March 15th, 2012
Betty J Johnson, age 85, of Broken Bow died Saturday March 10, 2012, at St. John's Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Kearney. Funeral services were Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with the Rev. Mark Stones officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Callaway. Memorials may be made to the family.
Beginning next month, Broken Bow Municipal Utilities customers will see a 7.2 percent rate increase in their electric rate. The increase was approved by the City Council Monday.
The request for the customer rate increase was made, explained Electric Superinten-dent Doug Staab, because the city itself has experienced a rate increase from its electricity provider. The rate increase passed on to the customers is the same increase, 7.2 percent, as the city is seeing from its wholesale provider.
A large host of auction items - 49 crock pots of chili - generous bidders - dedicated sponsors. All of these elements came together Saturday night at Sylvesterâ€™s Bar, and when the night was over, $16, 534.34 was raised for two community organizations.
This was the seventh year for the fundraising event, which organizers Jeannie Connely Skolil and Sylvesterâ€™s owner Fred Schumacher say started as just a random idea. Each year the public is invited to enter their favorite chili recipe to be judged by a panel of community volunteers.
Hey guys, just in case you didnâ€™t catch Ellenâ€™s article on the front page, Iâ€™m going to take this opportunity to further introduce myself.
I recently took over as the sports editor for the Chief and Iâ€™ll tell you Iâ€™m thrilled to be here.
Unlike Dennis Driscoll, the former sports editor, I didnâ€™t go to high school here. All of your faces and names are going to be new to me.
Iâ€™m originally from Omaha. I grew up there and graduated from Millard North High School. Needless to say this small town is a definite switch for me, but I find it starting to grow on me already.
Next week, Marrch 19 - 23, is National Severe Weather Awareness Week. Area citizens had an opportunity to learn more about severe weather awareness and some of the agencies who make it their goal to both keep us safe and help in times of disaster or emergency, at a special program Tuesday evening in the Broken Bow High School Gym.
Jason Lichtenberger, 19 of Broken Bow, was sentenced to three years probation in Custer County District Court Thursday. Lichtenberger was charged with attempted sexual assault of a minor, a Class III felony.
In handing down her sentence Judge Karin Noakes noted that reports indicate the defendant is at â€ślow risk to re-offend and is a good candidate for probation.â€ť
Carolyn Lea 'Carrie' Witte, 63, of North Platte, died Feb. 29, 2012, surrounded by family at her lakeside home in North Platte.
Carrie was born Nov. 15, 1948, to Herbert Napoleon, Jr. and Pearl Marie Karnes Stevens in Merna. She graduated from Anselmo-Merna High School then earned a bachelor of science degree in Home Economics (Consumer Science and the Family) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1971.
Daniel Paul Bradford, age 55, (spouse Twila Pracht Bradford) of Pharr, Texas, entered the presence of the Lord he loved and served on Feb. 17, 2012. Now â€śabsent from the body and present with the Lord,â€ť he is sorely missed by friends and family who look forward to one day rejoicing with him around Godâ€™s throne.
Lifeâ€™s journey came to an end for Dorothy Mae Kimball Dobesh Feb., 23, 2012.
She was the fifth of six children born to Bertie Frank Kimball and Mabel Clair House Kimball May 1, 1918, on a farm outside Berwyn. Her family called her â€śLittle Dubsâ€ť because she was so small.
She attended a one-room schoolhouse and delighted in sitting on the front bench with her older brother, Bill. She graduated from Ansley High School, where she was an outstanding student, excelling in writing, poetry and art.
Mildred Leona (Kennicutt) Porath, aged 99, passed away early Saturday morning, March 3, 2012, at the Pioneer Memorial Nursing Home in Mullen.
Mildred was born Nov. 2, 1912, to Raymond and Edna (Frazier) Kennicutt at their farm home near Eddyville. She learned many skills in their home and received her education in the Eddyville schools, graduating in 1930. The next four years she took classes at Kearney Normal School and taught rural schools in Dawson and Buffalo Counties.