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March 24th, 2011

Mary Lane, 88

March 24, 2011

Mary M. Lane, age 88 of Lincoln, formerly of the Callaway Broken Bow area died Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at Gramercy Hill in Lincoln. Funeral services were March 25, 2011, at the Berean Fundamental Church in Broken Bow with Pastor Larry DeMoss and Pastor Steve Selfridge officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Callaway. Memorials may be made to the Berean Church, Homeward Trails, or the Grace Community Evangelical Free in Lincoln.
Mary Mildred Lane was born November 12, 1922, near Callaway, Nebraska to Bryan R. and Anna (Pitkin) Price.

C. Azale Line, 89

March 24, 2011

C. Azale Line, 89 of Miller, died Monday, March 21, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Funeral services were March 24, at 10:30 a.m. at the Miller Methodist Church in Miller with the Rev. Bonnie Brock officiating. Burial will be at the Armada Cemeter in Miller. Visitation is planned prior to services Thursday at the church. Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney is in charge of arrangements. A message of condolence, tribute or memory can be left at www.hlmkfuneral.com

Stella Carruth, 96

March 24, 2011

Stella Helen Carruth, age 96 of North Platte, passed away March 16, 2011, at Premier Estates. She was born Aug. 23, 1914, in Milburn to William and Cora Clarke Barnes.
Stella grew up in Blaine County. She married Clayton Carruth Oct. 28, 1934, in Greeley. He preceded her in death in 1963.
The couple lived in Blaine County for many years. They lived in Custer County for five years and then back to Blaine County. Stella worked at local restaurants and for the Brewster School System.

Board discusses bond options

March 24, 2011

The Broken Bow Board of Education continues to focus attention on trying to meet the challenging needs of the district’s facilities, and at Monday evening’s meeting information was presented on what could be a very promising financing solution.
Jay Spearman and Mark Mumford of Ameritas Investment Corp., discussed Qualified School Construction Bonds, of which BBPS has qualified for an allocation in the amount of $5,830,000. What makes these bonds special is the fact that they are very low interest, allowing the district to save lots of money in interest charges over the life of the bond.

Wind Project clears zoning hurdle

March 24, 2011

Custer County took one more step toward housing a wind farm Tuesday when the Custer County Board of Supervisors voted 5-1 to approved a Conditional Use Permit for construction to begin.
Supervisor Richard Hodson cast the lone opposing vote.
The permit applicant was Broken Bow Wind, LLC, a division of Midwest Wind Energy.

March 23rd

Taylor was born with love of horses

March 23, 2011

* See this week's Custer County Chief - - 2011 Salute to Agriculture - - for more stories like the one featured below.

When asked how long she has been interested in horses, Cheryl Taylor is quick to answer - “all my life.”
“My mom says my favorite toys when I was little were always horses, and I wore out several rocking horses as a child,” Cheryl laughs.

March 18th

LVC announces All-Conference Basketball Teams

March 18, 2011

LVC GIRLS FIRST TEAM:
Siera Rohde, Jr. - Ansley
Mardee Sierks, Sr. - Mullen
Tricia Young, Sr. - Mullen
Shelby Saner, Jr. - Sandhills/Thedford
Kelsey Frink, Sr. - Sargent
LVC GIRLS SECOND TEAM:
Anna Finney, Sr. Anselmo-Merna
Katie Drake, Jr. - Ansley
Shayla Trotter, So. - Arcadia
Shayna Dunbar, Jr. - Loup County
Jamie Kirwan, Sr. - Sargent
LVC GIRLS HONORABLE MENTION:

March 17th

$10,000 raised at Sly's Chili Cook-off

March 17, 2011

What started as a simple idea six years ago, has grown into a major fund-raiser for a local charitable organization.
The Sixth Annual Chili Cook-off at Sylvester’s Bar and Lounge in Broken Bow is a testament to its value.
Each year, the business selects a local non-profit, charitable organization to raise money for. Head Start was chosen the first year, followed by the domestic violence prevention arm of Cedars, Central Plains Center for Services the third year, CNCS and their outreach program the fourth, Lions Club the fifth, and this year the Children’s Christmas Fund.

Strategic plan targets school facilities

March 17, 2011

By DEBORAH McCASLIN
Chief Publisher

The goals are in writing. They’ve been identified. Now it is time to formulate the plans. The Broken Bow School Board identified four main areas as short term goals in their board strategic planning retreat last January, and then discussed the plans in detail Monday night.
The four main focus areas are Technology, Budget and Staff, Curriculum and Facilities.
School facilities has been targeted as a major focus, and it is what was allotted the greatest amount of Monday’s discussion.

Anna Hunt, 78

March 17, 2011

Anna Margaret “Tully” Hunt was born June 8, 1932, to Patrick and Katie (Sherlock) Tully. She left this world March 11, 2011, at the home of her daughter, Jodi, of Milburn, surrounded by her family.
She spent her early childhood on a farm north of Oconto. In 1945, Anna and her family moved to Ortello Valley southwest of Anselmo. Anna graduated from Merna High School in 1950.
Shortly after graduating she began the journey to realizing one of her lifelong passions: teaching. Anna taught first at Cottage Country School off Ryno Road.

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