Ag Broadcaster Howard Hale Dies At 87


   Long-time ag broadcaster Howard Hale of Minatare has died, passing away last Sunday at the age of 87. 

    Hale’s Cattlemen’s Corner show has been heard on KCSR for many years, but his health had been failing over the past year.

     That led last November to the addition of a second host, Nelseena Lehmann. Hale Broadcasting has not said what changes may follow Howard’s passing. 

     Howard Hale didn’t get into broadcasting until he was 50. He went on to create Horseman’s Corner and Harvest USA, then expanded into multimedia when his son Brian joined him in the business. 

     A Scottsbluff native who graduated from Scottsbluff High School and attended both Hiram Scott College and the University of Colorado, Hale was involved with agriculture his entire life and was passionate about horses.

      Howard and his wife Patricia adopted their two children, Brian and Shanon in t980 after having full custody for nearly 4 years. 

     They remained active in the Minatare community and their church, often volunteering for programs such as Meals on Wheels, especially during the holidays. 

     A Celebration of Life is being at 10:30 am at Harvest Valley Church in Scottsbluff. The Hale family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be made to Harvest Valley Church or the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. 

     Online condolences may be made by viewing Howard’s memorial page at