November 26th, 2012
The Merna Fire Department was called to the scene of a skidsteer on fire in a pasture last Wednesday afternoon, but before they even arrived at the scene it was apparent the fire had gotten much bigger than that - and Merna called for back-up. Within the next few minutes fire departments from Anselmo, Broken Bow, Callaway and Arnold were also called in to help battle the blaze spreading through the dry pasture ground about five miles west of Merna. With assistance from the air as well, the fire was finally extinguished Wednesday evening, but not before it had burned an estimated 300 acres.
John and Judi Mills of Mason City are proud to announce the engagement of their son, Rylie Mills, to Shannon O'Neill, daughter of Gordon and Colleen O'Neill of Grand Island.
Shannon is a 2004 graduate of Grand Island Senior High School. Since high school, she has received a bachelors degree in healthcare management and a bachelors degree in nursing. Rylie is a 2003 graduate of Ansley High School. The couple currently live in La Vista, where Rylie works for a distribution warehouse and Shannon works as a nurse for The Nebraska Medical Center.
Ina (Faye) Woolstrum, of Ansley, left us to be with God and all those who have gone before her. She began her final journey Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, just four days after enduring extensive cancer surgery.
Pat Hickenbottom was born April 21, 1966, at Broken Bow, to Chuck and Karolyn (Miche) Hickenbottom, and passed away Nov. 15, 2012, at Overton.
Memorial services will be Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Ansley with the Rev. Bill Ragan officiating. Inurnment will be in the Ansley Cemetery, with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church in Ansley and Ansley Fire Department
U.S. Veteran Vern G. Bohlken, age 88 of rural Brock, passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Good Samaritan Society in Auburn. A memorial service was Monday, Nov. 12, at the Faith Lutheran Church in Talmage, with inurnment at the Grant Evergreen Cemetery, rural Talmage. Graveside military honors provided by the Talmage American Legion Post 246 and the National Guard Honor Guard
Vern George Bohlken, son of Harm Bohlken and Gesha (George) Bohlken, was born Nov. 10, 1923, on the family farm near Brock. He was one of three children born to this union.
Norman Edgar Grint, age 89, passed away Nov. 11, 2012, at Jennie Melham Memorial Medical Center, Heritage Hall care home.
Norman was born Oct. 24, 1923, to Harold and Helen (Finley) Grint. He grew up on a farm east of Sargent and attended Phillipsburg Country School. He later attended Sargent High School and graduated in 1942.
Shortly after graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as an electrician on the USS Alpine during World War II. During his enlistment he attained his pilots license. Norman was proud of his country and his time in the Navy.
Zig Zigler once said â€śIâ€™ve never met an ungrateful person who was happy, and Iâ€™ve never met a grateful person who wasnâ€™t.â€ť
The power of positive thinking and boldly taking risks while running toward your dreams was the message that met more than 70 high school juniors and seniors from seven area schools Nov. 14, during the 2012 Central Nebraska Technical Career Day. The event is spearheaded by the Custer Economic Development Corporation and supported in multiple capacities by twenty local businesses.
Construction on the North Park school building project is progressing ahead of schedule, and while that is a good thing for the project it also means the school board has to make some decisions a little earlier than anticipated.
At the Monday meeting of the Broken Bow Board of Education, three motions for construction options were slated for discussion and action. The first of those involves the type of siding to be used on the exterior of the building.
The giving season has arrived. So as you dust off your ornaments, unpack the snowmen and scurry through your day, take a moment to remember the little ones.
Thanksgiving official kicks off the fund-drive for the Childrenâ€™s Christmas Fund. Last year, working in partnership, the Broken Bow Does, the Custer County Chief, the Childrenâ€™s Christmas Fund Board of Directors, and you, through the generosity of your giving, the Childrenâ€™s Christmas Fund helped make the holiday season a little brighter for 519 children and their families.
Should it stay or should it go? That is the question surrounding the playground equipment at Custer School, addressed again by the Broken Bow School Board Monday evening.