Nebraska's November firearm deer harvest set a record this fall, rising 18 percent over last year, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.
The 2010 November firearm deer harvest was 63,300, compared to 53,767 in 2009. Most of the increase is from antlerless white-tailed deer harvest, as 21,000 bonus antlerless white-tailed deer tags were added this year.
Part 2 of a 2-part series.
We are fortunate to live in an area where we know our neighbors, where we feel like we can trust people. And for the most part, we can. However, our rural setting does not make us immune to scam artists. If anything, it makes us even more susceptible.
Last week we presented a lot of information on how to recognize a scam and what to do to protect yourself from being deceived. This week, to conclude our series, we will focus on what to do if you discover you have been the victim of fraud.
The Festival of Lights parade was cancelled last week in Broken Bow due to the weather, but the floats were already put together and plaques purchased so those businesses had their floats on display for the judges and the public. The viewing took place on the north side of the square last Thursday evening. Pictured are Santa and some of his elves, who appeared on the float entered by The Kloset. This float was awarded second place by the judges. See this week's Custer County Chief for more Christmas float pictures.
Lloyd A. Wells, age 88, of Broken Bow, passed away Nov. 27, 2010, at Golden LivingCenter in Cozad.
Lloyd was born Sept. 16, 1922, to Frank and Mattie Wells.
After graduating from Broken Bow High School, Lloyd lived at home in the Sandhills north of Milburn.
Lloyd being one of seven children, enjoyed ranch life and their new home that his oldest brother, Woodrow, built to replace the sod house where he was born and raised. Lloyd was soon drafted into the army and received his basic training
Ruby Pearl (Peterson) McCandless, 97, of Broken Bow, passed away of natural causes Nov. 29, 2010, at Jennie Melham Hospital in Broken Bow.
Ruby was born June 7, 1913, in a sod house at Weissert, Custer County, Nebraska, to Milton and Mable (Govier) Peterson. She was the youngest of nine children. She live all of her life in Custer County.
Ruby married Melvin LeRoy (Roy) McCandless Dec. 22, 1932, in Julesburg, Colo. They had four sons, William, Eldon, Terry and Nick; and one daughter, Ardith Joleen.
Gerald Wilber Smith, 73, of Gothenburg, died Nov. 30, 2010, in Gothenburg. He was born Nov. 29, 1937, in Ontario, Ore., son of J. Elton and Edith (Rettig) Smith.
He grew up in Eastern Oregon and attended schools in Durkee and Brogan and graduated from Ontario High.
Jerry served his country in the Army from Dec. 1960 to Nov. 1962.
Jerry married Judith Miller, March 1964, in Reno Nev. Jerry and Judy lived and worked on a ranch in Oregon. They moved to Nebraska in 1972 where Jerry operated a Well Service for almost 25 years.
Jerry enjoyed hunting, fishing and horses.
Keith Kermit Blauvelt passed from this life Nov. 28, 2010, at the age of 96 years, 5 months and 5 days at the Pioneer Nursing Home in Mullen where he had resided for the last few years.
Keith was born June 23, 1914, to Leslie Joseph and Adda Ethel (Wood) Blauvelt in a sod house southwest of Thedford on the Blauvelt homestead. he was the forth of five children.
As a young man his family were farmers and he worked with his family and neighbors breaking horses, picking corn and whatever else there was to do to make a living during the â€śdirty thirties.â€ť
Richard D. Parish, age 66, of Broken Bow died Nov. 25, 2010, at his home in Broken Bow. Richard D. Parish was born July 26, 1944, in Fayetteville, Ark., to Everett and Jane (Dickinson) Parish. Richard moved to Broken Bow in 1970. Richard worked at The Lobby, Uncle Ed's and the Broken Bow Elks Lodge.
Richard loved to people watch. He loved to observe those around him. Richard will be remembered for his charming smile and wonderful outlook on life. His sparkling eyes and brilliant smile brightened many a day.
Ronald Paul Kelley USAF (Ret) was born Dec. 14, 1940. He passed away Nov. 28, 2010. He was preceded in death by parents, William and Gladys; brother, Dennis. He is survived by wife Sharon; children, Michelle, Tim, Dawn, Christine, Kristen and Brenda; brothers, Vernon, David, Rick and Terry; sisters, Mary Lou and Carol; 20 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends Dec. 2, 2010, from 6-8 p.m. at Braman Mortuary (Southwest Chapel). Burial will take place at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell. Visit www.bramanmortuary.com to leave a condolence.
With Thanksgiving behind us many are now turning their sights to decorating for the Christmas season. The United Methodist Church junior high youth group would love to help people with that project, but it might not be what you think.
The youth group is planning a mission trip/fun trip to South Dakota next summer and has been looking for innovative ways to raise money for their trip. That is how they came up with the idea of the Ugly Christmas Lawn Ornament fundraiser.