July 3rd, 2015
Merna's 28th Annual Heritage Days is Friday through Sunday.
Big Iron Tug of War in Comstock is Saturday.
Have a safe 4th of July weekend.
This page appeared in the Thursday, July 3, 2008 issue of the Custer County Chief.
On Wednesday June 25, 2008 the Chief had a fire in the dark room of our office building. This page was put in the paper the following week to thank all those that had helped in our time of need.
Dale Baker, age 95, of Broken Bow, died Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at the Medical Center of the Rockies, in Loveland, Colo.
Funeral services will be Friday, July 3, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating.Â
Burial will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Military Honors.Â
Visitation will be Thursday, July 2, 2015, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. at Govier Bros. Mortuary in Broken Bow with the family greeting friends 6 - 7 p.m.Â
Memorials are suggested to the American Legion Post #126 or the Broken Bow United Methodist Church.Â
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. Anselmâ€™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.
Merritt Sherman Winchester Jr. age 76, of Broken Bow, died Saturday June 20, 2015, at the Jennie Melham Hospital in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were June 24, 2015, at the E-Free Church in Broken Bow with Pastor Brian Klein officiating.Â Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the family to be decided on at a later date.
Merritt was born Oct. 21, 1938, to Merritt and Dorothy (Florea) Winchester Sr. in Merna. He grew up in Custer Center where he attended rural country school. He then attended Broken Bow High School where he graduated class of 1956.
Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix breaks down where big name NBA free agents like LaMarcus Aldridge, Paul Millsap, Greg Monroe, Danny Green, Tyson Chandler and Rajon Rondo might end up.
Today is the final day to register for most sports in the 2015 State Games of America, which takes place July 28 - August 2 in Lincoln, Omaha and surrounding communities.
Register by midnight tonight, July 1, at SGA2015.com. All participants receive a shirt and pass to Opening Ceremonies, Athlete Villages, Closing Ceremony and the opportunity to meet and compete against athletes from 47 different states.
Pictures from our unclaimed photographs basket. If you know who these belong to, call them to see if they would like to stop in our office to get them.
The top left picture has the name Myers written on it. The bottom left has Matt 4 1/2 1996 written on it. There is also a sticky note attached that has the name Mary Thomas.
If you have a picture that you have dropped off and never picked up, stop by the office to look through our unclaimed basket.
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Protect yourself from WNV and tick-related diseases.
Lincoln â€“ West Nile virus is synonymous with summer in Nebraska. A mosquito pool in Webster county is the first one to test positive for the virus this season.
â€śWe spend more time outdoors over the Fourth of July and throughout the summer which increases our chances of mosquito and other bug bites,â€ť said Dr. Tom Safranek, State Epidemiologist for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. â€śRemember to take simple steps like using bug spray to help protect you and your family.â€ť
Other preventive tips:
Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson joined with Attorneys General from twelve other states in filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) over the EPAâ€™s new rule defining â€śWaters of the United Statesâ€ť under the Clean Water Act. The case was filed in the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota.