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June 30th, 2011

From the classroom to the battlefield

June 30, 2011

MASON CITY - - While his classmates were playing ball, dating and going to Prom their senior year of high school, Harry Ray Boyles was half a world away - jumping out of airplanes with a gun, and fighting to preserve the freedom of a nation.
He was barely 18-years-old, drafted into the Army while in his final year at Ansley High School. He was inducted Oct. 25, 1944, at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. Harry completed basic training at Camp Hood, Texas. Life had dealt young Harry blows before, but nothing could have prepared him for what was to come.

Ansley student sets sights on World Leadership Congress

June 30, 2011

ANSLEY - - Jordan Rapp may be only an incoming high school junior, but he already has clear-cut goals for his future. And he is spending part of his summer paving the way toward achieving those goals.

Bow company announces plans for significant growth

June 30, 2011

*Adams Land and Cattle Co. will be doubling its production, but not at its current cattle feeding sites.

Adams Land & Cattle Company (ALCC) publicly announced today its plans to again double the size of its business.
Since inception in 1973, ALCC has become one of the premier cattle feeders in the state of Nebraska, by focusing on innovative approaches and research driven production models. ALCC looks to build upon this foundation and has set its sights on becoming one of the major leaders and largest cattle feeders in the nation.

Fischer bids for U.S. Senate

June 30, 2011

State Sen. Deb Fischer of Valentine, Tuesday announced her candidacy for the United States Senate.
“I’m running for the United States Senate to help America regain its economic strength and rebuild its cultural foundations,” Sen. Fischer stated. “America must meet a new generation of challenges by strengthening our economy, balancing our books, and in Nebraska, revitalizing our communities.”

Custer Campus sets date for ribbon cutting - Grand Opening

June 30, 2011

By Elizabeth Babcock
President, CEDC

The ribbon cutting has been scheduled, furniture has been ordered, and if you have driven west of town on Highway 2, you have seen the exciting progress that has happened with the vision of Custer Campus finally becoming a reality for Custer County.

Custer County has new representation

June 30, 2011

If you have been following the news much at all, you are likely aware that the districts in the state of Nebraska, as well as nearly every other state in the union, have changed.
What you may not be fully aware of is the fact that those changes have already gone into effect, and as a result Sen. Deb Fischer is no longer the state representative for Custer County. That is because Custer County is no longer in the 43rd Legislative District; rather, we are now part of the 36th District represented by Sen. John Wightman of Lexington.

Gaylord "Squeak' Schmitz, 72

June 30, 2011

Gaylord "Squeak" Schmitz, age 72 of Merna, died Saturday, June 25, 2011, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Wednesday, June 29, 2011, in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Burial with military honors was in the Dale Catholic Cemetery near Merna. Memorials are suggested to the Merna Fire and Rescue or the American Parkinson's Disease Associa-tion.

James W. Souders, 75

June 30, 2011

Memorial services for James Walter Souders, 75, of Wilmington, NC, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at the United Methodist Church in Merna, with interment of cremains to follow at the Merna Cemetery. The family will host a lunch in the Merna Community Center after the interment.
James died March 2, 2011, in Wilmington. The Andrews Mortuary in that city handled the cremation.

Viola Ritchie Brim, 93

June 30, 2011

Viola Mary (Wehling) Ritchie Brim passed peacefully to Heaven while at home, surrounded by her family, Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at the age of 93 years.
Viola was born Dec. 19, 1917, on the family farm near Broken Bow to Charles B. and Anna (Thanel) Wehling. Viola attended country school and graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1934, at the age of 16.

Esther Cox-Pearson, 84

June 30, 2011

Esther Nadene Cox-Pearson, 84, of Broken Bow, formerly of Callaway, died Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow.
She was born Sept. 28, 1926, in Holyoke, Colo., to Ray and Martha (Brown) Stroup. She was a 1945 graduate of Phillips County High School in Haxtun, Colo., and went on to further her education at Sterling Junior College, graduating in May of 1947.
She was baptized in April 1939, in the Presbyterian Church in Colorado and later joined the United Methodist Church in Callaway when the couple moved there.

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