Archive - Nov 12, 2010
Alfred Ralph Knispel, 88, of York, formerly of Eddyville, died Nov. 7, 2010, at Jennie M. Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
He was born May 26, 1922, in Buffalo, to William and Clara (Knoop) Knispel. Alfred attended North #16 rural school through the eighth grade and then attended Cozad High School. He was baptized and confirmed in Buffalo Lutheran Church.Â
He was united in marriage to Dolores Kopf March 22, 1944, at Buffalo.Â
Four children were blessed to this marriage; Clifford, Curtis, James and Garlyn.
Irene was born July 28, 1929, in Broken Bow, to Boyd Emery and Mirttie Mae (Hatfield) Griffith. She was raised in a Christian home and accepted Christ as her savior at an early age. She actively attended the Berean Church in Broken Bow.
Upon graduating Broken Bow High School in 1948, Irene moved to California where she met and married George Everett Littlejohn, Jr. To that union five sons were born. They are Gerald Leon, Keith Wayne, Kenneth Sarren, Ronald Lynn and Robert Allen.
R.D. â€śDaleâ€ť Harvey, 90, of Broken Bow, formerly of North Platte, passed away Nov. 7, 2010, at Broken Bow.
He was born Aug. 12, 1920, the youngest of five children, to Isaac Franklin and Adella Belle (Pickett) Harvey in Buffalo County on the Harvey farm, south of Sweetwater.
Darrell L. Smith, 82, of the Grand Island Veterans Home, died Nov. 6, 2010, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island. Mr. Smith was born Sept. 12, 1928, at Flippin, Ark., the son of Lawrence and Ruth (Dudley) Smith.
He was united in marriage to Ruth L. Jones Nov. 23, 1946, at Salem, Ill.
As a young child, Darrell moved to Salem, Ill. with his family, where he attended rural schools. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He and Ruth lived and farmed near Iuka, Ill., until moving to Nebraska in March 1966.
Nebraska is the happiest state in the country, announced Lt. Governor Rick Sheehy, one of the stateâ€™s dignitaries on hand for the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Mid-Plains Community College Custer Campus last Friday.
The designation as the happiest state came from MainStreet.comâ€™s Happiness Index, which used unemployment figures, foreclosures and nonmortgage debt to determine a state's overall financial well being.
â€śIt shows Nebraskans arenâ€™t spending money we donâ€™t have,â€ť said Sheehy. â€śItâ€™s individuals stepping up in communities and making things happen.â€ť
When Steve Scott graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1978, he knew exactly what he wanted to do. Thirty years later, he is still doing it.
Last week, Broken Bow Police Chief Scott celebrated 30 years of service to the police department and to the community of Broken Bow. He says from the time he was a sophomore in high school he knew he wanted to be a police officer.
â€śMy dream back then was to be a patrolman,â€ť Scott remembers.
American Legion National Commander Jimmie L. Foster and department of Nebraska officials, visited Nebraska Legionnaires last week as they toured Nebraska. One of their stops was in Callaway, where the group paid a visit to the school.
Commander Foster, of Anchorage, Alaska, had some fun with the high school students at Callaway Nov. 4, during a short program in which he tested the studentsâ€™ knowledge of history. He asked a series of questions about American history, specifically about the various wars, branches of military and origin of what we now know as Veteranâ€™s Day.