After eight months of countless meetings and deliberations, members of the Farmers Cooperative Grain Company in Merna, Nebraska voted to merge with Cooperative Producers, Inc. of Hastings, Nebraska.
The business operations of the two cooperatives will be combined as of Jan. 1, 2012. The board of directors of both cooperatives, unanimously agreeing on the merger, believed both patrons and equity holders alike will benefit from the larger, stronger consolidated cooperative.
Eleanor Irene Martin, age 90 of Omaha., passed away Nov. 28, 2011. She was born Sept. 1, 1921.
She is survived by one son, Paul J. Martin and wife Gayle; grandson, Brett Martin and wife Sonya of San Diego, Calif.; great-grandchild, Max; other family and many friends.
Funeral services will be Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at Braman Mortuary in Omaha. Interment will be Saturday, Dec. 3, at 12 pm at the Ansley Cemetery in Ansley. You may visit www.bramanmortuary.com to leave a condolence.
Published in Custer County Chief, Dec. 1, 2011
Edwin Payne, Sr., 71, of Purdum, passed away Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow.
Edwin was born Jan. 1, 1940, to Gerald and Julia Payne in Spalding. The family lived in Erickson, where Edwin and his brothers completed high school.
Edwin was united in marriage to Areline Edelman May 22, 1960. Their marriage blessed them with three sons; Larry, James, and Edwin Jr.
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!