New Year Brings Exciting Changes for Local Businesses

CUSTER COUNTY—Seasons change and so do some of our favorite stewards of customer service. Many local businesses have been experiencing turnover and change the last few months but rest assured the same great service you are used to will still be offered.

Most recently, the Custer County Garden Center (now the Garden Center) is under the new ownership of Ryan and Liz Anderson. Former owners Ray and Connie Squier always assisted you and your garden needs with a smile.

Samantha and Jeff Hammond and Shawn and Mary Harvey have recently purchased Ed’s Redneck Catering and will be doing business as Papa Shawn’s Concessions and Catering. Ed and Vicky Oxford previously owned the business, but the Hammonds and Harveys will be offering many of the same menu items that Ed’s did.

KC and Marita Gottschalk handed over the reins of Ranchland Ford in Broken Bow to new owners Perry Myers Jr. and Justin Wittry.

At the end of October, Thomas McCaslin, Michael McCaslin, and Chad Garcia took over as co-owners of Sandhills Motors in Arnold. The business was formerly under Forrester’s Dodge.

Some other exciting milestones have been the retirement celebrations of two important figureheads of Broken Bow. Paul Parliament retired from Nebraska State Bank as CEO and Chairman of the Board. He retired after 32 years with the bank.

Michael Steckler is also retiring after 32 years, having served as CEO with the Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center. Veronica Schmidt will begin her role as the new CEO on January 15.

There will be a retirement party for Mike Steckler today from 2 to 5 p.m. at the medical center in Conference Room A (145 Memorial Dr, Broken Bow, NE 68822).

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