June 23rd, 2011
MERNA - - A piece of history has returned home to Custer County, in the form of a hand-made block quilt. The story of the quilt and its travels are nothing short of amazing.
Some of the details remain a mystery, but for residents of Merna the important details are all there.
On the quilt are stitched many familiar names in our area, some of whom still have family members living here. For them the quilt is like a family heirloom - more like a community heirloom if you will. And it was one womanâ€™s curiosity and generosity that brought that heirloom back where it belonged.
From Texas Longhorns to Nebraska Angus, cattle often need the care of a good veterinarian - and cattle are Clayton Smith's specialty.
Smith is the newest vet in Broken Bow, joining the staff of Vet Care June 6. He originally hails from Lubbock, Texas - marriage brought him to central Nebraska. He met his wife, Lindsey, while attending vet school at Oklahoma State University. Lindsey grew up on a ranch near Burwell, and during the summers she and Clayton would return to Burwell to help out on the ranch.
BROKEN BOW--The Broken Bow Junior team went one and three over the weekend in baseball action. Sunday, the Juniors hosted McCook for a doubleheader at Paul Brown Field. In the first game both teams traded shots.
In the first inning Broken Bow jumped out to a 2-1 lead. McCook added a run in the second inning to tie the game. Broken Bow was able to push two runs across in the third inning and led 4-2 going into the fourth.
What do you get when running, shooting, riding, swimming and fencing are combined? An Olympic event that dates back to 708 B.C., known as the Pentathlon.
Kyle Smith, 23, will soon be preparing for the initial stages of training for the Modern Pentathlon at the United States Olympic headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo.
A year ago if someone would have told him he was going to be training for the Olympics he would have said, â€ś Thatâ€™d be a great fiction story.â€ť
Marvin Eugene Stanford, age 66, of Flushing, Mich., died Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at McLaren Regional Medical Center.
Services were Monday, June 13, 2011, with interment at Evergreen Cemetery. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Mt. Hope Church SLAM Youth Group.
Mr. Stanford was born Aug. 21, 1944 in Merna, the son of Ralph Franklin and Irene Marie (Schultz) Stanford. He married Frances Pitts and she preceded him in death on April 5, 2010.
Bun Talbot, age 85, of Broken Bow, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2011 at Johnson Lake.
Bun Talbot was born April 24, 1926, the third child of Joseph and Vera Talbot. He was born at Berwyn, and attended school at Broken Bow, graduating from Broken Bow High School in 1944. During his high school years he was employed at the Lyric and Bow Theater. He often told us that he was the only 16-year-old who had three suits and a car.
Edith Doris "Doll" Linder, age 91 of Broken Bow, died June 10, 2011, after a long respiratory illness, surrounded by her family and under the loving care of the staff of Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 18, 2011, at the First Presbyterian Church in Broken Bow. Visitation will be Friday, June 17, from 8 a.m. till 8 p.m., with family receiving friends from 6-7 p.m. at Govier Brothers Funeral Home.
Alice Staab, age 89 of Broken Bow, formerly of the Ansley-Mason City area, died Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Alice was born on the family farm near Mason City, Dec. 3, 1921. Her parents were Carl and Thea (Waller) Knudson. She attended elementary school in Mason City and graduated from Mason City High School in 1939 at age 17.
Phyllis Burnidene Dobesh, age 92, passed peacefully in her sleep at Saint Joseph Hospital in Tacoma, Wash., Sunday, May 29, 2011.
She was born in Broken Bow, to Ralph and Merle Rusmisell April 23, 1919.
Arland Peter â€śPeteâ€ť Koubek was born June 9, 1927, to Frank James Koubek and Katie Janesosfsky Koubek in Sargent. He departed this life June 6, 2011, in Cozad.
In his youth, the family moved to Arnold, where he worked in the family business, Koubek Lockers. He graduated from Arnold High School in 1946, and served his country during the Korean War.