October 7th, 2010
Helen L. Blakely, 96 of Broken Bow, died Oct. 2, 2010, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home at Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Oct. 6, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Interment was at the Broken Bow Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Dunning Cemetery. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements.
Helen Louise Blakely was born Nov. 26, 1913, to Samuel and Sarah "Sadie" (Pennison) Thomas, the fourth of five children. She grew up between Mason City and Litchfield.
It is big news for the community of Broken Bow, as well as shoppers from the surrounding area, as later this month two grocery stores will again be serving customers in this central Nebraska area.
The sale of Bow Food Pride became official Friday, Oct. 1, when the Schmick family of McCook closed the deal on the local store.
The Custer County Chief's feature game of the week was the Broken Bow Indians at the Gothenburg Swedes.
This rivalry was not one to be missed as this yearâ€™s game was a battle for the top spot of the District C1-9 standings.
Gothenburg sported an undefeated record going into last night's contest, their Homecoming game, with their biggest win thus far over Minden (4-1).
Broken Bowâ€™s win over Gothenburg moved them closer to an automatic spot in the playoffs, along with another possible district championship.
â€śWhereâ€™s the fire at?â€ť This is what neighbors of Beryl Popp must have been thinking as emergency vehicles swamped the country roads near Cumro. The call for help went out a little before 2:50 in the afternoon on Tuesday and many of the surrounding communities fire departments answered. When asked how Beryl discovered the fire, he said that Rick Shoemaker and Brian Eberle were in the area looking at cattle when they noticed smoke. They pulled into his yard to tell him and the first call Beryl made was to the Eddyville fire department.
In the spring of 1979, the administrative board of the Broken Bow United Methodist Church approved proceeding with a plan to open a senior center in the community of Broken Bow. That plan eventually evolved into what we now know as the Prairie Pioneer Center, which this month celebrates its 30th anniversary.
That first senior center was held in a room at the church which was being used as a youth rec room at the time. The first meals were contracted to be brought in to the center from the Tumbleweed CafĂ©.
Memories from the centerâ€™s first Director
ATKINSON -- Broken Bow's Brittany Vohland has qualified for the NSAA Girls Golf Championship. Vohland shot a 107 for a 10th place tie Monday at the Class C-3 district meet in Atkinson, her 10th place medal automatically qualifies her for the state meet. The Class C Championship will be hosted by the Quail Run Golf Course in Columbus Oct. 11-12.
Other Broken Bow scores among the Top 55 are Shanea Jones 129, Christine Horner 139 and Tia McAlevy 161.
Peggy Lyn Franzen of Broken Bow passed away unexpectedly at Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center Sept. 29, 2010.
Peg was born May 13, 1958, at the Broken Bow Hospital. She was the third child born to Richard and Arlene Franzen of Arcadia.
Peg graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1976. After graduation she started working at B-D. She made many friends in the 20 years she was employed there.
Pat and Vicky Hruby of Comstock have been awarded the 2010 Nebraska Outstanding Grassland Conservation Award by the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts. The Association presents the award annually to honor and promote outstanding grassland management.
The Hrubyâ€™s livestock operation covers 1,800 acres in western Valley and eastern Custer Counties. The Hrubys have implemented range planting and rotational grazing plans on their ranch to improve livestock forage, provide wildlife cover, and reduce erosion.
The Broken Bow Lady Indians are in Atkinson today for the District C-3 at the Atkinson-Stuart Country Club. The Mullen girls golf team will travel to Bayard for the District C-5 meet at the Chimney Rock Golf Course.
MULLEN -- The Mullen Lady Broncos won the 4-Courners Tournament Saturday defeating Stapleton/McPherson County in straight sets 25-22 and 25-10. The Lady Broncos reached the championship game by edging Sandhills/Thedford 22-25, 25-23 and 25-19. Stapleton/McPherson County reached the championship with a two set win over Sargent 25-19 and 25-18. Sargent defeated Sandhills/Thedford 25-14 and 25-21 for third place.
For more volleyball action from last week see this week's edition of the Custer County Chief!