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April 18th, 2014

April 18, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

April 18, 2014

Scheduled Today:

School Events:
* No School! Easter Break!

Community Events:
* Easter Egg Hunt at the Broken Bow Municipal Building starting at 1:30pm

For more information on the above events, check out the calendar found on the homepage of this website.

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:
* No meetings scheduled today

For more information on the above meetings, check out the Public Notice section of the Custer County Chief.

April 17th

Lightford sentenced to prison

April 17, 2014

Christopher M. Lightford, 23, was sentenced in Custer County District Court Thursday, April 17, and this time Judge Karin Noakes did not go easy on him.
Lightford was found guilty of one count of theft by taking, and was on probation for the same charge at the time of his arrest. In August 2013, he was ordered to serve 1 year supervised probation and make restitution of $2,680. However, just a year later he was back in jail for the same offense.

Randall Hanson, 51

April 17, 2014

Randall L. Hanson, age 51 of Callaway, passed away Tuesday, April, 8 2014, at the Callaway District Hospital.

Leroy Giddings, 65

April 17, 2014

Leroy R. Giddings, age 65, of Broken Bow died Wednesday April 9, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital in Grand Island.
Funeral Services were Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with Pastor Mel Shepherd officiating. Burial was at Lee Park Cemetery with Military rites. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements.

Loyd Pracht, 82

April 17, 2014

Loyd Oliver Pracht was born Dec. 8, 1931, to Oliver and Alma Pracht of Berwyn. Loyd passed into the loving hands of our Heavenly Father April 10, 2014, at the age of 82.
Loyd received Christ as his Savior early in his life. He recommitted his faith and life to the Lord, after his father's (Oliver Pracht) death. He honored the Lord by showing Christ's love and teaching his children to share the love of Christ by what he did for those around him. Loyd was a man who dearly loved his family, and enjoyed his grandchildren, as well as his great grandchildren.

Hildegard Lindner, 86

April 17, 2014

Hildegard Lindner of Lincoln, formerly of Merna, passed away March 31, 2014, at the Tabitha Care Home in Lincoln. She was the youngest of nine children born to Anton and Franziska (Otradovsky) Hejl in Bremen, Germany. She was born at home Jan. 23, 1928, and resided in Germany until June 1951, when she set sail for the United States.

Harold Jacobsen, 75

April 17, 2014

Harold Jacobsen died March 31, 2014, at Emeritus Memory Care Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Harold, the youngest of six children, was born at home in the Eureka Valley Community May 20, 1938, to John H. and Gladys (Johnson) Jacobsen. Shortly thereafter, the family moved to Lower Powell Canyon, and subsequently in 1940, to a farm in the Gates Community. Following grade school there, he graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1957. After spending a few months at farm work, he entered the U.S. Army where he served in the Security/Military Police in Korea.

Alice McMurtrey, 61

April 17, 2014

Alice Elizabeth McMurtrey was born in Omaho, to Dr. George McMurtrey and Margaret Alice (Owen) McMurtrey March 1, 1953. She departed this life April 5 , 2014, at the age of 61 years, 1 month and 4 days, with interment at Kilgore Cemetery in Kilgore.
As a youngster, Alice loved to visit her grandparents, "Hub" ond "G. G." at the McMurtrey ranch
and spent quality time there, where she was known to be an "adventurous little imp," earning this reputation by, at the age of 3 or 4, walking behind the weaned colts that were tied up in

Paul Scheffler, Jr., 93

April 17, 2014

Paul H Scheffler, Jr, 93, died April 8, 2014, at Mt Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He was born Dec. 2, 1920, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Paul H. and Amelia (Schneider) Scheffler.
He was preceded in death by sisters Edna, Florence, Ella and Viola and brother Edward.

Early Nebraska voters first to see changes affecting primary ballots

April 17, 2014

LINCOLN - Early voters will be the first in Nebraska to note changes affecting this year's primary ballots, says Secretary of State John Gale. Most notably, some partisan races will not appear, based on passage of LB 56 in the current legislative session.

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