February 3rd, 2012
Tara (Ellis) and Jared King, of Lincoln, proudly announce the birth of a baby boy, Easton Matthew King. Easton was born Jan. 6, 2012, at Bryan LGH East. Grandparents are Mike and Kathy Kettleborough of Broken Bow, Brad and Traci Ellis of Omaha, and Kenny and Deanna King of Glenwood, Iowa.
Great-grandparents are Warren and Mardelle Ellis of Broken Bow, Bob and Laurel Pracht of Sun City, Ariz., Karen and Larry Millikin of Colorado Springs, Colo., Glen Kettleborough of Anselmo, and Lillian Kettleborough of Broken Bow.
Stephanie Linden and Riley Seda, of Anselmo, proudly announce the birth of a daughter, Paisley Joy Seda. Paisley was born Jan. 15, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. She weighed 9 pounds 2 ounces and was 22 inches long. Proud grandparents are Asher and Irene Linden, and Roger and Sue Seda.
Dirk Franzen and Jennie Kuta, of Ord, are proud to announce the arrival of their son, Dexter Wayne Franzen. He was born Nov. 20, 2011 at 5:08 p.m. at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Dexter is welcomed home by big sister, Haley. His grandparents are Hunter and Pam Goldsby of Berwyn, John and Barb Kuta of Loup City, Jason and Cindy Gates of Broken Bow, and the late Wayne Franzen.
Lynn and Missy Holt of Thedford are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their son, Alan Michael, to Jessica Sue McClure, daughter of Susan McClure of Aurora, and Michael McClure of Lincoln.
Alan is a 2007 graduate of Sandhills High School in Dunning, and is currently a fifth year senior at the University of Nebraska-Kearney, majoring in business administration, economics emphasis. He will graduate May 4, 2012.
James R. Franssen, age 71 of Broken Bow, died Sunday Jan. 29, 2012 at Bryan LGH in Lincoln.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Burial will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 8 a.m. to service time at St. Josephs Catholic Church. A memorial will be designated by the family at a later date.
James R. Franssen was born March 18, 1940, in Andale, Kan., to Herman Franssen and Marcella Goetz-Franssen. He moved with his family to Callaway in 1947.
Brenda Jean Minton, 59, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at her home in Merna. Brenda was born Dec. 27, 1952, at the Callaway Hospital to Joseph âJoe" and Betty Jean (Ault) Lindner of Oconto, and was baptized at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oconto.
At the age of four, Brenda left Nebraska and moved with her family to Utah and then Mesa Ariz. Brenda married Charles "Chuck" Minton May 8, 1979, in Las Vegas, Nev. To this union two sons were born; Martin Leonard and Michael Lee.
ln the mid-90s, Chuck and Brenda moved back to Nebraska into Brendaâs Grandma Lindner's house in Merna.
Max W. Chrisp, 85, of Rogers, Ark., died Wednesday, Jan. 25, at his home. He was born Jan. 5, 1927, at Central City, to Elmer J. Chrisp and Ernestine Pearsons Chrisp.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and two sons, Max William Chrisp Jr. and Terry Lee Chrisp.
Anna âAnnieâ Marie Schneider, of Grand Island, died at home Jan 18, 2012, after a brave fight against cancer.
Memorial services were Jan. 28 at Apfel Funeral Home in Grand Island. Burial will be at a later date.
Annie was born May 24, 1956, in Callaway, to Joseph and Rose (Hladky) Rempe of Oconto. She grew up and attended school in Oconto, graduating in 1974 as salutatorian.
She participated in 4-H and was Girlâs State representative for Oconto in 1973.
She attended Mt. Marty College in Yankton, S.D. for one year, and attended Kearney State College for one and a half years.
The Ansley Volunteer Fire Department was called to the scene of a fire in a warehouse on Fargo Street in Ansley Thursday afternoon. The fire department arrived and found the structure heavily engulfed in smoke, and called both the Broken Bow and Mason City departments for mutual aid. The warehouse, now owned by Mike Marsh, had once served as the livery stable in the community.
For more details on this story, see next week's Custer County Chief.
The speed limit coming in to Broken Bow on West Highway 2, has been a topic of conversation at community meetings and coffee shops for the past few months. Now one local business entity has decided to do something more than just talk.