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July 25th, 2014

Frances Darlene Jepsen, 81

July 25, 2014

Frances Darlene (Backhaus) Jepsen, 81, passed away on July 14, 2014 in Broken Bow, at her home in Heritage Hall. She was surrounded by family and loved ones.

She was born to the late Henry and Iona (McElhaney) Backhaus in
Torrington, Wyo., April 17, 1933.

Frances attended grade school and graduated from Torrington High School.

She married the late Burton Eugene Jepsen Nov. 22, 1953, in Torrington. They later moved to Chappell, where she worked in the Chappell Public Schools cafeteria.

Betty Jane Pinkston, 89

July 25, 2014

Betty Jane Pinkston McDowell, 89, passed away peacefully July 9, 2014 ,at the Callaway District Hospital in Callaway.
She was born Feb. 17, 1925, in a sod house near Arnold to Homer and Leona Cook Pinkston. She graduated from Arnold High School with the class of 1941. After graduation she taught school in the sandhills north of Arnold.
March 14, 1942, she married Robert Lavern McDowell in Grand Island. They celebrated their 66th Anniversary in 2008. They had three daughters, Sandra, Jane and Betty Jo.

Daniel B. Lutz, 84

July 25, 2014

Daniel B. Lutz, 84, of Lincoln passed away July 21, 2014.

Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m. July 25, at St. Marks United Methodist Church, 8550 Pioneer Blvd., Lincoln with Pastor Wayne Alloway officiating.

Visitations are 6 - 8 p.m. July 24, at Wyuka Funeral Home, Lincoln, and one hour preceding the service at the church. Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery after church service and reception.

Arrangements by Wyuka Funeral Home, www.wyuka.com.

Keith Kastens, 85

July 25, 2014

Keith Kastens, age 85, of Merna, died Monday, July 14, 2014, at Heritage Hall Care Center in Broken Bow.

Funeral services were Friday, July 18, at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow with Minister Kathy Salts and Milly Winkler officiating.

Govier Brothers Mortuary was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in the Merna Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Our Savior Lutheran Church.

Rita Mae Moore, 81

July 25, 2014

Rita Mae Moore, 81, passed away peacefully in her home in Albany, Ore., July 14, 2014.

Rita was born Febr. 10, 1933, in Loup City, to John and Maggie (Kowalski) Mazankowski as their tenth child on the family farm in Sherman County. She attended the country school in Sherman County, and graduated from Litchfield High School in 1951. She achieved a teaching certificate and taught country school for one year.

She married John “Jack” Moore in 1951. Jack preceded her in death.

Dorothy Myers, 92

July 25, 2014

Dorothy Myers, age 92, of rural Eddyville, died Friday, July 18, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.

Dorothy Lee Maupin, was born on Good Friday, April 14, 1922, during a blizzard in North Platte. She was the second oldest of nine children born to Robert and Mary Dolan Maupin of rural Grainton.

She attended a small rural school for 2 years and then the Grainton School for the next 10 years, graduating in 1939 as salutatorian of her class of seven.

July 25, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

July 25, 2014

Scheduled Today:

Community Events:
* Nebraska's Big Rodeo in Burwell, NE events continue
* Anslemo BBQ at the Library starting at 5:30pm

For more information on the above events, check out the calendar found on the homepage of this website.

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:

* No meetings scheduled for today

For more information on the above meetings, check out the Public Notice section of the Custer County Chief.

July 24th

July 24, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

July 24, 2014

Scheduled Today:

Community Events:
* Nebraska's Big Rodeo in Burwell, Ne events continue
* Diaper Depot at the First Baptist Church from 3-6pm in Broken Bow

For more information on the above events, check out the calendar found on the homepage of this website.

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:

* Lower Loup Natural Resources Districts will meet at 5pm at the District's Headquarters office in Ord, NE.

For more information on the above meetings, check out the Public Notice section of the Custer County Chief.

July 23rd

July 23, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

July 23, 2014

Scheduled Today:

Community Events:
* Nebraska's Big Rodeo in Burwell, NE with events starting at 5pm

For more information on the above events, check out the calendar found on the homepage of this website.

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:

* No meetings scheduled for today

For more information on the above meetings, check out the Public Notice section of the Custer County Chief.

July 22nd

July 22, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

July 22, 2014

Scheduled Today:

Community Events:
* Pizza Hut Benefit Buffet for the Health Connect @ Home Hospice from 6-8pm

For more information on the above events, check out the calendar found on the homepage of this website.

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:

* No meetings scheduled for today

For more information on the above meetings, check out the Public Notice section of the Custer County Chief.

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