June 30th, 2011
By Elizabeth Babcock
The ribbon cutting has been scheduled, furniture has been ordered, and if you have driven west of town on Highway 2, you have seen the exciting progress that has happened with the vision of Custer Campus finally becoming a reality for Custer County.
If you have been following the news much at all, you are likely aware that the districts in the state of Nebraska, as well as nearly every other state in the union, have changed.
What you may not be fully aware of is the fact that those changes have already gone into effect, and as a result Sen. Deb Fischer is no longer the state representative for Custer County. That is because Custer County is no longer in the 43rd Legislative District; rather, we are now part of the 36th District represented by Sen. John Wightman of Lexington.
Gaylord "Squeak" Schmitz, age 72 of Merna, died Saturday, June 25, 2011, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Wednesday, June 29, 2011, in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Burial with military honors was in the Dale Catholic Cemetery near Merna. Memorials are suggested to the Merna Fire and Rescue or the American Parkinson's Disease Associa-tion.
Memorial services for James Walter Souders, 75, of Wilmington, NC, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at the United Methodist Church in Merna, with interment of cremains to follow at the Merna Cemetery. The family will host a lunch in the Merna Community Center after the interment.
James died March 2, 2011, in Wilmington. The Andrews Mortuary in that city handled the cremation.
Viola Mary (Wehling) Ritchie Brim passed peacefully to Heaven while at home, surrounded by her family, Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at the age of 93 years.
Viola was born Dec. 19, 1917, on the family farm near Broken Bow to Charles B. and Anna (Thanel) Wehling. Viola attended country school and graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1934, at the age of 16.
Esther Nadene Cox-Pearson, 84, of Broken Bow, formerly of Callaway, died Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow.
She was born Sept. 28, 1926, in Holyoke, Colo., to Ray and Martha (Brown) Stroup. She was a 1945 graduate of Phillips County High School in Haxtun, Colo., and went on to further her education at Sterling Junior College, graduating in May of 1947.
She was baptized in April 1939, in the Presbyterian Church in Colorado and later joined the United Methodist Church in Callaway when the couple moved there.
Kathleen â€śKittyâ€ť Frances Campbell, 86, died May 7, 2011, in Flagstaff, Ariz., with family members at her side. She was born in 1924, in Pawhuska, Okla.
Helen Nelson, age 85 of Broken Bow, died Thursday June 23, 2011, at Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Tuesday, June 28, at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements.
Helen Louise Nelson, daughter of James and Alvena (Peterson) Erazim of Hazard, Nebraska was born April 1, 1926, at the family home in Hazard, where she was raised. She attended the Hazard Methodist Church and Sunday School.
HASTINGS-- It was the last chance for cowboys and cowgirls to boost their points in an attempt to qualify for the national rodeo competition. There was unquestionably some local flavor at the 2011 Nebraska High School rodeo finals last week in Hastings.
Dunningâ€™s Tylee Coffman was the breakaway roping champion and Kadi McFadden, also of Dunning, placed third.
Goat Tying saw Mardee Sierks of Brewster win the buckle. Mullenâ€™s Jincy Osborne finished third.
Ocontoâ€™s Logan Glendy continued his dominance in bareback riding as he captured the buckle.
BROKEN BOW--The Broken Bow Senior baseball team was in action over the weekend. Broken Bow welcomed Ogallala to Paul Brown Field this past Sunday.Ogallala scored first, pushing across two runs in the first inning. Broken Bow was held scoreless in the first inning and neither squad could muster any offense in the second inning. Ogallala opened things up in the third inning, scoring five times, making the score 7-0. Bow was able to get on the scoreboard with two runs in the third inning, making the score 7-2 after three innings of play.