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August 1st, 2013

Fay Drake, 78

August 1, 2013

Fay L. Drake, 78, of Kearney died Monday, July 29, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at the Litchfield Cemetery in Litchfield, with the Rev. Gary Main officiating. Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Online condolences may be submitted to Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the O'Brien Straat-mann Redinger Funeral Home of Kearney.

Ansley 4-H club takes on fairgrounds project

August 1, 2013

The Custer County Fair wraps up today with the annual livestock auction, and for many area 4-H kids it has been a very busy and exhausting week. One local group can go home from fair week knowing that their efforts resulted in a nicer looking fairgrounds.
The Ansley Junior Livestock 4-H Club came up with the idea last year to do something to help beautify the fairgrounds. The project the club decided to tackle was barns 5 and 6.

July 31st

Fair concert draws big crowd

July 31, 2013

Kristen Kelly and the Casey Donahew Band performed in concert last night (Tuesday) during the Custer County Fair. The country artists had the crowd rocking, even throwing in some classic rock numbers just for fun.

Tonight the fair action continues, with the 25th annual Custer County Fair Races, in front of the grandstand. Featuring go karts, mini sprints, motorcycles and four-wheelers, the races will get underway this evening at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the gate for $10 for grandstand seating for ages 12 and over, $5 for ages 3 and under. Pit passes are $20, regardless of age.

July 29th

Ken Fritzler, 68

July 29, 2013

Ken Fritzler, 68, of Broken Bow, entered into glory July 9, 2013, at Bryan West Hospital in Lincoln, with family at his side.
Ken was born May 18, 1945, to Kenneth C. and Doris (Eastman) Fritzler in Omaha. The family moved to Kimball, where he graduated from Kimball County High School in 1963. He attended the University of Nebraska Lincoln, where he played tenor sax in the marching band, which gave him the opportunity to travel to the Orange Bowl with the football team.

Grayson Lee Jensen

July 29, 2013

Stephen and Chrissy Jensen of Ashland proudly announce the birth of their son, Grayson Lee. He was born June 3, 2013, at 5:42 p.m. at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha weighing 8 pounds 8 ounces and measuring 20 3/4 inches in length. Pround grandparents are Cindy and Curt Hanson of Louisville, Randy Upton of Sidney, Iowa, Barb Jensen of Broken Bow and John and Judy Jensen of Gothenburg.

Mr. & Mrs. Vex Okoth

July 29, 2013

Erica Diane Duryea and Vex Okoth were united in marriage June 26, 2013, after eloping to Hawaii where they were wed on Kona Beach. Officiant was the Rev. James Patrick Thompson.
The bride is the daughter of Sally and Dennis Lehn of Shelton, and Matthew and Betty Duryea of Lexington. Her grandparents are LaVern and Leona Duryea of Mason City.
The groom is the son of Freda Okoth of Nairobi, Kenya, and the late Okoth Rawo.
Erica is employed as a flight attendant with United Airlines. Vex works as a sales supervisor for Maersk, Inc.

Cole J. Roseberry, 12

July 29, 2013

Cole James Roseberry, 12, of Kearney died Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Jennie Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.

Larry Foster, 77

July 29, 2013

Larry Eugene Foster, 77 years, 3 months and 24 days young, went home to be with our Lord Jesus Christ Sunday, July 14, 2013, at Westview Health Care Center in Sheridan, Wyo.
Larry was born March 20, 1936, to Leonard and Leona (Bryan) Foster in their home near Berwyn, where he lived with his big sister, Lea Dell, and little brother, Lynn. He graduated high school in Ansley, in 1954. He served in the Army from 1955 till 1957 when he was honorably discharged.

Anna May Allison, 83

July 29, 2013

Anna May Allison, age 83 of Broken Bow, died Monday July 22, 2013, at her home in Broken Bow.
To accommodate family a Memorial service will be held at a later date. A visitation will be held Thursday, July 25, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow, with the family greeting friends from 6 - 7 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary. A private family committal service will be held at the GatesCemetery with the Rev. Ryan Loeslie officiating. Cards of condolences and memorials may be sent to Frances Dainton,
622 Cherry Street, Broken Bow, NE 68822.

Howard Kreutzer, 86

July 29, 2013

Howard A. Kreutzer, 86, of Amherst, died July 21, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 25, at 2 p.m. at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church with Pastor Duane Duley officiating. Burial will be at the Immanuel Cemetery northwest of Amherst. Military rites at the grave will be provided by the Nebraska National Guard Funeral Honors Team, and the Miller American Legion Post 351. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 - 7 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church Thursday.

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