February 23rd, 2012
Arvid William Smith, age 86 of Thedford, died Feb. !4, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Funeral services will be Monday Feb. 2012, at 10 a.m. at the Bethel Assembly of God Church with Pastor Ron Master officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery with full Military Honors by American Legion 230 and Thedford VFW 2023. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, with the family receiving friends from 3 to 5 PM at the church. Memorials are suggested to Hillcrest Cemetery Fund or the donorâ€™s choice.
Broken Bow Police Officers seized drugs, paraphernalia and more than $100,000 in cash late Monday night after apprehending two men for leaving the scene of a hit-and-run accident.
Police Chief Steve Scott said the two men were en route to California by plane when inclement weather conditions forced them to land at the Broken Bow Airport Sunday night. The men borrowed an airport courtesy car and stayed at a local motel.
â€śIt appears that their flight plan was round-trip from California to Chicago and they were on their way back to California when they landed in Broken Bow,â€ť Scott said.
The Broken Bow Board of Education adjourned into closed session Monday evening, and when they returned the board voted on and approved a motion to make a purchase offer on a piece of property.
The offer of $13,000 was made on a property located just east of the practice field. A small house currently sits on the property, which is in the middle of the block. According to board president Michelle Zlomke, the intent for the property is to remove the house and convert the area for parking.
Rancher and restaurant owner Jim Jenkins announced today that he would not seek an independent bid for the United States Senate seat being vacated by Ben Nelson.
Each year the Nebraska Aviation Trades Association presents its most distinguished award, Airman of the Year, to one of its members who has shown outstanding dedication and support to the agricultural aviation industry.
The 2011 Airman of the Year award, was given to Casey Williams of Arrow Aviation in Broken Bow. Casey is the 3rd generation of his family to receive this prestigious award.
The award was presented recently at the Nebraska Aviation Trades Association (NATA) 2012 annual convention in Grand Island.
For more on this story, see this week's Custer County Chief.
Ansley, Litchfield, Mullen and Sandhills/Thedford girls basketball teams will be competing for the district championship Friday night and a chance to play in the state tournament is on the line.
Ansley vs. Wauneta/Palisade at Hershey High School
Mullen vs. Wynot at Bassett High School
Sandhills/Thedford vs. Sutherland at North Platte St. Pat's High School
Litchfield vs. Giltner at Minden High School
All games start at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. Mountain)
LINCOLN - - The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality could continue to review alternative routes for the TransCanda Keystone XL pipeline to avoid the Sandhills, despite recent action by the federal government, if a bill introduced by Sen. Jim Smith of Papillion was passed.
On Feb. 16, the Natural Resources Committee heard testimony on the bill, LB1161. The bill is a "simple amendment" to the two pipeline-related bills passed during last year's special session, Smith said.
On Feb. 14, Smith introduced an amendment to his bill to address the recent federal action, he said.
Roger Elfgren passed away at St. Johns Good Samaritan center in Kearney Feb. 8, 2012.
Roger was born Nov. 24, 1943, in East Killingly, Conn., the fourth of six children born to Ernest and Dorothy Elfgren. Roger was 12 when he traveled by covered wagon with his parents, brothers and sisters from Connecticut to Nebraska, arriving in Broken Bow in August 1956.
Roger attended school in Connecticut thru the 7th grade. Roger graduated from Broken Bow High School with the Class of 1961. After graduation, he attended business school in Omaha for a year.
Goldie Shepherd, age 98, of Grand Island, formerly of Ansley, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at the Wedgewood Hospice Center in Grand Island.
Goldie was born March 26, 1913, near Arcadia. She was the youngest daughter of Samuel D. and Rhoda R. (Henry) Hurlbert.
Marie M. Allen, age 87, of North Platte, passed away Feb. 9, 2012, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 17, 1924, in Mason City, to Harry and Elva Tracy Holm. Marie graduated from Bridgeport High School.
After graduation she taught school in rural western Nebraska. She married James McVay in 1943. Marie traveled extensively with her husband who was in the Army Air Corps. Their travels included Alaska. To this union three children were born; James, Sue and John.