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June 19th, 2015

Ricketts to join Tour de Nebraska riders on Saturday

June 19, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts will hit the road with fellow bicyclists for part of this year's Tour de Nebraska ride.

The governor is scheduled to ride out of Burwell in central Nebraska on Saturday morning. Ricketts is an avid biker, and awakens early most mornings to ride trails in Omaha or Lincoln.

This year's tour began on Wednesday in Ravenna runs through Sunday. The 292-mile loop runs through St. Paul, Ord, Burwell and Broken Bow before finishing back in Ravenna.

VIDEO:'Frozen' Softball Team Will Melt Your Heart

June 19, 2015

The Freeze, an Oklahoma softball team composed of 4 and 5-year-olds, is gaining national attention for playing ball in their Elsa gowns.

In Case You Missed It

June 19, 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.

June 18th

Irvin W. Spangler, 80

June 18, 2015

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. 

He was united in marriage to Gladys Lichtenberger Sept. 8, 1961, in Kearney. 

William J. ‘Bill’ Eastwood, 91

June 18, 2015

William J. “Bill” Eastwood, 91, of Anselmo, died Sunday, June 14, 2015, at Tiffany Square Care Center. Mr. Eastwood’s 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, 87

June 18, 2015

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 “Fritz” 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

June 18, 2015

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.

O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home was serving the family.

Memorials are suggested to St. James Catholic Church.

Winona Faye Brummell, 90

June 18, 2015

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

June 18, 2015

Rick L. Glendy, 56 of Loup City, died Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Loup City. 

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. 

Memorials are suggested to the Glendy family or donor’s choice. Higgins Funeral Home in Loup City is in charge of arrangements. You can sign Rick’s guest book at higginsfuneralhomelc.com.

Throwback Thursday to June 16 1984

June 18, 2015

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.

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