January 14th, 2011
Margery âViolaâ Layher was born in Wolbach Dec. 21, 1915, to Edwin and Sarah Edith Layher. She lived in Greeley and Valley counties until 1929 when she moved to Broken Bow. She graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1933.
Viola was a school teacher for a few years after high school, then went to work for Bow Bakery decorating cakes. She then went to work for the Custer County Highway Department for 25 years as the office manager.
One of the bookkeeping systems Viola set up was used statewide. She was a wonderful seamstress and loved her God and family with all her heart.
Russell E. Moseley, age 88, of the Grand Island Veterans Home, formerly of Broken Bow, died Friday Jan. 7, 2011, at the Grand Island Veterans Home.
Funeral services were Jan. 11, 2011 at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating. Interment was at the Lone Tree Cemetery with Military Honors. Memorials are suggested to the United Methodist Church or the Grand Island Veterans Home. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements.
Lois Irene Hood, 80 of Kearney, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at Cambridge Court Assisted Living. She was born March 21, 1930, at Broken Bow, to Elmer and Evelyn (Moody) McCaslin. Lois attended school in Broken Bow.
Lois was united in marriage to George Curtis in 1951, in Broken Bow. Six children were blessed to this union; Clyde, Kenneth, Keith, Dawn, Laura and Pam. She was then united in marriage to Herman Hood July 5, 1967, in Broken Bow. He died April 15, 1970.
Ruth Yvonne Magoon, 76, of Lexington, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Ruth was born March 14, 1934, at Oconto, to Clifford A. and Leota L. (Flint) Martin. She was a 1951 graduate of Oconto High School and attended Kearney State Teacherâs College where she received her teaching degree. She taught for one year at Park Valley School.
Margaret H. Daggett, 99, of Kearney died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at Mother Hull Home. Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church with the Rev. Michelle Reed officiating. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Callaway at 10:30 Saturday, Jan. 15. The Rev. Roger Gillming will officiate at graveside. There will be no visitation.
North Platte St. Patrick's 49, Mullen 33
North Platte St. Patrick's 52, Mullen 44
Ansley 58, Sargent 39
North Loup-Scotia 42, Arcadia 35
Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 56, Litchfield 37
Arcadia 39, North Loup-Scotia 25
Litchfield 50, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 49
Sargent 49, Ansley 26
BROKEN BOW -- The Broken Bow Indians put a halt to their 8-game losing streak by defeating the Holdrege Dusters 48-45 for their second win of the season.
TAYLOR -- The Anselmo-Merna boys and Ansley girls basketball teams captured the tournament championships at the Loup County Post Holiday Tournament last weekend.
The Anselmo-Merna Coyotes began the new year with two wins, the first for the Coyotes this season.
In the first round, the Coyotes upset the favored Sargent Bulldogs 50-40.
After an even first quarter, the Coyotes dominated the second and third quarters outscoring the Bulldogs 33-11. The Bulldogs rallied in the fourth quarter scoring 17 points to the Coyotesâ 6 but were unable to close on Anselmo-Mernaâs lead.
This year marks Rick Maasâs 30th year working for Mead Lumber and he plans to go from full-time to staying on part-time.
âIâm kind of cutting back,â is how Rick phrased his semi-retirement. By this he means heâll be stepping down as manager and will refocus his time toward sales and working with contractors. He still plans to work an average of four days a week, down from seven, as was sometimes necessary in the past.
The second half of 2010 started off with good news, when it was confirmed that a college would be coming to the community. Thanks to the efforts of the local Custer Economic Development Corp., Custer Campus is expected to be operational in time for 2011 Fall classes.
This was just one of the stories making Chief headlines this past year. This week we will peruse the headlines for more area stories during the months of July-December, 2010.