November 16th, 2012
RoseZella Rufean Ramsey was born Oct. 3, 1921, at Milburn, one of 10 children of Emma Fern Tyson (Howard) and Ralph Skelton. She passed away at the age of 91.
RoseZella met and married William H. Ramsey while working in Washington, D.C., in 1942. They moved to Wichita, Kan., where Bill was assigned to work at the Boeing airplane company during the war. Following the war, the couple moved back to Broken Bow, where Rose worked for several years for the Custer County Chief. She loved her job at the paper, and maintained a special fondness for Broken Bow throughout her life.
Audrey Jean Mills Eastman, 64, of Topeka, Kan., died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.
She is survived by her husband, Andy Eastman of Topeka, Kan.; sons, Bryan Eastman of Lawrence, Kan., and Nate (Shannon) Eastman; two grandchildren, Mallory and Nolan Eastman of Topeka, Kan.; brother, Morris Mills of Lincoln; sisters, Arlene (John) Oâ€™Neill of Grand Island, Roberta ( Steve) Morrison of Lincoln; nieces and nephews, family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
John Charles Land, 62, of Gwinn, Mich., passed away early Thursday morning, Nov. 8, at his home in the presence of his loving family and under the care of Lake Superior Hospice.
Edna Grayce Hall Brown was born Feb. 19, 1917, northeast of Ansley, in the Box Elder community. Her parents were Fred and Edna Harpster Hall. She was one of five children. Grayce attended the Box Elder school and graduated from Ansley High School in 1934. One of her favorite teachers was Tizzy Clay.
November 8, 2012, Erma Naomi Lee Brown was received into the arms of her loving Savior, Jesus Christ. Erma was born June 17, 1918, in Round Valley, to Edgar and Bertha Lee.
Erma was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Emily Holcomb; and granddaughter, Dr. Robyn Lee Rairigh.
She is survived by husband, Harold Brown; four children, Sharon (Robert Rairigh) of Gering, Terry (Ann) Brown of Hawaii, Charlene (Phil) Severson of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Ted (Kathy) Brown of Littleton, Colo.; grandchildren; sister, DeVohn (Leo) Peterson of Nebraska, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Alberta (Fellows) Jensen was born in a sod house near Koshopah April 8, 1015, to Frank and Mamie (Fetherston) Fellows. She passed away Nov. 8, 2012, at the age of 97.
Alberta attended Cottonwood from first through 10th grade, and graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1932, taking the Normal Training school program.
Alberta married Ted Jensen Feb. 12, 1934, in Taylor. To this union nine children were born. They lived in the Koshopah and Cottonwood area ranching together for many years. She was Tedâ€™s extra hand whenever he needed one.
When drought strikes, it attacks agricultural producers and ag businesses with a vengeance. It challenges the norm by forcing new ways of thinking. It brings about new ways of doing things which soon become the new norm. And more than ever, ag organizations, agencies, and associated groups are a vital resource during such times.
It was a treasure hunt - meets fellowship dinner - meets hard dayâ€™s work. More than 150 people of all ages and walks of life converged on a corn field northeast of Broken Bow Saturday with one common goal - helping our school.
It was a first-time experience for me, and I was not the only one.
â€śIâ€™m a city girl - I have never done anything like this before!â€ť exclaimed Nancy Harrold, who spent nearly four hours bending over picking up ears of corn.
Custer Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) will be holding their 4th
Annual Career Day for the Junior and Senior High School students in central Nebraska Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. The day is designed to allow
students to visit participating businesses in Broken Bow, giving them a view of the possible career choices that would serve the needs of central
"Our Career Day is an excellent opportunity for both the students of
Part Two of a three-part series:
Drought not only affects the agricultural producers who depend on snow and rainfall to produce crops, graze cattle, and feed their livestock. It also affects the very businesses who supply goods and services to agricultural operations. While the short term for delivering fuel to irrigation wells may provide a boom year, the long term outlook can be financial stress for the producer and, by association, the fuel supplier.