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June 21st, 2012
The oldest church in Custer County officially closed its doors Sunday. The congregation voted unanimously last January to decommission the church.
It was time they said. Their congregation was getting older and the upkeep becoming hard. It wasnâ€™t a decision that came easy, many grew up between its walls, as did their children.
â€śThere have been a lot of lasts this year,â€ť said Denise Kaelin, â€śthe last Christmas Eve service, the Last Lords Supper auction â€¦ We knew it was coming.â€ť
From now on if your vehicle crosses the center line while traveling east of Broken Bow on Highway 2, you will know it.
As part of a statewide project, State Highway 2 between Broken Bow and the Custer County line is slated for installation of center line rumble bars. The first portion of that project has already been completed, with the rumble bars installed between Broken Bow and Berwyn.
It was meant to be the final goodbye - a special celebration of the lives of two special men who impacted a school and a community. Mission accomplished.
It was standing room only Monday evening, as hundreds of students, parents, alumni, friends, family and community members packed into the Broken Bow Municipal Auditorium for a final tribute to Coach Zane Harvey and Coach Anthony Blum, killed in a June 1 traffic accident near Ansley. Hosted by Broken Bow Public Schools, Principal Ken Kujath had promised a â€śpositiveâ€ť celebration service, and that is exactly what it was.
The Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben and the Nebraska Fair Managers Association along with the Nebraska Farm Bureau announces the 109 honorees from 55 counties for the 2012 Pioneer Farm Family Awards. In order to qualify for this distinction, members of the same family must have owned a partial of land consecutively for at least 100 years.
If one were to look on the road at the right time this past weekend, they might have seen a car unlike any other.
Bob Gifford, the son of Broken Bow resident Bev Kennedy, resides in Spokane, Washington. When Gifford went to visit his mother, she got to see something that took her son five years of hard work to build.
Gifford's "Stealth Cruiser" is modeled after the F1-17 stealth aircraft used by the military. This makes Gifford, a former Air Force officer, feel right at home.
More than 100 American Legion Riders gathered in Broken Bow this past weekend for the organization's State Romp. Sunday morning, the group held a special tribute at the Broken Bow Cemetery, where they conducted a wreath laying ceremony in honor of Michael Doheny, former Marine killed in Iraq in 2007.
ANSLEY - - In honor of its 125-year anniversary, Ansleyâ€™s annual Muddy Creek Celebration will be bigger and better than ever this year. Activities are planned for June 8 - 12, with a dance and poker tournament kicking things off Friday. The 60-seat maximum poker tournament begins at 7 p.m., while the Brown Daisy Dance for youth entering 7-12 grade will be from 8-12.
They never thought it would happen to them.
Hunter Campbell saw the oncoming pickup truck in their lane headed straight for them. He thought they would be able to swerve out of the way in time. It wasn't long after impact he realized how wrong he was.
"I remember (Zane) Harvey trying to swerve out of the way, but there just wasn't time," Campbell said. "I don't think I blacked out at any point, but once I looked up and saw everyone moaning, I crawled out the back and it was just me and Grayson (Minnick) out there."
Preliminary autopsy results on the drivers of the two vehicles involved in Fridayâ€™s head-on collision near Ansley which killed three men, have been received by Custer County Attorney Tami Schendt.
Schendt says the preliminary findings indicate that 70-year-old Albert Sherbeck, of Ansley, died as the result of multiple blunt force trauma due to the accident. However, the report also indicates severe cardiovascular disease which may have been a contributing factor to the accident.
An estimated crowd of 300 people met at the Broken Bow High School football field Monday evening in a display of love and support for the two coaches lost last week, and the three student athletes who remain hospitalized with injuries resulting from last Friday's accident.