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Paula Evans, 43

October 13, 2010

Paula Marie Evans, 43, of Litchfield died Oct. 7, 2010, following an accident near Litchfield.
Paula Evans was born July 13, 1967, in Broken Bow, to Lester and Elline (Senff) Evans. She graduated from Litchfield High School in 1985 and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1989.
She lived and worked in Seattle, Wash., for several years prior to moving back to Litchfield.

Phillip Gardner, 82

October 13, 2010

Phillip Keith Gardner, son of Harley Herbert Gardner and Carmen Kellenbarger Gardner, was born Sept. 9, 1927, in Broken Bow. He attended school in Broken Bow and graduated with Class of 1945.
Phillip was drafted into the military at 18 years of age and took his basic training at S.A.C. Field near San Antonio, Texas. He was then transferred to Lowry Field at Denver, Colo., where he graduated from the Clerk-Typist Technical School and then taught military correspondence there to about 5,000 troops for the remainder of his service in the newly formed United States Air Force until 1947.

Clark & Daphne Christensen

October 13, 2010

Joe and Laura Christensen of Omaha, are proud to announce the birth of their children, Clark John and Daphne Marie.
Clark and Daphne were born July 27, 2010, at the Methodist Women’s Hospital in Omaha. Clark weighed 3 pounds 14 ounces and was 17.25 inches long. Daphne was 3 pounds 4 ounces and 16.25 inches long. Their brother, Charles “Charlie” Grant, was born into God’s hands.
Grandparents are Paul and Ginny John of Broken Bow, and Jim and Shirley Christensen of Mead.

Alisha Franzen & Emmanuel Incoom

October 13, 2010

Alisha Franzen of Bennington, and Emmanuel Incoom of Waterloo, would like to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding Oct. 22.
Parents of the couple are Jason and Cindy Gates of Broken Bow, and Faustina and Boniface Incoom of Accra-Ghana, Africa.
Alisha is a 2005 graduate of Broken Bow High School and a graduate of the Omaha School of Massage Therapy. She is currently employed at Country Comfort Massage, Inc., in Omaha.
Emmanuel is currently attending UNO in Omaha.

Christmas gift leads to canning hobby

October 13, 2010

MASON CITY - - Tame or wild, it doesn’t matter to Loretta Lovitt! Every fall she cans a turkey; whether it’s been purchased or shot depends on the outcome of turkey season.
During turkey season, it’s not unusual for hunters to ask permission to use her land, as she lives in the country outside of Mason City. After a successful hunt, it’s customary for her to receive thanks by being given one of the birds that was bagged. On occasions such as these, Loretta tells the men just to skin the bird and she’ll do the rest.

Exchange student returns

October 13, 2010

Jonas Kaiser of Frankfurt, Germany, is spending three weeks of his summer vacation touring the States and visiting friends. Jonas first came to the United States in 2004 and spent one year here as a foreign exchange student.
During his stay, he lived with the Lewandowski family near Mason City and attended high school in Ansley. After his time was up, he returned to Germany to begin college.

Family business continues to grow

October 13, 2010

The family business just keeps growing!
Owners of Grassland Veterinary Hospital, Jack and Diane Longfellow, now employ six family members and counting!
After bringing their son, Dan, and daughter-in-law, Kristin, on board, they now employ two of their four children and two daughter-in-laws. With Todd and Maureen joining the business in the summer of 2007, and now Dan and Kristin, this brings the family count up to half-a-dozen members, since last April, when Dan and Kristin started.

Lady Indians defeat Ainsworth

October 13, 2010

AINSWORTH -- The Broken Bow Lady Indians defeated Ainsworth 3-1 Tuesday night. Broken Bow won the first set 25-20, the second 25-11, lost the third 23-25 then closed out the match in the fourth 25-12. The win is Broken Bow's sixth of the season. The Lady Indians return home for a match against Shelton Thursday which will also be parents night!

Young child with a big heart

October 13, 2010

When he saw pictures of his dad’s mission trip to Peru, Rhett Safranek wanted to help. He may only be 8-years-old, but this kid proves you’re never too young to make a difference.
Craig Safranek was part of a missions trip with a group called Scripture Union back in August, 2009. On the trip the group visited a boys home, located a 45-minute boat ride from the city of Iquitos, Peru. This home houses 40-50 boys.

Local McDonald’s burglarized

October 13, 2010

The Broken Bow McDonald’s restaurant seems to have hit a streak of bad luck this year, and last week the store was the victim of a burglary.
According to Sergeant Ryan Anderson, the Broken Bow Police Department received a call from McDonald’s employees at about 4:30 a.m. Oct. 5, reporting that someone had entered the store and taken money out of the safe. Anderson says a substantial amount of cash was taken.
No arrests have yet been made in the incident. The Broken Bow Police Department continues to investigate the burglary.

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