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May 19th, 2011

Cecil (Pete) Patterson, 85

May 19, 2011

Cecil (Pete) Patterson passed away at 5:20 a.m. April 25, 2011. He was born in a sod house in Custer County June 22, 1925, to Claude and Clara (Lund) Patterson.
Cecil attended Ansley High School and Kearney State College. He was a four-sport athlete in high school and college.
He was married to Kathleen Skeen, and the couple farmed in Custer County for several years. In 1951, they moved to Idaho where they continued to farm.

May 17th

Area schools qualify 56 for State Track Championships

May 17, 2011

Ten area schools will send 56 athletes to the 2011 NSAA State Track and Field Champ-ionships this weekend. The first session at the state meet begins with Classes C and A at 9 a.m. tomorrow morning at Omaha Burke Stadium.
Four South Loup Bobcats will kick off the action for area participants in Class C, they are Kali Blevins, Logan Glendy, Kyle Pierce and Brady Weinman.
The other 52 qualifiers will begin their quest to earn state medals tomorrow afternoon with Classes D and B events scheduled to begin at approximately 3 p.m.

Phyllis McClintock, 90

May 17, 2011

Phyllis I. McClintock, 90, of Wilmore, Kent., passed away Friday, May 6, 2011. She was a retired cafeteria manager for Jessamine County Public Schools, and a member of The Evangelical Church.
She is preceded in death by her parents, the late Fenton and Vesta McEwen of Westerville; two sisters, Phylbert McEwen Scott and Ruby McEwen Thomas; two brothers-in-law, Ed Scott and Bill Dizney.

John E. Peterson, 87

May 17, 2011

John E. Petersen, age 87 of Westerville, parted this world May 8, 2011, at the Arbor Manor in Fremont. Funeral services will be Friday, May 13, at 10:30 a.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with Rolen Sell officiating.
Burial will be in the Westerville Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation will be Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the family greeting friends 6-7 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow. Memorials have been established to the American Legion Club in Ansley or Arcadia.

Norma Cornelison, 90

May 17, 2011

Norma Louise (Drake) Cornelison was born Oct. 13, 1920, on a ranch north of Almeria, to James P. and Mary R. (Hess) Drake. She went to meet her Savior May 3, 2011.
She attended school at Knobby Ridge, spending most of her younger adult life in the Taylor-Sargent area. She was active in the Assembly of God church in Taylor where she played the piano. She then moved to Oregon where she met and married Ivan Henry (Hank) Cornelison in 1960.

Bin Laden’s terror hit close to home

May 17, 2011

No one understands the sacrifice of the so-called “War on Terror” better than Rob Kugler and his family. December 9, 2007, Rob’s brother, Mike Doheny, was killed when an improvised explosive device struck his vehicle in Iraq. For his family, the news of the death of Al Queda leader Osama Bin Laden brought a flood of emotion.

Buchta gets second chance at Hero Flight

May 17, 2011

Next month three Custer County World War II veterans will be part of the Hero Flight team from heading to Washington, D.C. For the next three weeks we will profile each of those veterans.

Back in June 2007, Custer County became the first in the state of Nebraska to organize a Hero Flight to take these World War II veterans to Washington, D.C. to see the World War II Memorial. Dick Pierce, of Miller, was on that trip as an escort for his father.

May 12th

Broken Bow resident tests endurance in Boston Marathon

May 12, 2011

Close to 27,000 runners, joggers, walkers and wheelchair racers gathered for the 115th Boston Marathon ran April 18. One of the 27,000 people adding some local flavor was Broken Bow resident Todd Vleiger.
Vleiger is often asked why he runs. His answer is short and simple: “I just love to run.”
Running is something that’s been a part of the Vleiger family for as long as he can remember.

Bobcats, Lady Warriors triumphant in LVC

May 12, 2011

BURWELL -- The South Loup Bobcats became the boys Loup Valley Conference Champions in Burwell last Thursday. The Bobcats battled the Sargent Bulldogs for the top spot all day but in the end the Bobcats 7.5 points better Bulldogs. In the girls race, the Ansley Lady Warriors ran away with the LVC team title taking charge of the event finals. The Lady Warriors tallied 121 points with the Sargent Lady Bulldogs coming in second with 96 points.
The top individual performers on the day were Sargent’s Jed and Guy Fenske along with Ansley’s Chelsea Entz and Siera Rohde.

May 10th

Class of 2011 - - Free At Last!

May 10, 2011

The Custer County Chief brings you coverage of all 13 area high school graduations!
Last week we profiled six of those graduations - this week we feature the remaining seven.
Our coverage includes photos from each school's graduation ceremony, a list of scholarship winners from the graduating classes and biographical information on each graduating class. At the Chief, we consider it an honor and privilege to have had the opportunity to cover these students throughout their high school careers and to be able to provide this final piece of the puzzle.

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