Charlie Wright was born in 1932 and raised in Scottsbluff, where he graduated from high school in 1950. As a boy he climbed the CCC switchback trail to the top of Scotts Bluff, where he explored the area that Curly Hair, later known as the famous Oglala Lakota thunder dreamer, Crazy Horse, cried his vision quest.
Roland Temme, on the outside, looked like any other farm boy growing up on the plains of Nebraska. Even he didn’t know he would someday own a company with over two hundred and twenty employees, covering four city blocks and utilizing cutting-edge technology.
Established in 2002 as a charitable outreach organization, the TierOne Bank Foundation was based in Lincoln and enhanced community involvement of TierOne employees throughout the bank branch network in Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas. The organization supported employee community service by providing grants and economic support throughout the bank’s markets totaling nearly $3.5 Million.
Even though Platte Valley Bank, a part of Platte Valley Companies, was established by Hod Kosman and his two sisters in 1996, its true beginning dates back to 1909 in the Panhandle of Nebraska.
Corn has been part of Nebraska’s history for more than a thousand years. The crop was cultivated and hybridized from its birthplace in Mesoamerica up north into what is now Canada, and from ocean to ocean. Humans and plants had adapted brilliantly one to another; humans crafting their culture and calendar to meet the needs of the corn and corn producing in return a cornerstone food and feedstuff.
Mary Frances Tous, born February 11, 1929, was the only child of Charles F. and Venda Putlitz Tous. Mary’s paternal grandparents, John J. and Marie B. Kozak Tous, emigrated from Czechoslovakia in 1885, and settled in Fillmore County, Nebraska, near Exeter.
Jagels Farms, just outside of Davenport, Nebraska is a diversified operation which, in this century, includes irrigated white corn, yellow corn and soybeans; a cow/calf operation; custom feed cattle; and a trucking company.
Carol Cope (born Ida Ernestine Schrepel) was born September 13, 1909, in Tate, Nebraska, to Frank Joseph and Marilena (Pettinger) Schrepel. She attended the Pawnee County District 43 rural school near Tate and St. Anthony High School in Steinauer, Nebraska, before graduating from Burchard High School in Burchard, Nebraska, in 1926.