August 9th, 2012
Robert Sweley, 84, of Litchfield, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Graveside Services were Monday, Aug. 6, at the Litchfield Cemetery in Litchfield with the Rev. George Reitz officiating. Rasmussen Funeral Home in Ravenna was in charge of arrangements.
Gary E. Henning, 61 of Kearney, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney after a battle with cancer. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 10, at First Lutheran Church in Kearney. The Rev. Eric Lesher and the Rev. Rebecca McDermott will officiate. Interment will be in the Kearney Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8pm, Thursday at O'Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney.
Paul David Yamamoto, 51, of Lincoln, died Aug. 1, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer. Paul was born in Alliance, June 7, 1961 to the Rev. Jack and Mildred (Rice) Yamamoto, Paul was the fourth of five children and their only son.
He grew up in Broken Bow and later McCook, where he graduated from high school in 1979.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Millie Yamamoto, both sets of grandparents, and his beloved dog, Annie.
One building in downtown Omaha has been given a facelift, and an entire neighborhood a burst of color, thanks to the artistic talents of a Custer County native.
Craig Lee was born in Broken Bow in 1959, to Donald and Roberta Lee of Ansley, long-time owners of Lee's Variety Store on Ansley's Main Street. He is the youngest of four children and attended Ansley Public School, graduating with the class of 1978.
The jumping, sliding and mud-slinging action of the 24th Annual Mini-Sprint, Motorcycle, Quad and Go-Kart races is set for tonight, Wednesday, Aug. 8 at the Custer County Fairgrounds.
Pit gates open at 5 p.m.; hot laps start at 6 p.m. and the races start at 7 p.m.
Admission is $10 for ages 12 and older and $5 for ages 3-11. Admission is free for ages 2 and under. Pit passes are $15 for all ages, no exceptions.
Broken Bow has made a number of hires and moves within its departments for this upcoming school year. Among them are Mike Miller, who will become the new head golf coach and Ryan Wetovick will be the new head coach of the boys basketball team. Miller will be assisted by Tim Johnson while Mike Buckles returns to coaching as the assistant boys basketball coach.
Buck Moon left the Custer County Fairgrounds Monday as a winner. He won the short round with an 88 point ride, and put an 80 point ride onto the scoreboard in the long go. He was the only rider to put two qualified rides together for the evening.
This the 14th year for the Custer County Classic Bull Riding to be featured as a staple for the Custer County Fair.
The Centennial Celebration of the Custer County Courthouse begins today in Broken Bow and will run all week. Each office in the courthouse plans to display items related to that office, past and present. There will also be self-guided tours.
MULLEN - - A big celebration will continue throughout the weekend in Mullen, as Hooker County celebrates 125 years of history, and the 100th
birthday of the Hooker County Courthouse.
The theme of the 2012 Hooker County Fair, the year that marks these two huge milestones, is â€śBack to the Future.â€ť And the fair board has gone all out with a full slate of activities through Sunday. The celebration in Mullen has been going on all week, with swimming events, a bicycle rodeo, animal show and movie in the park.
A two-vehicle accident late Wednesday morning west of Arnold claimed the life of an Arnold man. Rod Watson, 64 of Arnold, was pronounced dead at the scene.