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August 1st, 2012

Marion Copper, 76

August 1, 2012

Marion Yvonne {Barnes} Copper was born Feb. 10, 1936, at Danbury, Nebr. to Lyle Kermit and Mary Alice (Patterson) Barnes. She passed away at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow, Sunday, July 29, 2012 at the age of 76.
Marion attended the Snake Run School near Broken Bow before her family moved to the Brewster area. She graduated from Brewster High School in 1954.
February 3, 1957, Marion married William O. Copper, Sr and to this union four children were born; William O Copper, Jr., Mary Belle, Lanona Marie, and Leo Kermit.

Mildred Klapal, 89

August 1, 2012

Mildred Ann Klapal, age 89, of Broken Bow, died Monday, July 23, 2012, at the Off Broadway Assisted Living in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were July 27 at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Glen Emert officiating. Burial was in the National Bohemian Cemetery near Comstock. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements.

Calvin (Kelly) Treptow, 86

August 1, 2012

Calvin (Kelly) Albert Treptow of Comstock, died Saturday, July 28, 2012, at the Community Memorial Health Center in Burwell.
Services were Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Ord Memorial Chapel with burial following at Douglas Grove Cemetery in Comstock. Memorials are suggested to the family. Ord Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Courthouse Centennial Celebration

August 1, 2012

In 1912, Woodrow Wilson was elected president of the United States, the Titanic sunk on its very first voyage, New Mexico and Arizona were admitted as states, and the Girl Scouts of America was founded. It was also the year the current Custer County Courthouse was built.
Next week, Custer County will throw a birthday party - marking the centennial of the Courthouse. The main event is planned for all day Monday, Aug. 6, with a full slate of activities.

July 30th

Brett Kramer, 21

July 30, 2012

Brett M. Kramer, 21, of Litchfield died Sunday, July 29, 2012 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 2, 2012 at the Litchfield Christian Church, with the Rev. George Reitz officiating. Burial will be in the Elk Creek Cemetery in Custer County. Visitation will be Thursday prior to service time, at the church. Memorials are suggested to the family. Rasmussen Funeral Home in Ravenna is in charge of arrangements.

Louise Sheets, 94

July 30, 2012

Louise Fern Sheets was born May 18, 1918, in Keystone, Nebr., to Bert and Lena (Cash) Holmes and went to meet her Lord and Savior July 29, 2012, at the age of 94. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 2, 2012 at the United Methodist Church in Arnold with the Rev. Dale Coates officiating. Burial will be in the Arnold Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Arnold Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Arnold Cemetery Association and the United Methodist Women’s Society.

Lucille Simonson Barant, 85

July 30, 2012

Lucille Alice Simonson Barant was born to Simon T. and Helen L. Stewart Simonson Feb. 24, 1927, on her parent's ranch north and west of Mullen in Cherry country. Lucille departed this life July 26, 2012, in North Platte.
Lucille was the youngest child and was adored by her sister Allegra and brother Bill.
Lucille grew up on the ranch, graduated from Mullen High School, attended Normal training and taught school for a few years. August 18, 1946, she married Stan Barent in a double ceremony with her sister Allegra and Dewayne Buechler in the front yard of their parent's ranch.

Braving the heat for a good cause

July 30, 2012

When there is a need, the people of central Nebraska tend to answer the call. Saturday, July 21, that opportunity presented itself, as a benefit for Randy Franzen brought well over 100 people to the event.
The benefit began with participants meeting downtown at Tiffany Theater, where organizational plans for the poker run were made prior to viewing the classic movie, “Every Which Way But Loose.” The movie was shown free, through the generosity of Stuart Fox, one of the benefit’s sponsors.

July 29th

Bow's season ends at hands of Seward

July 29, 2012

Broken Bow proved that they could play with the best of the Class B teams at the state tournament.

Their bats, just didn't seem to make the trip. Broken Bow's season ended with a 3-0 loss to Seward in the Class B State tournament.

For more coverage, check out this week's edition of the Custer County Chief. Further updates will be made on the website later in the week.

July 28th

Broken Bow falls to Roncalli in State tournament opener

July 28, 2012

Broken Bow stayed right with Roncalli for most of the game.

They held a 3-2 lead going into the bottom of the 6th, but then surrendered four and were unable to recover.

Roncalli held on for the 6-3 victory.

Broken Bow will take on Seward tomorrow at 11 am in the losers bracket contest.

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