January 11th, 2012
Francis Lloyd Wescott was born Nov. 19, 1925, at his grandmother's house a mile and half north of Brewster, just one half mile from where he lived most of his life. He attended school at Dunning and then Brewster. He went peacefully into the arms of his Savior Jan. 6, 2012.
He rode his horse to Ogallala when he was 16 all by himself. He then worked around Lisco, working cattle.
Robert D. Booker was born in Callaway July 11, 1920, and joined the Army in June 1942. By April 9, 1943, Bob was serving as a private in the 34th Infantry Division.
On that day, near Fondouk, Tunisia, he advanced alone across open terrain despite intense hostile fire and began firing on the enemy with his machine gun. After being wounded, he continued to fire until receiving a second, fatal, wound.
For these actions, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor a year later, on April 25, 1944, one of only seven Nebraskans awarded that honor in World War II.
Four superintendent candidates are slated to interview at Broken Bow Schools next week.
Interviews begin Monday, and continue through Thursday. The Broken Bow School Board selected the candidates Tuesday following a closed session meeting to screen all applicants for the position, which will begin July 1, 2012.
The public is invited to meet each candidate at a Meet and Greets hosted by the PTA Monday through Thursday. One candidate will be introduced to patrons each day at a reception from 4:30-5:15 p.m. at the high school media center.
It was more than a week into the new year before Broken Bowâ€™s Melham Hospital welcomed the first baby of 2012. Jasper Theodore Lynn Borgelt was born Jan. 9, 2012, at 7:18 a.m.
Jasper weighed 8 pounds 15 ounces, and was 21 inches long at birth. Little Jasper joins four sisters at home; twins Abby and Rylee, age 14, Olivia, 11, and Julianne, 2. Jasper was given his two middle names in honor of his grandpaâ€™s. Grandparents are Ted and Kathy Henderson of Oconto, and Lynn and Marlene Borgelt of Wisner.
It is with great sadness that the Bosselman Companies mourn the loss of its leader and Chairman, Chuck Bosselman.
Omaha-based retailer, Pamida, has announced that it is merging with Green Bay, Wisc.-based Shopko in hopes of creating one of the largest U.S. retailers focused on serving smaller and rural communities.
Over the next year Pamida stores will be converted to the Shopko Hometown store format and will be rebranded as Shopko, officials said Wednesday. The resulting chain will have nearly 350 locations in 22 states.
BRADY--The Anselmo-Merna Coyotes placed third at the Brady Invitational last weekend.
In the consolation match, A-M was matched up with the Crawford Rams and prevailed 49-25.
The Coyotes started the second quarter with a bang and led 18-6 after one quarter of action.
The Coyotes continued to out-work the Rams in the second quarter, outscoring the Rams 13-8, taking a 31-14 lead into the half.
Hattie Hope Wolfe died peacefully Dec. 26, 2011, at Mt. Solo Family Home under Hospice care. Surviving are her son, Dean Fisher, and her daughter, Connie Wallace.
Tyler C. Bain, 29, was arraigned in Custer County District Court Thursday on six felony counts, resulting from an incident Oct. 20, 2011, when he allegedly abducted and assaulted his wife, Kari Bain. Those charges are:
Count 1: 1st degree sexual assault, Class II felony
Count 2: 2nd degree assault, Class III felony
Count 3: terroristic threats, Class IV felony
Count 4: 1st degree false imprisonment, Class IIIA felony
Count 5: use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, Class II felony
Count 6: kidnapping, Class IA felony
Last week we reviewed some of the stories making headlines in the Custer County Chief during the first half of 2011. This week, we take a look back at some of the important stories and events from the second half of the year.
While much of the country has struggled this past year with a low economy and a high unemployment rate, our region has managed to not only remain healthy - but to grow! That is an accomplishment we should all be very proud of.