March 26th, 2012
HALSEY - - The Scott Lookout Tower at the Bessey Ranger District near Halsey has reopened and tours can be scheduled with advanced notification. The Tower, originally built in 1944, is on the Nebraska Historical Register and has been a key tour attraction for visitors on the Bessey Ranger District.
A large crowd gathered to enjoy food and beverages, and congratulate the staff of the Heritage Bank during Business After Hours in Broken Bow March 16.
The bank is now open in its new location on the Custer Campus, behind Mid-Plains Community College Extended Campus. Bank staff greeted visitors and conducted tours during an open house in the new building last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
The Broken Bow mens golf team placed 3rd at the North Platte Invite on Friday. The Indians finished only behind Grand Island and North Platte. Junior Tanner Johnson finished 4th overall, shooting a 74. Broken Bow shot a team total of 339.
Megan Smith and Trevor Ritz proudly announce the birth of their son, Chance William Ritz, born Dec. 28, 2011. He weighed 7 pounds 13 ounces and wasa 19 1/2 inches long.
His grandparents are Darcy and Alan Smith of Loup City, Cara Ritz and the late Kelly Ritz of Ashton. Great-grandparents are Ruby Zeigler and the late Denny Zeigler of Broken Bow, Ellen Smith and Gary Smith of Grand Island, Sally Ritz of Grand Island, Richard and Marge Ritz of Ashton, and Gloria Roach and the late Gene Roach of Ashton.
Scott Ambler, along with his parents Don (D.R.) and Aimee Ambler of Mesa, Ariz., would like to introduce his new brother, Glenn Michael Ambler. Glenn was born Feb. 27, 2012. He weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Don and Vicki Ambler of Chandler, Ariz., and Jim and Glenna Hanson of Tempe, Ariz.
Cacee Miller and Trevor Cox were united in marriage Dec. 10, 2011. The wedding took place in Las Vegas, Nev.
The bride is the daughter of Jim and Carman Miller of Scott City, Kan. The groom is the son of Byron and Connie Cox of Purdum.
Maid of Honor was Addison Beutler, cousin of the bride, Bridesmaid was Bobbi Zimmerman, sister of the groom. Flower girl was McCall Miller, daughter of the couple.
Tyson Cox, brother of the groom was best man, and Guy Miller, brother of the bride, was a groomsman.
Bobbi Cox and Trent Zimmerman were united in marriage Oct. 29, 2011. The wedding took place by the river on the Cox Ranch with Pastor Jay Bessmer officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Byron and Connie Cox of Purdum. The groom is the son of Lex and Nita Zimmerman of Mullen.
Randy Jay Lichtenberger, age 55 of Mason City, died Monday March 12, 2012, at his home in Mason City.
Memorial services were Saturday, March 17, 2012, in Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with the Rev. John Gosswein officiating. Memori-als may be given to the family.
Randy Jay Lichtenberger was born July 7, 1956, to Jay and Reta (Stithem) Lichten-berger at Broken Bow. In October 1959, they moved to California. Randy attended grade school at Fellows, Calif., and graduated from Taft, Calif. High School.
Kathy Jo Thompson, 59 of Broken Bow, surrounded by her children, peacefully went to live with her heavenly father Wednesday, March 14, 2012 after a courageous 5-year battle with cancer.
She was bom Nov. 12, 1952, in Broken Bow to Donald and Mahala Thompson. The second of four children, she graduated from McPherson County High School in 197l. She attended Kearney State College, graduating with a bachelor of arts in education in 1976. She taugbt at several small schools in the Sandhills region of Nebraska.
Delmer Applegarth Sr., age 83 of Broken Bow, died Friday March 16, 2012, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were March 20, 2012 in Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with the Rev. Rick Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements. A memorial has been established to the family.
Delmer was born Oct. 2, 1928, at Keene, to Clyde Henry and Amelia Goldie (Peterson) Applegarth. At a young age he moved with his family to Weissert.