February 28th, 2011
In March 1986, Ron and Cheri Chytka took a chance at starting their own business. A chance that has proven to be an excellent move.
The Chytkas have held to their philosophy of â€śHaving good quality furniture at a fair price, and youâ€™ll get repeat customersâ€ť and opening two stores - one in Broken Bow and one in Ord - and after 25 years of business, it seems to have worked for them.
Melvin Lyle Poland, age 57 of Broken Bow, died Feb. 25, 2011, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with the Rev. Dan Rowlison officiating. Interment will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the donor's choice. Visitation will be held Monday from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary.
The Ansley Lady Warriors qualified for the Girls State Basketball Tournament after a come-from-behind win over Wilcox-Hildreth in the D2-4 district final.
The D2-4 District Champions trailed the entire first half but were able to take the lead near the end of the third quarter. Both teams traded baskets through most of the fourth quarter until Ansley had two key steals as the game clock winded down to pull in the lead for good. The Lady Warriors won the District Championship 44-37 advancing to the State Tournament.
The Sargent Bulldogs became one of three teams that saw their season continue last Thursday. The Bulldogs won the Class D2-8 subdistrict with a 34-28 win over Arcadia. The Bulldogs advance to play Pleasanton in the D2-4 district final in Loup City Tuesday night at 7 p.m.
From up in the Sandhills, Mullen and Sandhills/Thedford both advanced to their respective district final games with 3-point wins. The Mullen Broncos defeated Cody-Kilgore 56-53 and will now play Hay Springs Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in Valentine for the D2-6 district title.
By LIZ BABCOCK, CEDC President
Special for the Chief
Economic Development is more than simply bringing new business into a community; it is also about promoting a positive attitude and helping to retain our current businesses. The founding members of the Custer Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) knew that when they made the decision to form CEDC.
The CEDC is privately funded by businesses and individuals in Custer County. Since its inception in 2003, CEDC has provided support and resources to new and expanding businesses, fostering business growth and retention in the area.
Richard Ray Troxel was born in a sod house west of Sargent May 16, 1935. He was the second son of Sam and Sadie (Mason) Troxel. He died Feb. 19, 2011, at Golden LivingCenter in Broken Bow from complications of Parkinson's disease.
Rich worked on ranches in the Sandhills before going to the Army. After serving at Fort Lewis in Washington State, Rich returned to the Brownlee area until getting married to Vicki Lawlis in 1961.
Evelyn A. Rausch, 86, Lincoln, widow of Robert, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Waverly. She was born July 24, 1924, in Cumro, to John and Olga (Swenson) Popp. Evelyn was a homemaker. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, and was Founder and President of the Umbrella Club.
Ivan D. Nelson, son of Axel and Ethel (Wright) Nelson, was born Jan. 14, 1919, at Mason City, and departed his life Feb. 17, 2011, at Grand Island, at the age of 92 years.
He attended Round Grove rural school through the 8th grade, graduated from the Mason City High School with the class of 1936.
Charlotte Jeanette Nansel, 73 of Arnold, went home to be with her Savior Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011. She was born Oct. 11, 1937, to Alma and Gladys Brown. After contracting polio in 1954 and receiving treatments, she graduated from Gandy High School in 1955.
She was united in marriage to Kenneth Nansel Sept. 19, 1956. Charlotte stayed at home taking excellent care of her family. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, and working crossword puzzles.
Wayne Benzler, age 91 of Broken Bow, formerly of North Platte, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at the Golden LivingCenter in Broken Bow.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Burial will be in the Lone Tree Cemetery at Weissert. Memorials have been established to the Lone Tree Cemetery at Weissert. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow is in charge of the arrangements.
Beverly Dewayne "Wayne" Benzler was born April 21, 1919, at Pleasanton, to Fred and Hazel M. (Staley) Benzler. Wayne attended school in Kearney.