Ione Davolt, age 94 of Broken Bow, formerly of Merna, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 at the United Methodist Church in Merna, with the Rev. Dale Coates officiating. Burial was in the Merna Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary in charge of the arrangements. Memorials have been established to the Merna Methodist Church or the donor's choice.
Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, many family, friends, and neighbors lost one of the dearest personâ€™s in our lives, Mr. Richard (Dick) Milligan of Albany, Ore., to a vehicle accident.
Mr. Milligan was born at home during a snow storm Feb. 21, 1920, a half mile from the town of Anselmo. In his words, â€śA new generation began with me, being the oldest of five children. Our parents were Mr. George F. Milligan and his wife, Grace June (Cleveland) Milligan.â€ť
Howard "Sonny" Turner, age 81 of Arnold, died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Care Home in Callaway.
Graveside services were Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at the Custer Center Cemetery west of Broken Bow with the Rev. Don Schauda officiating. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements.
Howard C. "Sonny" Turner was born June 30, 1930, at Milburn, to Howard L. and Mary J. (Gilligan) Turner. He attended school at Milburn and Anselmo.
Technology has caught up with the Broken Bow Public Library in a big way, giving users even more opportunity to stay up-to-date on their favorite reading material.
â€śThe library is a Nebraska OverDrive Library, and that means our users have instant access to FREE portable books, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,â€ť explains Megan Svoboda. â€śThis is a free service where our users can browse and borrow thousands of copies of digital audiobooks and e-Books, right from their home.â€ť
Just after the holidays in January, Broken Bow High graduates Mark Shaw with his wife Katrina (Holland) Shaw will travel to Belize where they will live for two months in the western town of Corozal. Students at Hasting College, Mark and Katrina are venturing to this small Caribbean nation, along with 14 other Hastings students, to gain experience for their elementary education degrees.
When Mark asked about finding a teaching internship, the couple was encouraged by one of their professors to go to Belize.
William Russell Zutavern, age 70 of Dunning, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at his home surrounded by his family.
The Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce sponsored the annual Holiday Festival of Lights parade Monday evening through downtown Broken Bow. The nice weather brought out a large crowd for the parade which this year featured 19 entries, one of the best parades to date. Following the parade, Santa was at the Municipal Building visiting with the children, and the crowd was entertained by performances from JolRan Dance & Gymnastics Academy, Broken Bow Just for Kix, and the Custer County Community Chorus.
For more pictures from the evening's events, see this week's Custer County Chief!
The giving season has arrived. So as you dust off your ornaments, unpack the snowmen and scurry through your day, take a moment to remember the little ones.
Last year, working in partnership with the Broken Bow Does, the Custer County Chief and the Childrenâ€™s Christmas fund Board of directors, and through the generosity of people just like you, the Childrenâ€™s Christmas Fund helped make the holiday season a little brighter for 519 children and their families.
LINCOLNâ€”It took less than 45 minutes for the 15th day of the Unicameralâ€™s special legislative session to pass four bills and then Gov. Dave Heineman to sign them into law.
Following unopposed votes on the floor, members of the Natural Resources Committeeâ€”in a highly unusual moveâ€”hand delivered the bills to the governor who quickly signed them during a five-minute ceremony in his second-floor office.
â€śOur work is done,â€ť Heineman said before signing the bills while flanked by the eight- member committee.
For the first time in 40 years, the Department of Labor is proposing changes to the Child Labor Act.
The proposed regulations have the potential to significantly transform family farm operations. The changes are pointedly aimed at agriculture and would severely limit opportunities for young people on the farm or ranch, and in some cases eliminate them, until they are at least 16, or in some instances 18 years of age.