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July 8th, 2015

Gary L. Ritchie, 67

July 8, 2015

Gary L. Ritchie was born April 4, 1948, at Callaway, to Charles J. (Doc) and Wanda L. (Cool) Ritchie.

John Milton Birnie, 91

July 8, 2015

John Milton Birnie, 91 of Broken Bow, was called to his heavenly home June 29, 2015, surrounded by family. He spent the past two years fighting cancer never giving in to it until his last breath.

John was born Sept. 17, 1923, on Ryno Table to Robert and Grace (Eggleston) Birnie. He attended school at Custer Canyon and Ryno Table through the 10th grade finishing his education by correspondence through the Nebraska University.

Frances Roemer, 88

July 8, 2015

Frances Roemer age 88 of Broken Bow died Thursday, July 2, 2015, at Custer Care Center in Broken Bow.

A rosary service followed by funeral services were at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt officiating Monday, July 6. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements. 

Clifford D. Baker, 95

July 8, 2015

Clifford D. Baker, 95, of Broken Bow, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colo. 

He was born to Ernest and Clara Belle (Loyd) Baker Oct. 11, 1919, on a farm north of Broken Bow.  He attended Snake Run Elementary and Junior High and Broken Bow High School where he graduated Aug. 31, 1938. 

Phyllis Ann Knoell, 81

July 8, 2015

Phyllis Ann Knoell, 81, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015, at her home in Lincoln.

She was born in Westerville Jan. 24, 1934. Phyllis was the first of three daughters born to George and Ellen Knight.

June 12, 1951, she married T. Carl (Spike) Knoell at St. Anselm’s Catholic Church in Anselmo. The couple initially farmed at New Helena, but moved to Lincoln in 1960, when Spike took a position with the Nebraska National Guard.

They were blessed with four children, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Program would require jobless to have plan to find work

July 8, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska residents who receive unemployment benefits would be required to devise and stick to plans for finding work or risk losing lose those benefits, under a new program announced by the governor.

Photos

July 8, 2015

We did a little cleaning in the office and found a few pictures. If you know the people in the pictures please let them know so they can stop in the office to pick it up.

Top row left to right: SSG Rebecca Cool, no name dated January 2008 and BBHS 1991.
Middle row left to right: Jerry Kleeb, Operation Hero Flight (2 pictures on same sheet; memorial (middle row) and group (bottom row)) and BBHS 1961.
Bottom row left to right: WWII Memorial, Operation Hero Flight (2 pictures on same sheet; memorial (middle row) and group (bottom row)) and Cub Scouts in 2005 Custer County Fair Parade.

July 7th

Sheriff: Car recovered from river with 2 bodies inside

July 7, 2015

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln County Sheriff Jerome Kramer says car that carried two teenagers into the rushing waters of the South Platte River has been recovered with two bodies inside.

Rescuers pulled the car from the river Tuesday morning after building a temporary road to allow an excavator to approach the car.

Kramer says dental records will be used to identify the bodies found in the car over the next few days.

Unforeseen Issues Within Substation Leads to Planned Outage

July 7, 2015

Late Monday afternoon, Custer Public Power District crews detected an issue within the Haumont Substation, that left unattended may lead to wide spread outage issues. In order to reduce possible damage and minimize the length of time and number of customers affected, Custer Power will be having a planned outage from approximately 9:00 am to noon on Tuesday July 7. The outage will affect only those customers whose irrigation service is fed from the Haumont Substation located near Weissert one mile north of Highway 70 near the junction of Highway 183.

Creighton, Nebraska in top 10 in men's basketball attendance

July 7, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton and Nebraska are in the top 10 nationally in 2014-15 men's college basketball attendance.

The NCAA said Monday Creighton ranked sixth with an average crowd of 17,048 at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha. Nebraska ranked 10th with an average crowd of 15,569 at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln.

Nebraska fans helped the Big Ten lead the nation in conference attendance for the 39th straight year. Big Ten games drew an average of 12,781.

Creighton's league, the Big East, was sixth in conference attendance with 9,853 a game.

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