. Kulhanek passed away at Larchwood Inns Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at the age of 94. She was born April 22, 1917 in Ansley, to John and Marie Tiff. She was the youngest of their seven children.
Her three brothers and three sisters have preceded her in death.
She married Lloyd Kulhanek on her birthday in 1936. They had three children and lived in Fruita for many years. They divorced in 1969. He preceded her in death.
Lucial is survived by her sons, Gary (Judy Rumelhart) and Jay Kulhanek, and her daughter, Deanna (William) Herrick.
Madonna Nichelson, 82, of Lexington, passed away Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at the Elwood Care Center in Elwood.
She was born June 6, 1929, at Omaha, to Claude and Edna (Lobdell) Janson. The family moved to Cozad when she was in the 8th grade, where she finished her schooling.
She was united in marriage to Jim Nichelson April 27, 1946, at Norton, Kansas. The couple was blessed with three children; Gerald â€śJerryâ€ť,, Linda and Mike.
Andrew C. Gobel, Jr., 75, of Grand Island, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at St. Francis Medical Center.
Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at Northridge Assembly of God Church in Grand Island. There will be no visitation. Cremation services were provided by Westlawn Memorial Park. Burial of ashes will be at 10:30 am Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Westerville Cemetery in Westerville.
Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home is serving the family. Memorials are suggested to Northridge Assembly of God Church or to the family.