September 14th, 2011
Darb Ahrens left her failing earthly body and assumed her incorruptible heavenly body the afternoon of Sept. 10, 2011. As her immediate family surrounded her bed, held her hands, stroked her forehead and softly sang her favorite hymns, Darb quietly passed from this earth and into heaven with dignity and grace.
Mina Darlene Ahrens (Spencer) was born April 28, 1929, and was the eighth of 11 surviving children of Ralph and Elsie Spencer of Weissert. Darb was raised on the Spencer homestead farm near Weissert, where she attended school and the Church of God.
Everett Glen Zierlein, age 92, of Lake McConaughy, passed away Sept, 11, 2011 at Great Plains Regional Medical Center.
He grew up in the Sandhills until leaving for WWII. He served in the U.S. Army in Normandy, France, Rhineland, and Central Europe from 1941 to 1945. He returned to the Sandhills and married Lula Hopkins Dec. 18, 1946. He ranched on the family ranch near Arnold for many years.
He married Burnice Dickenson in 1981. He retired to Lake McConaughy in the early 80â€™s.
John J. Faherty, 80, of Arnold departed from this life Sept. 11, 2011. He was born Aug. 4, 1931, in Arnold, to Anna Catherine (Mackley) Faherty and John William Faherty.
He graduated from Arnold High School, Creighton University and Kearney Teachers College with a masters degree in English. He taught English in several schools.
John was a veteran of the Korean War. He had been a bookkeeper for many years at Hagler Trucking, after which he retired to his farm south of Arnold.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father and his sister, Dolores.
Dorothy Granger, 90, of Comstock, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at her residence.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Wescott Baptist Church in Comstock with the Rev. Don Schauda officiating. Burial will be in the Douglas Grove Cemetery west of Comstock. Rhoad Funeral Home of Sargent is in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy Rose (Plock) Granger was born Nov. 22, 1920, in Valley County, to Albert and Ethel (Lusk) Plock. She was the ninth child born of 15. She spent her whole life in the Comstock area.
Edna Lucille Sterling, 94 of Broken Bow, passed away Sept. 9, 2011, at Golden Living Center in Broken Bow.
She was born Sept. 2, 1917, to Glen Elton and Rose (Witcofski) McMullen in Crab Orchard. When she was six months of age the family moved to the Custer Center community, northwest of Broken Bow where she later attended rural school and church. She graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1936.
Forty-six percent of registered voters in the Broken Bow school district went to the polls Tuesday to cast their vote on whether or not to approve a $5.8 million bond for an addition and renovation to North Park school. The OFFICIAL results of that election are:
960 - YES
700 - NO
This was the third attempt at a school bond for the district, and is less than half the cost of the previous bond requests.
The project will accomplish the following goals:
1. Eight additional classrooms to house 3rd and 4th grade.
Two Broken Bow men appeared in Custer County District Court Sept. 8 for arraignment. Each is charged with three felony counts stemming from a June 25 incident involving the brutal assault of another Broken Bow man in his apartment.
Geoffrey J. Eng, 24, and Lewis J. Dominguez, 19, both of Broken Bow, have each been charged with false imprisonment, making terroristic threats and 1st degree assault.
A small group of community members met with several UNL students Monday evening to discuss the assets, drawbacks and future vision for Broken Bow.
The students are members of the UNL landscape architect program, and with the help of Professor Kim Wilson and Sandy Scofield of the UNL Rural Initiative, they will be working with the community to develop a comprehensive plan for the city. The outcome will be full of ideas for projects, ways to involve the citizenry, different approaches to consider and suggestions based on community input.
*Editorâ€™s Note: In Remembering 9/11: 10 Year Anniversary, the Custer County Chief asked some of our citizens about 9/11: Did they remember where they were and what they were doing when the planes hit ... they did; Do they believe this event impacted the United States and if so, how? And where they impacted directly?
Deputy Roy Crites was working for the Custer County Sheriffâ€™s Office at the time of 9/11. He said then Sheriff Ted Henderson came into the room and said,â€ťHoly cow! I think weâ€™re under attack!â€ť
The Arcadia Fall Festival Parade takes place annually on Labor Day Monday. This year's parade started with a show of colors. Legion Posts from Arcadia, Ashton, Burwell, Comstock, Greeley, Loup City, Mason City, North Loup, Scotia, Ord, Sargent and Taylor proudly carried the red, white and blue.
For more photos of the parade see the Sept. 8 edition of the Custer County Chief.