November 10th, 2011
Stanley Andrew Sommer was born Sept. 24, 1919, at Merna. He graduated from Merna High School in 1936.
Sept. 8, 1942, he married Sylvia Pomplun. He died at Jennie M. Melham Memorial Hospital in Broken Bow Oct. 30, 2011, at the age of 92.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia; his parents, Almore and Esther Sommer; infant brother, Hugh; sister, Allie, and brother Warren.
Linda Bomberger is a lady on a mission. As a matter of fact, she has spent the better part of her life on a mission, first for the U.S. Navy and now as the Custer County Veterans Administrator.
Bomberger feels she has been blessed, and she is driven to do the best she can for those who served their country.
She too is a veteran, entering the service at the end of the Viet Nam conflict. She served from 1974-1995 retiring as a Command Master Chief, one of only 13 females in the Navy to have reached that rank at the time of her retirement.
The Andersons formally â€˜broke groundâ€™ Friday on a 3.8 million bushel capacity grain elevator east of Anselmo. The facility is slated to be open in time for the 2012 harvest.
Standing in a newly harvested corn field, company executives, board members from the Custer Economic Development Corporation, members of the Anselmo Village Board, Custer County Board of Supervisors, Broken Bow Chamber and Anselmo-Merna FFA, grabbed the shovels and dug in.
Scot Holcomb never had intentions of going into the building renovation business, or the landlord business. Yet he has found himself in both - in what may be one of the most talked about happenings in Broken Bow this year.
Downtown Broken Bow is alive with history and culture. Perhaps nothing demonstrates that history more than the beautiful architecture that remains in many of the old buildings in the downtown area. The loss of one of those historic buildings in a 2007 fire, reminded all citizens of Broken Bow just how special - and irreplaceable that history is.
The Georgia Boys head home with this yearâ€™s bragging rights, following the 51st Annual One Box Pheasant Hunt in Broken Bow.
With one box of shells to work with, the five-member team scored 75 points with 15 pheasants, the daily limit, to place first.
Local guides Ron Klein and Logan Spanel and dog handler Tehl Keslar share the glory.
The BD Rooster Busters came in second with 50 points and the Plains Equipment Group came in third. (See B5 of todayâ€™s Chief for complete results and pictures of this yearâ€™s teams.)
The Broken Bow Fire Department was called to the scene of a vehicle fire Monday afternoon in the 700 block of North 10th Avenue.
The call came in of a car on fire at 4:12 p.m. Monday. The Broken Bow Fire Department arrived to find the 1976 Monte Carlo with fire in the engine compartment. The cause of the fire was determined to be a short in the battery.
A total of three fire trucks, nine firemen and two ambulances responded to the call, which came just as the department was finishing up a previous car accident assignment.
Sargent downed Medicine Valley 58-13 to advance to the D2 state semi-finals. They will host Loomis Monday night in Sargent.
South Loup suffered a 30-0 loss to top-ranked Elgin/Elgin Pope John. South Loup finishes their season with a 9-2 mark.
Broken Bow Rescue was called to the scene of a one vehicle rollover accident Monday afternoon at around 3:30 p.m.
Johnie Sikes, 66 of Anselmo, was driving a 2009 Dodge pickup approximately six and a half miles west of Broken Bow on Highway 2, when he lost control and rolled the pickup one and a half times. The pickup came to rest on the drivers side in the ditch on the north side of the highway, near the railroad tracks.
Students at Custer Elementary School in Broken Bow were treated to delicious fruit smoothies last week from Grocery Kart, as part of a campaign to encourage youngsters to make healthier food choices. Kenny Crawford, frozen foods manager at GK, was on hand to make smoothies, and some of the kids got to help out.
Kenny, a father himself, believes it is important to equip kids to make good decisions when it comes to what they eat, and was happy to be part of this program.
For more on this story, see this week's Custer County Chief.
The Nebraska Legislature announced the dates and times of public hearings on legislation introduced this week concerning oil pipelines.
Gov. Dave Heineman called the special session in light of TransCanadaâ€™s proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline route, which has grown in controversy in recent months. The governor atypically called the session without proposing any legislation.
The Unicameral will convene next week Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. in the Legislative chamber before public hearings are held.