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April 17th, 2015

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.

Patricia Ann Gamble, 81

April 16, 2015

Patricia Ann (Witmer) Gamble, 81, of Broken Bow died Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at CHI Health Good Samaritan in Kearney.

Services were at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow with Kathy Salts officiating. Burial was at Broken Bow Cemetery.

Govier Brothers Mortuary were in charge of arrangements.

She was born June 7, 1933, in Pender, to George and Caroline (Koopman) Witmer.

October 10, 1954, she married Dale Marple in Wayne, who later died in a vehicle accident. They had one son, Jerry.

May 22, 1959, she married Bill Gamble in Wayne and they had three daughters.

Gene LeRoy Dainton, 55

April 16, 2015

Gene LeRoy Dainton, 55, of Broken Bow, died suddenly, Monday, April 6, 2015, of a massive heart attack in Grand Island.

To honor Gene’s wishes cremation has taken place. There will be a memorial service at a later date in Comstock. 

All Faiths Funeral Home of Grand Island is serving the family.

Gene was born July 11, 1959, in Omaha.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Sharon (Erikson) and Lloyd Arends of Grand Island; father, Lanny (Darlene) Dainton of Broken Bow; sister, Lisa (Todd) Babka of Doniphan; and twin brother, Jerry (Shirley) Dainton of Dallas, Texas.

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