March 5th, 2012
The Custer County Foundation, Inc. was recently awarded a $12,000 emergency human needs grant from the Peter Kiewit Foundation. The grant dollars will be put to immediate use by being re-allocated to local nonprofit organizations that can meet emergency food, utility and housing needs in Custer County.
According to a letter received from the Peter Kiewit Foundation, "Our Trustees are heartened to know that agencies like yours are able to assist our fellow Nebraskans when they are most in need."
The Broken Bow Library has a proposal. In a written request to the Broken Bow City Council Feb. 9, the Library Board is asking for additional space and they have an idea on how this can be accomplished.
Established more than 100 years ago, the Broken Bow Public Library began with the formation of the Ladies Library Association in 1885. The current building became their home in the fall of 1971.
The Broken Bow Library Board, and Library Foundation Board want to make sure Broken Bowâs Library fulfills the needs of the community in the years to come.
This is what they know.
Mark your calendars now, and make plans to attend the Broken Bow Schools theater renovation âKick-off Fundraiserâ March 5 at the Broken Bow Middle School Auditorium beginning at 7 p.m.
An evening of music, drama and speech is planned featuring Broken Bow High School students and the Custer County Community Choir.
The suggested donation is $5 for adults and $3 for 12 and under, with the proceeds going to Broken Bow Public Schools Foundation for the renovation of the Middle School Auditorium for use as a Fine Arts facility.
Arthur Bendig, age 81 of Kearney (formerly of Fremont), died Feb. 26, 2012, at Mt. Carmel Nursing Home after a long battle with diabetes. Funeral services will be Sunday, March 4, at 3 p.m. at O'Brien-Straatmann-Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney with the Rev. Dean Pofahl officiating.Memorials are suggested to the family. Condolences may be submitted at www.osrfh.com. O'Brien-Straatmann-Redinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Charlene H. Glause Rhoades was born Nov. 3, 1932, and went to her final rest Feb. 25, 2012.
She was born to Paul and Genevieve Glause at Halsey. She married Claude E. Rhoades at Brewster, June 10, 1951. Together they raised four children and ranched in the central Sandhills area for the last 60 years. She will be remembered for her devotion to family, her amazing work ethic, and as someone who was always ready to extend a helping hand to others.
Rick and Melissa Myers of Broken Bow, proudly announce the birth of a son, Tehl Wade Myers. He was born Jan. 18, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. At birth, Tehl weighed 9 pounds 15 ounces and was 22 1/2 inches long. He joins siblings Jordyn and Rylee at home. Grandparents are Ron and Barb Booten, and Rex and Joan Myers.
Braxton Bradley Green, the little brother of Brody and the son of Kelcee and Jami (Griebel) Green of Elm Creek, was born Feb. 17, 2012, at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Holdrege. Braxton weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces when he arrived at 5:25 pm and he was 20" long. Braxton's grandparents are Ann (Kallhoff) and Brad Griebel of Arnold, and Brad Green of Alliance. His great- grandparents are Don and Nina Griebel and Marilyn Rinke of Sargent, Bud and Phyllis Kallhoff of Arcadia, and Maury and Jurene Green of Alliance.
Bob and Marcia Keeney of Callaway, and Darryl and Michelle Williams of Marianna, Fla., would like to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Chelsea and Brit. Chelsea is a 2006 graduate of Callaway High School, and a 2010 graduate of Chadron State College. She is currently a medical student at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Brit is a 2007 graduate of Marianna Public Schools in Marianna, Fla. He will graduate in May 2012 from Chadron State College, and is currently student teaching at Ralston Public Schools.
Morgan Marie Booker and Spencer Joe Olson would like to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mike and Paula Booker. She is a 2008 graduate of Anselmo-Merna High School, and is currently employed at Great Western Bank in Broken Bow. Morgan is the granddaughter of Mary Hardin and Roy and Wanda Booker.
When Broken Bowâs Superintendent of Schools resigned in May 2010, the school board faced the tough challenge of trying to find a replacement on short notice. That late in the year is not a good time to begin a search for a school superintendent for the fall, so the board - with the help of the Nebraska Association of School Boards - made the decision to hire an interim superintendent for one year, to give them more time to conduct a proper search for a full time administrator.