July 21st, 2011
Leland Fecht, age 79 of Berwyn, died Friday, July 15, 2011, at his home near Berwyn. Funeral services were Wednesday, July 20, at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with the Rev. Dennis Davenport officiating. Burial was in the Janesville Cemetery with Military Honors. Memorials have been established to the Leland Fecht Memorial Fund.
Leland Fecht was born Feb. 22, 1932, at Willow Island, to Rudolph G. and Maggie (Shaffer) Fecht. Leland grew up in the Elm Creek area and graduated from Elm Creek High School in 1950.
Cuba Eastwood, age 94, of Callaway, died Friday, July 15, 2011, at the Callaway District Hospital. Celebration of Life Services will be Thursday, July 21, at 10:30 a.m. in the United Methodist Church in Callaway with the Rev. Roger Gillming officiating. Memorials may be given to the Callaway District Hospital.
Cuba Miller (Richards) Eastwood was born Jan. 3, 1917, at Sumner, to Oma and Auzie (Miller) Richards. Cuba was married to Paul Irvin Eastwood.
Bernie D. Andersen, 40 of Thedford, died at his home Wednesday, July 13, 2011.
He graduated from the Thedford High School in 1989. Bernie then remained at home in the loving care of his family and caregivers, Tegwin Egle, Dawn Haake and Ginny Hardy.
Bernie is survived by his parents, Allen and Diane; brother, Chad and wife Marcy; niece, Jessie and nephew Dylan, all of Thedford; grandparents, Phyllis Figard of Thedford, Dwayne and Nadene Andersen of Seneca; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandpa Bob Figard, and uncle Lowell Andersen.
John Sullivan, age 87 of Broken Bow, died Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were July 16, in the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Glen Emert officiating. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements. Mortuary. Memorials have been established to United Methodist Church in Broken Bow or the American Red Cross Bloodmobile.
BROKEN BOW--This past weekend the Broken Bow Cosmos Swim Team hosted their annual swim meet. It also marked the end of an age. The swim meet was the last 50-meter competition to take place in Broken Bow. The new pool thatâ€™s slated to open next summer is 25 meters in length.
There was a strong showing from the swimmers that swam for the final time in the only pool theyâ€™ve known.
Blake Denson placed first in the Male 8 and under 100-meter freestyle and was runner-up in the 50 meter freestyle and 200 meter freestyle.
McCOOK--The Broken Bow Junior Baseball team saw their 2011 season come to an end at the B- 6 Area Tournament in McCook this past Saturday.
Roberta Mae â€śBobbieâ€ť (Manning) Williams, 79, of Broken Bow, died Friday, July 15, 2011 at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow.
Services will be Tuesday, July 19, at Govier Brothers Mortuary Chapel in Broken Bow with the Rev. David Harder officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Govier Brothers with family present from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Burial will be at the Broken Bow Cemetery.
The Custer County Foundation reviewed grant requests for the period ending April 30, 2011 and is awarding a total of $17,800.00 to Custer County organizations.
â€śItâ€™s always an exciting time when we get to announce our grant recipients,â€ť said Lisa Bell, Executive Director of the Foundation.
â€śThe generous support we receive from our donors through our annual Custer County Christmas event enables the Foundation to continue to increase the amount of funds granted out each year.â€ť
Mabel B. Ellingson, age 81 of Broken Bow, died July 9, 2011, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center. Funeral services were Friday July 15, 2011, at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with Minister Kathy Salts officiating. Interment will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated later.
Mabel was born March 2, 1930, at Merna, to Everett and Viola (Sells) Mattox. She received her education at Broken Bow Schools.
Gerrit Hamblin, 87, longtime Broken Bow educator, entered his eternal rest June 21, 2011, at the Melham Medical Center. Funeral services were June 24, at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with the Rev. Henry Duerksen officiating. Interment was in the Broken Bow Cemetery.
Gerrit Arthur Hamblin was bom May 15, 1924, in Sioux City, Iowa to Miles and Nell Hamblin. He was the youngest child born into a family of three sisters. Gerrit graduated from high school at the "Castle on the Hill (Sioux City H.S.)