June 18th, 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 â€śpositiveâ€ť celebration service, and that is exactly what it was.
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.
Jerry Keyser, 80, of Callaway, formerly of Arnold, died Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Callaway District Hospital in Callaway, following a lengthy illness.
Jerry was born Jan. 19, 1932, at Kearney Hospital in Kearney, to Lester and Emma (Cruise) Keyser. Jerry moved to Arnold in September 1946, where he met his future bride, Jo Anne Spargo.
The couple was married Nov. 22, 1950, at North Platte. Four children were blessed to this marriage.
He was a member of the Elkâ€™s Lodge, the Eagles Club, Moose Lodge, and a member of the Arnold Volunteer Fire Department, where he was an active EMT.
Herman George Haefele, 83, entered into God's presence Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, with his famity at his side.
He was born Oct. 24, 1928, on the Haefele family homestead, east of Callaway. His grandparents were pioneer homesteaders in Custer County.
He was the eldest of five sons born to Gecrge Vernon Haefele and Helen Elizabeth Neth Haefele. He grew up and
attended schools in Broken Bow, and graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1947. In that same year, Herm enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and earned the rank of Sergeant.
After a 5-3 loss to Kearney, Broken Bow rebounded to stay undefeated in league play with a 14-4 victory over Gothenburg on Saturday. Broken Bow will take on Ainsworth Sunday to cap a busy week of games for the team. For more coverage, check out the June 21 edition of the Custer County Chief.
The Broken Bow boys basketball camp will be held from June 20-22.
Grade Level schedule (as of fall 2012)
3rd-5th grade: 8 am- noon
6th- 8th grade: 1pm- 5pm
Total cost to attend both camps is $125 per camper
The camp will be lead by coach Hoffman, who has trained players from high school to professional and has gained recognition in Sports Illustrated.
Campers can expect to learn: fundamentals and advanced techniques to increase shooting range, gain confidence and be a more consistent shooter, offensive skills, ball handling skills, and passing skills.
Broken Bow fell to Kearney 5-3 Friday night. Kearney Little Ceaser's jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and Broken Bow never managed to recover. Nebraska State Bank made a slight push in the bottom of the seventh, cutting the score to 5-3 from a 5-1 deficit to start the inning, but were unable to recover. Broken Bow takes on Gothenburg Saturday at 3:30 pm at Tomahawk Park. Broken Bow beat Gothenburg on the road in their previous matchup. For more coverage, check out the June 21 edition of the Custer County Chief.
The train keeps on rolling.
Spirit softball continued their impressive season with a 16-1 victory over Sargent/Burwell Wednesday night. Catcher Morgan Hueftle lead the way offensively with two doubles and 5 RBI's. The Sprit will take on Central City for the first game of Districts 8 am Saturday. For more coverage, check out the June 21st edition of the Custer County Chief.
The Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben and the Nebraska Fair Managers Association along with the Nebraska Farm Bureau announces the 109 honorees from 55 counties for the 2012 Pioneer Farm Family Awards. In order to qualify for this distinction, members of the same family must have owned a partial of land consecutively for at least 100 years.
During the normal work week, Broken Bow's Todd Vlieger earns his paycheck working at Arrow Seed. It's what he did this past weekend, however that will have people talking.
On June 9, Vlieger won the Kearney half marathon with a time of -. A half marathon is exactly 13.1 miles. In some distance races, the final stretch can be the worst of the race. That wasn't the case here.
"After running the 13 miles, the .1 isn't so bad," Vlieger said. "It's just an extra little bit."