August 4th, 2011
Charlotte lone Esch, age 85 of Broken Bow, died Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center.
Graveside services were Monday, August 1, at the Broken Bow Cemetary with Pastor Michael Lange officiating. Govier Brothers Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements. Memorials have been established to Custer Care Center and Heritage Hall.
Stanley Spencer Myers, age 69, passed away Monday, May 16, 2011, in Denver Colo., after an unyielding and courageous battle with cancer. Stan was born Feb. 15, 1942, the third child of Willard and Beulah Myers. Born in Broken Bow, he attended and graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1961.
There was a popular song some years ago that asked, âwhere have all the cowboys gone?â. Well the fact is, cowboys are very much still alive and well in the Sandhills of Nebraska, and just two weeks ago eight of them were inducted into the Nebraska Sandhills Cowboy Hall of Fame.
Two of those eight are area cowboys - Roland âRollyâ W. Glause of Broken Bow, and Glen Gier of Mullen.
For 30 years, Buck Brannaman has been wooing cowboys and horse lovers with his uncanny ability to tame even the wildest of horses without ever using any kind of violence.
Dubbed âthe horse whisperer,â Brannaman has conducted clinics on his horse breaking techniques all across the country, and has become somewhat of a cult figure among the horse loving crowd. Brannaman is about to reach a much larger audience, however, thanks to a newly released documentary.
Central Nebraska celebrated Friday with the ribbon cutting at a new $1.8 million educational facility in Broken Bow.
Custer Campus will now serve as the new home of Mid Plains Extended Campus in Broken Bow.
âYou want to see how a community grows? You are seeing it here today!â Gov. Dave Heineman told the estimated 400 present for the open house and launching.
He tagged Broken Bow as a role model for the entire state, and said that he was going to tell others about what was able to be done.
Turning 103 is a milestone worth celebrating. Merle Strawder has achieved that milestone, but says an incident when he was a baby could have cut his life very short.
The family lived in a sod house near Benkelman, and Merle recounts the story as it was told to him many times by his parents.
âMy parents were asleep one night and heard a really loud thud from my bedroom, and thought I had fallen out of bed. They rushed into my room and found a very large bull snake that had fallen from a ceiling rafter onto the floor, right next to my cradle.â
CENTRAL CITY--The Broken Bow Seniors saw their season come to a conclusion at the Class B American Legion Baseball Tournament at Central City.
In an elimination game Sunday morning, Broken Bow lost an 8-0 decision to league rival Aurora and finished their season with a 16-13 overall record. In the first inning both teams were held scoreless. Aurora scored a run in the bottom of the second inning, added three runs in the fourth inning and two runs in both the fifth and sixth innings.
Hundreds battled the heat and watched the 2011 Custer County Classic. Results and pictures will be available in this weeks issue of the Custer County Chief.
For more than 35 years the Broken Bow Swimming Pool has been a fixture in the community and surrounding area. Soon the pool thatâs served the community for three decades will close its door for the final time.
In May 2010, residents voted 508 to 504 to approve a $3.25 million bond for the construction of a new pool and water park.
Jenna Smith, manager of the pool for five years, is happy to see the construction of the new pool because the current pool is old and hard to maintain.
CENTRAL CITY-- The Broken Bow Senior Baseball squad was eliminated over the weekend at the Class B American Legion Baseball Tournament at Central City. Broken Bow lost to Seward 12-2 in the first round. Broken Bow faced league rival Aurora Sunday morning in an elimination game and lost 8-0. Recap and statistics will be in this weeks issue of the Custer County Chief.