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October 6th, 2014

Judicial Center Townhall Meetings scheduled

October 6, 2014

The Custer County Board of Supervisors have scheduled a series of Town Hall meetings to discuss the upcoming ballot concerning the Judicial Center. They invite you to come with questions. To help with information, we have included here a 'letter to the editor' the Chief published the end of September.

Following are the locations, the Supervisors who will be in attendance, the date and time:

Broken Bow, Mid-Plains Community College, Larry Hickenbottom, Ran Varney and Mark Haynes, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.

Sargent Community Building, Richard Hodson and Don McCullough, Oct. 6 at 7p.m.

Second Ebola patient arrives in Nebraska

October 6, 2014

This article includes a statement from Chief Medical Officer and Director of Public Health on DHHS/Nebraska Medical Center Opening Nebraska Biocontainment Unit to Care for Second Ebola Patient

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American video journalist who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia arrived Monday at a Nebraska hospital where he will be treated for the deadly disease.

Ashoka Mukpo, 33, will be kept in a specialized containment unit at the Nebraska Medical Center that was built specifically to handle this type of illness.

Martinez killed in Dawson County accident

October 6, 2014

According to a press release from the Dawson County Sheriff's Office, a Broken Bow man, Randy Martinez, 23, was killed in a one vehicle accident on Oct. 5, 2014.

The preliminary accident investigation indicates the following: at approximately 5:05 a.m., a 1994 Chevrolet pickup, driven by Randy Marteniz, was traveling southeast on the Buzzards Roost Road, at approximately one mile northwest of Eddyville, when he lost control on a curve, then traveling southbound, entered the west road ditch rolling the vehicle into a hayfield.

VIDEO: Bo Pelini discusses loss to Michigan State

October 6, 2014

Bo Pelini's postgame comments following Michigan State vs. Nebraska.

VIDEO: 5th American With Ebola Arrives in Nebraska

October 6, 2014

A plane carrying an American photojournalist who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia landed Monday in Nebraska, where he will undergo treatment for the deadly disease.

October 2nd

Ollie R. Hanson, 90

October 2, 2014

Ollie R. Hanson, age 90 of Grand Island, formerly of Scotia died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at the Nebraska Veterans Home in Grand Island.

Funeral services will be Friday Oct. 3, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at the Oconto Community Building in Oconto.

Burial will be in the Oconto Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday 5 - 7 p.m. at Govier Bros. Mortuary in Broken Bow.

Becky Lou Smith, 59

October 2, 2014

Becky Lou Smith of Broken Bow, formerly of Taylor, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at the Melham Medical Center.

Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at Rhoad Funeral Chapel in Sargent with Marty Robbins officiating.

Burial was at the Taylor Cemetery in Taylor.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Sophie and Roy Eberle College Fund.

Becky was born to Lee and Betty (Nelson) Smith at Sargent on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, 1954.

Becky attended school at Loup County Public School in Taylor, graduating in 1973.

Shirley Ann Hoskins, 76

October 2, 2014

Shirley Ann Hoskins, 76, passed away Sept. 24, 2014, with her family by her side in Wray, Colo.

Shirley was born Jan. 4, 1938, in Blue Island, Ill. to Charley Irvin and Nellie Pauline (Bullis) Peck.

Shirley married Virgil Hoskins, Jr. Feb. 15, 1958, in Ranton, N.M., then moved to Denver, Colo., in 1959.

In Denver, Shirley worked as an accountant and Virgil was in the
military and worked in a grocery store.

In 1960 they moved to Arnold where their first son, Kenneth, was born. In 1965, they moved to Minnesota and in 1971 Laverne was born.

Roxie Ann Mann, 80

October 2, 2014

Roxie Ann Mann was born Jan. 27, 1934, to Howard and Florence (Miller) Tiff east of Broken Bow in the Dutchmen Valley area.

She attended Goose Valley School and Hanna Corner School until high school when she went to Ansley, graduating in 1952.

After graduation she married Ross O. Mann, Jr. Oct, 25, 1952 in Broken Bow. To this union were born four children.

Roxie worked several places in Broken Bow including the hospital, some nursing homes and numerous years in BD shortly after they opened their plant in Broken Bow.

Harold Junior Willis, 71

October 2, 2014

Harold Junior Willis, 71 of Callaway, passed away Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at Callaway District Hospital.

Junior was born July 20, 1943, in Lexington, to Harold and Margaret (Klein) Willis. He grew up near Merna, until 1959, when the family moved to his lifelong home, the ranch north of Callaway.

In 1960, he began his farming and ranching career with his father. The partnership would later become Willis Land and Cattle. After the move, Junior began attending Callaway High School. It was there he met the love of his life, Nancy Cantrell.

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