June 25th, 2015
Lilas Marie Smith, 88, passed away Friday, June 19, 2015, at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie, Wyo. surrounded by her family and holding the hand of her sweetheart of over 71 years.
Lilas Turner was born May 11, 1927, in Brewster, to Fred and Augusta Turner. She was an only child.
During high school she met the love of her life, Laddie Guy Smith. They were married Aug. 4, 1944, and soon started their family on the Smith Ranch in Brewster.
Eugene âChatâ R. Chartraw, age 90 of Ansley, died Thursday, June 18, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Society St. Johnâs Nursing Home in Kearney.
Funeral services were Monday, June 22, 2015, at St. Josephâs Catholic Church in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt officiating.Â Burial was Tuesday at the Ansley Cemetery with Military Honors.
Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements.Â
Memorials are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Program.Â
Funeral services for Jody White, who went home to the Lord June 18 2015, were June 22, 2015, at the Niobrara County Fairgrounds in Lusk Wyo.,
Pier Funeral Home in Lusk, Wyo., assisted the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Church at Jay Em in care of Pier Funeral Home, Lusk Wyo. or Harness Funeral Home, Buffalo, Wyo.
Joanne âJodyâ Carol White was born Dec. 20, 1948, to Robert and Elizabeth (Bashelor) Mason on the naval base in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Â
She died on June 18, working cattle and doing what she loved on the family ranch in Jay Em, Wyo. Â
Victoria Ann Casey was born May 11, 1995, at the US Air Force Hospital at South Reislip Air Force Base in a suburb of London England. She passed away suddenly Jan. 27, 2015, at Memorial Hospital in Houston, Texas.
This picture appeared in the June 26, 1975 issue of the Custer County Chief.
Spectators view wreckage of an 18-car train derailment which occurred just eat of Ansley Monday about 6:20 p.m.
An investigation is continuing into the cause of the derailment, which damaged 10 of the 18 care. The coal cars were twisted, overturned and jammed into the ground. One car was rammed with a portion of the rail.
Trains were re-routed during the clean-up, expected to take 48 hours.
The gas leak we reported on earlier has been resolved.
The area is now open. Residents are able to their homes, but first must contact Source Gas at 1-800-563-0012 before reentering their houses.
Traffic is being controlled on Highway 2 in Broken Bow, near the Custer County Courthouse. A gas leak has been detected and emergency personnel are on scene. According to an individual who lives in that area, residents are being asked to evacuate their homes if they live between the Courthouse and the Catholic Church until further notice. City Hall is available for those residents if needed.
A repair crew from Hastings has been notified and will soon be on their way. The situation will take time to clear up. Please have patience. Initial estimates have ranged 5-8 hours.
If anyone receives a call from Sterling Business Promotion out of Grand Prairie, TX they are not working with the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce. They have never contacted us and if and when the Chamber would decide to do a promotion like this you would have heard about it in the Chamber newsletter and the Chamber official E-blasts from us first.
I thank a concerned member who thought to call us and ask about this.
Donnis J. Hueftle-Bullock
Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce
444 South 8th Avenue
Broken Bow, NE 68822
Pictures from our unclaimed photographs basket. If you know who these belong to, call them to see if they would like to stop in our office to get them.
The picture on the left has the name Shirley Kelley written on it. Names appearing on the back of the picture in the right hand column from top: Reggie Ripp, Hannah Evans and Bob and Nancy Harrold.
If you have a picture that you have dropped off and never picked up, stop by the office to look through our unclaimed basket.
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An important shift is occurring with credit card payment technology that might impact your business -- and the U.S. Small Business Administration is offering a webinar to help business oweners navigate the upcoming transition from magnetic stripe to chip card technology (also known as "EMV" - for Europay, MasterCard, & Visa). The chip-based cards used in EMV are considered to be an improvement over commonly used cards with magnetic stripes when it comes to fraud prevention.