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June 21st, 2012

Jean Minnick, 83

June 21, 2012

Jean C. Minnick age 83 of Cambridge, died Sunday, June 17, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Jean was born in St. Paul. She graduated from St. Paul High School in 1946.
She attended and graduated from the University of Nebraska with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism. Jean was a member of the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority.
June 16, 1948, Jean was united in marriage to Paul Minnick. He preceded her in death Nov. 16, 2006. Jean worked for the Cambridge Hospital and later as secretary at the Cambridge Public Schools for more than 10 years.

Margie Kvasnicka, 85

June 21, 2012

Margie Iva (Yohn) Kvasnicka, 85, of Wilber, passed away June 12, 2012. She was born Oct. 21, 1926, in Mason City, to William and Christina (Albrecht) Yohn
Margie attended Mason City School. She married Edwin Price, and to this union four children were born.
While working at Russell Stovers, she attended Lincoln School of Commerce then started working at the Nebraska Bookstore.

Weekend fun abounds for Callaway and Anselmo

June 21, 2012

CALLAWAY - - The activity calendar heats up this weekend, as two Custer County towns will host annual community celebrations - Callaway and Anselmo.
The Callaway Pioneer Picnic will be June 22-24, and includes lots of games and fun activities in Morgan Park Saturday and Sunday. The Seven Valleys Rodeo Association will host its annual rodeo at the arena south of Callaway beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Sunday. There will also be a teen dance Friday after the rodeo.

Bow goes green

June 21, 2012

It’s not easy being’ green’ nor is it cheap. One doesn’t jump into a green project just because it sounds like a good idea. There have to be incentives on the other end.

In 2007, Nebraska a new law created Production Tax Credits (PTC) for Community-Based energy Development or C-BED. State law allows for these incentives because of Nebraska’s unique situation as a public power state.

BBPS salaries approved

June 21, 2012

The key discussion item in Monday’s meeting of the Broken Bow Board of Education was a hot-button topic in just about every business or entity - salaries. The board adjourned into closed session to discuss administrator and classified salaries, and nearly two and a half hours later announced the agreed upon figures.
The board unanimously approved a negotiated agreement with a base salary of $30,500 for the 2012-13 school year, and $31,200 for the 2013-14 school year.

Westerville church closed

June 21, 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 wasn’t a decision that came easy, many grew up between its walls, as did their children.

“There have been a lot of lasts this year,” said Denise Kaelin, “the last Christmas Eve service, the Last Lords Supper auction … We knew it was coming.”

June 20th

Broken Bow overpowers Arcadia in win

June 21, 2012

Arcadia just couldn't catch a break.

Broken Bow's bats were too much to handle Wednesday night as the Spirit overpowered their foes, winning 19-9.

Third basemen Tressa Ripp had another fine offensive outing, tallying three singles and one doubles. She had plenty of help around here. Every batter finished with at least one hit and eight of the nine batters had at least one extra base hit.

"I think we had really good base-running and good hitting," shortstop Sydney Holcomb said. "Hannah and Jasmyn did really well on the mound too."

June 18th

Highway 2 project designed for safety

June 18, 2012

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.

Community meets for final tribute

June 18, 2012

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 “positive” celebration service, and that is exactly what it was.

James Reed, 91

June 18, 2012

James Earl Reed, age 91 of Broken Bow, died June 6, 2012, at Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow. Funeral services were Monday, June 11, at Govier Brothers Mortuary with Floyd Ditson officiating. Interment was in the Custer Center Cemetery, with Govier Brothers Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Reed was born Sept. 10, 1920, at Broken Bow to James and Nancy (Ditson) Reed. He grew up in Custer County and moved to Dunning in May of 1940. He married May Peirson Nov. 30, 1940. They lived in the Dunning area until 1954, when they moved 25 miles north of Thedford.

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