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June 17th, 2011

State loses advocate with Broken Bow ties

June 17, 2011

One of the state’s most influential women, and a native of Broken Bow, passed away June 10. Pamela K. Brown was born Sept. 12, 1952.
She was the wife of Steve Brown of Omaha, daughter-in-law of the late Paul and Betty Brown, and daughter of Norma Kemp and the late Paul Kemp, all of Broken Bow.

WW II heroes memorialized

June 17, 2011

•Regional Hero Flight includes several area veterans

December 7, 1941, is often referred to as America’s longest day. The attack that day on Pearl Harbor began our involvement in World War II.
During World War II, 85 percent of our nation’s families had someone serving in active duty. Nearly 60 years after the end of that war, a memorial to those who served was finally erected in Washington, D.C. Last week, 20 WW II veterans from central Nebraska had the privilege of making the trip to Washington to visit that memorial.

CC Ag Society announces 2011 fair entertainer

June 17, 2011

The Custer County Ag Society this week announced the headline act for this year’s Custer County Fair entertainment. Hardcore country traditionalist, Daryle Singletary, will perform Saturday, July 30, at the Custer County Fairgrounds.

Horizon Ag/Pioneer Seed outgrows old building

June 17, 2011

MERNA - - A new office building with a focus on Ag, located on state Highway 2 between Broken Bow and Merna, is now open and operational.
A vision of Joe and Deb Grantzinger, the building itself features an entrance area complete with reception and ag displays, four large offices, a large conference room, a break room, handicap bathroom facilities and a 60 x 150-foot warehouse.The warehouse is where Joe stores the corn and soybeans and where the soybeans are treated.
More soybeans are being planted today and that was one of the factors considered when Joe built the building.

June 13th

Central Nebraska Hero Flight 2011

June 13, 2011

Throughout the Hero Flight to Washington, D.C. this past weekend, people approached the World War II veterans - shaking their hands and thanking them for their service. Such was the case when the group visited the World War II Memorial, when the camera caught these two young girls thanking Les McCormick, left, of Brewster, and Arleigh Sintek of Ansley.
See this week's Custer County Chief for pictures and details of the 2011 Central Nebraska Hero Flight.

Chartraw was MIA and Nuremberg Trial guard

June 13, 2011

ANSLEY - - Eugene Raphael Chartraw was still in high school when he registered for the U.S. Army, and enlisted right out of high school in 1944. During the next two years he experienced hand-to-hand combat, was listed as Missing In Action, and was a guard at the Nuremberg Trials. But the last thing he considers himself is a hero.
Chartraw had been classified as farm deferment, but he didn’t take it. Instead he enlisted, prepared to do whatever he was called upon to do in defense of our country and our freedoms.

Lip smackin’ good ribs!

June 13, 2011

OCONTO - - God seemed to be smiling on the Oconto Volunteer Fire Department Saturday by providing picture perfect weather for the annual Blowin’ the Doors Off BBQ. And plenty of people took advantage of that nice weather to enjoy some great food, live entertainment and a good time with family and friends.
The population of Oconto increased by roughly 12.11 times Saturday night, with a total estimated attendance of 1,829. Oconto’s current population, according to the 2010 census, stands at 151.
The attendance figures broke down as follows:
Adults (age 12 and up) - 1,689

Vincent pleads to three felonies; sentencing set for July 21

June 13, 2011

Ronald J. Vincent, 49 of Sargent, appeared in Custer County District Court last week for arraignment. After reaching a plea agreement with the state, Vincent entered pleas of No Contest to three felony counts.
Vincent had originally been charged with seven felonies, following an April 26 incident northwest of Sargent in which he lost control of his 1994 Ford pickup and hit an embankment. Vincent threatened two passers-by who stopped to render aid, with a gun he had in the seat of the pickup. The two men were able to wrestle the gun away from Vincent.

June 6th

McCormick recalls WWII combat in central Europe

June 6, 2011

Story Contributed
By Anna Haynes

BREWSTER - - Les McCormick was drafted into the Army in 1942. He completed his basic training in Fort Smith, Ark., at Camp Chaffee. He then went to Nashville, Tenn. for maneuvers and then on to Camp Campbell, Kent. to prepare for battle in Europe.
The night before he shipped out of Camp Shanks, N. J., he won $300 playing dice. By the time they arrived in Marcel’s, France, he was broke from playing cards! They played rummy and pitch in their free time. He also remembers purchasing a carton of cigarettes for 50 cents.

Holcomb named UNMC Pharmacy Preceptor of the Year

June 6, 2011

When pharmacy students arrive for a rotation at Holcomb Pharmacy in Broken Bow, they can expect their comfort zone to, shall we say, expand.
Mike Holcomb, Pharm.D., a 1990 University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy graduate, likes to tailor the rotations through his pharmacy to the experience level of the students.