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May 28th, 2015

Throwback Thursday from May 28 1909

May 28, 2015

This ad for a Band Concert appeared in the Friday, May 28th 1909 issue of the Custer County Chief. The paper used to be printed on Friday's, but sometime throughout the years it got moved to Thursday's.

May 27th

Beverly Ann French, 76

May 27, 2015

Beverly Ann French, 76, of Mullen, died May 20, 2015, in Lakeside Hospital in Omaha.

Survivors include her husband, Roger French of Mullen; her son, Jerry (Tonya) French of Kremmling, Colo.; two daughters, Wanda (Brian) Lousberg of Denver, Colo., and Anne (Howard) Kauk of Omaha; one brother, Marvin (Linda) Cox of Mullen; and seven grandchildren.

The family chose cremation. The memorial service will be Friday, May 29, at 2 p.m. MDT in the Sandhills Community Bible Church in Mullen. Pastor Mark Danielson and Kurt Businitz will officiate.

Michael Anthony Stark, 42

May 27, 2015

Michael Anthony Stark was born Dec. 18, 1972, to Kathryn Eileen Stark in Sidney. He passed away May 20, 2015, at his home in Amherst, Colo., at the age of 42.

Mike attended school in Broken Bow, graduating with the class of 1992. He married Kandi Jo McKillip March 5, 1993, in Bushville. To this union three children were born, Michael Allen Stark, Ryan Jesse Stark and Lynnette Louise Stark.

Beverly Ann Johnson, 65

May 27, 2015

Beverly Ann Johnson, aged 65, of Fernley, Nev., passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015, in her home after a brief struggle with cancer.

Beverly was born to Alfred Copsey and Maxine Casteel Copsey July 1, 1949, in Burwell.

She married Larry Johnson of Mason City, Nov. 12, 1967.

She completed beauty school at Queen Anne’s School of Beauty in Kearney and worked as a beautician for a short time.

Aleda Bell Peterson, 75

May 27, 2015

Aleda Bell Peterson, 75, of Gothenburg, died May 24, 2015, at her home north of Gothenburg.  

She was born May 27, 1939 at Cozad, the daughter of John and Ima (Troxel) Abbott.

Aleda grew up on the family farm north east of Cozad and graduated from Cozad High School. She married Dean Peterson Aug. 7, 1960, at Cozad, and they made their home on the farm north of Gothenburg. Aleda and Dean had five children, Kay, Karen, Kim, Kelly and Mark.

Elizabeth L. ‘Betty’ Lovitt, 87

May 27, 2015

Elizabeth L. “Betty” Lovitt, 87, of Oconto, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Madonna Rehabilitation Center in Lincoln, Nebraska.

She was born July 22, 1927, at Eddyville, to John “Jack” and Millie (Spellmeyer) Fees. She attended school and graduated from Eddyville High School with the class of 1945. 

Sherry L. Davenport, 75

May 27, 2015

Sherry L. Davenport, 75, passed away May 19, 2015, at her home near Arnold, surrounded by her family.

She was born Dec. 29, 1939, to Darrel and Freda (Bowers) Hircock at their farm home near Arnold, the second of four children. She
attended elementary school at country schools near Arnold, and was a 1957 graduate of Arnold High School.

Nebraska abolishes death penalty in landmark override vote

May 27, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska abolished the death penalty on Wednesday over the governor's objections in a move pushed through the Legislature with unusual backing from conservatives who oppose capital punishment for religious, financial and practical reasons.

Senators in the one-house Legislature voted 30-19 to override the veto of Gov. Pete Ricketts, a Republican who supports the death penalty. The vote makes Nebraska the first traditionally conservative state to eliminate the punishment since North Dakota in 1973.

Nebraska coach Miles' pay hits $2 million after down season

May 27, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Tim Miles has received a 21-percent raise that makes him the first Nebraska basketball coach to be paid $2 million a year.

The school released Miles' new salary on Wednesday, a day after he received a one-year contract extension through the 2019-20 season. Miles was paid $1.65 million in 2013-14.

Miles' pay bump comes after the Cornhuskers slipped to 13-18 last season and lost their final nine games. They had finished fourth in the Big Ten in 2013-14 and went to the NCAA tournament.

Death Penalty Veto and the Override Vote Planned for Wednesday

May 27, 2015

LINCOLN-- State senators will be faced with yet another
historic vote Wednesday afternoon: whether or not to uphold their original vote on LB 268 and override the governor's veto of the bill repealing the death penalty in Nebraska.
Gov. Pete Ricketts officially vetoed LB 268, originally
introduced by Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha, Tuesday afternoon.
"Repealing the death penalty sends the wrong message to
Nebraskans who overwhelming support capital punishment and look to government to strengthen public safety, not weaken it," Ricketts said.

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