November 8th, 2013
LINCOLN--Only one person stepped forward to testify Thursday on a proposed revision to Nebraska's good-time rules for prisoners.
The Department of Correctional Services held a public hearing at the Lincoln Regional Center seeking comment on the proposal.
Currently, prisoners can shave off time from their sentences if they are well behaved in prison. The state can take away earned good time if a prisoner does something wrong. The proposed changes would double the amount of good time that could be taken away.
When I was 7 years old and the Miss America pageant was on TV, it was a family night to watch. Letâ€™s face it all those women are gorgeous and talented. My friends and I took turns playing 3rd runner up, 2nd runner up, 1st runner up and then Miss America. One of us would do the teary eye walk, of course with the elbow, elbow, wrist, wrist, wave, as the other 3 three would sing â€˜There she is Miss America.â€™
Twin Loup saw its basketball season come to an end Thursday night with a 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-8) loss to O'Neill St. Marys. For the full story, see the next issue of the Custer County Chief.
THEDFORD - - Saturday, Oct. 26, a ranch tour encompassing ranches in Cherry, Blaine and Thomas counties was held. This was the first tour organized by the Nebraska Cattlemen, Sandhills Affiliate (NCSA).
Officers of the NCSA - President Brenda Masek of Purdum, Vice-President Marc Ericksen of Mullen and Secretary-Treasurer Craig Miles of Brownlee - were on hand to greet the attendees at the first stop, TLC Ranch located northeast of Thedford. Sponsors assisting in the effort included Harsh Mercantile and Western Nebraska Bank of Purdum, and Pearson Livestock Equipment of Thedford.
Rodger Dean Ritchie, age 64, of rural Broken Bow, died Nov. 3, 2013, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Aug. 14, 1949, at the family home west of Broken Bow to Charles J. "Doc" and Wanda L. (Cool) Ritchie. He and his brothers and sister grew up in the Union Valley Community. Rodger attended the Ryno country school through the 8th grade and was graduated from the Merna High School in 1968.
James E. Sharp, 73, of rural Burwell, was called home to join Godâ€™s Angel Army by his Lord and Savior Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at the Community Memorial Health Center in Burwell.
A Celebration of Life was held Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at the United Methodist Church in Burwell with Pastor Dennis Davenport officiating. A Private Masonic Graveside Service was at the Hillside Cemetery in North Loup. Memorials are suggested to the Shrine Hospital for Children. Ord Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
On Nov. 3, 2013, Winifred (Pegg) Ferguson died at the age of 93, at the Never Sweat Ranch, six miles south of Brewster, where she was lovingly cared for the last three years of her life by her daughter Elizabeth and her granddaughters. Peg resided on the Never Sweat Ranch from 1945 until 2001, when she moved to Burwell to the Plaza and later into CMHC Friendship Home Assisted Living.
COMSTOCK - - It is a simple shoe box, filled with what we consider to be ordinary items - toothbrush, socks, hair barretts, balls and small toys, hard candy - but the smiles of joy the box puts on the face of a child is priceless!
The program is called Operation Christmas Child, a project of the international Christian relief organization, Samaritanâ€™s Purse. The project began in 1993 with 28,000 shoe box gifts hand delivered to underprivileged children in other parts of the world. And my how the project has grown!
Gothenburg- 32 Broken Bow- 14
Stuart- 40 Anselmo-Merna-12
Twin Loup- 69 North Central- 20
Twin Loup will play Overton Tuesday at Overton at a time TBD.
A significant weather event is in the forecast for this week, beginning tomorrow. The National Weather Service in Hastings has issued this weather briefing. The main snow problems are expected in VALLEY, SHERMAN, GREELEY, DAWSON and parts of BUFFALO, GOSPER and HOWARD counties. A broad range of 1 to 5 inches of snow is expected in those areas. Some locations in NORTHWEST VALLEY and WESTERN DAWSON counties may pick up 6 inches of wet snow. Steady winds in the 15 to 20 mph are expected.