In 2010, Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow completed a multi-year renovation and addition project, creating a state-of-the-art facility in our region. That was just one of the many positive things that occurred this year.
However, 2010 also saw its share of local tragedies. In the next two weeks we will recap some of the stories that made headlines in the Custer County Chief during 2010 - looking at the first six months this week.
Plains Equipment Group is pleased to announce the addition of the following Nebraska John Deere dealerships:
â€˘ Custer County Implement Inc. in Broken Bow
â€˘ Elkhorn Valley Implement in Oâ€™Neill
â€˘ GreenIron in Ord
â€˘ Niobrara Valley Equipment in Ainsworth
Effective Dec. 15, 2010, these four stores will be joining Plains Equipment Group, Inc. headquartered in Seward. Our employees want to ensure their loyal customers that going forward you can expect the same great service youâ€™ve experienced over the years!
After attending The Green School Summit in Lincoln in October, Joe Shea, Director of Operations for Broken Bow Public Schools, came home with lots of ideas.
Armed with the desire to make the Broken Bow schools more efficient and environmentally friendly, Shea presented his ideas for accomplishing that to the Broken Bow School Board at the November meeting. One phase of that plan is being completed while students are enjoying their holiday break from the classroom.
Broken Bow High School band and choir small groups and ensembles presented an annual Christmas event in Broken Bow Dec. 21 - the Holiday Notes concert. Pictured above, from left: Ashley Schweitzer, Andrew Pracht and Grant Shinn open the event with a trombone trio, playing "Fanfare and Invention."
A large crowd attended the event, which included dinner and festive holiday entertainment by some of BBHSâ€™s most talented musicians.
Trent Lynn Hardy, 23, of North Platte, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, in North Platte. He was born Jan. 8, 1987, at North Platte to Larry F. and Cathy (Nozicka) Hardy.
He grew up in the Thedford area, graduating from Thedford High School in 2006. He graduated from Mid-Plains Community College in 2008, in auto technology. He was currently employed at Seeverâ€™s Auto Care.
Trent is survived by his mother, Cathy of Thedford; sisters, Tiffany Hardy of North Platte, and Tisha Hardy of Thedford; grandparents, Larry and Nina Hardy of Seneca, and many other relatives and friends.
Rose Rempe Allen, 85, of Oconto, passed away Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at JMMMC in Broken Bow.
She was born May 25, 1925, at Oconto, to Frank and Josephine (Stejskal) Hladky. She graduated from Oconto High School in 1943.
Glorene R. Foster, age 87, of Broken Bow, formerly of Kearney died Dec. 22, 2010, at the Jennie Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow. Funeral services were Dec. 27, at Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Burial was at Kearney Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the family for designation at a later date. A message of condolence, tribute or memory can be left at www.hlmkfuneral.com. Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.
Harley Eugene Poland was born Aug. 24, 1936, to Earl and Ruey Poland in Sargent. He passed away Nov. 27, 2010, at the Norfolk Veterans Home in Norfolk.
Harley attended school in Sargent before moving to Broken Bow. After school he enlisted in the United States Army and served his country in the Korean War.
Harley married Dorothy Rohde Nov. 13, 1958. This union was blessed with four children. Harley and Dorothy recently celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary.
Ruth Applegarth, 81 of Ishpeming, Mich., formerly of Broken Bow, died Dec. 24, 2010, at the Marquette General Hospital in Marquette, Mich.
She was born Aug. 14, 1929, in Anselmo, a daughter of the late Charles and Mabel (Booth) Land. She was a 1947 graduate of Comstock High School and received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Kearney State College.
June 12, 1948, she married Alvin Applegarth in Broken Bow, and he preceded her in death Dec. 13, 1991.
Arapahoe Holiday Tournament
Arapahoe 78, Pleasanton 68
Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 57, Hitchcock County 45
Arapahoe 66, Pleasanton 57
Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 50, Hitchcock County 43
Brady Holiday Tournament
Brady 54, Anselmo-Merna 27
Wauneta-Palisade 58, Paxton 51
Brady 54, Anselmo-Merna 21
Wauneta-Palisade 48, Paxton 37
Arapahoe Holiday Tournament
Arapahoe 44, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 39
BOYS THIRD PLACE
Pleasanton 62, Hitchcock County 42