June 21st, 2012
The oldest church in Custer County officially closed its doors Sunday. The congregation voted unanimously last January to decommission the church.
It was time they said. Their congregation was getting older and the upkeep becoming hard. It wasnâ€™t a decision that came easy, many grew up between its walls, as did their children.
â€śThere have been a lot of lasts this year,â€ť said Denise Kaelin, â€śthe last Christmas Eve service, the Last Lords Supper auction â€¦ We knew it was coming.â€ť
Arcadia just couldn't catch a break.
Broken Bow's bats were too much to handle Wednesday night as the Spirit overpowered their foes, winning 19-9.
Third basemen Tressa Ripp had another fine offensive outing, tallying three singles and one doubles. She had plenty of help around here. Every batter finished with at least one hit and eight of the nine batters had at least one extra base hit.
"I think we had really good base-running and good hitting," shortstop Sydney Holcomb said. "Hannah and Jasmyn did really well on the mound too."
From now on if your vehicle crosses the center line while traveling east of Broken Bow on Highway 2, you will know it.
As part of a statewide project, State Highway 2 between Broken Bow and the Custer County line is slated for installation of center line rumble bars. The first portion of that project has already been completed, with the rumble bars installed between Broken Bow and Berwyn.
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.
A daughter, Lillian Rose, was born April 6, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney to Marty and Stephanie (Cunningham) Coble of Kearney.
She weighed 7 pounds 5 ounces.
Lillianâ€™s grandparents are Doug and Ellen Cunningham of Lexington, and Marv and the late Janet Coble of Broken Bow.
Her great-grandfather is Paul Cunningham of Cozad. Great-grandmother is Rose Goodman of Broken Bow.
Shawn and Brandi Corbin of Arnold, proudly announce the birth of a daughter, Avery Renee Corbin, born April 17, 2012 at 9:29 p.m. at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
She weighed 9 pounds 6 ounces and was 22 inches long.
Grandparents are Pat Kreider of Pampa, Texas, Shaun Kreider of Sargent, Jeff and Donna Corbin of Arnold, and Tammy Will of Benkleman.
Great-grandparents are Forrest and Kris Kreider of Pampa, Texas, Darrell and Maryann Jones of Sargent, Don and Ellen Chrisp of Arnold, and Gary and Peggy Ketler of Milliken, Colo.
Larry and Linda Kastens of Anselmo, would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lynnett Kastens of Lincoln, to Brandon Paneitz of Lincoln. He is the son of Mark and Sheri Paneitz of Lincoln.
A June 23 wedding is planned in Lincoln.
Grandparents are Doris Bowers and the late Lawrence Lynch of Arnold, Keith and Marie Kastens of Merna, Jerry and Bette Mangels of DeWitt, and Eugene Paneitz of Plymouth, Neb.
Lynnett is an instructor of medical laboratory technology at Southeast Community College in Lincoln.
Robert and Carol Mullendore of Cheney, would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Carrie Mullendore, to Jake Dilsaver, son of Liz Ferguson of Brewster and John Dilsaver of Taylor.
Carrie is a 2004 graduate of Pius X High School in Lincoln. She also attended Nebraska Wesleyan University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Jake is a 2003 graduate of Loup County High School in Taylor, and attended Wayne State College.
The couple plans to be married in July 2012, in Lincoln
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.