Anselmo--Sterling Atkins, a 2012 graduate of Broken Bow High School, recently passed away while attending college in Chadron. He was remembered yesterday (Wednesday) at the Lonesome River Ranchâ€™s annual production sale.
According to Steve Bohr, twelve donors pulled together the funds to buy a heifer donated by Jeff and Lisa Johnson, the owners of Lonesome River Ranch, during the sale in remembrance of Sterling. In its first showing the heifer was purchased for $2,500. After the heifer was purchased, the donors re-sold her. In the heifer's second trip around the sale ring, she was bought by an operation from Minnesota for $6,000.
The proceeds, totaling approximately $8,500, were donated to the One Box Youth Shooting Program - a program that Sterling was active in while growing up. The money that was raised during the sale will be put toward supplies and a training simulator.
More on this story will follow in the March 14 Custer County Chief.