June 19th, 2015
VIK (Very Important Kids) Day is Saturday at Victoria Springs State Recreation Area. See our calendar of events for more information.
Tour de Nebraska will pass through Broken Bow Saturday.
Sunday is Father's Day. Also on Sunday there is NBHA Barrel Racing.
Check out our calendar of events to see what events are happening around you.
Irvin W. Spangler, 80, of Callaway, passed away Monday, June 8, 2015, at Golden LivingCenter in Broken Bow.
Irvin was born Oct. 29, 1934, in Callaway, to Wilson and Clara (Miller) Spangler.
Irvin attended school at Callaway where he graduated with the class of 1952. He then went on to further his education at Milford Technical College, where he studied auto body repair. Upon completion at Milford, he returned to Callaway where he farmed on the home place.Â
He was united in marriage to Gladys Lichtenberger Sept. 8, 1961, in Kearney.Â
William J. âBillâ Eastwood, 91, of Anselmo, died Sunday, June 14, 2015, at Tiffany Square Care Center. Mr. Eastwoodâs wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned. Curran Funeral Chapel is assisting the family.
Bill was born May 17, 1924, at Stapleton. He was the son of William John and Ida Mae (Gorsuch) Eastwood.
Marie Kastens, age 87, of Merna, passed away Friday June 12, 2015, at Heritage Hall Care Center in Broken Bow.
Funeral Services were Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow with Minister Kathy Salts and Millie Winkler officiating.
Burial will be in the Merna Cemetery.
Govier Brothers in Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements.
Alice Marie Hirsch was born Feb. 14, 1928, to Fred âFritzâ and Alice (Michele) Hirsch of rural Merna. Marie attended a rural country school and graduated from Merna High School in 1946.
Agnes Genevieve Finley, 93, of Kearney, died Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at CHI Good Samaritan.
Mass of Christian Burial was Friday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Fr. Art Faesser celebrated.
Burial was in Kearney City Cemetery.
According to her wishes Agnes was cremated.
OâBrien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home was serving the family.
Memorials are suggested to St. James Catholic Church.
Winona Faye Brummell, 90, of Casper, Wyo., died June 5, 2015, at Central Wyoming Hospice in Casper. Winona was born April 17, 1925, in Loup City, to Lena (Vergin) and Charles M. Williams.
She married Bob Brummell in Reno, Nevada. He preceded her in death.
She later married Loyd Tanner.
Survivors include her husband; one sister, Evelyn Brush of Broken Bow; a sister-in-law, Bonita Williams of Bassett; nieces and nephews and their families; and her dog, Bella.
Rick L. Glendy, 56 of Loup City, died Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Loup City.Â
Funeral services were Friday, June 12, 2015, at the United Methodist Church in Loup City with the Rev. Darrell Holzinger officiating. Cremation will follow the service.Â
Memorials are suggested to the Glendy family or donorâs choice. Higgins Funeral Home in Loup City is in charge of arrangements. You can sign Rickâs guest book at higginsfuneralhomelc.com.
In the Saturday June 16, 1984 issue of the Custer County Chief, the winners of the "Tell Us About Your Dad" third annual contest were pictured. The contest was sponsored by Fariss Mens Wear in Broken Bow.
Top Picture front row from left: Erin Jones, Ben Christen, Cheryl Zimmerman and Joanna Zimmer. Back row from left: Gordon Jones, Jim Christen, Clarence Carr (Cheryl's grandfather) and Charles Zimmer.
Bottom Picture front row from left: Stacy Wright and Stacy Lauby. Back row from left: Gary Wright and Ron Lauby.
Happy Father's Day!
Entries are now being taken for Miss Rodeo Cherry County. The contest this year will be held on August 5th and 6th. Contestants must be between the ages of 14-20 as of January 1, 2015 and will be competing for over a thousand dollars worth of prizes.
The Horsemanship Contest will be held on August 5 at 7 p.m. at the the fairgrounds. The modeling and speeches will be held on August 6 at 1:30 p.m. The topics of this year's speeches are: "Cherry County - Jewel Of The Sandhills" or "Legends of Rodeo". Speeches, modeling and horsemanship are open to the public.
These pictures are in The Custer County Chief's unclaimed photographs basket. If you know who these belong to, call them to see if they would like to come and get them in our office.
The top middle picture has Chelsea Smith written on the back and the bottom picture has Trent Esch written on it.
If you have a picture that you have dropped off and never picked up, stop by the office to look through our unclaimed basket.
We are open Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM