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May 1st, 2012

Broken Bow hires new girls basketball coach

May 2, 2012

Broken Bow High School has hired Brice King as its new womens basketball coach. Brice currently teaches 4th grade in the Broken Bow public school system. Look for extended coverage of this story in the May 10th edition of the Custer County Chief.

April 30th

Eleanor I. Haskell, 99

April 30, 2012

Eleanor Irene Yearick Haskell passed away at the Kearney Good Samaritan Hospital April 17, 2012 at the age of 99.
Eleanor was born Sept. 5, 1912, at Pender, to George and Evelyn Gatzmeyer Yearick. Her early childhood was spent in eastern Nebraska.
Eleanor graduated from Burwell High School in 1931. After high school she received a teaching certificate and taught in rural schools in Brown County.

Rotary launches in Broken Bow

April 30, 2012

A new Rotary Club is in the process of being chartered in Broken Bow. The Club needed 25 members to form and the magic number has been reached, but there is room for more. The cutoff date to be a Charter member is May 1. If you are interested in learning about Rotary contact any of the board members pictured: front row from left, Vice President Doug Campbell, President Jason Stephens and Director Mike Steckler; back row, Past President Deb McCaslin, Treasurer Michelle Zlomke, Secretary Janet Loughran and Director Sandy Priest. Not pictured is Director Melissa Larson.

April 27th

Proposed child labor regulations withdrawn

April 27, 2012

Late in the day April 26th, the U.S. Department of Labor withdrew proposed regulations of Child Labor in Agriculture. Nebraska Cattlemen submitted comments in opposition to the proposed regulations last fall when they were first introduced. These comments were among thousands that the Department of Labor received.

Grange hosts Wind Farm forum

April 27, 2012

WEISSERT -- John Richards of Nebraska Public Power District presented NPPD’s approach to wind development to the Weissert Grange community April 20. John is an engineer of renewable energy development. His goal through his presentation was to educate Weissert’s citizens on the many benefits of wind generated power.

Wayne E. Catlett, 86

April 27, 2012

Wayne Edward Catlett was born at Ansley, July 31, 1925, the youngest child of William and Esther (Hanson) Catlett. He attended school at Broken Bow and Tappan Valley.

Ruth E. Crone, 85

April 27, 2012

Ruth E. Crone, age 85 of Callaway formerly of Merna, died April 26, 2012, at the Callaway Good Samaritan Center. Graveside funeral services will be Monday, April 30, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Grandview Cemetery at Anselmo with the Rev. D.R. Nelson officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 1 - 7 p.m. with family greeting friends from 5 - 7 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary. Interment will be at the Grandview Cemetery.

Donna J. Eggleston, 95

April 27, 2012

Donna Jeanette Eggleston, age 95 of Omaha, formerly of Ansley, died April 24, 2012, at Brookstone Meadows in Omaha where she has lived the past three
years. She was born Dec. 5, 1916, in Washington, Iowa, to Arthur and Monica (Shelby) Carpenter. She grew up in Comstock, and spent most of her life in Ansley on her husband's family farm.
She was preceded in death by husband Clarence Eggleston; grandson Reed Eggleston; brothers, Charles, Arthur, Walter and Harry Carpenter; sisters, Virginia Pierce, Elizabeth Carpenter and Ruth Tisher.

Senate passes postal reform; big news for newspapers!

April 27, 2012

WASHINGTON - By just two votes more than the minimum required, the U.S. Senate Wednesday passed S 1789, the bipartisan 21st Century Postal Act, 62 to 37. NNA (National Newspaper Association) President Reed Anfinson, publisher of the Swift County Monitor-News in Benson, Minn., hailed the Senate's vote as a critical step toward restoring the U.S. Postal Service to soundness.

April 26th

Bradley R. Hendrickson, 41

April 26, 2012

Bradley Ray Hendrickson, age 41 of Broken Bow, died Friday, April 20, 2012, at his home.
Brad was born Jan. 28, 1971, in Broken Bow to Ted and Mary (Trotter) Hendrickson. He attended Broken Bow schools, graduating in 1989.
After graduation he was employed at Becton-Dickinson until he moved to Phoenix, Ariz., where he worked for Revlon Company. Upon his return to Broken Bow in 1996, he went back to B-D, and worked there until he had to leave for health issues.

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