November 29th, 2012
Arcadia opened its basketball season Thursday night against Chambers Wheeler-Central. The Huskies held a 14-12 lead at halftime, but the Renegades opened up the second half on an 8-2 run and didn't look back, taking the game 40-22. See the full story in the next Custer County Chief.
ORD - - The trial of a former Ord man accused in the 1989 murder of Cathy Beard will proceed as scheduled - just not in Valley County. District Judge Karin Noakes sustained a motion by the defense for a change of venue, relocating the trial from Ord, the county seat of Valley County, to St. Paul, the county seat of Howard County.
In a unanimous decision, the Broken Bow City Council Tuesday authorized City Attorney Jason White to draw up an agreement between the city and Broken Bow Public Schools for the playground equipment at Custer School to stay put.
ARCADIA - - There are some area residents that are stepping up to help those effected by Hurricane Sandy.
Terina Trotter-Wortman is one of the those people from around the area that has dedicated her time and effort to come to the rescue of the thousands of people whoâ€™s lives were left in ruins due to the catastrophic disaster that left many on the Northeastern Seaboard without electricity, homes, and some escaping with just what they could carry or what they were wearing.
Landon and Elaine Kleeb are pleased to announce the arrival of their baby girl, Estelle Rae Kleeb.
She was born Nov. 16, 2012, at the Heartland Hospital in St Joseph, Mo. Estelle weighed 6 pounds 15 ounces.
Besides her parents, Estelle is also welcomed by grandparents Chuck and Debbie Kleeb, and Lois and Kenneth Sanders.
Sarah Pracht of Broken Bow and Jason Kennedy of Scottsbluff were married June 23 at the Bellevue Pumpkin Patch and Berry Farm with Mary Jane Gockley officiating. Parents of the couple are Rod and Beth Pracht of Broken Bow and Kevin and Colleen Kennedy of Scottsbluff.
The bride and groom reside in Lincoln.
TAYLOR - - Growing up on a farm near Taylor, Becky Smith spent a lot of time in the hay fields with her father. She fondly remembers the food her mom used to prepare for them to take to the field, and a special chocolate cake.
â€śMom liked this recipe because it didnâ€™t have very many ingredients and you donâ€™t have to have the oven on very long to make it. She didnâ€™t handle the heat very well,â€ť Smith recalls.
SARGENT - - Six months after seeking input from the Sargent community, the Nebraska Department of Roads has settled on a plan involving the Highway 183 construction project.
Memorial services for Ethel Huffman were conducted from the United Methodist Church in Ansley, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, with the Rev. Joel Plisek officiating. Burial was at the Box Elder Cemetery at Cumro.
Ethel Rose (Shaw) Huffman was born March 28, 1908, near Filley, to L. V. and Susie (Durken) Shaw and passed away Nov. 19, 2012, at Heritage Hall, Melham Medical Center, Broken Bow. She was the youngest of six children.
Beverly Jean (Farmer) Shepherd, age 83, of Hastings, died peacefully at home with family Nov. 12.
Mrs. Shepherd was born Sept. 2, 1929, on a farm in Custer Center to Orval â€śNickâ€ť and Edna (Marquiss) Farmer. She attended Broken Bow schools. Following graduation, she attended business school before working as a secretary for the Brown Fruit Company.
She married Vernon Shepherd June 6, 1948, in Broken Bow. They resided in Grand Island, where they were members of the United Methodist Church. They relocated to Hastings in 1971, when Mr. Shepherd became manager of Allenâ€™s department store.