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March 28th, 2014

March 28, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

March 28, 2014

Scheduled Today:

School Events:
* No school events

Community Events:
* Art & Photo Competition in Comstock Gallery from noon to 4pm
* Ortello Dale Wine Tasting for customer appreciation from 5-7pm
* 2014 Knights of Columbus Fish Fries in Anselmo at the Winters Library Building from 5:30-7pm

For more information on the above events, check out the calendar found on the homepage of this website.

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:
* No meetings scheduled today

For more information on the above meetings, check out the Public Notice section of the Custer County Chief.

March 27th

Bow women arrested in toddler's death

March 27, 2014

An investigation into the November 2013 death of a 20-month old boy has led to the arrest of two Broken Bow women on charges of Second Degree Murder and Child Abuse Leading to the Death of a Child.

Winter Persists in Central Nebraska

March 27, 2014

White out conditions throughout the Custer County Chief coverage area. Please drive safely if you have to be out on the roads. Stay in if possible.

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTH PLATTE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON.
* TIMING...A BAND OF SNOW WILL SLOWLY MOVE EAST THROUGH NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA THROUGH THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW WITH LOCALIZED HIGHER AMOUNTS.

March 26th

March 26, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

March 26, 2014

Scheduled Today:

School Events:
* Late Start

Community Events:
* Sermons A-La Carte 2014 continues
* JMMMMC Lamaze and Childbirth Education at the Broken Bow Hospital in Conference Room A

For more information on the above events, check out the calendar found on the homepage of this website.

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:
* No meetings scheduled today

For more information on the above meetings, check out the Public Notice section of the Custer County Chief.

March 27, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

March 26, 2014

Scheduled Today:

School Events:
* No school events

Community Events:
* Diaper Depot to be held at the First Baptist Church in Broken Bow from 3-6pm

For more information on the above events, check out the calendar found on the homepage of this website.

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:
* No meetings today

For more information on the above meetings, check out the Public Notice section of the Custer County Chief.

March 25th

Glen Birney, 52

March 25, 2014

Glen C. Birney, age 52, died Sunday March 23, 2014 at his home near Broken Bow. Funeral services will be Thursday March 27, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow, with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating. Burial will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary, with the family greeting friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Memorials may be given to the family, to be designated at a later date.

James Lyddon, 77

March 25, 2014

James Arthur (Jim) Lyddon of Omaha, formerly of Broken Bow, passed away on March 1, 2014, at his daughters home in Littleton, Colo.
The youngest son of Kenneth and Mabel (Edwards) Lyddon was born on February 21, 1937, in Kenosha, Wisc. He grew up in multiple locations including Kenosha, Wisc., and Chicago, Ill.; but it was Broken Bow, Neb., his family settled in 1947 opening the Ben Franklin and Fabric Center.

Joan Ostrand, 65

March 25, 2014

Joan Ruth Ostrand was born April 18, 1948, in Sargent to Paul and Frances Wagner. She passed away in her home in Omaha on Feb. 23, 1014.
She grew up in Nebraska living part of teen years in Broken Bow where she attended High School. Joan attended Evangel College in Springfield, Mo., before marrying David Ostrand of Ansley.
They lived in Colorado Springs, CO., where their son, Karl was born. Later they moved to Virginia Beach, VA., where they lived for 25 years.

Roger Clay, 60

March 25, 2014

Kearney, NE- Roger D. Clay, age 60, of Merna, died Sunday, March 16, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, March 21, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with the Rev. Barry Johnson officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation is planned for Thursday, March 20, 2014, from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow.
Roger was born on July 28, 1953, in Broken Bow to Ralph and Betty (Christensen) Clay.

George Ashenfelter, 77

March 25, 2014

George Baker Ashenfelter, 77, of Broken Bow, passed away March 12, 2014, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. 
He was born in Pennsylvania, Nov. 13, 1936, to Minnie Jane and Robert Hewlett Ashenfelter, the second of two children. 
He was married to Penny Purcell on June 24, 1967, in Broken Bow. They lived in New Jersey, New York, Virginia and California before returning to Broken Bow. 
George graduated from West Chester University and received a B.A. in Education, and an M.B.A. in Computer Finance from Kennedy Western University. 

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