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April 21st, 2015

Program finds students with rural ties for medical school

April 21, 2015

PONCA, Neb. (AP) — A special Nebraska program continues to give high school students from rural areas a shot at medical school in the hope they will return to a similar area to work.

The Rural Health Opportunities Program is designed to help address the shortage of doctors, nurses and other medical workers in rural areas.

The Sioux City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1bcDkWW ) the program offers a full undergraduate scholarship and early admission to the University of Nebraska Medical School.

April 20th

Compliance Checks Held in Buffalo-Sherman Counties

April 20, 2015

(Kearney, Neb.)- On Friday, April 17, the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) conducted compliance checks at 97 businesses in Buffalo and Sherman Counties.

During the effort, compliance checks were conducted at 92 businesses in Buffalo County and five businesses in Sherman County. Five businesses in Buffalo County and one business in Sherman County were found to be non-compliant after selling alcohol to a minor. The retail outlets checked included convenience, liquor and grocery stores as well as restaurants and bars.

April 17th

Governor Ricketts tours Judicial Center

April 17, 2015

Governor Ricketts visited Broken Bow Friday afternoon to tour the new Judicial Center scheduled to be completed June 2015. The Governor praised the progress and concept of the regional judicial center.
See the April 23 issue of the Custer County Chief for the full details of the Governor's important tour.

April 16th

Nebraska junior Terran Petteway entering NBA draft

April 16, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Terran Petteway, one of the top scorers in the Big Ten the past two seasons, said Thursday he will skip his senior season at Nebraska and declare for the NBA draft.

Petteway was the leading scorer in the Big Ten as a sophomore and ranked fourth this past season. The guard's career average of 18.1 points per game ranks second in program history.

Petteway, who began his college career at Texas Tech, made his announcement from Galveston, Texas, where he was with his family following the death of his mother last week.

Nebraska may repeal death penalty amid drug shortage

April 16, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is considering repealing the death penalty amid a shortage of lethal injection drugs.

A bill to repeal the death penalty won first-round approval from lawmakers Thursday.

Lawmakers advanced the bill 30-13. If that support holds, death penalty opponents would have enough votes to override Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts' promised veto.

Edward P. Erickson, 72

April 16, 2015

Edward P. Erickson age 72, passed away March 6, 2015, in his home at Bahia de Kino, Mexico.

Ed was born Oct. 17, 1942, to parents Dr. George T. and Minerva (Worthman) Erickson in Broken Bow.

Ed is survived by his daughter, Heather Cooper and grandson, William of South Carolina; daughter, Shannon Anderson of Council Bluffs, Iowa; daughter, Paige Erickson of Omaha; and sister, Barbara Gibbons of Comstock.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Minerva; his brother, Dr. Tom Erickson; and his brother-in-law, John Gibbons of Comstock.

Robert Dale Cole, 85

April 16, 2015

Robert Dale Cole passed away in Bellingham Wash., March 23, 2015, at the age of 85.

Bob was born in Heartwell, May 9, 1929. 

Dad was raised by Harold and Ester Cole and his younger sister, Donna Mills on the family farm.

After attending Ansley High School, he joined the Navy in 1950 where he served during the Korean Conflict, learning the trade of machinest. He returned to the family farm in 1954.

He met Marcia Louise Butler and they married in Ansley June 7, 1956.

Robert “Bobby” R. Love, 58

April 16, 2015

Robert “Bobby” R. Love, 58, of Gibbon, died Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at CHI Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.

Graveside services were Sunday, April 12, 2015, at the Ansley Cemetery in Ansley. The Rev Mark Joedeman officiated.

Memorials are suggested to the family.

Visit www.hlmkfuneral.com to leave a tribute or message of condolence.

Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney were in charge of arrangements.

He was born Feb. 1, 1957, in Broken Bow, to Howard and Belva (Clark) Love. He grew up in Ansley, Loup City and Mason City.

Fern W. Schroeder Hall, 95

April 16, 2015

Fern W. Schroeder Hall was born Jan. 16, 1919, at Bartlett, Iowa to John Henry and Alta M. (Gibson) Schroeder. She departed this life to be with her Savior Jan. 30, 2015, at the Callaway Good Life Center.

She was one of 12 children. At the age of seven her family moved to Nebraska. They lived near Broken Bow, Ansley, Dunning and Arnold.

Fern attended Arnold High School, where she graduated in 1936.

She was baptized in ‘Christ’ as a young woman and her faith continued to grow until she departed this life.

Donald J. Reinhard, 83

April 16, 2015

Donald J. Reinhard, 83, of Callaway, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015, in his birthplace community of Callaway.

Don was born March 13, 1932. He was the oldest of seven children born to the parents of John and Maxine (Shipley Moore) Reinhard.

Don graduated from Callaway High School with the class of 1950. February 14, 1952, Don enlisted in the Navy. He served during the Korean War where he was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, or on a destroyer ship in the Pacific Ocean. He was honorably discharged Feb. 14, 1956.

March 3, 1957, Don married Nadine Sanders in Kimball.