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April 30th, 2015

Dona M. Schipporeit, 88

April 30, 2015

Dona M. (Pollard) Schipporeit, 88, formerly of Broken Bow, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015, surrounded by family at Mother Hull Home in Kearney. 

Dona, and her twin brother, Dale Pollard were born Oct. 10, 1926, at their grandmother Pollard’s home in Thedford, to William and Nellie Pollard. The family lived near Brownlee on a ranch.

At the age of 10, her family moved to Broken Bow. Dona graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1945. 

June 10, 1945, she married Norman Schipporeit of Merna. They lived on a farm near Merna, later moving to Broken Bow. 

Cyruso ‘Cy’ Miller, 94

April 30, 2015

Cyruso “Cy” Miller passed away at the age of 94 Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Lincoln. 

Cy was a farmer, seed-corn sales person and High School Custodian in and around Broken Bow. 

In retirement, he was active in politics and had a small engine repair business in Lincoln.

Cy was preceded in death by his parents; siblings; and his wife, Thelma. 

He is survived by his son, Tom and Teresa; and daughter, Carol and Gary; six grandchildren; and two great-grand-children.

Cy donated his body to anatomical science. 

A private family service will be at a later date.

The Rev. Ardith O. ‘Art’ Ernst, 87

April 30, 2015

The Rev. Ardith O. ‘Art’ Ernst, 87, of Lincoln, passed away April 22, 2015. Born Sept. 13, 1927 in Adams County, to Orla Edward and Mary Belle (Whitmore) Ernst.

He was a U. S. Air Force Veteran, a Hastings College graduate, Perkins School of Theology at S.M.U. and additional studies at San Francisco Theological Seminary. He was a Ret. United Methodist Church minister. He Served in Inland, Bladen, Scottsbluff, Wauneta, Warren United Methodist Church in Lincoln, Fairbury, Doniphan/Rosedale, Broken Bow (Custer Parish), Norfolk, and Lexington.

Allen Ray “Swede” Spangler, 77

April 30, 2015

Allen Ray “Swede” Spangler, age 77 of Gretna, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015, at Gretna Community Living Center.

Allen, son of Wilson and Clara (Miller) Spangler, was born Sept. 6, 1937, in Callaway.  He attended elementary school at Redfern District 113 and graduated from Callaway High School in 1955.

He then entered the Marine Corps in San Diego and served in California and Pearl Harbor. He was honorably discharged in 1959. 

When he returned home, he worked with his father on the family farm in Custer County south of Callaway. 

Alan Brock Dailey, 54

April 30, 2015

Alan Brock Dailey, 54, of Arnold, completed life’s journey April 24, 2015, at Great Plains Health. He would like to be remembered for the positive impact he made on the world, for fun times and for his relationships with others, not as a loser.

He was born May 9, 1960, in North Platte to Donald Dale and Beverly Jean (Kramer) Dailey the youngest of four boys. Alan graduated from Stapleton High School in 1978.

He was united in marriage to Rebecca “Becky” Lynn (Long) July 26,

Nebraska senators vote to lower pay for high school students

April 30, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is one step closer to paying high school students a lower minimum wage.

Senators voted 30-13 Wednesday to advance a measure by Sen. Laura Ebke of Crete that would create a class of "young student workers," employees under 18 who would continue earning $8 an hour, or 85 percent of the federal minimum, even after Nebraska's minimum increases to $9 in 2016.

Ebke says the measure allows small-town grocers to afford to hire student workers.

April 29th

Registration underway for Bike Ride Across Nebraska in June

April 29, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Registration is underway for the 35th Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska, or BRAN.

This year's ride runs Sunday, June 7, through Saturday, June 13, and spans 410 miles. The ride begins in Wauneta and travels through Cambridge, Eustis, Axtell, Clay Center, Wilber and Syracuse, with Conestoga High School near Murray the final stop.

Proceeds help provide scholarships at Nebraska trade schools, colleges and universities.

Cost is $180 for bicyclists 26 and older and $100 for bicyclists 25 and under.

To register, visit www.bran-inc.org .

Listeria concerns spark Hy-Vee recall of pasta salad

April 29, 2015

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hy-Vee Inc. says it is recalling Hy-Vee Summer Fresh Pasta because of a potential listeria contamination.

The West Des Moines-based grocer said Tuesday that the company has learned that frozen vegetables in the salad could be contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes.

The company sold the salad from April 9 to April 27. Hy-Vee has pulled the salad from stores in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and South Dakota.

Hy-Vee says people who bought the pasta salad between those dates should dispose of it or return it for a refund.

April 28th

Give Us Your Best Shot!

April 28, 2015

Give us your best shot! If you see one of these magestic birds or one of the other fabulous birds we have here in central Nebraska, send us your photo. We'd love to print the best shots!

Post your photo to our Custer County Chief Facebook page, Twitter page, email them to us, or drop them off at the office.

The best picture will be presented with a 8x10 framed picture of their shot. The best picture will also be displayed in the office of the Custer County Chief.

Funding bill for Nebraska education programs advances

April 28, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A funding bill for student financial aid and other Nebraska education programs has advanced to a final vote in the Legislature.

Lawmakers gave second-round approval Tuesday to a measure that would distribute state lottery revenue among various education programs.

Most of the money would cover the cost of need-based financial aid for undergraduate college students in Nebraska.

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