June 7th, 2013
LINCOLN -- The first session of the 103rd Legislature came to a close Wednesday after Gov. Dave Heineman addressed the body, praising senators for their work and calling for âa giant step forwardâ in tax reform next session.
Despite issuing more than 20 line-item vetoes on the two-year budget, about half of which were overturned, Heineman thanked the Appropriations Committee for its efforts, saying he agreed with members on the most important issues, like state aid to schools and rebuilding the cash fund.
âMost importantly, we balanced the budget without raising taxes,â he said.
By Janice Nozicka and Pam Holcomb
Special to the Chief
Forty thousand dollars. $40,000! After several months of hard work and dedication, the Broken Bow PTSA made their donation to Little Feet, Big Dreams. This $40,000 donation sends Phase 2 fundraising over the top of its goal for two sets of playground equipment at North Park Elementary - a set for the primary students and a set for the older students.
Georgia Mae Ryan, age 87, of Broken Bow, formerly of Mason City, died Monday, June 3, 2013, at Heritage Hall Care Home in Broken Bow.
Private family graveside services will be Friday, June 7, at 10 a.m. in Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Broken Bow with Father Hugh Spanel officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, June 6, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow.
Georgia Mae Ryan was born March 17, 1926, in Broken Bow to Georgia Robert and Ethel A. (Broyles) Cox.
James Richard âJRâ Giles, 72, of Thedford, passed away at his home
Monday, March 4, 2013.
He was born July 9, 1940 to Grover Stanley (Dode) and Alice Aydelotte Giles on the family farm in rural Cherry County in the hay mow, as the roof of the house was being rebuilt that summer. A neighborhood woman served as mid-wife, as there were no roads or doctors.
He was home schooled until third grade, then attended country school until 8th grade. He then attended Mullen High School, graduating in May 1957.
He married Linda Hughes in June of 1962. To this union three children
Yvonne Marie Richards, age 76 of Broken Bow, passed away at her home May 31, 2013. She was born at Pleasant Township
of Cass County Iowa to Albert and Emma Rudig. She graduated high school May 13, 1955, at Griswold , Iowa. May 12, 1955, she married Earl Edward Richards at Council Bluffs Iowa.
While living in Iowa she worked at her brother Richard Rudigs cafe.
She also worked at a hardware store , grocery store and at the school.
James Guilford, age 86, died Saturday, May 25, 2013, at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were May 30, 2013, at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with Pastor Bob Winn officiating. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements.
James Everett Guilford was born Sept. 8, 1926, to Everett and Helen (Ludwig) Guilford near Sundance, Wyo., on the family homestead.
Elizabeth Corinne (âConnieâ) Prochazka died peacefully in her sleep May 25, 2013. She was 88 years old.
Corinne was born in Norfolk Oct. 28, 1924, to Landon and Freda Chapman. She was one of six children (none of whom are still living). She graduated from Norfolk High School in 1943.
It was during her school years that a teacher misread her name and she was known to many as âConnieâ ever since. After high school, she attended nurses training but decided to become a dental technician.
Custer Federal Savings and Loan will soon look a little different. The name gracing its building and sitting on top of its letterhead will soon read Custer Federal State Bank.
A press release from Custer Federal talks about the how much the bank and its officers are looking forward to the change.
Marlene J. Samp-LeMon, 72, died suddenly Wednes-day, May 22, 2013, at her home in Fort Wayne, Ind. She worked as a Field Rep at the Chamber of Commerce. âEveryone who met her, loved her.â Always the expressive, vivacious picture of a true lady, this classy, elegant, artistic, creative, optimistic, fun, silly âhostess with the mostestâ adored her family - especially the three grandkids: Ariana and Ethan Pundt (11 and 8) and Carter LeMon (17 months).
ST.PAUL/ORD - - John Oldson, 47, was sentenced life-to-life in prison this morning for the 1989 death of Cathy Beard. He was convicted by a jury of second degree murder Feb. 8, 2013, in Howard County District Court. The defense was granted a change of venue prior to the trial, which was relocated from Valley County to Howard County. The sentence requires Oldson to serve no less than life imprisonment.