August 12th, 2011
Water rates have risen in Mason City but according to City Clerk Gail Zoerb, almost no one is complaining. The higher water bills are paying for a solution to what could have been a catastrophe in the making. Mason City residents were using far more water than the old well could keep up with. The rusty, hole-filled well was on the brink of collapse leaving the community completely high and dry.
Mason City's water system, its well and its tower were older than dirt, claimed Mason City Utility/Maintance Manager Gary Zoerb, when asked when the original well and tower were built.
For most young college graduates, the idea of cutting off your hair and living in a mud hut might not be very appealing. But for Whitney Jenkins, it is exactly what she wants.
Jenkins graduated in May from Creighton University with a major in English creative writing with an emphasis in international relations. For the next two years she will have the opportunity to utilize both of those fields as a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa.
People tend to be very generous around the holidays, donating food, time and money to a number of worthy causes. However, the fact is there are just as many hungry people in August as there are in December - and the need is just as great.
The Custer County Food Pantry in Broken Bow is suffering. In fact, to say their supplies are low would be a drastic understatement! And yet there are still families who need to be served.
Whitney Smith and Alex Croghan, of Broken Bow, would like to announce the arrival of their son, Malakai Donovan Alexander Croghan, born April 6, 2011, at Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Malakai weighed 5 pounds 13 1/2 ounces at birth, and was 19 inches long.
Grandparents are Tom and Dedra Smith of Loup City, and Carol Croghan of Broken Bow.
Suzanne Dawn Melia of Ord, and Ian James Cox of Sargent, wish to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.
Parents of the couple are Tad and Janel Melia of Ord and John and Lori Cox of Sargent.
Suzanne was a 2006 graduate of Ord High School. In 2010, she graduated with a bachelorâs degree in dental hygiene from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Dentistry. She is employed as a Dental Hygienist at Complete Family Dentistry in Ord.
Dean Zoerb of Wood River, and Julie Albers of Minden, were united in marriage Friday, July 1, 2011, at the Grace Lutheran Church in Pleasanton, with Pastor Dean Hanson officiating, in a private family wedding with a Hawaiian theme.
Parents attending were Gail Zoerb of Mason City, mother of the groom, and Vernon and Lois Christensen of Minden, father and mother of the bride.
Matron of honor was Sheila Stubbs, sister of the bride, and best man was Kurt Koepp, friend of the groom. Flower girl was Doris Zoerb, grandmother of the groom, and ring bearer was Tanner Gibb, son of the groom.
Byron E. White was born March 15, 1944, in Igloo, S.D. to Ralph and Thelma (Baldwin) white. he graduated from Tooele High School and attended Black Hills State College in Spearfish, S.D.
During this time he married Kathleen Cooper. In 1971, Byron and Kathleen moved to Marshall, Minn., where they resided for many years.
Byron and Kathleen had two daughter; Jodi (White) and Nikki (White) Burghduff. While in Marshall, Byron worked for Lockwood Motors car dealership until his retirement in 2000.
Charlotte lone Esch, age 85 of Broken Bow, died Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center.
Graveside services were Monday, August 1, at the Broken Bow Cemetary with Pastor Michael Lange officiating. Govier Brothers Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements. Memorials have been established to Custer Care Center and Heritage Hall.
Stanley Spencer Myers, age 69, passed away Monday, May 16, 2011, in Denver Colo., after an unyielding and courageous battle with cancer. Stan was born Feb. 15, 1942, the third child of Willard and Beulah Myers. Born in Broken Bow, he attended and graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1961.
There was a popular song some years ago that asked, âwhere have all the cowboys gone?â. Well the fact is, cowboys are very much still alive and well in the Sandhills of Nebraska, and just two weeks ago eight of them were inducted into the Nebraska Sandhills Cowboy Hall of Fame.
Two of those eight are area cowboys - Roland âRollyâ W. Glause of Broken Bow, and Glen Gier of Mullen.